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.

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.

List Price: $505

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. 



Body TopSolid Sitka Spruce
Body BackMahogany
Body SidesMahogany
Body ShapeOrchestra
BracingScalloped X Brace
FinishMatte Polyurethane
Body Depth Upper Bout3 3/8″
Body Depth Lower Bout4 1/8″
Body Length19 1/2″)
Body Width Lower Bout15 1/2″
Body Width Upper Bout11 1/2″
Overall Guitar Length41″
Guitar WeightNA
Body BindingWhite ABS binding
Top PurflingBlack/white ABS purfling


Neck MaterialMahogany
Neck ShapeSlim C
Scale Length25 1/2″
Nut Width1 11/16″
Nut MaterialBone
Fingerboard MaterialRosewood
Fingerboard Radius16″
Fingerboard InlaysPearloid Dots
# of Frets20
Tuning MachinesGuild Vintage-Style Open-Gear
Hardware Finish/PlatingChrome
Truss RodDual Action
Truss Rod Wrench4mm Hex Key


Bridge String Spacing2 1/8″
SaddleCompensated Bone
Bridge PinsIvory Colored Plastic with Black Dot
StringsCoated Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge
Case or Gig BagGuild Deluxe Gig Bag
EndpinEndpin Jack
PickupGuild AP-1 Active Acoustic Piezo Pickup
Item #383-2404-821

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