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Washburn USM-HB35 Hollowbody Dual Humbucker Electric Guitar Black 

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OVERVIEW

Timeless hollowbody design with state-of-the-art Duncan USM pickups.

Hollowbody guitars are typically lighter and more resonant than their solid body counter parts. This gives a somewhat mellower tone to the guitar making it well-suited to play jazz, blues or rock. The USM-HB35 features a double cutaway and includes a solid maple block in the center, increasing sustain and reducing susceptibility to feedback in high volume situations. Deluxe features include flame maple top, gold hardware, split block inlays and Grover 18:1 tuners. Includes case.

As the name suggests, the USM-HB35 comes with Duncan USM pickups, the result of a collaboration between U.S. Music Corp. and Seymour Duncan. The two companies have worked together for many years and have shared many artists along the way, including Nuno Bettencourt, Dimebag Darrell, Paul Stanley, George Lynch, Scott Ian, Warren Haynes, and many more.

Designed by Seymour Duncan's Santa Barbara-based engineers to USM's requirements, Duncan USM pickups are available in two voices, the HB-103 and HB-102. The HB-103 is a high-output humbucker aimed at heavy rock, metal, thrash and punk players. It's an extremely aggressive pickup with powerful coil windings ceramic magnets, but it will maintain string-to-string clarity even under the punishing picking assault heavy music players subject their guitars to gig after gig. The HB-102 is a classic, hot-rodded humbucker set that handles a wide range of styles from blues and classic rock to metal. The HB-102 bridge pickup has high-output coil windings and the neck pickup is backed off a bit. Both pickups use Alnico 5 magnets and are very musical with great high-end detail. The USM-HB35 gives you two volume controls, two tone controls and a 3-way pickup switch so you can get the sound you really want.

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FEATURES
  • Series: Semi-Hollowbody Series
  • Body shape: Hollowbody Series
  • Body: Maple Top, Back and Sides
  • Neck material: Hard Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood with 22 Frets
  • Number of frets: 20 frets
  • Inlays: Pearl/Abalone Split Block
  • Nut: Graphtech Nubone
  • Nut width: 43mm cream
  • Scale: 24.75"
  • Pickups: Dual USM Humbuckers
  • Pickup Configuration: H/H
  • Controls: 2 Volume/2 Tone
  • Pickup Selector: 3-way toggle
  • Hardware: Gold
  • Bridge: Tune-o-matic
  • Tuners: Grover Exclusive 18:1 Gold
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Strings: D'addario EXL 120 light gauge

Enjoy this great-looking and sounding guitar. Order today.

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WashburnUSM-HB35 Hollowbody Dual Humbucker Electric Guitar
 
4.3

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (3)
    • Practicing (3)
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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Overall a surprisingly good guitar

    By Fiver_Rah

    from Ulster County, NY

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Washburn USM-HB35 Hollowbody Dual Humbucker Electric Guitar:

      I've had my HB35 for several weeks now. I got the natural finish. I purchased it to replace an epiphone Riviera ltd that I was dis-satisfied with because the neck felt hollow and the tone was not what I was looking for (too warm). the color of the "natural" HB35 is somewhere in-between natural and butterscotch (at least on mine). I was hoping for a natural finish more like the the epiphone John Lennon Casino. I took the pick guard off. looks better that way in my opinion. also, the finish is more of a gloss rather than flat. didn't care for the quality of the binding around the f-holes -- a very cheap plasticized look. now, putting aside the negatives. there is still an elegance about this guitar, especially with the pick guard removed. the neck is solid, comfortable and plays well. the action is pretty good out of the box, but could be lowered just a bit. the case is of good quality. the tonal range is exactly what I was hoping for. the combination of maple top/sides, maple neck and rosewood fret board with Duncan USM pickups allows the guitar to have a broad tonal range. It can do a clean, bright sound (which my Riviera could not do), a warm resonant sound and pretty much everything in-between. the sustain is considerably better than I was expecting. standard arrangement of speed knobs -- 2 vol/2 tone, though I must admit that with the pick-up selector in the middle position, blending the two pick-ups seems to work unusually well on this guitar. This is my third hollow/semi-hollow guitar purchase (epi Riviera, epi Swingster). It is by far my favorite of the three.

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      4.0

      Washburn HB-35wrd

      By gk

      from Canada

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Great guitar

      Cons

      • 1 Bad Tone Pot
      • None

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Washburn USM-HB35 Hollowbody Dual Humbucker Electric Guitar:

      The HB-35 is a well constructed great looking guitar. It had some flaws right out of the box, However I chose to work around them rather than send it back. The rear tone pot was bad from the factory and there is a little blem on the headstock that most people would miss. Musicians Friend did however compensate me for these items so how can you go wrong with that kind of service. After a new set of strings of my flavor, a set up to my preferences and a tone pot replacement the instrument plays as well as any out there.
      I LOVE HB-35s and for the money invested it is a great guitar.

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      5.0

      Washburn HB35

      By Jason

      from Murphy NC

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Anything You Want To Do
        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Washburn USM-HB35 Hollowbody Dual Humbucker Electric Guitar:

        I am 32 yrs old and have been playing for 19-20 years. I have owned many guitars both high and low end. I have 9 guitars now. This is hands down the best guitar I have ever had and I have a Les Paul and an SG. The action is incredible. The tone and sustain have made this one hands down my favorite guitar.

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