Guild redefined acoustic bass guitars in the mid-1970s with the introduction of the B-50, based on the ever-popular Guild jumbo shape. The B-140E carries on this tradition, providing an impressively loud tone that can be easily amplified with its Fishman Sonitone Bass pickup. Built with a solid Sitka spruce top, and solid African mahogany back and sides, the B-140E features an Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle, and mother-of-pearl rosette. This model also has a 1½” nut width on a vintage shaped Guild neck, iconic Chesterfield headstock emblem reminiscent of 1960s Guilds, period-correct tortoiseshell pickguard, and Guild’s new lightweight polyfoam case. Available in Natural gloss finish. 

Learn More 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.

List Price: $1,010

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. 

See the B-140E in Action



Body TopSolid Sitka Spruce
Body BackSolid African Mahogany
Body SidesSolid African Mahogany
Body ShapeJumbo
BracingWesterly Acoustic Bass Sitka Spruce Scalloped X Brace
Rosetteblack/ivory/black outer, black/MOP/black center, black/ivory/black inner
FinishNatural Gloss Polyurethane
Body Depth Upper Bout4″ (101 mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout4 1/2″ (114 mm)
Body Length21″ (533 mm)
Body Width Lower Bout16 5/8″ (422 mm)
Body Width Upper Bout12″ (305 mm)
Overall Guitar Length44″ (1118 mm)
Guitar Weight6 lbs 8 oz
Body BindingIvory ABS
Top PurflingBlack/Ivory/Black/Ivory


Neck MaterialMahogany
Neck ShapeC Shape
Scale Length34″ (864 mm)
Nut Width1 1/2″ (40mm)
Nut MaterialBone
Fingerboard MaterialIndian rosewood
Fingerboard Radius16″
Fingerboard InlaysMother-of-Pearl Dot
# of Frets22
Tuning MachinesGuild Die-Cast Closed-Gear
Hardware Finish/PlatingNickel-Plated
Truss RodSingle Action
Truss Rod Wrench5mm Hex Key


BridgeIndian Rosewood
Bridge PinsIvory Colored Plastic with Black Dot
StringsD’Addario EXPBB170 Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Bass, Long Scale, 45-100
ElectronicsFishman Sonitone Bass with Sonicore pickup, Volume and Tone controls, battery bag and endpin jack
Case or Gig BagGuild Jumbo Polyfoam Case
Strap ButtonsFishman endpin jack, nickel strap button at heel
Item #384-5404-821

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