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Washburn WG16SCE Solid Cedar Top Acoustic Cutaway Electric Grand Auditorium Mahogany Guitar with Fishman Preamp And Tuner  

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The Washburn WG 16SCE Grand Auditorium cutaway acoustic-electric guitar is made with a solid cedar top, and mahogany back and sides. This instrument ...Read More

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A Grand Auditorium style guitar with a cedar top, abalone trim, and Fishman Preamp.

The Washburn WG 16SCE Grand Auditorium cutaway acoustic-electric guitar is made with a solid cedar top, and mahogany back and sides. This instrument has a mahogany neck that is topped with a rosewood fingerboard. An under-the-saddle Piezo pickup and a Fishman Isys+ Tuner/Preamp System give you the freedom to perform at any venue. Quality construction features include quartersawn scalloped bracing, rosewood bridge, chrome die-cast tuners, and bone nut and saddle. Appointments on this Washburn acoustic-electric guitar include a gloss finish, abalone rosette, abalone purfling, binding on body and neck, and rosewood capped headstock with mother-of-pearl Washburn logo & stylized W inlay.

Washburn dreadnought guitars represent some of the best values on the market today. These handcrafted guitars use premium woods & materials and sound as great as they look. Compare the Washburn WG 16SCE guitar to acoustics costing twice the price and you'll be amazed at the tonal quality and value that is unique among guitars. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Grand Auditorium guitar with cutaway
  • Cedar top
  • Quartersawn scalloped bracing
  • Mahogany sides and back
  • Gloss finish
  • Abalone rosette
  • Abalone purfling and wood binding
  • Satin finish rosewood neck with two-way truss rod
  • Neck and headstock binding
  • Dot fingerboard inlays
  • Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
  • Bone nut and saddle
  • Rosewood capped headstock with mother-of-pearl Washburn logo & stylized W inlay
  • Chrome die-cast tuners
  • Fishman Isys+ Tuner/Preamp System
  • Comes equipped with D'Addario strings
  • Case sold separately

Own a Washburn guitar today and get bold, beautiful sound for a lifetime!

SPECIFICATIONS

WG16SCE Solid Cedar Top Acoustic Cutaway Electric Grand Auditorium Mahogany Guitar with Fishman Preamp And Tuner

  • Scale length: 25-11/16"
  • Nut width: 1.69" (43mm)
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Fretboard radius: 16"
  • Dimensions:
    Upper bout: 11-1/4"
    Waist: 9-9/16"
    Lower Bout: 15-11/16"
    Depth: 4-5/8"
    Total length: 40-7/8"
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WashburnWG16SCE Solid Cedar Top Acoustic Cutaway Electric Grand Auditorium Mahogany Guitar with Fishman Preamp And Tuner
 
4.7

(based on 23 reviews)

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          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (10), Yes (3)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Good guitar for price

        Overall, the WG16SCE Solid Cedar Top Acoustic Cutaway Electric Grand Auditorium Mahogany Guitar With Fishman Preamp And Tuner is a good guitar. If you are looking for a guitar that gets the job done...Read complete review

        Overall, the WG16SCE Solid Cedar Top Acoustic Cutaway Electric Grand Auditorium Mahogany Guitar With Fishman Preamp And Tuner is a good guitar. If you are looking for a guitar that gets the job done and a very reasonable price, this is for you. It looks really nice once you see it in person for the first time. Once again, tuning keys may give you troubles or maybe my guitar was just a fluke. Who knows. It is fun to play and I think I'll enjoy it for some time until I save up enough money for a Martin or Taylor.
        Built in tuner is nice, electronics are good. I played it the other night at my church when it was plugged in to the sound system and it worked quite well.
        Good quality guitar except for one thing. The tuning keys are awful. I had a hard time with them anyways. I got the guitar and decided to put some Elixir Nanoweb strings on it and they make an awful cranking noise once the tension builds up and have to be turned carefully. One of them actually would actually keep turning without tightening the string so I took it in to a music store that repairs guitars and they said that they couldn't do anything about it so I took it home and fixed it myself. The trick for me was turning the tuning key while also helping turn the knob that the string is attatched to.
        Once it tenses up, turn it back a little bit and give it a little slack and then tighten it again. That eases the tension and made it easier for me.
        I got this guitar for a great price and I honestly really enjoy except for the pain with the tuning keys. Other than that it is a great value. It plays nicely, has a good sound, and it's comfortable. Don't be expecting Martin or Taylor quality though.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Loved the guitar but it had some problems

        I tried out a similar model at a local guitar shop where they were asking 350. I really wanted a cutaway and electronics and this model did not have either. So i came onto...Read complete review

