Guild DS-240 Slope Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar

Built with a solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides with a sleek, gloss finish, this Guild DS-240 is a slope shoulder dreadnought with a retro feel.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
Mahogany back and sides Dry and airy tone; clear, present midrange
Mahogany neck Great sustain, strength, and warm tone
Pau Ferro fretboard Delivers strong midrange presence and punch
Solid Sitka spruce top Projects rich, crisp and responsive tone
Here to help you write your own story -- the Guild Memoir DS-240. This retro-looking slope shoulder dreadnought is built with a solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides with a sleek, gloss finish. The vintage-inspired mother of pearl rosette and Guild Script Logo pay homage to the classic styling of instruments from the 1920s. The DS-240's sound is instantly warm, clear and inviting -- almost as if its tone has been perfected over years of fireside strumming and family music-making.
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- Collection: Guild Acoustics
- Series: Westerly Collection - Memoir
- Country of Origin: China
- Body Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
- Top Purfling Inlay: Black and White ABS
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Nut Height: 9mm
- Truss Rod: Dual Action
- Truss Rod Wrench: 4mm Allen Key
- Neck Thickness 9th Fret: 24mm
- Frets to Body: 14
- Frets Total: 20
- Tuning Machine Ratio: 18:1
- Tuning Machine Buttons: Nickel Butterbean
- Neck Joint: Dovetail
- Finish: Satin Polyurethane
- Fingerboard Radius: 16" (406mm)
- Neck Thickness 1st Fret: 20mm
- Top Bracing Pattern: Scalloped X
- Bridge Pins: Ivory Colored Plastic with Black Dot
- Body Back: Mahogany
- Body Sides: Mahogany
- Neck Shape: C Shape
- Pickguard: Tortoiseshell
- Bracing: Scalloped X
- Finish – Neck: Satin Polyurethane in Natural
- Scale Length: 24 3/4" (628mm)
- Hardware Finish / Plating: Nickel Plated
- Finish – Top: Gloss Polyurethane
- Finish - Back and Sides: Gloss Polyurethane
- Upper Bout Width: 11 1/4" (286mm)
- Body Binding: Ivory ABS
- Body Depth Upper Bout: 4" (101mm)
- Rosette: Black / Ivory / Black outer - Black / MOP / Black center - Black / Ivory / Black inner
- Body Depth Lower Bout: 5" (127mm)
- Nut String Spacing: 1 3/8" (36mm)
- Nut Thickness: 5.5mm
- Body Length: 20 1/4" (514mm)
- Nut Material: NuBone
- Soundhole Diameter: 4" (102mm)
- Saddle Material: NuBone
- Soundboard Thickness: 1/8" (3mm)
- Fingerboard Material: Pau Ferro
- Bridge Material: Pau Ferro
- Endpin: Nickel Strap Button
- Lower Bout Width: 15 7/8" (403mm)
- Overall Length: 40 1/2" (1029mm)
- Rosette Width: 13mm
- Bridge String Spacing: 2 1/8" (55mm)
- Body Shape: Dreadnought - Sloped Shoulder
- Endpin (or jack) Diameter: Screw-in endpin / strap button
- Nut Width: 1 11/16”
- Headplate: Pau Ferro
- Tuning Machines: Guild Tuning Machine GBB2 Butterbean 18:1 Nickel
- Replacement Nut: Guild Nut Westerly NuBone 1 11/16”
- Replacement Saddle: Guild Saddle Westerly NuBone 2.8" x .125" (72x3mm)
- Replacement Bridge Pins: Guild Bridge Pin IVY and BLK Eye 5 Degree 4.5mm (Set of 6)
- Strap Button: Guild Strap Button Rounded V1 NKL (Set of 2)
- Replacement Pickguard: Guild Pickguard Westerly DOMF TORT Dark Pattern
- Fingerboard Inlays: 3mm Mother-Of-Pearl Dots
- Headstock Logo: Guild Peak Logo - Mother-of-Pearl
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Vintage Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 9 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 43 x 18 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): GUI DS240 VSB
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 480-596-7195
(4 ratings)
Submitted November 24, 2019 by Harlan Stephens in Bay city, TX
"Stunned!"
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So I have been after a slope shoulder for many years, I have owned two, pretty high end Gibson j45’s, a “true vintage”’ and the “vintage” model with the cooked top, both had wolftones on different notes, one the d string the other on the g string, recording reveals this pretty fast, both no longer with me.....still was looking for a good slope.I liked the way the guild looked, and was some talk from a few engineers about this guitar, also the fact that Ren Ferguson designed this one, and of course price is a draw, so I gave it a go, I will be real with you, it’s not as pretty as a high end j45, the woods are not as premium, the neck color and body don’t match up so well, pins ,nut , and bridge are plastic type not bone, but is totally acceptable, just being real about it, however talking sound, the guild beat both j45’s I owned and is “close” to an old “good” j45 in tone, no overtones not related to the fundamental, loud, even across the strings, and that slope midrange and compression, hit all the right spots for me, no buzzing or rattles, it needed a good set up, as do most all new guitars .fit and finish of the inside bracing is perfect, I am stunned at what a great guitar this is for the price. The things that matter have been done right on this guitar. And meet a killer price point.Best value I have ever seen on a slope, and it’s a fine sounding guitar. I love the way it looks as well, other than the colors of neck and body not the best match, the neck/fretboard stain job, is just kinda read more weird, the satin neck finish does feel great though. the shade top color is great, best I have seen from guild, the top wood is stellar, tight grain and some claw, the headstock , the mother of pearl appointments , the vintage open nickel tuners, and vintage “guild” branding very classy. The DS-240 ,was recommended to me by a recording engineer.It was sound advice.Highly recommend.

Musical Background:
30 years

Musical Style:
Classical, blues, rock, funk.Tracking, mixing, mastering.
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