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Washburn J3 Jazz Florentine Cutaway Electric Guitar  Sunburst

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Classic jazz guitar tone is traditionally achieved through hollowbody, semi-acoustic guitars. The J3 Jazz Electric Guitar is affordable and features ...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 08-06-2017

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A full-size Jazz box made of maple and equipped with dual humbuckers.

Classic jazz guitar tone is traditionally achieved through hollowbody, semi-acoustic guitars. The J3 Jazz Electric Guitar is affordable and features a Florentine cutaway and bound f-holes. It has a beautiful maple body and top with a maple neck. The scale is a full 25-1/2" and the neck has a rosewood fingerboard with block inlays. It has an adjustable rosewood bridge, a Washburn tailpiece and chrome hardware. Dual humbuckers are wired to a 3-way switch with independant volume and tone controls for each pickup. Case included.

FEATURES
  • Maple top & maple body
  • Maple neck
  • Florentine cutaway
  • Bound f-holes
  • Multi laminate binding
  • Rosewood fingerboard with block inlays
  • Chrome hardware
  • 2 humbucker Pickups
  • 4 knob/3-way switch
  • Rosewood Bridge
  • Washburn W jazz tailpiece
  • Nut width: 1-5/8" (43mm)
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • 20 frets

Expand your jazz horizons with this affordable beauty. Order today.

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WashburnJ3 Jazz Florentine Cutaway Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

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(26 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Washburn J3, Jazz Guitar, Natural Finish

By JZB

from Fairborn, OH

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Washburn J3 Jazz Florentine Cutaway Electric Guitar:

      After some Internet search, I ordered from the Musician's Friend a Washburn J3, "Florentine cutaway", fully hollow electric Jazz guitar. Even though I ordered it tobacco sunburst – I ended up with a natural finish (a blonde with which I am now in love). Here is how:
      There was one restock tobacco sunburst model listed at a significant discount, so I asked for it (and even paid for express shipping). It arrived relatively promptly – beautiful, in a great case, with just a small ding on one side (which could be fixed with a drop or two of a Super Glue). Unfortunately, when I plugged it into my amplifier - it was mute. None of the two active humbuckers responded. I checked cables, control knobs, switch – nothing obvious, just no signal from the humbuckers.
      I packed it back into original box, called the customer service, and within a couple of minutes I got from them a pre-paid return label through my e-mail. Since the Musician's Friend had no another tobacco sunburst in stock, I was offered a natural finish, for which I agreed (at first, reluctantly). The all exchange procedure did not cost me even a penny (except my fee paid for the "express" shipment) and the only inconvenience was that I needed to drop it at the nearby UPS store.
      After a few days (still in time for my gig) a brand new J3 - natural finish arrived in a virgin condition (in a great, sturdy case). Wow! That's a real natural blonde beauty!
      I plugged it into my small Behringer ACX450, 45W amplifier, and it sounded nice out of the box. After tuning and lowering the action, I played it for some 30 min, and decided that the strings it arrived equipped with are terrible for my style (apparently, they were the recommended by Washburn "Extended Life Slicks"). I changed strings for the European-made flatwound Presto light (0.01; 0.012; 0.16; 0.026; 0.035; 0.045 ").
      With the appropriate amplifier, the J3 guitar has a rich, mellow, warm tone. It is well suited to play Jazz, Blues, Ballades. With the switch positioned all the way down, it sounds also great in the rhythm section. A very comfortable neck profile. After 50 years of playing (different fretted instruments) I finally found my favorite guitar.
      The only negative: it needed suitable strings (I suggest: flatwound).

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome Jazz Box for the money

      By Phlip

      from Golden, CO

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Washburn J3 Jazz Florentine Cutaway Electric Guitar:

        I like the playability of the Guitar out of the box. It's a great deal for the price. And Musicians Friend gave me a great deal.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Yes!

        By Retired Art Teacher

        from Mason City, Iowa

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Washburn J3 Jazz Florentine Cutaway Electric Guitar:

          Sush... don't tell anyone about this... it's too good to be true. This is a great jazz guitar deal from Musicians Friend. I bought this guitar to replace a similar one that was stolen frm me a long ago, and I never forgot it. I was surprised to see what a great deal it was. The action and fretwork are spot on, and the finish, unlike what the advertised image shows is not "brown sunburst" but a rich black/amber sunburst with a solid gloss finish, which is exactly what I was looking for. This guitar was playable righrt from the start, and it came with a professional case... what a great deal! This guitar lives up to what Washburn exemplifies; high quality at a reasonable price. Thanks Washburn!

           
          5.0

          Washburn j3

          By c-rick

          from MN

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Washburn J3 Jazz Florentine Cutaway Electric Guitar:

              Took a gamble, bought one without any research. Have no regrets, this guitar is great. If you want a hollow body guitar for a reasonable price this is it.

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