The Washburn WG 16SCE Grand Auditorium cutaway acoustic-electric guitar is made with a solid cedar top, and mahogany back and sides. This instrument has a mahogany neck that is topped with a rosewood ... Read More
The Washburn WG 16SCE Grand Auditorium cutaway acoustic-electric guitar is made with a solid cedar top, and mahogany back and sides. This instrument has a mahogany neck that is topped with a rosewood fingerboard. An under-the-saddle Piezo pickup and a Fishman Isys+ Tuner/Preamp System give you the freedom to perform at any venue. Quality construction features include quartersawn scalloped bracing, rosewood bridge, chrome die-cast tuners, and bone nut and saddle. Appointments on this Washburn acoustic-electric guitar include a gloss finish, abalone rosette, abalone purfling, binding on body and neck, and rosewood capped headstock with mother-of-pearl Washburn logo & stylized W inlay.
Washburn dreadnought guitars represent some of the best values on the market today. These handcrafted guitars use premium woods & materials and sound as great as they look. Compare the Washburn WG 16SCE guitar to acoustics costing twice the price and you'll be amazed at the tonal quality and value that is unique among guitars. Case sold separately.
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I had previously owned a Luna guitar. Great looks - but the quality didn't match up at all. I began looking for a guitar that played as well as it looked. I am a beginner/intermediate guitar player, but value a guitar that will last me. Buying online is always challenging, however I did my research (types of wood, body, quality, etc) and this guitar stuck out to me. Pros: The combination of cedar and mahogany makes for a warm, rich sound with good bass. The abalone finish on the edges separates this guitar from others like it. I was a bit worried the guitar wouldn't be set up right (it could've been sitting in a warehouse for months), however when I brought it in to Guitar Center to have it checked, they say everything looked perfect. They said she was a gem. The built-in tuner and Pre-amp system work as advertised, no problems there. Cons: Not many cons at all... but the size of this guitar is a little hard to find a hard case for. It's a Grand Concert (the perfect size if you don't want something too small or too large), however the "butt" of the guitar is a little too big for a smaller case, requiring me to purchase a Jumbo one which leaves a little extra room. Point being, I LOVE this guitar. I am so satisfied with my purchase - it is a great price for both the look and quality of the instrument. I can't put her down, Washburn definitely got this one right.
I will fully admit that I'm a beginner and just started learning guitar not to long ago. My practice was going along good and my employer offered an empty office for the guys to jam out on lunch. So, instead of lugging my guitar back and forth to work, I picked this Guitar up recently as a back up to my other entry level guitar (Yamaha FG-730S). I planned to leave this Washburn at work as my "#2" and keep the Yamaha as my #1 guitar. Well, long story short, I find this guitar to be superior in sound and comfort and is now my "#1" guitar. The Cedar top gives this guitar a nice warm sound and more balance across the lows/mids/highs compared to the FG-730S, not to mention the Grand Auditorium size is much more comfortable. This guitar absolutely does NOT need to be plugged in to get great sound, in fact, 99% of the time it is never plugged in. Plugged in, though, it sound fantastic. The neck and action is very nice and I find my chord changes are much cleaner/faster then I have on my other guitar (both professionally set-up, I might add). Over all, I would highly recommend this guitar for someone looking for a guitar in this price range. Add it to your list for possible contenders and I think you may be pleasantly surprised... just like I was, and still am.
I was looking for a versatile A/E six string in an auditorium size (tired of the dreadnaught box) that played well out of the box and sounded and looked as good as the high priced brands (you know who I'm talking about). A tall order right? Well, if you like the shimmery mahogany sound with the open, airy, clean, brilliant sound of a cedar top, along with Fishman electronics (an Isys plus system included for how much??? Wow!!), in a comfortable auditorium size, this is a truly incredible guitar. Out of the box I could tell immedialty that the action was set just right; low but no fret buzz at all. The neck is comfortable, a bit round, not a v neck, but comfortable. It comes with phosphor bronze strings which makes for a very bright sound. (I may try a set of 80/20 bronze, but I'm really liking the phosphor bronze for now). The electronics are top notch. The tuner is incredibly handy and actually tells you the note, unlike some of the cheaper tuners I have seen on others which give the string number?!?! Having both bass and treble knobs for adjustment makes for a very versatile sound palette. My only problem is the knobs are quite small so they are not easy to handle, and the mid click is hard to find. The Fishman Isys plus on a guitar for this price is more than you could ask for..... The Washburn WG16SCE has a gloss finish, abalone purfling with a nice light wood binding that makes it look like a $3,000 high end brand guitar!! What a beautiful look and feel!! when I saw it I thought it couldn't possibly be priced this low!! What a sweet instrument for a great deal! Washburn seems fairly consistent with their products so I think you will be able to find one as nice as mine. If you do, I highly recommend owning one!
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