Guild is bringing back some of their vintage acoustic bass guitar designs with two new models introduced to the Westerly Collection. The B-240E and B-240EF recall the B-50 of the mid-1970’s, which was a “boomy jumbo with an arched mahogany back and 30 3/4? scale length.”
Each of the new models carries those features as well as a solid Sitka spruce top, a pau ferro fingerboard and bridge, and a mother-of-pearl rosette. The B-240EF is a fretless bass that has maple fret lines for accuracy. Both basses also come equipped with Fishman Sonitone bass pickups.
Hear the basses in this demo from Guild:
The Guild Westerly Collection B-240E and B-240EF will be available soon with street prices of $499.99.
Guild B-240E and Guild B-240EF Bass Specs:
|Body Top:||Solid Sitka Spruce|
|Body Back and Sides:||Mahogany|
|Finish:||Satin Polyurethane in Natural|
|Body Binding:||Cream ABS|
|Top Purfling:||Black and White ABS|
|Nut Width:||1 5/8″|
|Frets:||23 (Lined Fretless on B-240EF)|
|Electronics:||Guild/Fishman Bass Sonitone System With Combination Battery Box/Output Jack|
|Tuners:||Guild Closed Gear|
|Case:||Guild Deluxe Acoustic Bass Gig Bag|