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Washburn Original Idol Electric Guitar  Spalted Maple 

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The Idol has been in the Washburn lineup since the '90s - a testiment to its staying power, desirability and status amongst players of all levels. Wi...Read More

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The Idol has been in the Washburn lineup since the '90s - a testiment to its staying power, desirability and status amongst players of all levels. With its bold single cutaway style and dual humbucker layout, the Original Idol provides a stylish alternative to the cookie cutter guitars that cover the musical landscape. It features a belly cut on the back for playing comfort and a gorgeous spalted maple veneer top. The set mahogany neck has a double truss rod and a bound rosewood fingerboard with pearl inlays. Two humbuckers are wired to a 3-way switch with independent volume and tone controls for each. The top-notch hardware includes a chrome tune-o-matic bridge with a stopbar tailpiece and die-cast tuners.

An eye-catching shape with a gorgeous top and powerful humbucking pickups.

  • Belly cut on back for playing comfort
  • Spalted Maple veneer
  • 5 ply binding
  • Stoptail with tune-o-matic bridge
  • Mahogany set neck
  • Double adjustable truss rod
  • Neck width: 1-5/8" (43mm) @ nut, 56cmm @ 22nd fret
  • Bound Rosewood fingerboard, 22 frets
  • NuBone nut
  • Rectangular pearl inlays
  • Custom W wing inlay at 12th fret
  • Humbucker pickups
  • 3 position pickup selector switch
  • 2 volume, 2 tone controls
  • Die-cast tuners
  • 24-3/4" scale

Make a statement with a guitar that's different from most. Order today.


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WashburnOriginal Idol Electric Guitar

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Great guitar!!!!


from Knoxviile, TN

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


    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Washburn Original Idol Electric Guitar:

    Great guitar for the money. The finish and workmanship is remarkable. I have been collecting guitars for over 42 years and this one is very special. It has very good tonal quality and a great neck feel in your hand. The electronics are very responsive to many sounds that you prefer.

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