DS-240 MEMOIR

Here to help you write your own story—the Memoir DS-240. This retro-looking slope shoulder dreadnought is built with a solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides with a sleek, gloss finish. The vintage-inspired mother of pearl rosette and Guild Script Logo pay homage to the classic styling of instruments from the 1920s. The DS-240’s sound is instantly warm, clear and inviting—almost as if its tone has been perfected over years of fireside strumming and family jamming.

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.

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. 

see the DS-240 MEMOIR in action

Body
Body Shape Dreadnought - Sloped Shoulder
Body Top Solid Sitka Spruce
Top Bracing Pattern Scalloped X
Soundhole Diameter 4" (102mm)
Rosette Black / Ivory / Black outer - Black / MOP / Black center - Black / Ivory / Black inner
Top Purfling Inlay Black and White ABS
Body Sides Mahogany
Body Back Mahogany
Body Binding Ivory ABS
Neck
Neck Material Mahogany
Scale Length 24 3/4" (629mm)
Neck Shape C Shape
Nut Width 1 11/16" (43mm)
Neck Thickness 1st Fret 20mm
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 3mm Dots - Mother-Of-Pearl
Frets Total 20
Finish
Color Vintage Sunburst (VSB)
Finish Satin Polyurethane
Finish - Top Gloss Polyurethane
Finish - Back and Sides Gloss Polyurethane
Finish - Neck Satin Polyurethane in Natural
Hardware
Bridge Material Pau Ferro
Bridge String Spacing 2 1/8" (55mm)
Bridge Pins Ivory Colored Plastic with Black Dot
Saddle Material NuBone
Hardware Finish / Plating Nickel Plated
Nut Material NuBone
Tuning Machines Guild Tuning Machine GBB2 Butterbean 18:1 Nickel
Endpin Nickel Strap Button
Pickguard Tortoiseshell
Electronics
Electronics N / A
Other
Strings D'Addario EXP16 - Coated Phosphor Bronze Light (.012 - .053)
Included Case Case Sold Separately
Upper Bout Width 11 1/4" (286mm)
Lower Bout Width 15 7/8" (403mm)
Body Depth Upper Bout 4" (101mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout 5" (127mm)
Body Length 20 1/4" (514mm)
Overall Length 40 1/2" (1029mm)

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