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Guild Introduces Westerly Collection B-140E Acoustic Bass Guitar

Guild has introduces the Westerly Collection, a series pays homage to the company’s early history of acoustic instruments. The lineup includes the B-140E acoustic bass guitar, which is based on the mid-70’s B-50 model.

Utilizing the Guild jumbo body shape, the bass is built with a solid Sitka spruce top, solid African mahogany back and sides, and an Indian rosewood fingerboard with a matching bridge. Its nut and saddle are made of NuBone while a mother-of-pearl rosette sits as a light accent. The mahogany neck is vintage shaped with a “C” profile and a nut width of 1 1/2 inches. For electronics, Guild fits the B-140E with a Fishman Sonitone Bass pickup.

The Guild B-140E will be available soon with a list price of $1,010.

Guild B-140E Acoustic Bass Guitar Specs:

Body Top:Solid Sitka Spruce
Body Back:Solid African Mahogany
Body Sides:Solid African Mahogany
Body Shape:Jumbo
Bracing:Westerly Acoustic Bass Sitka Spruce Scalloped X Brace
Rosette:black/ivory/black outer, black/MOP/black center, black/ivory/black inner
Finish:Natural Gloss Polyurethane
Weight:6 lbs 8 oz
Body Binding:Ivory ABS
Top Purfling:Black/Ivory/Black/Ivory
Neck Material:Mahogany
Neck Shape:C Shape
Scale Length:34″ (864 mm)
Nut Width:1 1/2″ (40mm)
Nut Material:NuBone
Fingerboard Material:Indian rosewood
Fingerboard Radius:16″
Fingerboard Inlays:Mother-of-Pearl Dot
Frets:22
Tuning Machines:Guild Die-Cast Closed-Gear
Hardware:Nickel-Plated
Truss Rod:Single Action
Bridge:Indian Rosewood
Saddle:NuBone
Bridge Pins:Ivory Colored Plastic with Black Dot
Electronics:Fishman Sonitone Bass with Sonicore pickup, Volume and Tone controls, battery bag and endpin jack
Case:Guild Jumbo Polyfoam Case
Strap Buttons:Fishman endpin jack, nickel strap button at heel
Pickguard:Tortoiseshell

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Derek Votta

I have a Guild acoustic bass guitar made in Westerly. Model a B-500-E . I saw it in an ad and called them. They said that it was a one off . I ordered it from Mandolin Brothers a little over 20 years ago .I forgot to specify depth; a little thinner than I would have liked (3 3/4′). Maple back and sides ! A little stiff at first ,couldn’t get volume acoustic only so I started playing it with a pick. As it dried out it started ringing more. Playing with phosphor bronze strings was a learning experience, they don’t make bells with cast iron or nylon. Fishman ( hardly ever play w/ amp). No pickguard.. Just measured 31″ scale. Spruce and rosewood. had a lot of family in Westerly so sentimental favorite.