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
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!
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.
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)
Other than tuning it and new strings occasionally I haven't had to do anything yet. My son plays and it survives him.
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
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!
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!!!
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!
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.