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The Guild M-260E Deluxe brings the iconic "M" concert acoustic-electric into the modern era with premium tonewoods, deluxe appointments and stage-ready Fishman electronics. Blending vintage Guild designs with contemporary features, this compact guitar delivers huge sound while remaining incredibly comfortable to play. Whether you're a fingerstyle virtuoso or a prolific songwriter, the M-260E Deluxe is an inspiring instrument worthy of Guild's storied legacy.

Guild M-260E

Compact Concert Body Ideal for Fingerstyle

The M-260E's concert body shape has been a favorite of Guild players for over 60 years. First introduced in 1957, the "M" design offers a reduced footprint that's ideal for fingerstyle players and songwriters. You'll appreciate the body's comfortable proportions whether you're composing at home or performing on stage. The scaled-down size also enhances projection and tonal focus. Despite its compact dimensions, the M-260E delivers a surprisingly powerful voice thanks to its arched back design.

Guild M-260E Front Detail

Premium Tonewoods With Exotic Appeal

The star of the M-260E's tonewood recipe is the solid Sitka spruce top. This tight-grained wood offers excellent dynamic range and articulation, allowing every nuance of your playing to shine through. Complementing the spruce top are striped ebony back and sides, an exotic and visually striking wood with an intricate grain reminiscent of rosewood. Together, this premium tonewood pairing serves up a rich, balanced acoustic voice with plenty of warmth and projection. 

Guild M-260E Neck Detail

Sculpted Neck With Rosewood Fingerboard

Mahogany forms the backbone of the M-260E's neck, with its naturally rigid yet resonant properties translating into outstanding sustain and note clarity. The comfortable neck profile provides a familiar feel for chord work and single-note runs alike. A rosewood fingerboard adds warmth to every note while providing articulation and definition. The bone nut and saddle further optimize tone transfer for enhanced resonance and sustain.

Guild M-260E Back Detail

Arched Back for Unrivaled Projection

While it may seem like a subtle design detail, the M-260E's arched back is a key ingredient in its potent acoustic voice. Guild pioneered this construction method, using the arched back to create a deeper, more resonant body chamber. The results are hard to miss—notes blossom with tight focus and incredible projection, easily filling a room without strain. The arched design also reduces overall weight while adding structural integrity. 

With the Fishman x Guild GT-1 pickup system onboard, the Guild M-260E Deluxe is ready to plug in and bring its rich, nuanced acoustic tones to any stage or recording session. Deluxe appointments like mother-of-pearl inlays and open-gear tuners add vintage flair. For discerning fingerstyle players and songwriters seeking an inspiring acoustic-electric, visit your local Guitar Center to experience this instrument's magic firsthand.

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  • Arched striped body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Fishman GT-1 pickup

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Formaldehyde (gas), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to

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  • Body Type: Concert
  • Top wood: Solid spruce
  • Body wood: Arched striped ebony
  • Neck shape: C
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Truss rod: Dual-action
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 16"
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Inlays: Mother-of-pearl dot
  • Nut width/material: 1.69" (43 mm), bone
  • Configuration: S
  • Pickup: Fishman GT-1
  • Bridge type: Fixed bridge
  • Tuning machines: Open-gear
  • Number of strings: 6 string
  • Orientation: Right Handed

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Limited lifetime warranty.

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