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Washburn WD160SW All Solid Wood Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar  

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The Washburn WD160SW All Solid Wood Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar will bring out the fingerpicker in you. Handcrafted with a solid mahogany body and a ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Handcrafted with a warm-sounding solid cedar top.

The Washburn WD160SW All Solid Wood Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar will bring out the fingerpicker in you. Handcrafted with a solid mahogany body and a beautiful solid cedar top, the sound is warm and inviting.

Many fingerpickers prefer a cedar top because of its particular resonance of midrange frequencies. The sound of cedar is also ideal for accompanying the human voice. In addition, cedar tops have the advantage of breaking in faster than spruce tops, so you won't have to wait as long for the guitar's tone to open up.

The "C" shape neck of the Washburn WD160SW is comfortable and even feels good if you're used to an electric guitar. Other high-end touches include an abalone rosette, wood binding, engraved "W" on the neck heel, sealed precision tuners, and "Washburn" inlayed on the headstock. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Body Type: Dreadnought
  • Body Wood: Solid Mahogany
  • Top wood: Solid Cedar
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Neck Joint: dovetail
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Shape: C
  • # frets: 20
  • Nut Width: 1 11/16"
  • Fretboard Radius: 15"
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Tuners: Grover 18:1
  • Hardware color: Chrome
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Case sold separately

Put down your pick and pick up this sweet-sounding guitar.

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WashburnWD160SW All Solid Wood Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good audio (3)
  • Good feel (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Really nice guitar for twice the money

By tomcat768

from Enterprise MS

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Pros

  • Good value
  • Great tuners
  • Nice harmonics
  • Really nice wood

Cons

  • Somewhat flat fingerboard
  • String spacing at nut off

Best Uses

  • Finger picking
  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about Washburn WD160SW All Solid Wood Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

This is my first cedar top guitar. I was in the market for a new ax, and tried several at a couple of shops. I was impressed by another Washburn cedar top model, which had a solid top and laminate sides.
I read the reviews, and decided to spend my money on this model. I am very satisfied. The sound is really nice when finger picked.
With phosphor bronze strings, it is almost excessively bright when picked hard. It is not the equal of a rosewood and spruce model when picked, but then again, those types aren't the equal of this one when finger picked.
Whereas a rosewood and spruce, and to a lesser extent, a mahogany and spruce can sound a little muddy when played softly, this Washburn really shines when played the same way. Different tools for different jobs.
The wood is really nice, with the back on my instrument being almost perfectly bookmatched, and with outstanding flame. Prettier than any mahogany that I have personally seen. Much more figure than my old D 18.
The neck, although not one piece, has a nice profile, and is bound in what seems to be very unfigured rosewood.
And there is my only real beef with the guitar. The string spacing at the nut would be spot on , were it not for the binding. That tiny strip of wood is just enough to make a thumb-over reach to get the bottom E a little far away, even with my big hands. It's do-able, just not comfortable.
I filed the nut a little to the outside when I lowered the action, and it helped. I think I will CAREFULLY sand the top edge of the binding to roll it over a little too.
The action is playable out of the box, But I did tweak the truss rod, file the nut, and take some off the saddle.
I have heard that cedar opens up a lot quicker than spruce, and I have to agree. After playing a couple of hours after setting it up, I set the guitar in front of my stereo all night, letting the four 10 inch woofers "sing" to the guitar all night, and surprisingly to me, ther was a noticeable improvement. Like it was a much more broken in instrument. In fact, certain songs would set the strings to ringing without being touched.
The better than normal Grovers are a real pleasure. The 18 to 1 ratio is a noticeable improvement over the same, but 14 to 1 Rotomatics that I have owned in the past. Very positive, and no slop whatsoever.
This is a really nice guitar for the price, and compares very favorably with much, MUCH higher priced instruments. Me likey!!

(5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

True work of art

By Bradley Keller

from Oregon

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Comments about Washburn WD160SW All Solid Wood Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

This guitar is a real gem.Easy to play,sounds fantastic! It looks and sounds like guitars costing two or three times as much.The finish is flawless built with high quality components and the solid wood construction give this guitar a very mellow sound that will compliment any style of music. it 's cedar top gives it a unique class of its own look.A real deep warm sound and appearance. Two thumbs up on this one and it's modest price is worth every cent.



Bradley Keller

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A real Gem!

By b75025

from Texas

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Pros

  • Absolutely beautiful
  • Brighter than I expected
  • Consistent
  • Flawless Finish
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Great intonation
  • Loud
  • Rich Sound
  • Setup near perfect
  • Solid wood
  • Stays In Tune
  • Wonderful neck

Cons

  • No strap lug on front

Best Uses

  • Do it all

Comments about Washburn WD160SW All Solid Wood Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I also own a Washburn WD750SW with Spruce/Ovangkol and both guitars are amazing quality. Forget that they're made in China, you will be impressed! I was surprised that this Cedar/Mahogany was so bright! I play fingerstyle, and this guitar just sings. What a wonderful full audio spectrum sound! This may just displace my Taylor DN3 for the top spot in my collection.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Tone

By WhiteBear

from New Mexico

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Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Great Projection
  • Nice setup out of the box
  • Outstanding Price
  • Rich finish
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

  • Some sharp fret edges

Best Uses

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

Comments about Washburn WD160SW All Solid Wood Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

Wow. What a guitar! I found it at a local "once again" used/new shop. Running thru the name brands (both new & used/expensive & less), I took a chance on this. While all the guitars up to this sounded muted in the soundproof room, this rang out pure, full, and clear. My friend said "that's the one". It really took me by surprise. It cost $60 more than here. I waited. It was gone. Duh. I purchased a WD760SW cedar/ovangkol instead and love it.

 
5.0

nice action, good resonance, feel the love

By Fire Boy

from The State of Jefferson

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Pros

  • Sweet sound and sustain

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home recording, finger picking

    Comments about Washburn WD160SW All Solid Wood Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    Warm instrument that gives back. Talk to it. Listen to it.

     
    5.0

    Great guitar, great value Washburn WD160

    By Ben C.

    from Farmingdale NY

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Washburn WD160SW All Solid Wood Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

      Bought a WD160SW used but in great condition for my daughter as a starter guitar as she had been borrowing my gear. Time to start her with her own guitar collection. If she decides to switch I will gladly addopt this great instrument.

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