B-140E

Guild redefined acoustic bass guitars in the mid-1970s with the introduction of the B-50, based on the ever-popular Guild jumbo shape. The B-140E carries on this tradition, providing an impressively loud tone that can be easily amplified with its Guild/Fishman Bass Sonitone system. Built with a solid Sitka spruce top, and solid African mahogany back and sides, the B-140E features a bone nut and saddle, and mother-of-pearl rosette. This model also has a 1½” nut width on a vintage shaped Guild neck, iconic Chesterfield headstock emblem reminiscent of 1960s Guilds, period-correct tortoiseshell pickguard, and Guild’s new premium acoustic gig bag. Available in Natural gloss finish. 

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: $1,180

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 B-140E in Action

Specifications

Body:

Body TopSolid Sitka Spruce
Body BackSolid African Mahogany
Body SidesSolid African Mahogany
Body ShapeB – Jumbo Bass
BracingScalloped Sitka Spruce
RosetteThree
Ring with Mother-of-Pearl Center
FinishGloss Polyurethane
Body Depth Upper Bout3 3/4″ (95mm)
Body Depth Lower Bout4 3/4″ (119mm)
Body Length21″ (533mm)
Body Width Lower Bout17 1/4″ (438mm)
Body Width Upper Bout12 1/2″ (318mm)
Overall Guitar Length49.5″ (1257mm)
Guitar Weight6 lbs 8 oz
Body BindingIvory ABS
Top PurflingBlack/Ivory/Black/Ivory

Neck:

Neck MaterialMahogany
Neck ShapeC Shape
Scale Length34″ (864 mm)
Nut Width1 1/2″ (40mm)
Nut MaterialBone
Fingerboard MaterialPau Ferro or Rosewood (dependent on production date)*
Fingerboard Radius16″
Fingerboard InlaysMother-of-Pearl Dot
# of Frets22
Tuning MachinesGuild Die-Cast Closed-Gear
Hardware Finish/PlatingNickel-Plated
Truss RodSingle Action
Truss Rod Wrench5mm Hex Key

Features:

BridgeRosewood
SaddleBone
Bridge PinsIvory Colored Plastic with Black Dot
StringsD’Addario EXPPBB170 Coated Phosphor Bronze, Light
Gauge, Acoustic Bass Long Scale (.045 .065 .080 .100)
ElectronicsGuild/Fishman Sonitone BT-1
with Volume and Tone Controls
Case or Gig BagGuild Premium Acoustic Gig Bag *NEW
003-0540-000
Strap ButtonsNickel
PickguardTortoiseshell
Item #384-5404-721

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

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