It’s hard to name that one person who’s never played a guitar, or at least, wanted to. Hobbyists and occasional guitar players are in abundance, but those handful who are in dire need of a good acoustic guitar will certainly like what we’ve prepared.
Archback Acoustic from Guild's Westerly Series
Guild's iconic arched back makes its return in the Westerly OM-240CE acoustic-electric. The purpose of this trademark feature is twofold: principally, it reduces weight and increases live projection. But it also pays tribute to some of Guild's popular models, like the D-25 and F-30. The result is a great-playing, easy-traveling guitar with Guild's unmistakable look. The Westerly OM-240CE harks back to Guild's golden-era flat tops with some exciting vintage specs, including a mid-sized Orchestra body made from premium woods, a classic Guild C-shaped neck, and a retro red tortoiseshell pickguard. The OM-240CE includes the AP-1 pickup for a clean sound that plugs straight into a PA.
Guild Acoustics: a heritage built on great woods and features
Guild's heritage as one of America's premier early guitar makers is acknowledged in the OM-240CE. Solid Sitka spruce and mahogany meet in a mid-sized Orchestra body with an arched back for a big sound and great playing experience. A real bone nut and saddle deliver golden-era sustain and clarity. And a 1960s red tortoiseshell pickguard gives this guitar a look that was made to be seen.
Guild AP-1 pickup captures this Westerly's natural acoustic voice
The Westerly series' AP-1 piezo pickup is one of the better options we've seen in this price range. The sound is full and dynamic onstage, and it pairs great with a microphone for recording parts at home or in the studio. Volume and tone controls are mounted directly in the soundhole for easy access, and for a look that won't detract from your guitar's natural beauty.
Engineered for a comfortable playing experience
The OM-240CE's clean playability will help channel all your creative ideas into beautiful music. Seasoned players will notice right away the OM-240CE's slinky string action all along the 25.5" scale length C-shape neck. The 1-11/16" nut width spaces out strings suitably for strumming, flatpicking, or fingerstyling, with a good amount of real estate that neither feels cramped nor causes you to reach uncomfortably.
Guild OM-240CE Westerly Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
Iconic arched back pays tribute to Guild's early acoustics
Unique design is lighter and louder than comparably sized guitars
Quality mid-size Orchestra body is made from solid Sitka spruce and mahogany
Vintage-profiled C-shape neck with Indian rosewood fingerboard plays comfortably
Venetian cutaway lends itself to comfortable lead playing and high capo'ing
1960s red tortoiseshell pickguard looks great onstage
Bone nut and saddle enhance sustain and clarity
1-11/16" nut width suits strummers to fingerstylists
25.5" scale length has a slinky-smooth action
Guild AP-1 pickup system provides a clean sound for the stage and studio
Series: Westerly Collection String Type: Steel Number of Strings: 6 Body Shape: Orchestra Body Style: Single Cutaway Left-/Right-handed: Right-handed Color: Natural Finish: Matte Polyurethane Top Wood: Solid Spruce Back & Sides Wood: Mahogany Body Bracing: Scalloped X-bracing Binding: White ABS Neck Wood: Mahogany Neck Shape: Slim C Radius: 16" Fingerboard Material: Indian Rosewood Fingerboard Inlay: Pearloid Dots Number of Frets: 20 Scale Length: 25.5" Tuning Machines: Vintage-style Open Tuners Bridge Material: Rosewood Nut/Saddle Material: Bone Nut/Compensated Bone Saddle Nut Width: 1.687" Electronics: Guild AP-1 active piezo pickup Strings: Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge Body Length: 19.5" Body Width: 15.5" Lower Bout, 11.5" Upper Bout Body Depth: 4.12" Overall Length: 41"