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Washburn Electric Guitars Forums => Idol Series => Topic started by: CivoLee on January 16, 2010, 02:58:38 PM

Title: IDOLLITE3CUSTOM
Post by: CivoLee on January 16, 2010, 02:58:38 PM
Alright, I'll admit it: this one's good.

Spruce top, 5-piece neck-through construction, 2 volume knobs and 1 tone knob...none of the Les Paul copies out there (or the original LP, for that matter) have this.  This guitar's actually got its own identity, and very well may be the new Idol's one saving grace.  

But still...it shouldn't be called an Idol.  Call it something else, and you've got my faith back, Washburn.

Other opinions?
Title: IDOLLITE3CUSTOM
Post by: Tio Kimo on January 16, 2010, 03:08:09 PM
quote:
Originally posted by CivoLee

  This guitar's actually got its own identity,
But still...it shouldn't be called an Idol.  Call it something else



+1

Additionally, do the same with the Idol shape, with duncan pups and 4 pots configuration, and sell it for $799.00, you'll sell tons of 'em.
Title: IDOLLITE3CUSTOM
Post by: shaulin on January 17, 2010, 01:45:38 AM
I think the guitar's identity comes from it's shape
electronics can be changed, but the shape defines the guitar
the new Idol is a Les Paul copy, same as the X series is a strat copy
the original Idol was unique.

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Title: IDOLLITE3CUSTOM
Post by: CivoLee on January 17, 2010, 06:16:41 PM
I'm not saying otherwise.  I'm just saying that Washburn actually made an attempt to stand out from the other Les Paul copies in this case.
Title: IDOLLITE3CUSTOM
Post by: Mr. Bradley on January 17, 2010, 10:25:44 PM
Yeah Civo you're right. Neck-Thru guitars are killer. But they need to call it something else. Shaulin's right as well, it's unique, different.
That's the whole reason as to WHY I got a Washburn Idol in the 1st place, to get a different kind of guitar, not have one that everyone else has.