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Washburn Guitars Beefs Up Its Idol Line
« on: January 21, 2014, 06:12:34 PM »
Buffalo Grove, IL, January 21, 2014 — Washburn is pleased to announce the arrival of three new Idol models at this year’s NAMM in Anaheim, CA.



The flagship Idol, the USA Custom Shop WI68XVCG, makes its triumphant return in the stylish Cognac finish. It features a mahogany body with flame maple cap showcasing a reveal binding that lets the beauty of the flame show through. The mahogany neck sports a 22 fret rosewood fingerboard containing beautiful offset figured maple block inlays. Accented with classic gold hardware that includes Grover® 18:1 Rotomatic tuners, Tone Pros® Tune-o-matic bridge and stop tailpiece and gold knobs. Gold covered coil tapped Seymour Duncan SH1N neck and SH11 bridge pickups complete this tonally versatile package.
The WI68XVCG is equipped with D’Addario strings and comes with a Washburn GC5 hardshell case. It retails for $3,999.90.



Continuing with our vintage finish inspired guitars comes the WI60V Idol. It features a solid mahogany spruce veneer capped body and a mahogany set neck with recessed heel for upper fret access. The 22 fret rosewood fingerboard accentuates the pearloid block inlays and the matte black capped headstock features pearloid Washburn logo and stylized inlay. The vintaged hardware compliments the finish and features a tune-o-matic bridge with stop tailpiece and Grover® 18:1 tuners with ebonite buttons to tie in with the ebony control knobs. Dual humbuckers give the guitar a warm, creamy tone. The WI60V comes equipped with D’Addario EX-120 strings and retails for $890.90.



Originally introduced 15 years ago, the WI64 was the very first Idol model. The 2014 model WI64TRK reproduces every detail of the original right down to the revolutionary VCC tone controls. VCC varies the humbucker pickups from full humbucking mode to coil tapped mode and every tonal color in between. Go from thick crunchy tones to near single coil pristine tones by just rotating the knob. The WI64 features a thin mahogany body with set mahogany neck. The 22 fret rosewood fingerboard has dot inlays and the headstock features a gloss black cap with pearl Washburn logo and stylized W inlay. Hardware includes smooth operating chrome Grover® 18:1 tuners, tune-o-matic bridge and stop tailpiece.
The WI64TRK comes in Trans Red, is equipped with D’Addario strings and includes a Washburn GB4 gigbag. It retails for $890.90
 

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Re: Washburn Guitars Beefs Up Its Idol Line
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2014, 11:26:34 PM »
Glad to see Washburn brought back the WI64...The original was always a good playing guitar...  I liked the neck and the body was comfortable to me... To bad it's not offered in Trans Blue (had my fill of red guitars)... It will be time for me to get another guitar if Washburn brings back the "Preacher".
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Re: Washburn Guitars Beefs Up Its Idol Line
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2014, 01:37:42 PM »
 Fantastic news! Is the hardcase GC5 available for sale separately so I can get one for my Spalted Idol?  Here's hoping......
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Re: Washburn Guitars Beefs Up Its Idol Line
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2014, 02:27:18 PM »
Call World Music Supply or Musicians Friend, or Music123, and have it there by Monday or so.    Tom.  :) Well see why your on here asking. non of the big ones or Google have it.  Good luck my friend.  :)   :)  PSS.  UK I would say longer than Monday or so.  LOL.  :)  By the way you have my fave of the new guitars since 2010.
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Re: Washburn Guitars Beefs Up Its Idol Line
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2014, 02:34:00 PM »
 I'm in the UK Tom, but if it is actually available I will get in touch with a store that I know deals with the UK distributor. The case I'm using doesn't fit too well as the Idol is a little too big for a normal electric guitar case in the lower bout, but too loose in the 335 type case that was all I could find for it!
2011 N4 Korina 2.0, 1992 Alder N2, EA20SNB, Idol WIDLXSPLTD, 2007 N61,  Ibanez RG230, Ibanez Artcore AWD72ATF, Ovation Celebrity, Cort Bass, Vantage Acoustic Bass.