An important advantage of guided waves is their ability to propagate large distances and yield more information about flaws than bulk waves. Unfortunately, the multi-modal, dispersive nature of guided waves makes them difficult to use for locating flaws. In this work, we present a method and experimental data for removing the deleterious effects of multi-mode dispersion allowing for source localization at frequencies comparable to those of bulk waves. Time domain signals are obtained using a novel 64-element phased array and processed to extract wave number and frequency spectra. By an application of Auld’s electro-mechanical reciprocity relation, mode contributions are extracted approximately using a variational method. Once mode contributions have been obtained, the dispersion for each mode is removed via back-propagation techniques. Excepting the presence of a small artifact at high frequency-thicknesses, experimental data successfully demonstrate the robustness and viability of this approach to guided wave source location.