OM-260CE Deluxe Blackwood

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A premium, orchestra-sized guitar with stage presence and studio-quality sound. Featuring stunning Australian Blackwood construction, the OM-260CE Deluxe Blackwood brings depth and deep spectacular figuring to the Guild line. This distinctive tone wood gives the OM-260CE Deluxe a warm and powerful voice. Black binding and 5-Ply purfling paired with the Blackwood top, back, and sides delivers a sophisticated and modern look. The OM-260CE Deluxe Blackwood pairs arched back construction with an astounding tone wood creating the perfect guitar for players searching for a unique look and sound. Premium appointments include Fishman GT-1 Pickup System with volume and tone controls, a mother-of-pearl rosette and logo, Pau Ferro fingerboard and bridge, and Guild Vintage 18 tuners with 18:1 gear ratio. Available in a gloss natural finish.

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.

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Body
Body Shape OM - Orchestra Cutaway
Body Top Blackwood
Top Bracing Pattern OX Bracing
Soundhole Diameter 3 3/4" (95mm)
Rosette Black / White / Black outer - Black / MOP / Black center - Black / White / Black inner
Top Purfling Inlay White / Black / White / Black / White / Black ABS
Top Binding White ABS
Body Sides Blackwood
Side Purfling Inlay N / A
Body Back Arched Blackwood
Back Purfling Inlay N / A
Body Binding Black ABS
Neck
Neck Material Mahogany
Scale Length 25 1/2" (648mm)
Neck Shape C Shape
Nut Width 1 11/16" (43mm)
Neck Thickness 1st Fret 21mm
Neck Thickness 9th Fret 22mm
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
Fingerboard Binding Black ABS
Finish
Color Natural (NAT)
Hardware
Bridge Material Pau Ferro
Bridge String Spacing 2 1/4" (57mm)
Bridge Pins Ivory Colored Plastic with Black Dot
Saddle Material Bone
Hardware Finish / Plating Nickel
Nut Material Bone
Tuning Machines Guild Vintage 18 Open Gear Tuners
Endpin Strap Button - Nickel
Pickguard N / A
Electronics
Electronics Guild/Fishman GT-1 with Volume and Tone controls
Controls Master Volume and Tone
Other
Strings D'Addario XTAPB1253 - Coated Phosphor Bronze Light (.012 - .053)
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 11 1/4" (286mm)
Lower Bout Width 15 1/4" (387mm)
Body Depth Upper Bout 3 1/2" (89mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout 4" (101mm)
Body Length 19 1/2" (495mm)
Overall Length 41" (1041mm)

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