B-240E Antique Charcoal Burst

Guild pioneered acoustic bass guitar design in the mid-1970s with the B-50, which featured a jumbo body shape, arched mahogany back, and an easy to play, 30 3/4” scale length. The subsequent B-30 expanded this legacy and Guild acoustic basses can be heard across musical genres, from Jack Cassidy to Nirvana’s famed MTV Unplugged Acoustic performance.

Decades later, these vintage features are back with our B-240E. Designed to embody both tradition and innovation while delivering value and accessibility as part of the Guild Westerly Collection, the B-240E offers bassists a workhorse acoustic instrument with big tone that plays with ease.

Built with a solid Sitka Spruce top over an arched mahogany back and mahogany sides, the B-240E offers warm and rich bass tones that hold their own in acoustic jams and higher amplified volumes using the onboard Guild x Fishman BT-1 Pickup System. The B-240E features a Pau Ferro fingerboard and bridge, slim C shape neck profile, 1 5/8” bone nut and bone saddle, tortoiseshell pickguard, and a mother-of-pearl rosette inlay. The tuning machines offer stable and smooth intonation with an 18:1 gear ratio and Fishtail buttons in a sleek Smoked Black finish. Available in Antique Charcoal Burst finish exclusively at Guitar Center. Also available in Natural and fretless (B-240E and B-240EF).

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. 

*This is a running spec change to comply with CITES regulations. More information.

Body Shape B - Jumbo Bass
Body Top Solid Sitka Spruce
Top Bracing Pattern Scalloped X
Soundhole Diameter 3 7/8" (98mm)
Rosette Mother-Of-Pearl / ABS
Top Purfling Inlay Black/White/Black ABS
Body Sides Mahogany
Body Back Arched Mahogany
Body Binding Ivory ABS
Neck Material Mahogany
Scale Length 30 3/4" (781mm)
Neck Shape C Shape
Nut Width 1 5/8" (41mm)
Neck Thickness 1st Fret 22mm
Neck Thickness 9th Fret 24mm
Truss Rod Dual Action
Truss Rod Wrench 4mm Allen Key
Fingerboard Material Pau Ferro
Fingerboard Radius 16" (406mm)
Fingerboard Inlays 5mm Dots - Mother-Of-Pearl
Frets Total 23
Color Antique Charcoal Burst (ACB)
Finish Satin Polyurethane
Bridge Material Pau Ferro
Bridge String Spacing 2" (52mm)
Bridge Pins Ivory Colored Plastic with Black Dot
Saddle Material Bone
Hardware Finish / Plating Smoked Black
Nut Material Bone
Tuning Machines Guild G-Shield Closed Gear Bass
Endpin Strap Button - Nickel
Pickguard Tortoiseshell
Electronics Guild/Fishman BT-1 with Volume and Tone Controls
Strings D'Addario EPBB170 - Coated Phosphor Bronze, Light Gauge, Acoustic Bass Long Scale (.045-.100)
Included Case Case Sold Separately
Case Candy Guild Cloth Bag filled with Warranty Book, Promotion Card with Stickers, Truss Rod Wrench, and 2 Guild Picks
Upper Bout Width 12 5/8" (321mm)
Lower Bout Width 17" (432mm)
Body Depth Upper Bout 3 7/8" (99mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout 5 1/4" (133mm)
Body Length 21" (533mm)
Overall Length 47 7/8" (1216mm)

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