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Offline chrislucrezia

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My first Washburn...
« on: May 05, 2012, 07:57:55 PM »
Hello all, as a relative new comer to the world of guitar playing (I started roughly 2 years ago) I have never really owned a "new" guitar. I was going through some pawn shop ones, my first being a Lotus Les Paul Copy haha, then my next two being a Squire Strat and a really nice find Ibanez acoustic PF model for around $80 with a hard shell case. I was drawn more into the acoustic and played that the most. So one day I decided to sell my Ibanez (after much thought) and electric and put in for a "new" guitar. After getting some cash I headed over to my local Sam Ash in Atlanta and went for a stroll through the acoustic section. After looking at some great guitars, I saw this gorgeous Washburn hanging there. It was the only one and after picking it up and playing it, I knew it was mine. So i decided that, as I was getting slightly (and I mean slightly haha) better at guitar, I owed it to myself to "upgrade." Here she is.



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Offline philpm

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Re: My first Washburn...
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2012, 09:08:32 PM »
Chris, welcome to the forum and welcome to Washburn ownership.  Having bought my first acoustic last year after going through several electrics, I will say I think you'll find yourself very pleased with your purchase!  Is that the WD10S?  I bought the WMJ11S new (well, it was actually a Father's Day gift, but still) and have found it to be an incredibly nice sounding and well built guitar, especially for the price.  Be careful though, my purchase started a nasty case of GAS (gear acquisition syndrome) that's only now starting to abate somewhat.  Enjoy your purchase, and a personal review is always welcome.

Phil
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Re: My first Washburn...
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2012, 07:04:30 AM »
Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new washie.  Very nice looking guitar. :) :)
 

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Re: My first Washburn...
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2012, 09:32:00 AM »
Nice looking Washburn I hope you end up playing the heck out of her, always good to upgrade after all you deserve it right.ship.............oh and welcome

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Re: My first Washburn...
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2012, 09:39:16 AM »
 Welcome and nice looking instrument.

However, please be advised that proper etiquette is to have the guitar on a "comfy couch" in the pictures. ;D
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Re: My first Washburn...
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2012, 09:41:59 AM »
I just realized you said Sam Ash in Atlanta.  I live about 50 miles to the west.  I just don't ever get to the big city.  I keep saying one day I will go to Sam Ash and the Guitar Center but haven't ever been there yet.
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Re: My first Washburn...
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2012, 10:51:01 AM »
Welcome aboard Chris.  Nice lookin guit!
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Re: My first Washburn...
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2012, 02:31:28 PM »
Welcome to the forum Chris.
 

Offline chrislucrezia

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Re: My first Washburn...
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2012, 03:23:33 PM »
Hey guys, thanks for the nice welcome. Yea my guitar is a WD10S. I actually play with light gauge strings on it. I just really dig the sound of them. I think it was Ernie Ball Earthwoods. So far the guitar has been amazing. I feel as though I'm able to move about the frets faster than on my Ibanez. I think the neck might have something to do with it. I like that it has an almost matte finish to it. Makes chord changes nice. I mostly play rhythm. Although I've gotten into a bit of finger picking. I like playing old style country (I refer to it has the "Cash" style ha) and folk-ish. I know that this guitar is going to stay with me forever.
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Re: My first Washburn...
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2012, 03:38:49 PM »
Chris, welcome to the forum. Hope you enjoy the heck out of  that good looking git. murph
 

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Re: My first Washburn...
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2012, 06:28:51 PM »
Welcome. I also like the Ernie Ball Earthwoods. The sound they make on a Dread is hard to beat. IMHO  a  Washburn,  bang for the buck, is hard to beat.  Tom.   :)  P.S.  I forgot, enjoy your new guitar.
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Re: My first Washburn...
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2012, 01:49:00 PM »
Congrats...I hope you enjoy it!  I have a WD10S also and like it.


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Re: My first Washburn...
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2012, 02:41:49 PM »
Congrats and welcome Chris. She's a beauty!
 

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Re: My first Washburn...
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2012, 10:25:27 PM »
Welcome Chris, beautiful guitar indeed. I should know, I have one too ;D

Actually I have the WD10SCE, the acoustic-electric version. Other than the built-in pickup and preamp is identical. Love the balanced timbre and the sustain.

Mine  has the natural finish, not the glossy one. I guess that is what you meant by "matte".

Enjoy her, she looks and play great.
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