A bound, carved flame maple top, the revolutionary V.C.C., and deluxe hardware including Grover 18:1 tuner combine to make a truly striking and deluxe guitar. This model marks the return of pearl wing fingerboard inlays to the Washburn line. The set neck allows a slim neck joint and offers comfortable access to the upper register.
All the features on these guitars are wonderful. The an everything from the Buzz Feiten Tuning System and Grover tuners, Seymour Duncan pickups, pearl wing inlays, select carved tops, etc. make for a sensational guitar. Though, on the other hand, the VCC system and volume pots are a bit weak. It would have been better if they had just put in push/pull tone knobs to split coils than the VCC controls. Click here for more features!
Excellent set up. The WI66 Pro guitars truly are beautiful works of art and amazing to play. Set neck is very comfortable and feels solid. Grover tuners stay in tune well.
With a Seymour Duncan ’59 and an SD Custom you get a wide range of sounds from this guitar from hard rock to a nice clean sound for jazz, really can roar with the bridge pup (three-way switch).
The VCC is a Washburn set up that is a variation on a tap for switching on single-coil. You need to play with it for a while to get the feel, it’s not like the usual push/pull that other guitars have. With this, you can roll on and off to get shades of change in tone. This is so worthies allowing that some people are never convinced with any single-coil tap effect, it has been played live and people are suitably impressed.
Put it this way – most guys that think Gibson and cant afford it get an Epi. Quite frankly, the set up of this guitar, the quality of pick-ups etc would wipe the floor with any Epi or similar. Don’t even bother thinking about it. It’s a no-brainer really quite. This price compares with higher spec Epi’s but comes with far better hardware than Epi ever offer. Check latest price!
Ease of Use:
The standard of guitar you get for your money means this has to get a 10. You can ignore the VCC option just plug it in and play and this thing will kick your ass!! Nice action with a rosewood fretboard. It has a through-neck which with the cut-away design gives excellent access to the higher frets.
Absolutely!! A Gibson-style guitar, with quality finish and hardware this is something that definitely attracts attention. The combination of its look, sound and the fact that a Washburn guitar is a bit of a rare find over here means the guitar gets a ton of compliments.
Technical Info :
Bound, carved flame maple top
Mahogany set neck
Fingerboard radius 14 in.
Bound rosewood fingerboard
Pearl wing inlays on fingerboard
Seymour Duncan ’59 Reissue pickup in the neck
Seymour Duncan Custom Custom pickup in bridge
3 way toggle switch
Tune-omatic bridge with stop tailpiece
Exclusive Grover 18:1 gear ratio tuners
Buzz Feiten Tuning System