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Washburn D30S Acoustic Guitar

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We got a special deal on the gorgeous handcrafted Washburn D30S Acoustic Guitar and we're passing the price break on to you! Visually, these guitars ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A truly luxurious solid-top dreadnought for an unbelievably low price.

We got a special deal on the gorgeous handcrafted Washburn D30S Acoustic Guitar and we're passing the price break on to you! Visually, these guitars are nothing short of astounding, with rosewood back, sides, and headstock veneer; grained ivoroid fretboard, head, and body binding; 7-ply top binding with abalone inlays; 17-band rosette with abalone inlays; custom fretboard inlays; and a rosewood butterfly bridge. Sweet, rich, and subtle tones emanate from a solid spruce top, while sealed Grover tuners deliver unsurpassed stability.

Solid spruce top
Rosewood back, sides, headstock veneer, and bridge
Grained ivoroid fretboard, head, and body binding
Grained ivoroid heelcap
7-ply top binding with abalone inlays
17-band rosette with abalone inlays
Custom fretboard inlays
Sealed Grover tuners

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Most Liked Positive Review


Best Acoustic I've ever played in my life!

I've been playing for 4 years and thought it was time for a brand new acoustic cause the one I had just plain sucked. Right when I took the guitar out of the package,...Read complete review

I've been playing for 4 years and thought it was time for a brand new acoustic cause the one I had just plain sucked. Right when I took the guitar out of the package, it pretty much blew me away. There are so many little details that the pictures here don't even pick up. It's truely an eye pleasing guitar. But, can it sound good? The answer is YES. It's the best guitar I've ever had the privelage to play. I've played everything from Yamaha to Martin and none of those match the quality, look, and sound of the Washburn D30S. The guitar is perfect for my sound and believe it or not, it has improved my playing greatly. The only bad things about this guitar is the strings (which aren't that bad but do need changed if you want the best sound) and on my guitar, at the 13th fret on the High E string, it just makes a rattle sound. But I can live with that cause I can play around it. Those are the only flaws on this guitar, the rest is just a steal. I still can't get over the look of it and the sound is loud and lovable. This makes an excellent second guitar, and I'm glad I bought it. If your looking to find a guitar to learn on, this is a great one to start with. Well I couldn't be happier and I think everyone should go out and buy a Washburn cause it's the best guitar I've ever owned!


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Mediocre At Best

I am a professional luthier (guitar tech) and am working on setting up a brand new D30s just now. The guitar looks quite nice - but I think looks are what you are...Read complete review

I am a professional luthier (guitar tech) and am working on setting up a brand new D30s just now. The guitar looks quite nice - but I think looks are what you are paying for. The fret job on this guitar is awful - at least 9 loose and high frets. Also, the saddle is also too low and will need replaced and the neck was back bowed (which did adjust out easily - but certainly a poor out of the box setup). Many of the materials are mediocre (cheap saddle, middling wood selection) for a guitar at this price. The tuners however are decent, though I'm not a fan of the plastic knobs. It does have a solid top - which is an important feature for tone; this guitar sounds decent, but it is by no means outstanding tone wise in any way. Go for something with a nitrocellulose finish is my advice (Save some money with an A&L, or choose a Seagull perhaps, though Seagulls are more expensive). Anyhow - that is my 2 cents worth.

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Amazing Guitar

By Rob-7.G2U

from Ypsilanti, MI

I just recieved my guitar in the mail today, and I was impressed right out of the box. Like always, the picture doesn't nearly do the guitar justice, it's a really beautiful guitar. However, there is a big blotch of glue on the inside, and the cover of the pickguard seems to be peeling off at one point. The guitar sounds wonderful, and at the amazing deal MF has it, I strongly recommend this guitar as a starter, or even as an upgrade.



By Chris-Jszw3

from Lubbock, TX

I got the d30 yesterday and have no complaints except that the fret markings are small and triangular. Sounds great, even on the awful strings that come with it. Buy one while they still got em!


Everything I expected and MORE!

