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Washburn LSJ743 Lakeside Jumbo With Solid Spruce Top Rosewood Back and Sides Acoustic Guitar  Vintage Tobacco Sunburst 

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Washburn originally introduced the Lakeside Jumbo model in 1912 and it is considered the first dreadnought sized guitar. It bridged the gap between s...Read More

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A classic reborn with plenty of projection but in a smaller package.

Washburn originally introduced the Lakeside Jumbo model in 1912 and it is considered the first dreadnought sized guitar. It bridged the gap between smaller-bodied parlor guitars of the late 19th and early 20th century and modern-day dreadnought and jumbo acoustic guitars. 100 years later they have captured the essence of that model with modern materials to provide a truly inspired, unique and special instrument with its own voice.

The LSJ743STS features a solid spruce top and rosewood back and sides. The scalloped bracing is hand-shaped and the entire guitar is voiced by Terry Atkins. An antique burst finished mahogany neck is topped with a 20 fret rosewood fingerboard and a rosewood capped headstock reminiscent in shape of Washburn guitars of the day. Wilkinson tuners with butterbean buttons add a vintage flair and the pearl inlaid vintage Washburn logo and flourishes bring a subtle understated class to the instrument. Cream binding, lined rosette, a simple rosewood bridge and tortoise shell style pickguard round out the package.

Players looking for an alternative to a standard dreadnought but want to retain the volume and projection without the size of a jumbo will be especially attracted to the Lakeside Jumbo. Tonally this guitar delivers the goods with a big, loud and deep low end and warm but crisp and articulate mids and highs.

FEATURES
  • Body
  • Shape: Lakeside Jumbo
  • Top: Spruce
  • Back: Rosewood
  • Sides: Rosewood
  • Bracing: Quarter Sawn Scalloped bracing
  • Rosette: ABS
  • Neck
  • Material: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Inlays: Dots
  • Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 43mm
  • Scale: 25.5
  • Hardware
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Tuners: Wilkinson tuners with butterbean buttons
  • Other
  • Strings: D'Addario EXP-16 light set phospher bronze
  • Case: Included

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WashburnLSJ743 Lakeside Jumbo With Solid Spruce Top Rosewood Back and Sides Acoustic Guitar
 
5.0

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5.0

Big bold & beautiful!!

By Coe

from undisclosed

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Comments about Washburn LSJ743 Lakeside Jumbo With Solid Spruce Top Rosewood Back and Sides Acoustic Guitar:

Well, I don't think you can beat it for the price. I love the vintage looking head stock. The sound is very big from high to low as is the body.
I bought An Epiphone EJ200 last year expecting such power but it's nowhere close to his Washburn. I just swapped out a Martin gold thin line pick up from my old Martin HD 28 into this Washburn. I replaced the Hd28 pick up with an LR Baggs Anthem. The Martin pick up sounds great in the Lakeside.
Back to the Lakeside jumbo. Very impressive tone & especially volume it will easily overpower unamplified vocals, unless you're a real big mouth like me, even then it's quite a challenge. The tone across the board is very articulate bass, mid range, & high. It also comes with a very nice hard case which is good because this big boy wont fit in any other, including one meant for a Gibson or Epiphone jumbo, It's way too thick.
At this point I only have three negatives about this Washburn guitar. I had to return & replace the first one shipped to me because it had no pick guard. M.F. took care of that quickly though, they have terrific customer service. They always do their best to make you happy. The 2nd negative is the high gloss finish has one tiny pinhead size flaw on the top, but the real flaw is, the finish itself is very easily scratched. The plastic buttons on the cuff of a long sleeve shirt will scuff it before you know it, & I've had no luck in trying to buff them out. So roll up your sleeves kids. The final thing is, I'd advise the folks @ Washburn to offer an upgrade with a good pick up installed.. That would hike the price, & not everyone would need or want it but it would be a nice option. Bang for your buckwise, I'd give it five stars, but I really need to take back 1/2 a star for the fragile finish.

That being said I'm glad I bought it.

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5.0

Exactly what it says it is

By Setneck Tele

from Columbia, Mo

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Washburn LSJ743 Lakeside Jumbo With Solid Spruce Top Rosewood Back and Sides Acoustic Guitar:

    I currently have 6 other guitars, from an Epiphone AJ40TLC to a custom shop Fender Telecaster. I bought this guitar because I wanted a Jumbo to compliment my Medium Yamaha Jumbo. I did not buy this from MF but wanted to review it for those who may be considering one. The bouts are pretty close to the size of my FJ 645A Yamaha, but the body is deeper by about an inch or so. I find that it's an easy player and if you want an acoustic guitar that booms, this certainly booms. It's a great strummer and I find it's also a great flat picker for those Carter style pickers who need those bass lines to sound out. It also sounds wonderful finger picked in the style of James Taylor, etc. It stays in tune well, and it's nice to look at. It may not be for someone small in stature as the body is thicker than most guitars I've played and it may not be comfortable to a smaller person. I'm 6 foot so I don't have a problem with it myself. I have not tried it standing up.

    The build quality is good, the tuners work great and keeps a tune. The case is not the highest of quality, but is nice looking and does the job of storing it very well. The lid doesn't come down perfectly and I have to nudge it closed, but it's not so far off I have to force it.

    I haven't played one of the big name jumbos but I would put this up against them any day. I may lose but it wouldn't be by much I would bet. I always thought my FJ 645A sounded really great but IMO this sounds better if you are going for that Jumbo sound. If you can get along with the deep bowl you will be happy with this purchase.

    I also like the fact it's a reproduction of the first full size, as we know them today, dread naught size guitar, although it's actually a Jumbo. Kind of nostalgic. For the money in my opinion it's a great bargain. Don't let the made in China concern you, it's built really well. I hope this helps someone considering this fine guitar. This is my first Washburn and I have to agree with those who say Washburn may be the sleepers of guitars.

    I did have to have it professionally setup, but I recommend that for any new guitar purchase anyway. FYI, I didn't rate this a good guitar for recording, or concerts because I have no experience with either. I play for my own enjoyment and have played for 30 years.

    Good Luck

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