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Hi Folks,

They have WD750SWCEs on sale at WMS for around $550.  It has a solid Engleman spruce top, with solid Ovenkol backs and sides.  It also some nice electronics, with onboard mic and pickup through Fishman EQ.  I can't find any info on the web, as to when it was made.

http://www.worldmusicsupply.com/Washburn-WD750SWCE-Acoustic-Electric-Guitar.html

I was wondering: 1) if any of you have experience with the above; 2) any idea when these were made; and/or 3) do you feel there would be an appreciable difference between the above and a guitar with similar electronics, but laminate back/sides, when it comes to the "plugged in" sound for recording (which would be its main use)?

Thanks,
Steve

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Baby Jumbo Series / Re: Neck Specs?
« on: March 17, 2012, 10:56:22 PM »
Thanks for suggesting the above link, Dugly.  I also appreciate the feedback on your experiences with the Washburn mini jumbo line.  That is reassuring.  I ended up buying the WMJ40SCE, which was part of their 2010-2011 offerings.  WMS has them on clearance for $280 (see link below).  I am new to acoustic guitars AND it was weird to buy something without playing it.  However, I am very pleased with both the acoustic and the electric sounds.  It has some nice features for something at this price point.  I find myself playing/practicing more now, as living in a condo kinda cramps the electric guitar and bass playing (no man cave).

http://www.worldmusicsupply.com/Washburn-WMJ40SCE-Acoustic-Electric-Guitar.html

Cheers,
Steve

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General Discussion / Re: WMJ40SCE acoustic Anyone own one?
« on: March 17, 2012, 07:10:18 PM »
Thanks, Phil.  I have never played a Washburn grand auditorium but did try out the Alvarez AF710, which to me seemed very similar in size and shape to my WMJ40SCE.  I am pretty new to the whole "acoustic world" having focused mostly on my bass.  So, learning about the key design differences and features on different makes/models of acoustics has been interesting.  Discovering this site has really helped.

Steve

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Baby Jumbo Series / Re: Neck Specs?
« on: March 17, 2012, 02:58:00 PM »
I just answered part of my above question on the difference between baby and mini jumbos, by seeing photo of former in another posting.  Still curious on mini vs. grand auditorium.

Steve

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Baby Jumbo Series / Re: Neck Specs?
« on: March 17, 2012, 02:43:12 PM »
Hi folks,

I posted this question in another thread about the WMJ40SCE (mini jumbo), which I just purchased.  What, if any, is the difference between body/style of the mini jumbo, the baby jumbo and a grand auditorium?

Thanks,
Steve

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General Discussion / Re: WMJ40SCE acoustic Anyone own one?
« on: March 17, 2012, 02:26:38 PM »
Hey Tom,

That's good to know about WMS.  I had some trepidation about buying a guitar that I had never played.  To compound that, the only online review or posting that  I could find for this model was the post at the beginning of this thread.  One of the things that helped sell me though was that WMS posted a thorough list of specs for this model, which is not the case for all of their Washburn listings (or listings on other Washburn sales sites).

Are you familiar with mini jumbos?  I looked at some "grand auditorium" models too, which seemed very similar to me, in terms of size and design.  It lead me to wonder if the mini and auditorium were different names used interchangeably by different manufacturers, for the same style.

Cheers,
Steve

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General Discussion / Re: WMJ40SCE acoustic Anyone own one?
« on: March 17, 2012, 12:46:18 AM »
Yes it does have Grovers.  The only guitar that is close to the deal at the URL above is the Alvarez AD710ce, a dreadnought from their Artist Series, which was on sale this week at GC for $332 + tax (plus they will honor the $30 off coupon, if you order over phone).  I bought both.  Again, I am a novice guitarist but they have different sounds and tones.  I hear a deeper more resonant tone with the dreadnought, which as you know, is a function of the bigger deeper body. However, I really dig the comfort of the Washburn mini jumbo, which is thinner and smaller across the top.

The only minor "complaints" about the WMJ40SCE are: 1) they have rear strap button but no top strap button; and 2) it doesn't have the two different types of jacks, like I see on most of the 2011-2012 models.

I was told by the folks, who are selling the WMJ40SCE at the above site, that they bought out remaining stock from Washburn so they have a limited inventory (which could be a B.S. sales ploy).

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General Discussion / Re: WMJ40SCE acoustic Anyone own one?
« on: March 12, 2012, 01:48:35 AM »
Hi Dave,

Did you end up buying a WMJ40sce?  I bought one recently but had the same problem as you, in terms of finding reviews.  Here is what I have learned about it and experienced with my purchase.  It was part of their WD series from 2010-2011 catalogue.  It offers a number of features you would not expect in a guitar that is being sold for $286.00.  It has solid spruce top and mahogany back/sides, with spruce bracing.  It has bone nut and saddle, Grover tuners and Fishman 501 electronics (with tuner).

I am an amateur but have been pleased.  I found no dents, dings or defects.  After tuning, it played well out of the box.  I didn't encounter any fret buzz.  Mini jumbo is comfortable to play.  And most importantly, it has decent sound (at least to my ear).  I am not sure that the natural finish would have been my first choice but it seemed like too good a deal to pass up at the above price (as the comparable models I've played are close to $200 more).

I would be interested in hearing if anyone else had an opinion or experience with this model.

Cheers,
Steve

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