Guild DS-240 Memoir 6-String Acoustic Guitar

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Guild DS-240 Memoir 6-String Acoustic Guitar

Gearank Recommendation

The Guild DS-240 Memoir appeared on our recommended list for Acoustic Guitars in the $300 to $500 price category from August 2021 until September 2021 when it was removed due to a price increase that made it ineligible for that list.

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Acoustic Guitar MagazineNick Millevoi92/100
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The Guild DS-240 Memoir is a modern reproduction of the classic slope shoulder dreadnought acoustic.

This shape is known for having a more balanced overall tone, with a bit more midrange and less boominess compared to regular dreadnought.

For this reason slope shoulder dreadnoughts are loved by flat pickers, and is heavily used in folk and bluegrass.

The top of the DS-240 is crafted from solid spruce, supported by scalloped X bracing and laminate mahogany back and sides.

Together they form the sloped should shape with a gloss vintage sunburst finish that completes its traditional appeal.

Other features include C-shape mahogany neck, pau ferro fingerboard and bridge, NuBone nut and saddle.


  • Body Shape: Slope Shoulder Dreadnought
  • Top: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • Back and Sides: Laminated Mahogany
  • Finish: Vintage Sunburst Gloss
  • Bridge: Pau Ferro
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: C Shape
  • Fingerboard: Pau Ferro
  • Fingerboard Radius: 16”
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Frets to Body: 14
  • Scale Length: 24.75”
  • Nut Width: 1.6875″
This was previously on our recommended list for The Best Acoustic Guitars Under $500 but was removed due to a price increase that put it above the $500 limit.


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