        I tried out a similar model at a local guitar shop where they were asking 350. I really wanted a cutaway and electronics and this model did not have either. So i came onto this website and found the same model with the the cutaway and electronics for less and was excited. I really liked the guitar, especially how it plays fast. Has decent tone unamplified. I could really get a nice tone out the Fishman 301T system through my Toneport on the Mac. I tried for a while and it just wasn't happening.The most concerning issues with the guitar were that there were three slipping tuning pegs on the top of the guitar. When turned they would become hard to turn and then they would snap. The tuners worked but these would have to be replaced soon and be difficult when restringing. There was also a fret buzz where the cutaway is on two strings. Can't recall exactly which fret. The reason i bought a cutaway was so that i could play easily on those frets. I don't want fret buzz anywhere on my guitar. This is something that couldn't be fixed unless you take 7 frets out and sand down the fretboard.Overall those three issues made me send the guitar back. If you can disregard those issues and maybe you get one that doesn't have broken tuning pegs then you would like this axe.It plays fast and isn't bad for the price. But there were too many issues for me to keep it.

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        5.0

        Awesome Guitar

        By PBlas

        from Houston, TX

        Pros

        • BEAUTIFUL
        • Bright And Warm Tones
        • Fits Like A Leather Glove
        • High Quality
        • price

        Cons

        • Not a single one

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio Live

        Comments about Washburn WG16SCE Solid Cedar Top Acoustic Cutaway Electric Grand Auditorium Mahogany Guitar with Fishman Preamp And Tuner:

        Before buying this guitar I had looked at the Breedlove 250CME which is a very nice guitar. I own a Breedlove, Seagull, Taylor, Martin, etc. but this guitar is something else. It is beautiful, sounds amazing, and built as solid as they come. The photos do not do it justice.

        The packing was top-notch, the guitar was setup perfect when it arrived, low action, no buzzing, had to do a minor tune adjustment and that was it... the fun began.

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        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        BUY THIS GUITAR!

        By GuitarRUSH

        from Hartsville, SC

        Pros

        • Features
        • Feelfinish
        • Wood quality

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Gigs
        • Personal
        • Rehearsal

        Comments about Washburn WG16SCE Solid Cedar Top Acoustic Cutaway Electric Grand Auditorium Mahogany Guitar with Fishman Preamp And Tuner:

        This is quite frankly an INSANE guitar for the money! Features are up the wazoo and the tone/wood quality is great. Unbelievable value!

        This easily looks, feels, and sounds like a guitar three times the price I paid for it (on sale this week).

        I'd rate this guitar 6 stars if I could.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Love this Guitar

        By rfree450

        from Taylorsville, NC

        Pros

        • Good to go anywhere

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Grab it and go

        Comments about Washburn WG16SCE Solid Cedar Top Acoustic Cutaway Electric Grand Auditorium Mahogany Guitar with Fishman Preamp And Tuner:

        Bought this and can't put it down. Great playing instrument stays in tune sounds good plugged or unplugged. The sound does not have the overall character of my Taylor but plays much better. Very Happy with it and plan on buying another Washburn

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Guitar

        Pros

        • Great Playing Ax

        Cons

        • Some Tone Problems Upper

        Best Uses

        • Anywhere You Play

        Comments about Washburn WG16SCE Solid Cedar Top Acoustic Cutaway Electric Grand Auditorium Mahogany Guitar with Fishman Preamp And Tuner:

        I bought this not knowing what to expect because i had never played a Washburn Acoustic. I picked it up and have not put it down. Love the feel of this guitar. I put my Taylor back in the case and this became my main guitar Amazing for the money.

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        5.0

        Great Guitar

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Washburn WG16SCE Solid Cedar Top Acoustic Cutaway Electric Grand Auditorium Mahogany Guitar with Fishman Preamp And Tuner:

              I bought this guitar as a back up for my Taylor and from the first time I played it I loved the why it played. It does not have the bottom end that the Taylor has but when playing through an amp that is not problem. For the money this guitar is worth every cent. I find myself using this guitar most of the time.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              AMAZING FOR THE PRICE

              By JD

              from Long Island, NY

              Pros

              • Beautiful and comfortable
              • Bright And Warm Sound
              • Built-in tuner
              • Very affordable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sounds Great Live
                • Sounds Great Recording
                • Sounds Great Unplugged

                Comments about Washburn WG16SCE Solid Cedar Top Acoustic Cutaway Electric Grand Auditorium Mahogany Guitar with Fishman Preamp And Tuner:

                I've been playing guitar for 20 years. I was looking for a good sounding guitar in the 300 price range. I love Taylor's and Martin's because of their sound, but didn't want to spend over 400/500. Let me tell you that this guitar sounds way better than many other guitars in this price range. It blows away a baby Taylor, which is currently nearly the same price. This guitar has an excellent crisp, clear, bright and warm sound. Washburn really does make some good guitars. Put EB Everlast Phosphor Bronze or Elixir Phosphor Bronze strings on it, make sure the action is right (which mine was fine), and this thing will sing. Very impressed!

