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Title: I did it again...a new Washburn WC150SW
Post by: mcloud10 on February 11, 2012, 10:37:12 PM
It seems I've done it again...I've purchased a WC150SW classical guitar!   It has a solid sitka spruce top with solid mahogany back and sides.  It won't be here until next week.  Looking forward to that!  Here is a pic...

(http://i373.photobucket.com/albums/oo172/MarkEdward_01/WC150SW2.jpg)
Title: Re: I did it again...a new Washburn WC150SW
Post by: magoo99 on February 15, 2012, 11:35:46 AM
What a nice looking guitar mcloud, how do she sound?
Congrats man.
Title: Re: I did it again...a new Washburn WC150SW
Post by: cedwards on February 15, 2012, 02:43:50 PM
Sweet! Hope you're enjoying the anticipation.
Title: Re: I did it again...a new Washburn WC150SW
Post by: mcloud10 on February 17, 2012, 05:15:36 PM
Arrgh!  I'm still waiting for the guitar.  It's on its way, but got a slow start in the initial ship.  Took 4 business days...yuck.  That's one strike... ::) :(
Title: Re: I did it again...a new Washburn WC150SW
Post by: YerDugliness on February 19, 2012, 08:15:15 PM
Looks real good, Mark!

Looks like you get the nice Washburn head (great shape!!) and the good tuners that came on my C124SWK...I was quite impressed that Washburn invested the $$ in decent machine heads.

I think you'll particularly like the rosette...if it is exactly like mine, there are bits of either MOP/Abalone (or turquoise??) inlaid into the inner and outer circles...it's a good look!

Of course, no classical with any self-respect would come with strap buttons...I honestly wish the lutherie on my C124SWK wasn't so nice, I've so far done without fittings for a strap just b/c I don't want to bugger up all that nice woodworking!

Looking forward to the photos!!

Cheers, and happy NGD SOON!!!
Title: Re: I did it again...a new Washburn WC150SW
Post by: mcloud10 on February 20, 2012, 10:51:42 AM
Gentlemen, it's here.

What a beauty!  Nice resonance. Low end is robust, mids are characteristic for the spruce and mahogany, and highs are crisp and sweet!  There are more "layers" to the sound than my C104SCE for sure.  I confess I do like it very much!  Fit and finish is very nice.  String height is a bit high for my taste, but easily remedied.  She is easy to play and feels very comfortable to my hands.  She is also a good bit lighter than the C104SCE.  The 104 is built like a tank -- and the sound suffers from it, I think.  I've mentioned before how thick the top is.  But this WC150SW resonates as you play; you can feel the sound all around.  I am very much impressed!  Here are some pics...

(http://i373.photobucket.com/albums/oo172/MarkEdward_01/WC150SWfront2.jpg)
(http://i373.photobucket.com/albums/oo172/MarkEdward_01/WC150SW_rosette.jpg)
(http://i373.photobucket.com/albums/oo172/MarkEdward_01/WC150SWfront.jpg)
(http://i373.photobucket.com/albums/oo172/MarkEdward_01/WC150SWside2.jpg)
(http://i373.photobucket.com/albums/oo172/MarkEdward_01/WC150SWsideview.jpg)

I believe she's definitely a keeper!! :) :) 8)
Title: Re: I did it again...a new Washburn WC150SW
Post by: mcloud10 on February 20, 2012, 11:01:49 AM
Another pic of the tuners.  I believe these are a higher quality tuner...

(http://i373.photobucket.com/albums/oo172/MarkEdward_01/WC150SWtuners.jpg)

Dugly, I do love the rosette.  It does have the turquoise inlays along with a "pearl" effect of the center colors of the inner rosette ring.  It changes with the light.  Very nice!

