The BT-258 arrived in a box that appeared a bit small for a jumbo, and the reason became apparent upon opening it. (The almost-too-nice price started to make a bit more sense as well.) In addition to being built in China for the affordable Westerly Collection, the guitar comes with neither case nor gig bag. UPS had not been particularly careful, and there was a small ding in the natural gloss polyurethane top finish. If you’re interested in one of these new baritones, I highly recommend that you check out the jumbo cases Guild has on offer. It’s worth protecting such a lovely solid Sitka-spruce top, as well as Deluxe features including laminated rosewood sides, an arched rosewood back, a bound neck and body, and a Fishman GT-1 pickup system.
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