Here to help you write your own story—the 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 jamming.
Westerly Collection: Memoir Series
|Body Top||Solid Sitka Spruce|
|Body Shape||Sloped Shoulder Dreadnought|
|Rosette||Black / Ivory / Black outer – Black / MOP / Black center – Black / Ivory / Black inner|
|Body Depth Upper Bout||4″ (101mm)|
|Body Depth Lower Bout||5″ (127mm)|
|Body Length||20 1/4″ (514mm)|
|Body Width Lower Bout||15 7/8″ (403mm)|
|Body Width Upper Bout||11 1/4″ (286mm)|
|Overall Guitar Length||40 1/2″ (1029mm)|
|Body Binding||Ivory ABS|
|Top Purfling||Black and White ABS|
|Neck Shape||C Shape|
|Scale Length||24 3/4″ (628mm)|
|Nut Width||1 11/16″ (43mm)|
|Fingerboard Material||Pau Ferro|
|Fingerboard Radius||16″ (406mm)|
|Fingerboard Inlays||3mm Pearloid dots|
|# of Frets||20|
|Tuning Machines||Guild Tuning Machine GBB2 Butterbean 18:1 Nickel|
|Truss Rod||Dual Action|
|Truss Rod Wrench||4mm Allen Key|
|Neck Finish||Satin Polyurethane in Natural|
|Bridge String Spacing||2 1/8″ (55mm)|
|Bridge Pins||Ivory Colored Plastic with Black Dot|
|Strings||D’Addario EXP16 – Coated Phosphor Bronze Light (.012 – .053)|
|Case or Gig Bag||NA|
|Strap Buttons||Guild Strap Button Rounded V1 NKL (Set of 2)|
Due to ongoing product development efforts, specifications are subject to change without notice.
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 Westerlyfactory 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.