Guild OM-240CE Acoustic Electric Guitar - Natural

  • $449.00
Archback Acoustic from Guild's Westerly Series

Guild's iconic arched back makes its return in the Westerly OM-240CE acoustic-electric. The purpose of this trademark feature is twofold: principally, it reduces weight and increases live projection. But it also pays tribute to some of Guild's popular models, like the D-25 and F-30. The result is a great-playing, easy-traveling guitar with Guild's unmistakable look. The Westerly OM-240CE harks back to Guild's golden-era flat tops with some exciting vintage specs, including a mid-sized Orchestra body made from premium woods, a classic Guild C-shaped neck, and a retro red tortoiseshell pickguard. The OM-240CE includes the AP-1 pickup for a clean sound that plugs straight into a PA.

 





 

 

Guild OM-240CE Westerly Acoustic-electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Guild Acoustics: a heritage built on great woods and features
  • Guild AP-1 pickup captures this Westerly's natural acoustic voice
  • Engineered for a comfortable playing experience
Guild Acoustics: a heritage built on great woods and features

Guild's heritage as one of America's premier early guitar makers is acknowledged in the OM-240CE. Solid Sitka spruce and mahogany meet in a mid-sized Orchestra body with an arched back for a big sound and great playing experience. A real bone nut and saddle deliver golden-era sustain and clarity. And a 1960s red tortoiseshell pickguard gives this guitar a look that was made to be seen.

Guild AP-1 pickup captures this Westerly's natural acoustic voice

The Westerly series' AP-1 piezo pickup is one of the better options we've seen in this price range. The sound is full and dynamic onstage, and it pairs great with a microphone for recording parts at home or in the studio. Volume and tone controls are mounted directly in the soundhole for easy access, and for a look that won't detract from your guitar's natural beauty.

Engineered for a comfortable playing experience

The OM-240CE's clean playability will help channel all your creative ideas into beautiful music. Seasoned players will notice right away the OM-240CE's slinky string action all along the 25.5" scale length C-shape neck. The 1-11/16" nut width spaces out strings suitably for strumming, flatpicking, or fingerstyling, with a good amount of real estate that neither feels cramped nor causes you to reach uncomfortably.

Guild OM-240CE Westerly Acoustic-electric Guitar Features:
  • Iconic arched back pays tribute to Guild's early acoustics
  • Unique design is lighter and louder than comparably sized guitars
  • Quality mid-size Orchestra body is made from solid Sitka spruce and mahogany
  • Vintage-profiled C-shape neck with Indian rosewood fingerboard plays comfortably
  • Venetian cutaway lends itself to comfortable lead playing and high capo'ing
  • 1960s red tortoiseshell pickguard looks great onstage
  • Bone nut and saddle enhance sustain and clarity
  • 1-11/16" nut width suits strummers to fingerstylists
  • 25.5" scale length has a slinky-smooth action
  • Guild AP-1 pickup system provides a clean sound for the stage and studio
A great-playing Guild that knows where it came from: the OM-240CE Westerly acoustic-electric! 


Tech Specs
  • String Type:Steel
  • Number of Strings:6
  • Body Shape:Orchestra
  • Left-/Right-handed:Right-handed
  • Color:Natural
  • Finish:Satin Polyurethane
  • Top Wood:Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back & Sides Wood:Mahogany
  • Body Bracing:Scalloped X-bracing
  • Binding:White ABS
  • Neck Wood:Mahogany
  • Neck Shape:Slim C
  • Radius:16"
  • Fingerboard Material:Pau Ferro
  • Fingerboard Inlay:Pearloid Dots
  • Number of Frets:20
  • Scale Length:25.5"
  • Tuning Machines:Guild Vintage-style Open Gear
  • Bridge Material:Pau Ferro
  • Nut/Saddle Material:Bone/Bone
  • Nut Width:1.688"
  • Electronics:Guild/Fishman AP1 with Sonicore pickup
  • Strings:D'Addario EXP16
  • Body Length:19.5"
  • Body Width:15.5" Lower Bout, 11.5" Upper Bout
  • Body Depth:4.1" Lower, 3.3" Upper
  • Overall Length:41"
  • Manufacturer Part Number:383-2405-921