With roots going back before the Civil War, Washburn began as a partnership between George Washburn Lyon and Patrick Healy. Formed in Chicago, Illinois, Washburn has been building stringed instruments since 1883. An American institution, Washburn has built guitars, mandolins, banjos, ukuleles, and more throughout the years. Many of the biggest names in folk, rock, and blues have played Washburn and some of the most significant trendsetting music has been played on a Washburn. From early blues, to the inspiration behind the MTV Unplugged revival, to the modern day, Washburn has been a choice amongst the songsmiths of the day.
130 years of history is at the root of our strong foundation building high quality instruments. It is this background that inspires us to create instruments for you and we hope you experience the exceptional value, playability and voice that is Washburn. On this Website, we encourage you to explore the Washburn line of fine instruments. We are sure you can find a musical partner in a Washburn, be it the historically significant Lakeside and DeLuxe, the quintessential acoustic-electric Festival, the luthier inspired Comfort, or our extensive variety of Americana models
Though our roots are firmly planted through providing some of history's most well known, best valued and best selling acoustic and Americana instruments, your dreams have remained an important part of fulfilling our mission- to provide you with the perfect tool to achieve them. From the first Washburn electric built in 1976, everyone from beginners taking their first step into the bright stage lights to seasoned professionals commanding the attention of thousands of screaming fans have found a home here at Washburn. From rock, metal, country, bluegrass and jazz, there is a Washburn electric guitar that will fit you and your style perfectly and grow with you as you develop your style and technique.
We have a legacy of famous and talented artists who have helped shape the soundscape of today's modern music, from Nancy Wilson and Howard Leese with Heart, to the rise of hard rock's and metal's glory years with Rudy Sarzo and Nuno Bettencourt- who is celebrating 25 years with us; through the grunge years where icons like Dimebag Darrel kept guitar solos alive until passing the torch to Ola Englund and Marzi Montazeri. The list goes on and is growing everyday. Whether you strive to join that list, or are happy to push your "likes" on YouTube, or just want to have some fun with family and friends in the basement or backyard- we have the perfect fit for you no matter your taste or skill level.
The Washburn Comfort Series combines aesthetics and ergonomics to deliver the best guitars for the players. She offers a very comfortable game with her table sculted up perfectly marrying your body, whether sitting or standing. The WCG25SCE is a Grand Auditorium style 6-string acoustic guitar with a Venetian cut for good access to the top frets. The WCG25SCE is a fantastic acoustic guitar, but the addition of premium Fishman electronics makes it an exceptional stage guitar. The Fishman® Presys + is an integrated tuner / preamp system for versatile tonal shaping.Grand Auditorium Cutaway Solid Sitka Spruce Top Rosewood back and sides Sitka spruce bracing Custom wood inlay rosette Satin Mahogany neck Rosewood Keys 21 frets High density ABS nut Width of the handle 43mm Fishman Presys + preamp with tuner
The Washburn Comfort Series combines aesthetics and ergonomics to deliver the best guitars for the players. She offers a very comfortable game with her table sculted up perfectly marrying your body, whether sitting or standing. The WCG15SCE12 is a Grand Auditorium style 12-string acoustic guitar with a Venetian cut for good access to the top frets. The WCG15SCE12 is a fantastic acoustic guitar, but the addition of premium Fishman electronics makes it an exceptional stage guitar. The Fishman® Presys + is an integrated tuner / preamp system for versatile tonal shaping.Grand Auditorium Cutaway Solid Sitka Spruce Top Mahogany back and sides Sitka spruce bracing Custom wood inlay rosette Satin Mahogany neck Rosewood Keys 21 frets High density ABS nut Width of the handle 43mm Fishman Presys + preamp with tuner
Washburn Guitars presents the jumbo electroacoustic guitar WJ130EK as part of its Vintage series. The Vintage Series recreates the style and vintage look of some of the great Washburn instruments made in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The WJ130EK is a jumbo style electro acoustic guitar and features a Sitka spruce top, a rosewood back and sides. An abalone rosette and a multicolored cream-colored binding with rope nets add a touch of class. The rosewood head is embellished with a Washburn beaded logo and the rosewood frets are embellished with snowflake inlays. The design of this guitar brings power, sustain and clarity. Wilkinson mechanics in aged brass take us back to a more elegant era. As with all Vintage Series instruments, the WJ130EK has a glossy finish to mimic the look of a 100-year-old instrument.
Washburn acoustic amplifiers are perfect for playing or rehearsing with your acoustic / electric guitar. The WA30 is a perfect and autonomous performance machine. it also has a Mic input and adjustable reverb and chorus effects. Acoustic amplifier 30 Watts 10 "speaker Chorus Headphone output Micro input Reverb Loop
Classical Nylon String Guitars have an ageless appeal regardless of the type of music you play. Classic players need a greater space between the strings for greater precision. Combined with the soft tone and full of nylon strings, these guitars will meet the demands of demanding classical and flamenco players. MODEL: C40 SHAPE: Classical TOP: Spruce BACK: Mahogany SIDES: Mahogany BRACING: Quarter Sawn Scalloped Sitka Spruce bracing ROSETTE: Mosaic NECK MATERIAL: Mahogany FRETBOARD: Rosewood with 19 Frets INLAYS: n/a NUT: Graphtech Nubone NUT WIDTH: 52mm SCALE: 25.5 ELECTRONICS PREAMP SYSTEM: n/a HARDWARE BRIDGE: Rosewood TUNERS: Classical Chrome STRINGS: D'addario EJ46 ProArte Hard Tension strings