Washburn NX3
Washburn NX3

NX3, STC-Shaped Guitar from Washburn.

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 2 reviews )
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MGR/Intermediate Guitarist03/20/2004

MGR/Intermediate Guitarist's review"Washburn NX3"

Washburn NX3
Bought at musicians friend for $280
I bought it because it was pretty inexpensive and it has nice features. It was a closeout special, highly recommend that you get in on the deal while you still can.

I like the neck. I was very afraid at first that the neck on this guitar wouldn't be as nice as my epiphone les paul and that it would be hard to play and there would be too much spacing in between frets. This wasn't true and it feels awesome. The fretboard is very nice and it is a very fast neck overall. The grover 18:1 tuners rock and they are very smooth. The floyd rose bridge is awesome, it allows guitarists to recreate many cool bending and stretching techniques. I love being able to hit the harmonics and dive bomb. The micro tuners and the locking nut work very well. The steven's cutaway allows for very easy access to the upper frets, all the way to 22. Very nice playability. The standard humbuckers are ok but the coil tap is very cool.

I don't really like the humbuckers that much. They are still good but they sound a little muddy under heavy distortion. I still like the sound but the output isn't the greatest. The amount of work needed to string the guitar with a locking nut and a floyd rose tremolo system is a lot. One has to spend around an hour just to put new strings on, i.e. clipping the ball-ends off of the strings, locking them down in the floyd rose, etc.

Pretty high quality. The finish, the neck, the tremolo, the knobs, the coil-tap, the tuners, the locking nut, the switches, the volume, and the tone are all very nice. The fretboard and steven's extended cutaway are also very nice. I don't thik the screws are all that well made because I tried very hard not to strip the screws that hold in place a cover that allows access to the truss rod and i stripped them. Not so I had to get new screws or that they are stuck but they are not very hard metal. The construction seems very solid and it seems well made to me.

I like this guitar very much and the price was awesome. You should check this guitar out because it sounds nice, it has nice features, looks very nice, and plays nice also. Check it out.

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ustensile's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Washburn NX3
Made in USA
22 frets
Washburn Eliminator 2 humbuckers (I think)
vibrato Washburn 600S Floyd licensed
1 volume knob and 1 tone
round super enjoyable Stephens Extended Cutaway with
It looks like a N4 but without Duncan and Bill Lawrence pickups and finish with a less careful. There's no sign either, it is a model home NX3 Washburn (there's no marked Nuno Bettencourt Model Series Nexter but the headstock)
Available in black, natural, green weird


A sleeve of the handle if the most enjoyable I have played, access to acute is better than a guitar Flying type, the horn is very low and below the handle is attached with 5 screws with a handle body junction Stephens Extended Cutaway type as the models N4 and N6 Nuno Bettencourt, particularity: this guitar has no heel to fix body / sleeve, you can make a bar chord at the 17th box without any problems.
Ergonomics is phenomenal form stratabound but more slender, the scratch is very light, perfect for running around on stage without getting tired or being mal.Au its level, it's okay that I changed the pickups Duncan 59 in a serious and a Bill Lawrence XL500 in acute (such as what to N4)


Suitable for any style of music but with a tendency still modern and aggressive.
With an ADA microtube 100, a Mesa Studio preamp and an Engl baffle, the sound is really excellent, we get all kinds of sounds but still a little sharp and acidic side. This guitar is perhaps not the best for blues or jazz but rock / hardcore / metal is excellent


Used for 3 years, fixing the handle is monstrously enjoyable. By changing the original pickups, I got something very close to a Washburn N4 in sound, the finish is not as neat but it is far from a 1500 euros N4, Paid $ 759 new on music123 . com, I would do the purchase with eyes closed, too bad she is no longer manufactured and it does not exist in version Padouk