The Guild B-140E Bass
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.
Inspired by this golden era, The Westerly Collection pays homage to Guild’s early history renowned for exceptional craftsmanship, quality, and the introduction of many beloved Guild acoustics. 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 redefined acoustic bass guitars in the mid-1970s with the introduction of the B-50, based on the ever-popular Guild jumbo shape. The B-140E carries on this tradition, providing an impressively loud tone that can be easily amplified with its Guild/Fishman Bass Sonitone system. Built with a solid Sitka spruce top, and solid African mahogany back and sides, the B-140E features a bone nut and saddle, and mother-of-pearl rosette. This model also has a 1½” nut width on a vintage shaped Guild neck, iconic Chesterfield headstock emblem reminiscent of 1960s Guilds, period-correct tortoiseshell pickguard, and Guild’s new lightweight polyfoam case. Available in Natural gloss finish.
B-140E Acoustic/Electric Jumbo Bass Guitar
Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
Back: Solid African Mahogany
Sides: Solid African Mahogany
Fingerboard: Pau Ferro or Rosewood (dependent on production date)
Nut & Saddle: Bone
Nut: 1 1/2″ (40mm)
Neck Shape: C Shape
Truss Rod: Single Action
Scale: 34″ (864 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 16″ (406mm)
Machines: Guild Die-Cast Closed-Gear
Electronics: Guild/Fishman Bass Sonitone system with combination battery box/output jack