By Tim-RfN0G

from Burlington, IA

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This guitar plays very well. It is surprisingly light weight, and the appearance is much better than the picture shows. The slightly wider neck makes playing Barre chords easy, and even thoughthe action is high, it plays like it is much lower. I have had it for 5 days and it seems that every time I play it, the sound gets better-like a solid body electric with the amp on chorus or a 12 string acoustic but with softer harmonics. All I did was change the strings to D'Addario EJ16 phosphor bronze and it came to life. An absolutely unbelievable deal!


This is a treasure

By jeller

from Lancaster, OH

The Washburn D30S guitar is probably the most beautiful guitar I have ever seen. On top of that it sounds great. I love this guitar. I replaced the strings with some good lights and the sound is crisp and clear and easy to play. It's also an incredible value. I would recommend this guitar to anyone.


D30S Finish

By limowreck

from Little Rock, AR

I just received my D30S in the mail and was pretty impressed with the sound for $***. Obviously it has pretty decent tuners. The only beef I have is that the finish on the sides seems to have several imperfections. It almost looks like when the stain was applied, some of the areas look dull that are beneath the clear coat. I really wanted to send it back because of this but didn't want to get in a vicious cycle of getting another one with the same issues, different tonal quality, etc... I would have thought I would have been offered a Blemished price for something that has this many imperfections in the finish. Also, I use "Open C" tuning. Bad part is that when it is tuned lower there is a lot of buzzing. For $300 I can't complain too much, but I wish I would have had the money for a Breedlove Atlas.


Great tone, better price!


from D.C.

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Can't beat the price for indonesian rosewood body and a solid spruce top. the sound has a suprisingly deep bottom, and a sweet high ring, with excellent resonance throughout the neck. it comes stock with vinci strings and the sound impresses me so i look forward to putting on Martin SP's to see how good it can get.


Fantastic Guitar

By Lil' j

from Seattle, WA

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This guitar is fantastic, I've been playing it for over a year, my aunt got it for me for Christmas last year. The sound is very crisp and loud, the abalone shell inlays are beautiful, the pearl designs on the tuning head. This guitar is fantastic. not only does it look fantastic, it sounds great as well. Great bang for the buck.


exceptional value for the money

By Ricky Kabod

from Hopewell, PA

I am a beginner with the 6 string guitar but play bass and keyboards. My friends tell me the Washburn D30S is the most playable guitar and has the best sound they have ever heard for the money. (My buddies play bluegrass and use the Martin D28) All I know is I love its appearance. my instrument's finish is perfect and all that abalone inlay makes it as beautiful as a piece of jewelry. the volume is not as loud as their Martins, but they paid 6 or 7 times what my D30S cost. I think it is a great guitar....I wish I had a second one to start a collection with.No complaints from me that is for sure.


Beware of neck humps

By Tweed Twang Thang

from God's Country, East Tennessee

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I went through two of these before I finally just gave up. The stock strings needed immediate changing, but with good strings they both sounded great. The neck profile is excellent, very comfortable and fast. The guitar is also very visually appealing for one in this price range.The downside is that I went through two of these and after about exactly a month they both developed a hump right above the neck joint that caused them both to fret out badly in the upper registers. No matter what the price or appearance, they weren't worth keeping and no truss rod will fix a problem there. I hated to have to return them, but I had no choice. Without this one issue I would have gladly kept one.


You folks were right

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

After reading all the rave reviews for the D30S I was persuaded and ordered one. As everyone has stated, it is just great. Looks outstanding, great action and the sound just jumps out of it. Overall I couldn't be happier with it and thank all for the accurate, positive reviews.



By ProfessorBanana

from Brooklyn Park, MN

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I've played many acoustics in my day, and this guitar is near the top of the list. I couldn't help myself when i bought it. The things was $$$ bucks off! How can you beat that? And it also came with Grover tuners - some of the best you can get. I fell in love with the guitar as soon as I started playing it, and used it in a performance the very same day. Seriously though, if you're looking for a high quality guitar but don't want to shell out thousands of dollars for a Martin, Washburn has some drop-dead-gorgeous kick-A sounding guitars. Go for it... you know you wanna.

