Guild OM-240CE - Natural

Acoustic Guitar with Solid Sitka Spruce Top, Mahogany Sides and Neck, Arched Mahogany Back, Indian Rosewood Fingerboard, Venetian Cutaway, and Guild AP-1 Pickup - Natural
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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!

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Tech Specs

Series Westerly Collection
String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Orchestra
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Matte Polyurethane
Top Wood Solid Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Mahogany
Body Bracing Scalloped X-bracing
Binding White ABS
Neck Wood Mahogany
Neck Shape Slim C
Radius 16"
Fingerboard Material Indian Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Pearloid Dots
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 25.5"
Tuning Machines Vintage-style Open Tuners
Bridge Material Rosewood
Nut/Saddle Material Bone Nut/Compensated Bone Saddle
Nut Width 1.687"
Body Length 19.5"
Body Width 15.5" Lower Bout, 11.5" Upper Bout
Body Depth 4.12"
Overall Length 41"
Electronics Guild AP-1 active piezo pickup
Strings Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Gauge
Case Included Deluxe Gig bag
Manufacturer Part Number 383-2405-821

Customer Reviews

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Great 2nd step guitar

I ordered this guitar because I wanted something a little nicer and better than my flea market starter guitar. It is very light and handy with lots of volume. Being inexperienced I can't really give a good review but it's amazing for a novice. The one thing I really like about this guitar is the neck is very very close to being the same as the neck on my Eipephone Les Paul. So it's great for someone with smaller hands.

Great buy, great friend

This guitar has been awesome. I've tried out a lot of acoustics and wasn't even planning on buying one but this guild played so nicely and very loud for an acoustic! The pickups sound pretty nice when plugged in and the hidden volume and bass dials are a really nice feature. Beautiful design and light for its size. Smooth, looks great and great to play. Came with nice strings, but I just put some Elixirs on and adjusted the neck slightly and it sounds as if I paid a lot more for this guitar than I did. Love it.
Music background: Artist

Guild OM-240CE

Amazing guitar! Exactly what I was looking for. Great playability. The matte finish really allows for ease of movement along the neck of the guitar. Sounds fantastic. Only bad thing is that there's no strap button along the neck, so if that's a deal breaker for someone I would recommend getting a headstock strap along with it. All in all GREAT guitar! Would without a doubt recommend it to anyone who plays for pleasure or on stage.

Guild Westerly 0M-24CE

I am amazed at my little guitar. It has surpassed my expectations! I love my new Guild.

Guild Westerly Collection OM-240CE

First, let me start with full disclosure, I have been a Guild fan since the late '70's, still use my 1982 D25 for playing and recording. That being said, since those days I have heard the continual drone of cheerleaders for Martin, Taylor, and Yamaha, didn't agree with them then, don't agree with them now. This guitar has the classic Guild deep, rich, lush, and resonate sound that I love about Guilds, and at this price point it is more than reasonable. The action is tight, no buzz or other undesirables found with this at all, out of the box the string gauge was a little heavy for my liking but easy to change. I just unboxed this yesterday and have already started laying down some inspiring tracks in my studio. For its price and performance this is easily a 5 star guitar and on tracks it is an excellent addition to my Fender Stratocasters and my other Guild - D-120CE. For the price you can't beat the sound.
Music background: Singer/Songwriter, Guitarist, Arranger, Producer, Engineer
See also: 6 string acoustic guitars, Guild, Guild 6-string Acoustic Guitars