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Washburn C80S Madrid Classical Guitar Gloss Cedar Top

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The Washburn Madrid is a traditional classical guitar with superior projection, balanced tone, and a relaxed feel. The inlaid soundhole rosette and the bound rosewood fretboard complement these perfor... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Washburn Madrid is a traditional classical guitar with superior projection, balanced tone, and a relaxed feel. The inlaid soundhole rosette and the bound rosewood fretboard complement these performance qualities. Rosewood back and sides, and solid cedar top enhance this guitar's sparkling sonic capabilities. Case sold separately.

Features
  • Classic Style
  • Solid Cedar Top
  • Rosewood sides and back
  • Mahogany Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Classic plated style open gear
  • Gold tuning machine
  • Case sold separately
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One year warranty on electronic controls.
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WashburnC80S Madrid Classical Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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    (1)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent instrument for the price

Recently I decided to try and learn classical guitar, having not really picked up a guitar since high school (where I mostly just did strumming and a little flatpicking) and after having to...Read complete review

Recently I decided to try and learn classical guitar, having not really picked up a guitar since high school (where I mostly just did strumming and a little flatpicking) and after having to take a class on guitar to earn my music degree. I did a lot of research, deciding I wanted a solid top, and tried to find instruments locally to play before buying (to no avail, not many classicals for sale in this area). I eventually settled on the Washburn C80S after reading a lot of rave reviews and trying to search out some sound samples. All I can say is WOW! For the price this is an excellent instrument, the finish is immaculate (and, unlike the product description says, is high gloss, not satin). Out of the box I was disappointed with the sound, it was very flat, not a lot of highs, lows or really any resonance. However, once I changed the strings out for a set of Martin high tensions (the only classical strings carried at my local shop) it was like a whole new instrument, with excellent sustain and bright, sparkling, resonant tone. I would strongly advise you to change out the stock strings with whatever you prefer immediately. It is not mentioned in the product description, but the instrument does come equipped with a truss rod, however I have not needed to adjust it. I found the action to be at the perfect height for me, lower than on my dad's old Epiphone (which I had been playing on), and just high enough to avoid fret buzz. The rosette pattern looks a bit different than on the provided picture, with a bit more color to it, and mine did not come with "Washburn" on the headstock, just the plain rosewood overlay.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I'll Never Know

I own a different Washburn Classical and I love it. It has no faults and has never let me down. It is a C20, which is no longer made. This instrument is much...Read complete review

I own a different Washburn Classical and I love it. It has no faults and has never let me down. It is a C20, which is no longer made. This instrument is much more expensive and I expected a bit more from it. Got the guitar - neck warped. Returned it for another - this one had poor finish, bad frets, and tuners that wouldn't hold a fly if they had to. Returned it for a refund.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar for a low cost

By Betzelel

from Oklahoma City, ok

Pros

  • Beautiful Pearl Inlays
  • Full Ceder Wood Top
  • GREAT INTONATION
  • Great sound
  • Sturdy Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Classical
    • Flamenco

    Comments about Washburn C80S Madrid Classical Guitar:

    This is an amazing guitar. This sounds like a guitar which would cost at least 10 times that amount. for a inexpensive guitar this is the one. i recommend using the Savarez "red" classical strings as they are the best for classical and flamenco guitar. the only problem i have had so far with this instrument, is the strings turning black right after putting them on. it appears that the frets area also staining black as well. i am thinking it is either from the black cloth lining of my guitar case, or dye from the fret board that might be causing it. other than that, this guitar has a beautiful sound.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    I'll Never Know

    By Hank

    from Toledo, OH

    Pros

    • Mfg Reputation
    • price
    • Warranty

    Cons

    • Everything else
    • Poor Fit Finish

    Best Uses

    • Unusable
    • Unusableinexcusable

    Comments about Washburn C80S Madrid Classical Guitar:

    I own a different Washburn Classical and I love it. It has no faults and has never let me down. It is a C20, which is no longer made. This instrument is much more expensive and I expected a bit more from it. Got the guitar - neck warped. Returned it for another - this one had poor finish, bad frets, and tuners that wouldn't hold a fly if they had to. Returned it for a refund.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Nice Guitar

    By MSC

    from Eastern USA

    Comments about Washburn C80S Madrid Classical Guitar:

    I bought this guitar to use as a teaching instrument so I would not have to endanger my Spanish made classical (Alhambra)with something happening to it at my teaching studio. This guitar suits my needs perfectly. This guitar would be well suited as an advanced players 2nd guitar or for a beginner/intermediate guitarist's guitar to go from beginner status to early intermediate. The action is a bit low which affetcs the tone. My experience with classical guitars has shown me the action needs to be a tad bit higher than a steel string to allow the tone to reach its potential. I have also read the other reviews about the poor original strings & I do agree. I have tried lots of different strings but must say the clear winner for this guitar seems to be the Dean Markley Master series. These strings seem to bring this guitar to life. In short this guitar is very affordable, very playable & very practical. However, if it lacks in any certain area it seems to be lacking in the inspirtational category for seasoned players. Of course for the price it is tough to beat. The Cordoba C3M is a direct competitor. Also, the Musicians Gear case is a perfect companion to this guitar.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great guitar! Great value!

