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Washburn WI64 Electric Guitar

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The Washburn WI64 Electric Guitar gives you a modern take on the single cutaway electric guitar. A wider base allows a thinner body to be used withou...Click To Read More About This Product

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Comfortable, highly playable, and equipped with the Buzz Feiten system for rock-solid tuning.

The Washburn WI64 Electric Guitar gives you a modern take on the single cutaway electric guitar. A wider base allows a thinner body to be used without balance issues. The set neck allows a slim neck joint and offers comfortable access to the upper register. Winner of the Guitar Player Editors Pick award, this axe is loaded with exclusive features like Voice Contour Control (VCC), Buzz Feiten Tuning System and 18:1 Grover Tuners. Endorsed by great guitarist from bands like Sevendust, Breaking Benjamin, Alkaline Trio and CMA Award Winning Rascal Flatts.

The VCC Tone Control System makes other Tone Controls Obsolete!
For the first time ever... a guitar that blends warm humbucker tones with the twang of a single coil. Best of all... no annoying hum!
WHAT IS IT?
¢ A unique coil tapping system that allows players to incrementally blend between a humbucking sound and a single coil sound without the hum normally associated with single coils.

¢ Similar to the concept of a dimmer switch but related to the tone of a guitar.

¢ Simple, stage-friendly tone controls.

¢ Turn the VCC knob up for a traditional humbucker sound.

¢ Turn it down... you get the character of a single coil.

¢ No batteries or preamps needed!

¢ A Washburn exclusive product.

Available on WI64, WI64DL, WI66PRO & WI67PRO

The Buzz Feiten Tuning System is a tempered tuning formula, which uses a compensated nut and saddle to correct the inherent intonation problems of the Western tuning formula. The system that Buzz devised has been a godsend to guitarists. Fans of the system include Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Liona Boyd and Andy Summers. The Buzz Feiten Tuning System is standard on all USA made Washburn guitars and basses and is featured on select imported models. Washburn is the only major guitar manufacturer to incorporate the system as a standard feature on production guitars.

FEATURES
  • Mahogany body
  • Modern carve top single cutaway
  • Neck Scale 24-3/4"
  • 22 Frets
  • One piece mahogany set neck
  • Fingerboard radius 14"
  • Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
  • Nut width: 42.5mm
  • VCC - Voice Contour Control
  • 3 way toggle switch
  • Exclusive Grover® 18:1 gear ratio tuners
  • WB630 high output pickups
  • Stop tail with tune-o-matic Bridge
  • Buzz Feiten Tuning System
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4.7

(based on 16 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Brilliant for any Genre

I have the original WI64 blonde which they don't make anymore, but it's the same exact thing as this, but a different color. I must say, this guitar is really great for any...Read complete review

I have the original WI64 blonde which they don't make anymore, but it's the same exact thing as this, but a different color. I must say, this guitar is really great for any style of music really. Solos are incredibly easy on this, except for 5 or 6 string sweeps, but other than that, I wouldn't trade this guitar for anything you throw at me. Great pickups and tuners. Their tuners are from a great name and it also has the buzz feiten system (on mine). I'm not sure if they still have it on the newer ones, but what it does is keeps the higher frets from losing pitch somehow, but it is great.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Meh

Maybe the person who sold me this guitar replaced the "high output" pickups with awful barely magnetised pickups, I don't know. But it is torture to try and get something...Read complete review

Maybe the person who sold me this guitar replaced the "high output" pickups with awful barely magnetised pickups, I don't know. But it is torture to try and get something out of this guitar; and unlike with good pickups, theres is almost no hold of the magnets when I touch something metal off them. I play David Gilmore, Gary Moore, and other such lead guitarists, and my hands are always wrecked tired after playing with this guitar, and I am never satisfied with the lack of body and sustain and tone that these pickups provide. Maybe I'll try it with some alnicos or something; but for now, I loathe playing with this guitar.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Brilliant for any Genre

By Bryan H.

from Altoona, PA

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I have the original WI64 blonde which they don't make anymore, but it's the same exact thing as this, but a different color. I must say, this guitar is really great for any style of music really. Solos are incredibly easy on this, except for 5 or 6 string sweeps, but other than that, I wouldn't trade this guitar for anything you throw at me. Great pickups and tuners. Their tuners are from a great name and it also has the buzz feiten system (on mine). I'm not sure if they still have it on the newer ones, but what it does is keeps the higher frets from losing pitch somehow, but it is great.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best guitar for the money!

By Chris Woodall

from Undisclosed

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This is one of best guitars I have ever owned. The neck is smooth and the frets are fast. It basically plays itself. Quite a versatile guitar. I never have to tune it either. The quality, fit and finish are astounding. I'm a new believer in the korean-made Washburns. It's a true workhorse and a great value.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice Guitar

By WashburnFan46

from Small town USA

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I have had my I64 for a few months now, and I can say I am very happy with my new guitar. I did change strings, but other than that I left it pure stock. I think the VCC gives this guitar some nice versatility in sound. I seem to get about anything I'm looking for. I really like the neck on this guitar, working the frets is fast and easy for me. The sustain on this thing just goes on and on. I like the pickups, I get nice tone clean or distorted. I especially like to play the bluesy stuff and this guitar does it as good or better than anything else I've played. This guitar is also very comfortable to play, everything just seems to be in the right place. The quality of manufature of this guitar is, in my opinion, excellent. I simply cant find anything I dont like about this guitar, and I tend to be picky about such things. The wood is gorgeous, finish is excellent, everything is tight and well fit. I have the transparent red finish and pictures just dont do it justice. This is a really nice looking guitar. If you are considering getting one of these I dont think you'll be dissapointed at all, I know I was'nt.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Poor mans SG

