M-240E TROUBADOUR

Meet the M-240E Troubadour, a small-body, sunburst addition to Guild’s acoustic archback line.

The M-240E Troubadour is an homage to Guild’s F-20, a small-bodied wonder that became popular during the folk era of the 60’s. This petite guitar is ideal for fingerstyle playing and light strumming. The reduced size is excellent for smaller players or musicians looking for a great sounding travel guitar.

The M-240E Troubadour features a solid Sitka spruce top over an arched mahogany back, a classic wood combination that produces a well-balanced voice with plenty of overtones. Other features include an Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle, tortoiseshell pickguard, nickel plated open gear tuners, and a thin, resonate satin polyurethane finish with a vintage sunburst top. Completing the Troubadour’s vintage vibe is the DeArmond ToneBoss, a user-friendly humbucking magnetic soundhole pickup with built-in volume control that is compatible with any amplifier. A deluxe padded Guild gig bag is included.

Learn About The Westerly Collection

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 Westerly factory 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. 

Learn About The 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.

MSRP: $650

This guitar is available through any Authorized Guild Dealer. Find one near you by clicking the button above. If you have any troubles finding a dealer near you, please don’t hesitate to contact us and a Guild Representative will be happy to help. 

Specifications

Body:

Body TopSolid Sitka Spruce
Body BackMahogany
Body SidesMahogany
Body ShapeConcert
BracingScalloped X
RosetteMOP and ABS Ring
FinishSatin Polyurethane in Vintage Sunburst
Body Depth Upper Bout3 3/8″ / 85mm
Body Depth Lower Bout4 1/8″ / 105mm
Body Length18 1/8″ / 460mm
Body Width Lower Bout13 7/8″
Body Width Upper Bout10 1/4″ (260 mm)
Overall Guitar Length39″ / 991mm
Body BindingCream ABS
Top PurflingBlack/White ABS Purfling

Neck:

Neck MaterialMahogany
Neck ShapeSlim C
Scale Length24 ¾”
Nut Width1 11/16″
Nut MaterialBone
Fingerboard MaterialRosewood
Fingerboard Radius16″
Fingerboard InlaysPearloid Dots
# of Frets20
Tuning MachinesGuild Vintage Style Open Gear in Nickel, 14:1 Ratio
Hardware Finish/PlatingChrome
Truss RodDual Action
Truss Rod Wrench4mm Hex Key

Features:

BridgeRosewood
Bridge String Spacing2 1/8″
SaddleCompensated Bone
Bridge PinsIvory Colored Plastic with Black Dot
StringsCoated Phosphor Bronze Light .012-.053
Case or Gig BagGuild Deluxe Acoustic Gig Bag, Black
EndpinEndpin Jack
PickguardTortoiseshell
PickupDeArmond Tone Boss
Item #383-1404-837

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