i bought this guitar for about $400 at a local store. i bought it with a roland cube30 also.
i love everything about this guitar. i bought it when i was 13 and this is my first electric guitar. i nvr have to tune it because it come with the grover tuners. it is a one peice body. great rythm and lead guitar. sounds great with distortion or gain. Washburn is great for any type of music. i highly recomend this guitar for anyone and is as good as a PRS. this is my second guitar from Washburn and i will continue to purchase Washburn idems.
Washburn is an American guitar company but more and more of their lineup is made overseas now. They were pretty popular about 10 year ago but nowadays you do not see many people playing them. They had some designs that I liked very much back in the day. They also had many big name signature models for big name artists for a period of time. This is my kind of shred guitar. The specs are a bit different than what you would get on most shred guitars. The guitar has a mahogany body and neck opposed to alder and maple like you would find on normal shred guitars. The neck construction is a set neck with a very smooth heel so playability is great all the way up and down the neck. There are no inlays apart from an X on the 12th fret so that gives the fretboard a very clean look. It has an EMG 81 in the bridge and an 85 in the neck a classic combination which I think is better than the 81 and 60 combination. The guitar is a hardtail bridge. A shred guitar with a hardtail bridge is pretty rare nowadays. It has a master volume and master tone with a 3 way pickup selector.
The neck on this guitar is not super thin. The neck has a nice size to it so it can really fit your hand. The fretboard has a nice and flat radius with the jumbo frets. This combination means you can really get a slammed action on the guitar. The neck joint is beveled very nicely and is close to what you would get with a neck through guitar. The controls are kind of in an odd place. They are very far out of the way so it may be difficult for you do to volume swells on this guitar. The hardtail bridge means you can have the ultimate in tuning stability and you can change tunings easily without having to break out every allen wrench in your tool box.
This guitar has a real beefy sound with the EMG pickups mixed with the mahogany body. The EMG's sound great too. I like to put the 85 in the bridge. The 85 gives a bit thicker sound then the 81 so when it is in the bridge position on a guitar like this the tone is crushing. The 81 is not great in the neck position though. With the 81 in the bridge you get your traditional high end 81 sound. It gives nice clarity and bite although it does not sound as huge at the 85 in the bridge. If you want even more crushing tone you can do the 18v mod to the EMG's. With the 18v mod you run the EMG pickups on two 9v batteries instead of just one. This gives you more headroom over all and more clarity. It will make your clean tones sound better too by giving them a more natural organic quality. This guitar is also available with passive Seymour Duncan pickups.
This is a great mid level shred guitar. With the EMG pickups you get all the high end tone you would expect from a guitar twice as expensive. You can get these guitars for less than 300 dollars now a days and that is great bang for the buck. With EMG pickups thats 200 dollars of hardware right there from the factory. If you see one of these guitars for sale you should really check it out. These guitars play and sound great for the price.
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bilatche's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Channel super soft, it slides alone.
Neither light nor heavy scratches, normal weight what.
Well some will not like the shape of the head.
Finish: absolutely no complaints. that nickel!
Ben for a sound, plugged into a high gain amp, it's what the world of metal!
Micro 85 impec for clear sound
81 micro built for metal.
the EMG not give her a draft of all, you can type in any style, but good for the metal is stratospheric.
Very good sustain, because the through strings.
At the rigor, the set of strings is a bit of background light (standart I think) with a game a bit bigger, it should sound even better (not too big either)
So I've had 10 days.
And I sell all the other guitars I had.
EExxxccelent value, equivalent to the models and 400nt of ltd dkmgt Jackson cut with microphones for sound quality and all that for less than the models listed above.
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jx22's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Made in Kore
24 cargo micro emg 81/85, ergonomic handle Colé junction
one volume one tone, a 3-position
rosewood body and mahogany neck, Flamed Maple top.
€ 750 nine
The handle is a delight, it fits on, it slides very well and is very comfortable to handle. each access to treble is very good thanks to finish neck-through type. it has a very good balance sitting upright as it is comfortable.
edit = is much better in 9 / 46, the origin is a bit light. next time I put a little bigger.
Long live the edit = piouffffffffffffffffff 11.52
Then that's what I wanted. It's very good in distortion and also in the clear, and yes, the 85 level does wonders potato, and gives her super hot blues Assé and very precise.
I play with a bandit 112 and is transformed from scratch and I have this, even the 85 major distortion accepts without flinching, and it is hot, and that we pass on the 81's is cold and hyper Bourin, in addition to the strings gives a through-EXCELLENT sustain, its lasts for hours if you do not loose the agreement. arrivetoujour is to find the sound you're looking scratches with this, I feared being metal block, and Ben is not very Polivalente.
in short, lots of potatoes, very precise, warm clear sound.
I have since yesterday, and I love the look in hell and if you want a big distortion sound as clear is the right thing. RAPORT the money is very good, and I put 9 / 10 because I could not try many other skyscrapers in the same style, so there is probably much better.