With roots planted in a strong foundation of building top-quality instruments, Washburn guitars are seen on the international stage with many guitar greats, including Warren Hayes of the Allman Brothers Band and Nuno Bettencourt of Extreme. For this reason, it's really no surprise that Washburn also collaborates often with famous artists to create first-class signature model acoustic guitars. Feel free to check out this section and see what Washburn can bring to your musical style. No doubt, any one of their signature model acoustic guitars will be sure to blow your tonal expectations out of the water.
One signature acoustic that has to be discussed in more detail is the Forrest Lee Bender Guitar, for the simple fact that it's the first acoustic guitar to be produced with a B-bender. This modification lets you mechanically bend the B-string up a whole tone to C#. The only signs of it being in the guitar are a slot for the strap holder to move and the pin which stages the place of the B-string pin. Designed to stimulate pedal steel type bends popular in country and bluegrass, the Forrest Lee Bender brings a whole new level of twang to the world of acoustic guitar. Other impressive features on this model include a Fishman pickup, a Graphtech NuBone saddle and a fretboard with an exquisite tree of life inlay.
We could spend a lot more time talking about the greatness of Washburn signature model acoustic guitars, but your best bet is to dive into their catalog and see for yourself. After all, a lot of the fun that comes with buying an instrument is researching all your options. With a history dating back over a 130 years, Washburn Guitars is an American stringed-instrument institution - and when it comes to exceptional craftsmanship, playability and sound, they truly are in a class of their own.
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