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 TopSolid Sitka Spruce
Body BackMahogany
Body SidesMahogany
Body ShapeSloped Shoulder Dreadnought
BracingScalloped X
RosetteBlack / Ivory / Black outer – Black / MOP / Black center – Black / Ivory / Black inner
FinishGloss Polyurethane
Body Depth Upper Bout4″ (101mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout5″ (127mm)
Body Length20 1/4″ (514mm)
Body Width Lower Bout15 7/8″ (403mm)
Body Width Upper Bout11 1/4″ (286mm)
Overall Guitar Length40 1/2″ (1029mm)
Body BindingIvory ABS
Top PurflingBlack and White ABS


Neck MaterialMahogany
Neck ShapeC Shape
Scale Length24 3/4″ (628mm)
Nut Width1 11/16″ (43mm)
Nut MaterialNuBone
Fingerboard MaterialPau Ferro
Fingerboard Radius16″ (406mm)
Fingerboard Inlays3mm Pearloid dots
# of Frets20
Tuning MachinesGuild Tuning Machine GBB2 Butterbean 18:1 Nickel
Hardware Finish/PlatingChrome
Truss RodDual Action
Truss Rod Wrench4mm Allen Key
Neck FinishSatin Polyurethane in Natural


BridgePau Ferro
Bridge String Spacing2 1/8″ (55mm)
Bridge PinsIvory Colored Plastic with Black Dot
StringsD’Addario EXP16 – Coated Phosphor Bronze Light (.012 – .053)
Case or Gig BagNA
Strap ButtonsGuild Strap Button Rounded V1 NKL (Set of 2)
Item #383-0470-937

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