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Guild Westerly Collection B-140E Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar

The Guild B-140E Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar carries on the legacy of its mid-1970s predecessors, all at a price that's within reach for the working musician.


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SKU: G5404821X-P

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MSRP: Old Price $1,250.00 Discounted Price $899.00 Save : $351.00 (28%)
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MSRP: Old Price $1,250.00 Discounted Price $899.00 Save : $351.00 (28%)
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The Westerly Collection pays homage to Guild's early history renowned for exceptional craftsmanship, quality, and for the introduction of many beloved Guild acoustics. Inspired by this golden era, all Guild Westerly Collection guitars feature premium all solid woods and a lightweight Guild case at an affordable price.

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 Guild B-140E carries on this tradition, providing an impressively loud tone that can be easily amplified with its Fishman Sonitone Bass pickup. Built with a solid Sitka spruce top, and solid African mahogany back and sides, the B-140E features an Indian rosewood fingerboard and bridge, NuBone nut and saddle, and mother-of-pearl rosette. This model also has a 1-1/2" nut width on a vintage shaped Guild neck, an iconic Chesterfield headstock emblem reminiscent of 1960s Guilds, a period-correct tortoiseshell pickguard, and Guild's new lightweight polyfoam case. Available in Natural gloss finish.

Get your Guild B-140E Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar
  • Polyfoam Case

Best Acoustic Bass Available


I play guitar in addition to a few other stringed instruments, including bass. My interest in this bass was generated by visiting a local Sam Ash store and playing one first. And since I like my gear 'fresh out of the box', or ordered one online. This acoustic bass may be the best bang-for-the-buck instrument I've experienced in a long time! Yes, it's made in China -- but every aspect of this bass is flawless. I ran one of these up against an actual upright bass -- and the Guild was louder! I'd tried Taylor's GS Mini Bass, but due to the short scale and lack of string tension, the ones I tried did nothing but rattle. I finally concluded that you need the longer scale length and higher string tension to get the right sound. (Note: I have not yet tried the Guild Junior Bass.)

Dan the Man

Dallas/Forth Worth


My new Guild B-140E Bass Guitar


Excellent Acoustic Bass Guitar. Easy to play and the sound is great, both "plugged in" or not. I would highly recommend this guitar for all performance situations.


Cortland, Ohio, USA


Absolutely love this bass


Lately, I've found myself playing more frequent gigs in intimate settings with only acoustic instruments. It's been a little awkward being the only one plugged in (and hauling around a bunch of gear). The solution? An acoustic bass guitar. After trying for well over a year to find a bass with a full enough sound to stand up with the other instruments, I came across this beautiful machine! It's perfect for those intimate venues. As a bonus, the Fishman pickup really packs a punch! The bass is nice and light, the neck is thin and the action is so smooth. The Westerly B140E is rapidly become my bass of choice for most gig!

Dave Saved

San Antonio, TX


Outstanding Value


I own Sting Rays, Fender J's and P's, a Yamaha TRB6, Fender Jaguar and a Kubicki. I have played bass for over 30 years and this makes the 25th guitar in my collection. I love my new B140E! It looks great, with a flawless finish on really pretty woods with a good action and clean fretwork. The only "weakness" isn't really a weakness because EVERY acoustic bass I have played isn't very loud. Keeping up with a couple of loud acoustic guitars will be a challenge. The good news is the Fishman pickup and pre works really well, so take along a small combo, like my TC BG250-210. I have auditioned acoustic basses costing 4x the retail of a B140E and wouldn't pay the extra. I have expensive guitars and basses, but this thing makes it pointless for me to spend more on a nice bass.


Birmingham, AL


Westerly Collection B-140E Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar

4.8 4


Number Of Frets 22
Nut Width 1-1/2"
Fingerboard Indian Rosewood
Body Wood Solid African Mahogany
Top Solid Sitka Spruce
Bridge Type Indian Rosewood
Tuning Machines Sealed Gears
Other Features Jumbo Body Shape

Vintage-Shaped Guild Neck

NuBone Nut & Saddle

Mother-of-Pearl Rosette

Iconic Chesterfield Headstock Emblem Reminiscent of 1960s Guilds

Period-Correct Tortoiseshell Pickguard
Orientation Right-Handed
Case/Bag Included Yes
Case Type Polyfoam Case
Series Westerly Series
Model B-140E
Warranty Info:

Cordoba Music Group ("CMG") warrants this Guild instrument to be  free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Guild Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein.

For additional warranty information, please visit: http://guildguitars.com/warranty-policy/

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