Washburn

Washburn

The Chicago based instrument manufacturer, Washburn, has been around since 1883. It’s original facility was steps from Maxwell Street, one of the city’s oldest residential districts that is also celebrated as birthing the blues.

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These guitars hold history. They hold 100 year old voices screaming inside of them.

It’s hard to find much information on the artists that they support, but a short list includes:

  • Nuno Bettencourt
  • Paul Stanley
  • George Washburn
  • Nick Catanese
  • Dan Donegan
  • Bootsy Collins
  • Dimebag Darrell
  • Steve Stevens

 

Washburn J600

After over 100 years of business, they’re quite a diverse instrument maker. Along with the guitar lines, acoustic, classical, and electric, they also have basses, mandolins, banjos, and resonators.

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Personally, I find the hollowbody designs absolutely beautiful. Which Washburns are your favorite?