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Guild OM-240E

Guild OM-240E

Brand: Guild | Stock Id: GUILD-OM240E

This mid-sized orchestra shaped acoustic is equally suited for strumming and fingerpicking, and produces a sweet, balanced tone. The perfect choice for the versatile musician, the OM-240E features a solid Sitka spruce top, mahogany sides, and arched mahogany back. Guild’s signature arched back design allows for great volume and projection, long sustain, and a lush, full sound. The OM-240E features Guild’s AP-1 pickup, an Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle, pearloid rosette, period-correct tortoiseshell pickguard, and a matte polyurethane finish. This model also includes Guild’s new lightweight deluxe gig bag. Available in Natural.

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Features

Style: Orchestra Acoustic Steel with an Arched Back

Top Wood: Solid Sitka Spruce

Back & Sides Wood: Mahogany

Electronics: Guild/Fishman AP1 with Sonicore pickup, Volume and Tone controls

Gig Bag: Guild Deluxe Gig Bag

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Westerly Collection: Archbacks

Body:

Body Top Solid Sitka Spruce
Body Back Mahogany
Body Sides Mahogany
Body Shape Orchestra
Bracing Scalloped X Brace
Rosette Pearloid/ABS
Finish Matte Polyurethane
Body Depth Upper Bout 3 3/8″
Body Depth Lower Bout 4 1/8″
Body Length 19 1/2″)
Body Width Lower Bout 15 1/2″
Body Width Upper Bout 11 1/2″
Overall Guitar Length 41″
Guitar Weight NA
Body Binding White ABS binding
Top Purfling Black/white ABS purfling

Neck:

Neck Material Mahogany
Neck Shape Slim C
Scale Length 25 1/2″
Nut Width 1 11/16″
Nut Material Bone
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius 16″
Fingerboard Inlays Pearloid Dots
# of Frets 20
Tuning Machines Guild Vintage-Style Open-Gear
Hardware Finish/Plating Chrome
Truss Rod Dual Action
Truss Rod Wrench 4mm Hex Key

Features:

Bridge Rosewood
Bridge String Spacing 2 1/8″
Saddle Compensated Bone
Bridge Pins Ivory Colored Plastic with Black Dot
Strings D’Addario EXP16 – Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge
Case or Gig Bag Guild Deluxe Gig Bag
Strap Buttons Nickel
Pickguard Tortoiseshell
Electronics Guild/Fishman AP1 with Sonicore pickup, Volume and Tone controls
Item # GUILD-OM240E

Due to ongoing product development efforts, specifications are subject to change without notice.

The Westerly Collection pays homage to an important period in Guild’s early history, when Guild outgrew the beloved Hoboken, New Jersey factory, and moved production to Westerly, Rhode Island in 1967. Finding a home in a former furniture manufacturing building, Guild took advantage of the additional space the new location had to offer, and improved upon the production layout left behind in Hoboken.

With a fresh start, highly skilled employees, and plenty of room to grow, Guild flourished. It was not long before the Westerlyfactory became renowned for exceptional craftsmanship, quality, and the introduction of many beloved Guild acoustics. The dedication to innovation was apparent, with meticulous attention to detail. Inspired by this golden era, the Guild Westerly Collection carries on the tradition of impeccable workmanship and unwavering excellence by incorporating high-quality materials and classic Guild designs into each instrument.

 

History of Guild Archbacks

Guild began its legacy in 1953 by producing archtop electric guitars for the Jazz market in New York city; these guitars were built with arched backs made from pressed laminate maple, a low-cost alternative to hand-carved maple backs typical in Jazz guitar construction. As the company grew and began offering flat-top acoustics in 1954, the first models such as the F-30, F-40 and F-50 shared this pressed laminate arched back construction, which became a Guild trademark. Other classic Guilds like the D-25 and F-412, icons of the brand’s history to this day, represent this unique combination of acoustic flat top and arched back guitar construction.

In addition to its classic look and ergonomic comfort, an arched back design prevents the need for the added support of back braces, reducing weight while increasing projection and volume, contributing to the revered Guild sound for which these historic models are so well loved. We’ve paid homage to this classic Guild design trademark with a full line of affordable Archback models, available now from the Westerly Collection in sizes ranging from Concert to Jumbo.

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