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Washburn Original Idol Electric Guitar
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An eye-catching shape with a gorgeous top and powerful humbucking pickups.

The Idol has been in the Washburn lineup since the '90s - a testiment to its staying power, desirability and status amongst players of all levels. With its bold single cutaway style and dual humbucker layout, the Original Idol provides a stylish alternative to the cookie cutter guitars that cover the musical landscape. It features a belly cut on the back for playing comfort and a gorgeous spalted maple veneer top. The set mahogany neck has a double truss rod and a bound rosewood fingerboard with pearl inlays. Two humbuckers are wired to a 3-way switch with independent volume and tone controls for each. The top-notch hardware includes a chrome tune-o-matic bridge with a stopbar tailpiece and die-cast tuners.

Washburn Original Idol Electric Guitar Features:

    Belly cut on back for playing comfort
    Spalted Maple veneer
    5 ply binding
    Stoptail with tune-o-matic bridge
    Mahogany set neck
    Double adjustable truss rod
    Neck width: 1-5/8" (43mm) @ nut, 56cmm @ 22nd fret
    Bound Rosewood fingerboard, 22 frets
    NuBone nut
    Rectangular pearl inlays
    Custom W wing inlay at 12th fret
    Humbucker pickups
    3 position pickup selector switch
    2 volume, 2 tone controls
    Die-cast tuners
    24-3/4" scale
    D'Addario EXL-120 Strings

Washburn Original Idol Electric Guitar

One year warranty on electronic controls.
Nontransferable limited lifetime warranty.
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  • Diamond in the rough

    As reviewed by Steven Kyle on 4/19/2014

    I have owned a lot of guitars but the Idol definitely stands out as a diamond in the rough. I bought mine at a pawn shop and had little experience with the brand at that time. After playing it I knew I had to have it has stayed in my lineup ever since. I have played a lot of Les Paul Standards that don't compare in terms of playability and overall feel. The one drawback of this guitar is the stock pickups, but you get what you pay for. If you get one of these guitars and throw a set of Burstbucker IIIs or hot rodded Duncans then this is a killer guitar for any application.

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  • Should be 5 Stars!

    As reviewed by Jeffrey Wetsch on 10/29/2013

    I received this Washburn at a crazy low price and expected to get a moderately playable guitar that looked good. It plays so sweet, and definitely looks like a much more expensive guitar. It is definitely suited for my pedals. I'm somewhat inexperienced at playing but I know a good guitar when I play one. This is great for beginners, great for experienced players. Did I mention it has that signature Washburn clean tone also? An all-around great deal for the money. Highly recemmended!!

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