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series: westerly collection
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 MHGNY 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. A deluxe padded Guild gig bag is included.
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 Westerlyfactory 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.
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 MPLE, 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.
Body Top Solid Sitka Spruce
Body Sides MHGNY
Body Shape Concert
Bracing Scalloped X
Rosette MOP and ABS Ring
Finish Satin Polyurethane in Vintage Sunburst
Body Depth Upper Bout 3 3/ 85mm
Body Depth Lower Bout 4 1 / 105mm
Body Length 18 1/8 / 460mm
Body Width Lower Bout 13 7/8
Body Width Upper Bout 10 1/4³ (260 mm)
Overall Guitar Length 39 / 991mm
Body Binding Cream ABS
Top Purfling Black/White ABS Purfling
Neck Material MHGNY
Neck Shape Slim C
Scale Length 24
Nut Width1 11/16
Nut Material Bone
Fingerboard MaterialPau Ferro or RW (dependent on production date)*
Fingerboard Radius 16
Fingerboard Inlays Pearloid Dots
# of Frets 20
Tuning Machines Guild Vintage Style Open Gear in Nickel, 14:1 Ratio
Hardware Finish/Plating Chrome
Truss RodDual Action
Truss Rod Wrench 4mm Hex Key
Bridge Pau Ferro or RW (dependent on production date)*
Bridge String Spacing 2 1/8
Saddle Compensated Bone
Bridge Pins IVRY Colored Plastic with Black Dot
Strings Dâ€™Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light .012-.053
Case or Gig Bag Guild Deluxe Acoustic Gig Bag, Black
Endpin Endpin Jack
Pickup DeArmond Tone Boss
Item # 383-1404-837
*This is a running spec change to comply with CITES regulations.