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D-30S Acoustic


from Bonner Springs,KS

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I got this guitar as a Christmas present from my wife this last December.The wood and the adornments are beautiful.It plays wonderfully,and has a unique,shining tone that is marvelous.I have played this guitar so much,I have callouses on my old callouses.When I play this guitar,I get the sense that I am playing an impeccable instrument,and I am.The solid top is "opening up"even more already,as I play many hours a week.Helpful hint --almost all new quality instruments need some tweeking to the individual taste.I play in a band,and have played guitar for many years.I also own a D-10 which is an outstanding acoustic guitar also.Wonderful.


The soul of Wasburn

By Gargamel-0u78K

from Montreal

Astonishing instrument ... I wander if I can find a bad thing about buying this guitar - it's from far the best deal on the web these days. I did my lot of investigation before to buy. As soon as I saw this deal I emailed at the store to make sure it was not some scratch'n dent models - it was not. I order the second later. The guitar seems solid (made it safely to Canada) and sings like a bird - rich warm piano like sound. The only missing thing is the cutaway feature but this is personnal. Dont hesitate : make sure you benefit from this deal !



By Nerf

from Northern Michigan

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I am not happy with it. I read all the great reviews on this guitar and went out and bought one. I don't find the tone to be as good and full as my epiphone. It rattles and buzzes after about the fifth fret. I have attempted to set it up put it doesn't even have an adjustment on the bridge so I had to shim it. I would not buy it again. The only good thing about it is that it's pretty. I don't play mine anymore. I play my epiphone so why did I buy it? I listened to all the reviews. I wish I'd sent it back. If you don't believe me buy it and suffer like me.


Really Nice Guitar

By Clint

from Iowa

I've had mine a few days now and I am really impressed, not just for the price, but period. I was a little worried with the sound out of the box, but everyone here is right - put some decent strings on and you will be pleased.Mine came with very few flaws. One finish spot and one small piece of burned abalone. Neither is noticable unless you are looking for faults. The action is pretty stiff, but 5 minutes and some sandpaper to the bridge nut fixed that, and the sound is really nice. In my opinion, bright without being brassy and pretty full. I love the fret markers, but that's just me.All in all, a great guitar, and for the money an incredible value.


Beautiful Guitar, Very Good Customer Service

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

The first Washburn D30S that MF me sent sounded amazing, but had two 3" lines in the laminate on the face and a quarter-inch gouge on the back. The second one MF sent sounded flat, perhaps from the small cracks at the top of the neck on either side of the fret board. The third, which came today, is a beauty with a very nice sound. It is a gorgeous instrument.Musician's Friend stood by their guarantee both times that I called. Their customer service was excellent in handling the swaps quickly. They immediately sent prepaid FedEx airbills via email.


D30S equal to models costing much more

By julianport

from Golf country, NC (Pinehurst area)

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If you want a high end beautiful looking and sounding acoustic, but don't have the cash to shell out a ton of money,then this is the guitar for you! Very easy to play action, great tone and easily looks like a thousand dollar plus instrument! Doesn't quite have the volume of a Martin "D" model, but sounds wonderful and is plenty loud for almost everybody that is going to play without plugging into an amp. If you want a great guitar for the money, you can't go wrong with this one!


Awesome Guitar, Awesome Price!!!!

By Noj

from UT

this guitar is absolutely beautiful! pearl inlays (which you can't see in the picture), gorgeous wood, tuners are covered with grip rubber...everything about this guitar is beautiful! The sound is amazing! it's crystal clear, a wonderful tone, and carries very well. This is definitely the best deal I've ever seen and I'm so glad i got it. This guitar is killer!


Great deal at this price.

By GuitarGirl-2ZKzQ

from Tonto Basin, AZ

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This guitar is not only pretty to look at, it has a mellow, smooth tone that will make you wish you hadn't waited so long to get it. It is so easy to play and makes it hard to put it down. This is the best Washburn product I've ever owned.


The most Beautiful guitar you'll ever own

By Mike Fields

from San Pedro, CA

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How can anyone be other then thrilled to own this guitar. It looks like jewelry but comes with crappy strings. I couldn't bear to return it so I put medium gauge strings on and an angels choir began resonating all around me. I love this guitar. I sing better with it too. Washburn rocks.

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