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 Westerly factory 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.
The OM-260CE Deluxe Burl is a showcase of highly figured tone wood. This Orchestra size guitar features a solid spruce top with an arched, astonishingly figured Burl Ash back and sides. The unique tone wood gives the OM-260CE a clear, powerful voice with crisp highs and full lows, while a gloss finish allows the burl ash back and sides to shimmer with definition. The top of the OM-260CE Deluxe Burl glows with a gentle, edge burst finish - complimented nicely by the mocha-brown back and sides. Premium appointments include a mother-of-pearl rosette, Guild Peak headstock logo, pau ferro fingerboard and bridge, and Fishman Sonitone pickup with volume and tone controls.