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Offline Goldie

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« on: March 05, 2008, 02:34:42 PM »
I am a petite female pop & rock singer. Can anyone advise me on the best Washburn to get. I have an electric now and want an acoustic that can be amped.

I have been looking at these because they say made for smaller hands..

http://www.washburn.com/products/acoustics/folk/f52swce_f32s
ce.aspx

but these look great also

http://www.washburn.com/products/acoustics/dreadnoughts/timb
ercraft.aspx

Thoughts appreciated!
 

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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2008, 02:42:19 PM »
In my opinion you sound like a PRIME candidate for our new baby jumbo guitar.

http://www.washburn.com/products/acoustics/jumbos/wb400.aspx

Very, very sweet playing, comfortable to play.  It was designed for just the situation you are describing.

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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2008, 02:42:36 PM »
Hi Goldie, your links are incomplete, but I had the Washburn F52SW. It wasn't the CE, but it was a very nice guitar. I'm sure you will truly enjoy a F52SWCE. I also played a D52SW Timbercraft and it was sweet also. The Timbercrafts are some of the best guitars for the dollar out there right now, bar none.
 

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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2008, 02:43:03 PM »
Both are great guitars. The F52SWCE should be easier for someone small to play.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2008, 02:43:49 PM by strumsalot »

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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2008, 02:44:30 PM »
MMMmmmm...Stacy....Great choice seem to be a nice guitar.
 

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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2008, 02:44:42 PM »
Hi welcome to the forum. Sorry the links are dead.

Sorry can't advice on a good Washburn to suit your stature but I play a D10SCE Dreadnought body but the neck is quite sleek. Many of the EA models have slim necks I believe and the body on a lot of them are quite low if your after a guitar which is less bulky.

That is my understanding others can advice more.

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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2008, 02:46:14 PM »
Sorry Goldia, forgot to welcome you to the forum.
 

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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2008, 02:55:51 PM »
Describing yourself as petite I would think you would be much better off with a folk sized guitar.  The D size is big and the J sizes are huge.  Both are oversized by historical guitar standards.

Be sure that you try one one for size before you lay out any money.

As for plugging it in---------------might as well get anything you like the looks of, and fits you.  Once you add a pick-up to a guitar it is no longer acoustic and it doesn't matter what it sounds like.  It's all gonna be controled by knobs---not craftsmanship.

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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2008, 02:57:00 PM »
If you are only going to be playing through an amp, you might want to consider the festival series. It's a thinner body and we've had a few comments from women that it is more, um, amenable to the female body than say a dreadnought.

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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2008, 03:24:24 PM »
Sorry about the incomplete links. I am 5'2 and I do have small hands.
I am more pop dance than hard rock.

Ok here are two I am considering...And I will be playing it with an amp and without an amp so I want it to work very well for both.

http://www.washburn.com/products/acoustics/folk/f52swce_f32sce.aspx  (but when I read FOLK STYLE on the one guitar, it makes me wonder if the look of it will be to country or to large a body)
The other sounds slimmer but are you saying Browndog it may not be right for me since I dont want to always use the amp? I will really need good quality sound.

Stacy you mention this guitar....http://www.washburn.com/products/acoustics/jumbos/wb400.aspx It is very nice looking but it says under 6'4 and I am way under that...Could that still be to big for me.

And Greg are you saying these two are huge?
http://www.washburn.com/products/acoustics/dreadnoughts/timbercraft.aspx

Thanks everyone!!!
 

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« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2008, 03:33:17 PM »
Mike, I just looked at the festival series.. I dont see info on the black one EA21HM which is sharp looking btw. But are you saying the festival series does not do as well without the amp?
 

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« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2008, 03:34:58 PM »
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Originally posted by Goldie

Mike, I just looked at the festival series.. I dont see info on the black one EA21HM which is sharp looking btw. But are you saying the festival series does not do as well without the amp?



The festivals are a little thin without the amp. They sound great plugged-in.

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« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2008, 03:40:44 PM »
Ideally suited to players under 6’4”.

LOL, what does washburn think the average height of its customers must be?  

POLL: is anyone reading this over 6'4 tall (without your cowboy hat, of course...)??
(okay, I know that's asking for trouble).

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« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2008, 04:07:45 PM »
I think my best bets are ....

F52SWCE the folk style guitar
or
EA21HM ok ok I love the look and the slim body. Would that be a good size?

Pros and cons please?
« Last Edit: March 05, 2008, 04:20:06 PM by Goldie »
 

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« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2008, 04:28:48 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by Goldie

And Greg are you saying these two are huge?
http://www.washburn.com/products/acoustics/dreadnoughts/timbercraft.aspx


Dreads are big.  Jumbos are huge.  You just have to try the size to see what suits you.  Just go to a guitar store or a pawn shop and give 'em a dance.  Don't concern yourself with brand a dread is a dread by any name (close enough---within fractions of an inch).  I'm just betting that you'll like something smaller.

If you shop around, you'll find the Washburn to offer more bang for the buck.  You'll be hard pressed to find a better value.

Also remember that fancy headstocks, inlays, bindings and other dressings do nothing for the sound or playability of your guitar.  A pair of blue jeans sounds the same as a pagent dress!!!!

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