B-240E

We 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. Decades later, these vintage features are back with our B-240E, offering 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 will hold its own in acoustic jams. It can also be easily amplified through an onboard Guild/Fishman Bass Sonitone Bass 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. Available in Natural satin finish. Also available fretless (B-240EF).

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.

MSRP: $695

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
Body Shape 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
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
Finish
Color Natural (NAT)
Finish Satin Polyurethane
Finish - Top Satin Polyurethane in Natural
Finish - Back and Sides Satin Polyurethane in Natural
Finish - Neck Satin Polyurethane in Natural
Hardware
Bridge Material Pau Ferro
Bridge String Spacing 2" (52mm)
Bridge Pins Ivory Colored Plastic with Black Dot
Saddle Material Bone
Hardware Finish / Plating Nickel Plated
Nut Material Bone
Tuning Machines Guild Bass Closed-Gear Fishtail
Endpin Nickel Strap Button
Pickguard Tortoiseshell
Electronics
Electronics Guild/Fishman Bass Sonitone system with combination battery box/output jack
Other
Strings D'Addario EXPPBB170 Coated Phosphor Bronze, Light Gauge, Acoustic Bass Long Scale (.045 .065 .080 .100)
Included Case Case Sold Separately
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 20 5/8" (524mm)
Overall Length 47 7/8" (1216mm)

The B-240E is also available fretless

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