Washburn WJ130EK Jumbo Acoustic-Electric Guitar
Washburn Guitars introduces the latest addition to their Vintage Series, the WJ130EK jumbo acoustic-electric guitar.
As part of the Washburn's Vintage Series, this guitar is designed to recreate the look of old Washburn guitars manufactured in the late 19th and early 20th century.
The vintage tone of this big bodied guitar is supplied by its traditional Sitka Spruce top using quartersawn scalloped bracing for support.
The soundhole features an abalone rosette and the body is wrapped by a cream multi-lam binding that come with rope purfling details. Just by looking at the pictures, you can see that aesthetics is an important aspect of this guitar's design.
Rosewood seems to be a good part of the guitar's motif, the guitar has a rosewood capped headstock, a rosewood bridge, and its 24.75" scale mahogany neck is topped by a rosewood fretboard. These rosewood elements are embellished with pearl designs, including the Washburn logo and the matching pearl snow flake inlays that grace the instruments 20 fret neck.
Adding to its vintage look is its Distressed Wilkinson brass butter bean tuners which were purposely selected to match the guitar's "aged" finish. It also has bone compensated saddles and a bone nut. Finally, the guitar comes with an inconspicuous passive piezo pickup mounted under the bridge for live performance.
According to Washburn, here is how the guitar is described to sound like: "The WJ130EK produces a big sound with plenty of bass. Mids are warm but lightly scooped with clear, bright highs."
The new Washburn WJ130EK Jumbo is expected to sell for around $890.90, and it comes with a vintage style hardshell case. You can find more information about this vintage looking instrument from Washburn Guitars.
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