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Washburn Joe Trohman Idol Series WI26 Electric Guitar   

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The Joe Trohman Washburn Idol WI26 is a modern single-cutaway style electric guitar. Tones ranging from punishing to pristine spring from dual humbuc...Click To Read More About This Product

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Signature axe of Fall Out Boy guitarist.

The Joe Trohman Washburn Idol WI26 is a modern single-cutaway style electric guitar. Tones ranging from punishing to pristine spring from dual humbucker pickups and the innovative Voice Contour Control. VCC is a unique coil-splitting system that allows you to incrementally blend humbucking and single-coil pickup sounds without the hum normally associated with single-coils. The solid mahogany body has a wide-yet-thin profile that is lightweight and well-balanced. The set maple neck has a fast profile, comfortable neck joint, rosewood fretboard, 22 medium-jumbo frets, and Grover tuners to keep you in tune.

"I spent a long time putting this guitar together, making it something that really represented me as a guitar player. This is the result and I'm so pleased with it. The fact that Washburn presented this opportunity in the first place means the world to me, and now I got to work with great people to create something I truly love. I'm a guitar player, and I'm obsessed with every inch, every nook, every aspect of guitars in general. I put my stamp whole heartedly on this guitar, knowing that it fully kicks ass and surpasses my standards. I'm excited to make it available to everyone out there. Enjoy it, it will bring you riffs galore."
- Joe

Joe Trohman/Fall Out Boy Bio

The four members of Chicago's Fall Out Boy came together in suburban Wilmette around 2001. Vocalist/guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist/lyricist Pete Wentz, drummer Andrew Hurley, and guitarist Joe Trohman had all been in and out of various units connected to Chicago's underground hardcore scene. As Fall Out Boy, the quartet used the unbridled intensity of hardcore as a foundation for melody-drenched pop-punk with a heavy debt to the emo scene.

Their debut album,, appeared in May 2003, as Fall Out Boy garnered positive reviews for their gigs at South by Southwest and numerous tour appearances. Their breakout album, the ambitious From Under the Cork Tree>/em>, followed in spring 2005, quickly reaching the Top Ten of Billboard's album chart and spawning two Top Ten hits with "Sugar We're Going Down" and the furiously upbeat "Dance, Dance." The album went double platinum, and earned the guys a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist.

Fall Out Boy' toured extensively behind the album, both at home and abroad, including spring 2006 arena dates, in addition to appearing on TRL, late-night television, and music award shows. Without taking a break, the guys eventually hunkered down to work on their follow-up record, February 2007's Infinity on High. The title was taken from a line in one of Van Gogh's personal letters with the album spearheaded by the hit single "This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race." The album continued Fall Out Boy's streak, debuting at number one on the Billboard charts and going platinum about a month later. Released one year later, the CD/DVD package Live in Phoenix documented the band's strength as a flashy live act.

FEATURES
  • Mahogany body
  • Voice Contour Control (VCC) coil-splitting system
  • WB630 high-output humbuckers
  • One-piece set maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with keyhole inlays
  • 24-3/4" neck scale
  • 22 frets
  • 14" fingerboard radius
  • 42.5mm nut width
  • Adjustable bridge with stop tailpiece
  • Grover 18:1 gear ratio tuners
  • 2 volume and 2 tone controls
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5.0

great guitar

By BJB-g3j7A

from Davis, CA

I bought this guitar with some spare Christmas money this year and am VERY happy with my purchase.First off, when I took it out of the package I was struck by how BEAUTIFUL the guitar itself looks. I almost felt guilty about playing it!The stock Washburn pickups not only look awesome in chrome, but sound superb. They are so clean and crisp, 100x better than any other stock pickups I've ever used before.The neck is the perfect width for my hands, and I love that the frets are slightly bigger than on my previous guitar (an Ibanez Gio). These things combined make the guitar easier and more enjoyable to play.I had read some negative reviews about the VCC system, but now that I own a Washburn that is equipped with it I can say that it works pretty well. I play mostly rock/alternative/metal, so I am not using it a lot of times; but when I do want to adjust and create a sound that blends the 2 pickups, the VCC system works like a charm.Everything you've heard about Washburn being a "Gibson killer" is completely true. The shape of the Idol series is a great blend of classic and new, and everything about the guitar is what you would expect from a more expensive Gibson, but for half the price. I highly recommend this guitar to others!

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5.0

Great for this price point.

By cspu

from Birmingham, AL

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For the closeout price you won't find a better guitar. Outstanding quality that you just cant find at this price. The action was perfect out of the box and the sound is amazing. I was skeptical of the VCC but the tone control is unbelievable. This guitar can play any kind of music and do it well. The finish on mine has some minor flaws but they are only visible if you are looking for them (black). It's a much nicer guitar than you'd expect for the closeout price.

 
5.0

awesome

By mikejones

from ohio

The vcc feature is awesome. The scale length is awesome. The sound is amazing. I have all the most popular guitars, sg, lp, strat and I play this on the most. Has somethings I would change for my preference but I love it.

 
5.0

Dream Guitar

By BJB

from Davis, CA

I purchased the Washburn WI26 with some extra Christmas money this year. I was immediately struck by how aesthetically beautiful the guitar is. The black model with the chrome hardware is especially striking.The dual humbucker pickups are by far the best sounding stock pickups I have ever heard. While I play a lot of Rock and Alternative, and so don't use the VCC system too often, when I do I am always pleased with what it allows me to do.The neck is just the right width for my hands, and the guitar is extremely easy to play compared to some other guitars I have experienced.The quality of the WI26, combined with the low price you pay compared to other brands such as Gibson, truly make this a dream guitar. Props to Joe Trohman and Washburn for putting together a high quality, affordable product!

 
5.0

I WAS SKEPTICAL ABOUT WASHBURN , NOW A BELIEVER

By StevieB

from Dallas GA

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I thought this was going to be a good guitar but little did I know what a keeper it is. It is lightweight and it sustains like crazy when you need it. Great looking guitar. Simple looks Simple operation. The VCC is pretty cool and allows you to adjust styles easily. The Grover tuners are nice and it stays in tune. I played it instead of my Strat at church and was inpressed with the sound. Great stock pickups....THis is just a fantabulous guitar ....buy it you will be glad you did....I bought this on impulse and have not been disappointed. The neck is fast and it was set up well out of the box. Get it ....It will make you a Washburn believer.

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