Guild Guitar Review-Westerly Collection


In this Guild Guitar Review we are going to take you back to the golden era of Guild Guitars. With a new series of all solid acoustic guitars.

The artist line up to play these guitars is very impressive. With guitarist such as: Barry Gibb, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Jeff Buckley, Jerry Garcia, Slash, Stevie Ray Vaughan and the list goes on.

There must be a reason why so many guitarist have played Guild Guitars.Lets find out why!

Noah Gunderson and sister Abby Perform “Dying Now

Product: Guild Westerly Collection M-120 Acoustic Guitar
Price: $820.00 (retail)
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My Rating: 5 out of 5 Starz

Westerly Collection M-120 Acoustic – Overview Kinda!

Yes you heard me right kinda! I thought we’d do this review just a little different than the usual guild-guitar-reviewHum-Drum way. By getting to the meat of this acoustic guitar instead of a lot of spec’s.
The Guild Guitar Company has been around for a long time, since 1952 to be exact. And have always built quality acoustic guitars.

Back then Guild made guitars different as so many other builders did. So with the launch of their new acoustic guitar series, The Westerly Collection now offers a solid acoustic guitar.
I’ve heard it said many times that there are 2 types of guitars to collect.(and they’re both different) One is a collectors guitar, One is a players guitar.

Guild keeps its artist in mind when they build guitars, and this is definitely one that players will collect and play.

Some Spec’s – Just a Little Ok!

The new series of acoustic guitars in the Westerly Collection, come with a 1 3/4″ nut width on a vintage shaped Guild neck.

They have the Chesterfield headstock of the 60’s Guilds. Also the pick-guard is of tortoiseshell which of the same time period.

This guitar review we are looking at the Westerly M-120, which is a Concert series acoustic.This has a solid mahogany top, back and sides.

Guilds other body styles are: M-(Concert), OM- (Orchestra), D-(Dreadnought) and F (jumbo 6 and 12 string).

If your in need of more spec’s you can go see the rest at Guild Guitars Westerly Collection.

Guild Westerly Collection  M-120 Demo

Sound and Tone – From Guild Guitars

The three videos on this post were put together in an effort to give you an idea of the sound and tonal quality of Guild acoustic guitars.
After reading the press release from Guild at American Songwriter, I set out to check the guitar out and see how it sounded.

So the first and last videos give you an idea of what Guild acoustic sound is. This one here in particular lets you hear more of the tonal quality and playability of the Guild Westerly M-120 acoustic guitar.

It’s Conclusive, Guild Acoustic Guitars Still Rock!


I’m a firm believer in the quality of these guitars and I know of many others that just Love their Guild Acoustic Guitars.

The one drawback I see with this guitar is the upfront cost to purchase it.

But you will be getting what you pay for. This is not a throw away like the $100 guitars tend to be.

Rather it’s far more likly this guitar will be with you for many years to come, and just might be passed down to your children.

My Final Thoughts

If this sounds appealing to you, I highly recommend you pick up your own Guild Westerly M-120 Series Acoustic Guitar.  Most of the guitar stores should have these models in by now. So Iauthor-markus-treble-clef-reviews would recommend as well that you go play one or two first. And if you’re a big online shopper like myself, zZounds  has the best deals on this acoustic guitar. I hope you enjoyed this Guild Guitar Review.

If you have any questions or want to leave your own personal review, leave a comment below.

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P.S. If your a beginner and this is your first guitar…CONGRATS! However with that said NOW you’re gonna need some guitar accessories that suit your needs. The people at  ” Musician’s Friend ” have you covered, on what guitar accessories beginners really need…


10 thoughts on “Guild Guitar Review-Westerly Collection

    1. Markus Post author

      Larry! the man, myth and legend :). Glad you like that review on Guild’s Westerly Collection acoustic guitars.
      I’m thinking you just might need one for your collection. Nice to hear from you Larry, stop by again.

      Thanks 🙂

  1. David Snodgrass

    I think you did a great job in explaining why this guitar was special and the visuals where great also

    1. Markus Post author

      Good to see you here again David. Being the visuals on this guitar was so good, I tried a different approach to explaining it.
      I kept it kinda laid back as the visuals said it the best. That Guild acoustic guitar looked good and sounded amazing.
      It really didn’t need much from me. Keep checking back David and I’ll see you next time.

      Thanks 🙂

  2. Jean

    Very interesting, Markus. I think this collection is quite beautiful and I know the sound is amazing. Looking at the price, I’m thinking quite affordable. I had a $100 guitar once, I wonder what ever happened to that….

    1. Markus Post author

      Hello Jean it’s good to hear from you. Guild’s Westerly Collection does have a very good sound to them.
      As I remember in the mid 60’s their acoustic guitars where some of the best out there.
      I agree on the price, thats doable for everyone thats wanting a quality guitar.
      Thanks for making my point with $100 guitars. Sometime I’m gonna tell you some stories of those priced guitars.
      See you the next time you stop by Jean.

      Thanks 🙂

  3. Keye

    Im really amazed with people who can play guitar. It really takes dedication+talent to play a beautiful piece from this musical instrument 🙂

    1. Markus Post author

      Well thank you Keye,and your right it does take some dedication. I’m on the other side of the fence on talent.
      I think if one has the desire to create music then they will dedicate the time and effort to honing their talent.
      And I’m always hopeful that new students (if learning guitar) will see the need to start with a good quality guitar like Guild.
      Good to see you here Keye, stop back in again until then,

      Thanks 🙂

  4. Jim

    Are the back and sides of the westerly series solid or laminated wood? The P-240 sure sounds sweet either way.

    1. Markus Post author

      Hey James,
      Yea, I like the parlor size better and the sound is as good as any of their full size acoustic guitars.
      You know I poked around and from what I can find is, the Westerly Series Guitars are made with solid wood back and sides.

      Check the specs out in the attached images below:

      M-120 Series Guild Guitar Model.
      M-120 Guild Guitar

      P-240 Series Guild Guitar Model.
      P-240 Guild Guitar

      Thanks for chiming in on the Westerly Series guitars. Guild does build some of the finest acoustics around.

      Let me know how that P-240 works out for you.



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