The Washburn Idol WI46 is a modern electric guitar with a carved-top, single cutaway style and an exclusive dazzling white finish with gold hardware combo. Tones ranging from punishing to pristine spr... Click To Read More About This Product
The Washburn Idol WI46 is a modern electric guitar with a carved-top, single cutaway style and an exclusive dazzling white finish with gold hardware combo. Tones ranging from punishing to pristine spring from dual humbuckers and the innovative Voice Contour Control. VCC is a unique coil splitting system that allows players to incrementally blend humbucking and single-coil pickup sounds without the hum normally associated with single-coils. The solid basswood body has a wide-yet-thin profile that is lightweight but balances well. The set maple neck has a fast profile, comfortable neck joint, rosewood fretboard, and 22 medium-jumbo frets. Has Grover tuners to keep you in tune.
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I own the WI-64 which is almost identical to the WI-46. I purchased it about 2 years ago. I play mostly blues, jazz and southern rock styles of music with it Looks: This baby looks sort of like a Gibson SG and Les Paul combined. It?s quite a beauty. The cutaway is the true eye-catcher. I replaced the knobs with chrome telecaster-like ones to mach the other hardware. Sound: Running the WI-64 straight into my Crate GX-15R using the neck pickup is a great sound for blues. I use the VCC (Voice Contour Control) To split the pickup for my jazz tones. Using a Digitech Hot Head pedal gives me that southern rock, gritty sound. Playability: I love this baby. The action on her is so low. And the neck is very thin and good for small hands or beginners. The Buzz Feiten and Grovers really hold her in tune for a long time (almost as long as Floyd Rose). Value: I got this guitar for $350 back in the day and I don?t regret a penny of it being spent. Beginners and pros alike will be shocked the first time they look and play this elegant electric (not to mention the second and third time, too) Conslusion: All in all it was a great investment. If I could do it again, I would. I mostly use it as my rhythm axe these days, but she?ll always have a place hanging in my room and in my heart.
I own the wi-64, and it rocks. It shares most of the same features as the 46 (VCC, Buzz Feiten, Grovers, WB630 pickups etc). The pickups are good (neck is very good). I did swap the bridge with a SD custom. Now this guitar is VERY hot. It is the best playing dual humbucker guitar under / around $400 that I could find, and I played ALOT (Epi, Dean, hamer, etc). Grovers are VERY solid, as is bridge / tailpiece. Long story short, a great guitar that is AWESOME with a couple of minor upgrades.