Product Review: Guild Guitars BT240E Baritone

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As seen in
Guitar Girl Magazine Issue 16 – Summer 2021
Acoustic Amplified!

With so many different kinds of guitars out there to choose from, it’s no wonder many of us have a hard time deciding which one to buy next. Guild Guitars recently added another one to the list: the BT-240E, a baritone guitar in the Newark St. Collection.

Consisting of a jumbo body shape (Guild’s F-Jumbo), arched back, and extra-thick D’Addario EXP23 16-70 gauge strings, this baritone guitar is the crossroads where big sound meets deep, rich, smooth tone. The arched mahogany back allows for the low end to bellow, and the solid Sitka spruce top gives the BT240E a very even, well-balanced sound. I was able to play some laid-back, smooth tunes but then cranked it up a notch for a more hard-hitting sound. The 27” scale mahogany neck with a pau ferro fretboard allows for easy movement up and down the neck.

While this jumbo body can project well on its own due to its construction, it comes stocked with the Guild/Fishman GT-1 Sonitone pickup system to help carry the sound in a live setting.

This guitar is an excellent investment for players looking to add more low-end to their sound, especially fingerpickers that want to experiment with fuller-sounding bass lines. Both solo musicians and ensemble members are sure to enjoy the playability and affordability of the Guild BT-240E.

For more information and full specifications, visit guildguitars.com.

Price: $499.00