Washburn gets comfortable

Washburn, which interestingly claims to be the world’s second oldest guitar manufacturer, has announced that it has begun shipping its first all-solid acoustic/electric Comfort Series guitar. The ‘comfort’ tag derives from the carved armrest bevel on the body top, which makes the instrument easier to hold and play for long sessions.

Introduced at NAMM 2018, the new Comfort All-Solid acoustic/electric Model WCG700SWEK-D features a solid torrefied (i.e. ‘aged’) Sitka spruce top, solid African ovangkol back and sides, an ebony fingerboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle, Graphtech Ratio-tuned tuners and Fishman Presys Blend electronics with microphone and tuner.

Washburn says: ‘This unique combination of top-quality materials and built-in electronics is what gives the guitar the loud and warm tone that is craved by many of today’s players. The Ovangkol back and sides provide characteristics that fall somewhere between Indian rosewood and black walnut. A hard shell case is included for protection and portability’.

Info: www.washburn.com.