Guild Westerly Collection F-240E 2021 – Present – Natural

$ 325.00

This is a Guild F-240E from the Westerly Collection. It features Guild’s archback design, which eliminates back braces in favor of a concave laminate back, resulting in increased bass response, enhanced volume and sustain, and a rich, full sound. This thing is a cannon, and one of the best sounding guitars in my collection.

I didn’t like the original pick guard, so I took a tracing from a ‘70s F-50 and made a new one. I’ve also had it professionally set up, and it plays very comfortably. Right now it’s set up with D’Addario EJ17 .013s, which really help drive the top to it’s full potential, but it sounds great with .012’s as well. The satin polyurethane finish is really thin and light, almost as if there’s no finish at all.

Overall, the condition is very good, but there are some chips in the finish at the headstock

Comes with a hardshell case.

Specs:

Body:

* Shape – F – Jumbo

* Top – Solid Sitka Spruce

* Bracing Pattern – Scalloped X

* Body Sides – Mahogany

* Body Back – Mahogany

Neck

* Material – Mahogany

* Scale Length 25 1/2″ (648mm)

* Shape – C Shape

* Nut Width – 1 11/16″ (43mm)

* Neck Thickness 1st Fret – 20mm

* Neck Thickness 9th Fret – 24mm

* Truss Rod – Dual Action

* Fingerboard Material – Pau Ferro

* Fingerboard Radius – 16″ (406mm)

* Frets Total – 20

Hardware

* Bridge Material – Pau Ferro

* Saddle Material – Compensated Bone

* Nut Material – Bone

* Tuning Machines – Guild Vintage 16 Open Gear Tuners

* Electronics – Guild/Fishman GT-1 with Volume and Tone controls