The world of stringed instruments would be very different today if it wasn't for Washburn. In fact, it was Washburn who introduced the first dreadnought-shaped guitar back in 1912 with the introduction of the Lakeside Jumbo. From then on, Washburn became even more synonymous with high quality craftsmanship by the day. Their easy playability and exceptional tone was even favored by many Delta Blues guitarists that moved to Washburn's hometown of Chicago during the 1920s. By the time rock'n'roll took the country by storm, the Washburn name was respected globally, and their guitars were often the go-to choice of famous artists like Jimmy Page and Bob Dylan. From cutaway acoustic-electrics and vintage electrics to hollow-bodies and even portable travel guitars, Washburn has an axe for every style and taste. Need a great model to start your search with? Turn your attention to the best-selling WD 20S Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar. Ideal for aspiring up and comers who want an affordable guitar that boasts many quality features, the WD 20S is everything you'd expect from a company that became renowned for its dreadnoughts. From the solid Alaskan Sitka spruce top to the rosewood fingerboard and mahogany neck, the tonal quality and comfortable feel of this guitar is jaw-dropping given its friendly price tag. Another popular Washburn model is the USM-HB35 Hollowbody Dual Humbucker Electric Guitar. Sporting a timeless look with state-of-the-art Duncan USM pickups, this guitar is lightweight, and its resonant tone makes it perfect for jazz, blues and rock. Or, for those who play a more intricate plucking style, you'll be happy to know that Washburn constructs an impressive line of nylon-stringed guitars. The C80S Madrid Classical Guitar has an inlaid soundhole rosette, solid cedar top and bound rosewood fretboard that all serve to enhance this guitar's striking sonic capabilities. No doubt, the crystal-clear projection and balanced tone of the C80S Madrid is as pleasant as a Spanish summer afternoon. And this is only a taste of what Washburn has in store for you. With a simple browse through this section, you'll see for yourself that Washburn is still delivering the goods when it comes to guitar design. So feel free to explore each and every one of their models - you'll be glad you did.