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                • Yes

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                4.0

                Great guitar for the money

                By Buck

                from Houston, Tx

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                Pros

                • Nice Finish Good Set-up

                Cons

                • Pick-up Was A Little Out

                Best Uses

                • Home And Gigs

                Comments about Washburn WG16SCE Solid Cedar Top Acoustic Cutaway Electric Grand Auditorium Mahogany Guitar with Fishman Preamp And Tuner:

                Arrived, promptly, from Musicians Friend. I was looking for an inexpensive cutaway for some acoustic shows, and this was perfect. Not too concerned about cosmetics, but the fit and finish were top-notch. The cedar top gave the guitar a very mellow tone and plenty of sustain. The only issue I had was that when plugged in, the high E string sounded some-what muted when compared to the other strings. I lightly sanded the saddle to make sure that it was square and the volume improved a little. I can live with it. It had an extra saddle included with the guitar and I may adjust some more. is it a Taylor or Martin? No, but for the price it will serve me nicely. with time and playing, the tone should improve, but not much improvement is needed. tighten the neck a bit when you take it out of the box, and you are good to go!

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                4.0

                For the money...you can't go wrong!!!

                By freshwire

                from Roanoke VA

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                      Comments about Washburn WG16SCE Solid Cedar Top Acoustic Cutaway Electric Grand Auditorium Mahogany Guitar with Fishman Preamp And Tuner:

                      If you are looking for a budget cedar top guitar for primarily finger style, and light strumming, you will be extremely happy with this guitar. You must keep in mind that this is a cedar top, with an OM or Orchestra Model type body. This is not a big booming dreadnought type body. If you want to compete with your banjo playing buddy in a blue grass band, this isn't for you....but...if you are looking for a sweet, warm tone that is bright and well defined and not loud and in-your-face, then this is your guitar. Alternate tunings work great. I play it in DADGAD, and CGDGBE and DGCGCD and it just sings. The neck is slim, the action is low, the setup takes a little work, but not much. It plays like a Taylor, almost sounds like one, and at a fraction of the cost. If you don't get a case, a standard OM or OOO style fits it fine. At this price you can own a few and keep one in all your favorite tunings! Buy one...you know you want to!

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                      5.0

                      Couldn't be more impressed

                      By MisterMann

                      from Indianapolis, IN

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Beautiful look
                      • Rich sound
                      • Tremendous Value

                      Cons

                      • Action On Mine Was High
                      • Poor Packing Material

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Washburn WG16SCE Solid Cedar Top Acoustic Cutaway Electric Grand Auditorium Mahogany Guitar with Fishman Preamp And Tuner:

                        This is one heck of a guitar for the investment. I happen to love great sounding guitars, that look fantastic, yet are priced super competitively. The Washburn WG16SCE scores high on all those factors. If you're on the fence here, put it in your cart and checkout ... you won't be disappointed. The value you get from this guitar is unmatched in my opinion.

                        Two specific points I want to mention.

                        1) The action on the guitar I received was extremely high. As others have mentioned, the saddle needed adjusting along with the truss rod. I chose to take it to my local music shop for setup instead of doing the work myself. Once setup properly, the guitar plays like a dream. I don't expect guitars I purchase online to be properly setup as they can sit in Warehouses for long periods of time. Not a ding on Washburn or MF, just something potential buyers should know ahead of time.

                        2) This was a used guitar purchase from MF. I was quite apprehensive about this purchase with only the online description indicating wear. It was categorized as condition2 "very good". When the guitar arrived, the packaging was damaged from shipping and when I opened it, there was surprisingly little packing material in the box to protect the instrument. Fortunately, there was no damage and upon inspection, I couldn't find a single blemish anywhere on this guitar. It could have been brand new as far as wear. Great find for me ... I won't hesitate to order used from MF again.

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                        4.0

                        A true deal for Washburn quality!

                        By BridgeofSighs

                        from Lafayette,LA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Inlays Very Nice
                        • Looks Are Real Impressive
                        • Sounds Bright And Full

                        Cons

                        • Action Needs Tweaking

                        Best Uses

                        • Studio And Stage Work

                        Comments about Washburn WG16SCE Solid Cedar Top Acoustic Cutaway Electric Grand Auditorium Mahogany Guitar with Fishman Preamp And Tuner:

                        Action needs a bit of tweaking.

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