NAMM 2021: Westerly Collection F-240E

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Another model that was just introduced for virtuall NAMM 2021 is a F-240E:

"The recognizable sound of Guild's jumbo guitars has been heard on stages, broadcasts, and recordings for years. Now that coveted tone is available at a player's price."

"Jumbo shape at a player's price, the F-240E is an affordable tone cannon. Built with a solid spruce top, mahogany sides, and an arched mahogany back, the full-bodied and powerful voice of this Guild Jumbo provides guitarists with historically-Guild acoustic tone and voicing. Guild’s signature arched back design allows for enhanced volume and projection, long sustain, and a lush, full sound. The F-240E features Guild’s Fishman-designed AP-1 electronics, a pau ferro fingerboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle, mother-of-pearl rosette, period-correct tortoiseshell pickguard, and a satin polyurethane finish. Available in Natural."

(Disregard the wrong "Newark St." sorting...)

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MSRP: $555

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We can only hope. I'm waiting for a maple arch back F-30 with the original '50s body shape.
I’d be surprised if they were able to make it with the open book headstock without legal action from Gibson.
 

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Monday at 1 p.m. (guess that is PST) is a Guild event with a "sneakpeak at new products".

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I’d be surprised if they were able to make it with the open book headstock without legal action from Gibson.
Body shape is not headstock shape...

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F-240E Demo, the first 2 minutes of the video:



All other new 2021 products are discussed in other threads, just search for NAMM 2021.


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No new Oxnard models announced (yet)?
No new Oxnard made models were announced at NAMM 2021. The new products presentation session just finished.

However during the Q&A session a few minutes ago Josh Chapman (Director of Product Management CMG) made following interesting statement:
"We are looking into USA production of our electric models, though it will be a little down the road. "

A total of 5 new products were announce, all here: (2 Starfire 1 series basses, 2 new Baritones and that F-240E):

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Interesting, this. Tough to understand why they'd build a Westerly Collection version of the Oxnard-built F-40E. Similar, that is, but not the same, of course.

In any case, that F-240E a really interesting guitar for a very low price. Good luck CMG!
 
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