Friday, January 18, 2013

Washburn Updates 'Idol' In Spalted Maple

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 litter the musical landscape. When you choose an Original Idol you make a statement that you're not just an ordinary guitar player and you've got something to say. Chambered for lighter weight and more resonance.

Washburn's new WIDLXSPLTD, a spalted maple version of its original Idol popularized in the '90s and '00s, features a gorgeous gloss-finished carved spalted maple top on a chambered mahogany body with a belly cut on the back for playing comfort. The chambering of the body makes this guitar lighter and more resonant. The gloss mahogany set neck features a bound rosewood fingerboard with rectangular pearl inlays and a custom W wing inlay at the 12th fret.Players can expect a fat, creamy tone with superb playability thanks to this guitar's chambered mahogany body and easy playing neck. It comes equipped with D'Addario EXL-120 strings ensuring great tone out of the box. Hardware includes a tune-o-matic bridge with stop tailpiece and diecast tuners. A NuBone nut is used for added sustain. Electronics comprise two humbuckers for noise-free operation with a three-way toggle switch and individual volume and tone control for each pickup.

Products are being released at NAMM 2013


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