    By Terry Kenaston

    from Salem, OR

    Comments about Washburn C80S Madrid Classical Guitar:

    This guitar has a great tone and is a good value for the money! I have bigger hands and the neck size fits me well. I would highly recommend this guitar.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Washburn C-80S A Bargain!

    By deadeye1958

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Washburn C80S Madrid Classical Guitar:

    I have owned numerous classical guitars and I am a real cheapskate when it comes to buying things on line. I mean if I don't get at least 3 to 4 times the value for what I paid, I feel like I screwed up. So, when I received this guitar, and UPS had put a serious ding in it, I was totally bummed out. It was already a blem with 2 other dings, but I worked on it for a while, tuning, cleaning, fret polishing, etc., and after playing several samples on it, I have to say I'm impressed. I got a great price for the guitar, and I have a guitar that sounds as good or better than many priced at two or three times the price plus in stores. The quality and craftsmanship for the price are also surprising. I am going to keep my Blem, even with the big ding, because it sounds Great! Its mids and highs are strongest with good clarity and intonation all the way up the board. It's not as powerful as my handmade Hohner HG-334, but that's another story.
    Happy Strummin'

    (20 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent instrument for the price

    By Steve

    from Sidney, ME

    Comments about Washburn C80S Madrid Classical Guitar:

    Recently I decided to try and learn classical guitar, having not really picked up a guitar since high school (where I mostly just did strumming and a little flatpicking) and after having to take a class on guitar to earn my music degree. I did a lot of research, deciding I wanted a solid top, and tried to find instruments locally to play before buying (to no avail, not many classicals for sale in this area). I eventually settled on the Washburn C80S after reading a lot of rave reviews and trying to search out some sound samples. All I can say is WOW! For the price this is an excellent instrument, the finish is immaculate (and, unlike the product description says, is high gloss, not satin). Out of the box I was disappointed with the sound, it was very flat, not a lot of highs, lows or really any resonance. However, once I changed the strings out for a set of Martin high tensions (the only classical strings carried at my local shop) it was like a whole new instrument, with excellent sustain and bright, sparkling, resonant tone. I would strongly advise you to change out the stock strings with whatever you prefer immediately. It is not mentioned in the product description, but the instrument does come equipped with a truss rod, however I have not needed to adjust it. I found the action to be at the perfect height for me, lower than on my dad's old Epiphone (which I had been playing on), and just high enough to avoid fret buzz. The rosette pattern looks a bit different than on the provided picture, with a bit more color to it, and mine did not come with "Washburn" on the headstock, just the plain rosewood overlay.

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very Impressed

    By jylarkin

    from Chicagoland, IL

    Comments about Washburn C80S Madrid Classical Guitar:

    I was very surprised that such a reasonably priced guitar was so nice. The fit , finish was beautiful. The action was just right, and the sound was pretty impressive. It was in every way as nice or nicer than any beyond it's price. I was proud to give it to my dad who wants to take up a new hobby at the age of 66! Go dad! Washburn guitars are at time a crapshoot, but this one is well worth double the money (for say like a Cordoba C5).

    (7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great guitar for the money

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Washburn C80S Madrid Classical Guitar:

    Plays and sounds like an instrument that costs twice the money. I would suggest that you replace original strings.

    (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nice guitar for the money

    By Old Metal

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Washburn C80S Madrid Classical Guitar:

    I was looking for a low-priced, but not junk classical acoustic. I already own a Washburn D10SCE standard steel-string and love it, so I figured I'd give Washburn another shot. This is a great guitar for the beginning classical guitarist or someone getting into classical fingerstyle. Fingerstyle is so much easier on a wide, flat neck! As other reviews state, you need to change the strings (I use D'Addario Pro Arte)and the sound just opens up. My guitar's neck has some small spots where the stain looks washed-off and the fretwork, while not terrible, isn't great...a few rough edges on some frets. But you have to consider the cost of the instrument when evaluating the finish work. The nut and saddle are cut well and the tuners don't slip. String height is perfect, IMO. It plays well, sounds great and I expect to enjoy it for a long time. BTW: The Washburn GC77 case is perfect for this guitar.

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great guitar

    By Bing

    from West Virginia

    Comments about Washburn C80S Madrid Classical Guitar:

    I spent some time looking for an inexpensive, but good quality classical guitar. I read reviews and tried different ones. I finally decided on this one, and was not disappointed. For the money, this is the best one I played. It is even made with the woods that are recommended in a high end classical guitar (spruce top, rosewood back & sides, etc), and the guitar comes close to sounding like the same. I love playing & practicing on it.

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