Washburn D11/AN

Acoustic 6-String Guitar

Made by Washburn

Description Solid spruce top, laminated custom woodgrain finish, Grover tuners, pick guard.
Posted By Pat McLemore (38)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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Overall Rating: 4.0 (of 5)
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On 9/13/2001, Nick Spears (126) posted:
Overall Rating:
The guitar was a Surprise from my wife because I mentioned a desire to learn and would definately buy another Washburn if something were to happen to this one. I really like the design, color and feel. I thought at first the neck was too thick but now I realize I just needed to stretch my fingers. Now it feels great compared to some others I have played. I also like how close the strings are to the fretboard.
Price: $249.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musician's Friend
Features:
This is my first guitar as I am a beginner. I have been playing about 4 months. I really like the looks feel and quality. My older brother has been playing for years, has an Ovation Adamas that he paid $1500.00 for from his wifes instuctor in 1979 or 1980 and he just loves the way this Washburn sounds and how easy it is to play. Since I haven't owned any others I relied on people who have and they all really like this guitar!
Playability:
My wife bought this for me off the scratch and dent list at Musician's Friend. Nobody seems to be able to find anything wrong with it so it must have been a return. Everyone who has played it has said it is a really nice sounding guitar and very easy to play.
Sound Quality:
I think it souns great! I haven't been playing very long but people recognize the songs I play so that must account for something. I play some Eagles,Clapton,and Peter Frampton songs pretty good on it already. (The slow ones)
Durability:
Other than tuning it and new strings occasionally I haven't had to do anything yet. My son plays and it survives him.
On 1/20/2001, Pat McLemore (38) posted:
Overall Rating:
I was looking at Takamine at the time and preferred the sound quality and the looks of this Washburn. I plan to put a thin line pickup in it and plug into an acoustic amp in the near future. I put a soundhole pickup in it and plugged into a Fender acoustic amp and it sounded real sweet. The full body sound of this guitar is real good.
Price: $360.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Corona Music Store
Features:
A full body 6-string acoustic with a custom woodgrain finish and Grover tuners. Correction: American Ash Top, back, sides, mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard. The natural finish is great. Sort of an amber color. I put a dark red leather/suede strap with it and the combination is great!
Playability:
The neck is wider than say a Takamine, but I like the action. It has a flaw in the neck at the 12th fret and 6th string, so its going back to the manufacturer for a replacement. Note: Corona Mucic replaced the guitar and the new one is great! The looks and sound are both improved! I am real happy with this guitar, however, it is currently on sale for far less than what I paid!!!
Sound Quality:
This guitar has a full sound. I've only been playing four months, but I have been playing tabs by the Eagles, Poco, Headeast, Uriah Heep, Creedence Clearwater, Grand Funk, and the like. I thought I might upgrade to a Fender Acoustic/Electric, but has since changed my mind because the new D11-an is great looking, sounding, and a lot of fun to play!
Durability:
Seems to need a humidifier in the case, and needs to be in the case when not playing. The new guitar does not have the same problems as the first one. I think there was a bad flaw in it. I am increasing the playability rating from 3 to 4.