M-240E TROUBADOUR

Meet the M-240E Troubadour, a small-body, sunburst addition to Guild’s acoustic archback line.The M-240E Troubadour is an homage to Guild’s F-20, a small-bodied wonder that became popular during the folk era of the 60’s. This petite guitar is ideal for fingerstyle playing and light strumming. The reduced size is excellent for smaller players or musicians looking for a great sounding travel guitar.The M-240E Troubadour features a solid Sitka spruce top over an arched mahogany back, a classic wood combination that produces a well-balanced voice with plenty of overtones. Other features include a bone nut and saddle, tortoiseshell pickguard, nickel plated open gear tuners, and a thin, resonate satin polyurethane finish with a vintage sunburst top. Completing the Troubadour’s vintage vibe is the DeArmond Tone Boss, a user-friendly humbucking magnetic soundhole pickup with built-in volume control that is compatible with any amplifier.

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.

MSRP: $650

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 Concert
Body Top Solid Sitka Spruce
Top Bracing Pattern Scalloped X
Soundhole Diameter 3 5/8" (91mm)
Rosette Mother-Of-Pearl / ABS
Top Purfling Inlay Black/White/Black 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 5mm Dots - Mother-Of-Pearl
Frets Total 20
Finish
Color Vintage Sunburst (VSB)
Finish Satin Polyurethane
Finish - Top Satin Polyurethane in Vintage Sunburst
Finish - Back and Sides Satin Polyurethane in Natural
Finish - Neck Satin Polyurethane in Natural
Hardware
Bridge Material Pau Ferro
Bridge String Spacing 2 1/8" (54mm)
Bridge Pins Ivory Colored Plastic with Black Dot
Saddle Material Compensated Bone
Hardware Finish / Plating Nickel
Nut Material Bone
Tuning Machines Guild GBB1 Butterbean Tuning Machines 16:1 Nickel
Endpin Nickel Endpin Jack
Pickguard Tortoiseshell
Electronics
Electronics DeArmond Tone Boss
Other
Strings D'Addario EXP16 - Coated Phosphor Bronze Light (.012 - .053)
Included Case Case Sold Separately
Upper Bout Width 10 1/4" (260mm)
Lower Bout Width 13 7/8" (352mm)
Body Depth Upper Bout 3 3/8" (85mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout 4 1/8" (105mm)
Body Length 18 1/8" (460mm)
Overall Length 39" (991mm)

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

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