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Washburn Original Idol Electric Guitar Spalted Maple

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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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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.

FEATURES

Model WIDLXSPLTD
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
Pro Coverage
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year warranty on electronic controls.
Nontransferable limited lifetime warranty.
Warranty terms vary. Check with manufacturer for specific product warranty.


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WashburnOriginal Idol Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Diamond in the rough

By Steven Kyle

from Phoenix, AZ

Comments about Washburn Original Idol Electric Guitar:

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Who needs a gibson.

By Mish

from Akron, OH

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Washburn Original Idol Electric Guitar:

    Great sounding and playing guitar.

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Should be 5 Stars!

    By Jeffrey Wetsch

    from Bismarck, ND

    Comments about Washburn Original Idol Electric Guitar:

    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!!

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Beautiful guitar, great sound, and great feel.

    By Dan

    from Lexington, SC

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Washburn Original Idol Electric Guitar:

      I am a beginner guitarist and have been playing this for a few months. I bought mine used and it is absolutely great. I mostly use it for hard rock.
      Cons:
      - it does not fit most cases except for generic cases and gig bags.

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