Yes, I will record it and post later...
Title: Re: I did it again...a new Washburn WC150SW
Post by: evenkeel on February 20, 2012, 01:25:45 PM
Very, very nice.   :)  :)  Congrats on the new Washie.
Title: Re: I did it again...a new Washburn WC150SW
Post by: mcloud10 on February 20, 2012, 06:17:31 PM
In my joy to receive the guitar and play it, I have overlooked one thing that seems amiss...did any of you notice it?  I wonder what Nick has to say about it? :-\
Title: Re: I did it again...a new Washburn WC150SW
Post by: philpm on February 20, 2012, 07:26:21 PM
In my joy to receive the guitar and play it, I have overlooked one thing that seems amiss...did any of you notice it?  I wonder what Nick has to say about it? :-\

How did that get out without the logo?!!?!?  That's interesting.

That is a beautiful git mcloud.  Making my GAS for my next git that much worse, especially since I'll have the money to buy it in a few days.

Phil
Title: Re: I did it again...a new Washburn WC150SW
Post by: mcloud10 on February 20, 2012, 10:10:59 PM
I sent a message to Nick, but don't know when I'll hear from him.  He stays pretty busy, which is understandable.  I did check the website, and noticed a strange thing.  If you select the WC160SW (the WC150SW isn't shown anymore), you see the emblem; if you select the WC160SWCE, the emblem disappears!!  It is also absent from the C104SCE.  Hmmm ???  Maybe they have two necks to use...one for the cutaways and one for the non-cutaways and they got mixed up?

Strange. :-\
Title: Re: I did it again...a new Washburn WC150SW
Post by: philpm on February 20, 2012, 10:15:54 PM
I sent a message to Nick, but don't know when I'll hear from him.  He stays pretty busy, which is understandable.  I did check the website, and noticed a strange thing.  If you select the WC160SW (the WC150SW isn't shown anymore), you see the emblem; if you select the WC160SWCE, the emblem disappears!!  It is also absent from the C104SCE.  Hmmm ???  Maybe they have two necks to use...one for the cutaways and one for the non-cutaways and they got mixed up?

Strange. :-\

I noticed that too.  Seems strange they'd omit the logo from one line, but none of the others.

Nick does seem to be busy.  He answered a question for me in the Announcements forum, which I answered immediately with another question, but haven't gotten a response on the second one. 

Phil
Title: Re: I did it again...a new Washburn WC150SW
Post by: mcloud10 on February 21, 2012, 12:29:07 AM
Here is a short video of the WC150SW...I'm just kind of "doodling" around...

http://youtu.be/2u3yg17gdmg
Title: Re: I did it again...a new Washburn WC150SW
Post by: mcloud10 on February 21, 2012, 11:50:40 AM
Well, I contacted  the seller, and he says that all of the new classical guitar headstocks are that way -- no Washburn logo.  He assures me it is an authentic Washburn product and carries the full warranty, so that's good news.  Strange how they advertise showing the logos.  Just marketing?
Title: Re: I did it again...a new Washburn WC150SW
Post by: Tio Kimo on February 21, 2012, 09:57:14 PM
Here is a short video of the WC150SW...I'm just kind of "doodling" around...

http://youtu.be/2u3yg17gdmg

beautiful! the playing and the sound, very full. wow. are these very hard to come by?
Title: Re: I did it again...a new Washburn WC150SW
Post by: mcloud10 on February 22, 2012, 06:33:37 AM
Here is a short video of the WC150SW...I'm just kind of "doodling" around...

http://youtu.be/2u3yg17gdmg

beautiful! the playing and the sound, very full. wow. are these very hard to come by?


Many online retailers have them, including those on E-bay.  You'll find many other models including the WC160SW, which is evidently the only model of this series that Washburn still has on their web site anymore.  6 months ago all of the WC models were listed (WC150, 160, 760, etc.) 

I originally was looking for tbe Solid Cedar/Solid Rosewood models, but in my research on tone I found I really liked the Spruce/Mahogany combo, too.  That's why I settled on this model (well...that, and the price was right!)
Title: Re: I did it again...a new Washburn WC150SW
Post by: Harley90 on February 24, 2013, 05:37:36 PM
Hi Do you still have the guitar? Still like it. Considering the purchase. Your is the only review I have found. Thanks for any feedback on your guitar.