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Guild OM-240CE Orchestra Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

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1500000277186   POS #:115435117
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This mid-sized orchestra-shaped acoustic is equally suited for strumming and fingerpicking, and produces a sweet, balanced tone. The perfect choice for the versatile musician, the OM-240CE features a solid Sitka spruce top, mahogany sides, arched mahogany back, and an elegant cutaway for access to higher frets. Guild’s signature arched back design ...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Price: $449.00
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Overview

This mid-sized orchestra-shaped acoustic is equally suited for strumming and fingerpicking, and produces a sweet, balanced tone. The perfect choice for the versatile musician, the OM-240CE features a solid Sitka spruce top, mahogany sides, arched mahogany back, and an elegant cutaway for access to higher frets. Guild’s signature arched back design allows for great volume and projection, long sustain and a lush, full sound. The OM-240CE features Guild’s Fishman-designed AP-1 electronics, a pau ferro fingerboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle, pearl rosette, period-correct tortoiseshell pickguard and a matte polyurethane finish.

The OM-240CE comes in Natural.

Case sold separately.

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.

Guild Archbacks
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 maple, 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. Guild paid homage to this classic design trademark with a full line of affordable Archback models, available now from the Westerly Collection in sizes ranging from Concert to Jumbo.

Features

  • Pearloid/ABS rosette
  • White ABS body binding
  • Black/white ABS top purfling
  • Pearloid dot fingerboard inlays
  • Chrome hardeware
  • Dual action truss rod
  • Ivory colored plastic bridge pins with black dots
Specifications
Body
  • Body type: Orchestra/OM
  • Cutaway: Single
  • Top wood: Solid Sitka spruce
  • Back and sides: Mahogany
  • Bracing pattern: Scalloped X
  • Body finish: Matte polyurethane
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Slim C
  • Nut width: 1.69" (43 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Pao ferro or rosewood (depending on production date)
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Guild/Fishman
  • Configuration: Undersaddle piezo
  • Preamp EQ: 1-band
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Not specified
  • Tuning machines: Guild Vintage-Style Open-Gear
  • Bridge: Pao ferro or rosewood (depending on production date)
  • Saddle and nut: Compensated bone/Bone
  • Number of strings: 6
  • Special features:
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States
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