By Tony I-K79Yz

from Philly

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I bought this guitar new in 1999 and felt the need to review after seeing some of the posts here. This guitar is fantastic for the money and really is just as good as an SG with a simple pickup change and some careful setup. I originally switched to a bridge Dimarzio PAF classic(chrome cover) which sounded great but later went for the throat with a Iommi bridge pickup and moved the Dimarzio to the neck...utter SG Sabbath tone with the right amp (I use a Carvin V3). I also run the Iommi pickup hot (no tone control, only volume) and bypass the stupid VCC system which is the root of all the tone problems ..I have a few other Washburns and all have needed pickup changes and tweaking but in the end the guitars really shine in tone and playability for a great price...BUY IT!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Guitar for Under $

By JustBen

from Ohio

I've had this guitar for a little over 3 years now, and I've never really had any problems with it. I use a Fender 70 wat amp with a Digitech Metal Master Distortion and I can do anything from Children of Bodom to Guns'N'Roses. The clean tone isn't great on the bridge pickup, but you can get a relatively rich sound if you use the neck pickup instead. This guitar is also fantastic for blues. I'm not much of a bluesy player, but a buddy of mine is and was able to make this thing cry. The only thing I dislike about this guitar is it doesn't have a floyd rose, but then again, the bridge on it is fantastic. *Although I do agree that 5 to 6 string sweeps are not as easy on this as say on a Jackson RR3.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This guitar is simply, amazing.

By mains

from Indianapolis

I've had this guitar for almost a year now, and I absolutly love it. It is so easy to play. The neck is so smooth, very fast. The heel of this guitar is perfect, I have had no trouble getting to the high frets. I have never had a tuning problem. The only problem ive had was that there wasn't that much sustain on the higher frets.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good guitar, nice Sound. lacks durability

By Andrew-tX7UE

from Tacoma, Washington

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I have had this guitar for over a year now, and I must say I am overall happy with it. It has some nice features which allow you to mold your sound to your liking. The VCC system allows you to get both that humbucker and single-coil sound which is nice. One problem I have had with the guitar is its overall durability. I have to take it in to get repairs done once or twice a month. The truss rod as well as the intonation gets off easy, and some strings go out of tune often. When the guitar is fixed and working how it should though, it sounds absolutely amazing =] Overall, an excellent sounding guitar for the price, but also high maintenance.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great for beginners, questionable for pros

By joelieolieo

from Detroit area

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After reading through some other reviews, I've been able to relate to the statement that this guitar has a very dead tone. You'll have an impossible time getting a distortion you like, and the clean is very blunt. I also seem to have an awkward problem with keeping the G string in tune. It also tends to pop out a bit from its notch in the nut. At the same time, I own a special model with "rusted" hardware (painted to look so) and a dark gray finish, so it's pretty fun to have. The dead tone is really what kills the guitar as a whole though.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Guitar

By Andrew-tX7UE

from Tacoma, Washington

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Well, I bought this guitar a few months ago, and I gotta say it sounds great. I use a line 6 Spider III amp and it sounds amazing. The VCC is nice because you can switch between that humbucker and single coil pickup sound. A great guitar for playing blues, metal, rock, or pretty much anything. Even sounds great in Drop C or Drop B.The only problem is the 3rd string sometimes gets out of tune very easily, but just take it in to a local music shop or tighten it yourself and it's fine.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good Deal

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

My WI64 is nearly ten years old and I still play it regularly. It's one of my work-horses for gigs. It can produce some very desirable tones. I never bother with the VCC system, and honestly I would just assume it only had volume and tone knobs. I also like the slimmed down body.

 
3.0

Meh

By Ro

from Man

Maybe the person who sold me this guitar replaced the "high output" pickups with awful barely magnetised pickups, I don't know. But it is torture to try and get something out of this guitar; and unlike with good pickups, theres is almost no hold of the magnets when I touch something metal off them. I play David Gilmore, Gary Moore, and other such lead guitarists, and my hands are always wrecked tired after playing with this guitar, and I am never satisfied with the lack of body and sustain and tone that these pickups provide. Maybe I'll try it with some alnicos or something; but for now, I loathe playing with this guitar.

 
5.0

awesome guitar

By guitarrook

from chesapeake, va

this guitar is awesome, it has very good action to it, and the frets are extra smooth, although the pickups are a little touchy, all-around great guitar

 
5.0

NICEEEEEE

By mitchellYO

from Abbeville, La

I have had this guitar for a lil over a year and let me tell you this thing is amazing. Its les paul and sg-ish body is so light i would lift it with a finger. The pickups are not amazing but they can be easily replaced. I can play range from john mayer to the devil wears prada. So if i you want range and quality i suggest this beauty.

 
5.0

Great guitar for the price!

By WhoAmI

from Philadelphia, PA

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Having been through many guitars in my life (almost all American or Japanese made), this one seems like the best deal out there. I would have preferred coil-tap switches instead instead of VGC, which takes it's place. Even though it's made in Indonesia (was hoping for a Korean-made guitar), it's well built and plays great. I am going to use this as my travel electric and leave my more expensive guitars at home. I would definitely replace it if it was lost or stolen.

 
4.0

Nice feel; sounds horrible

By SJB-WhYGv

from NJ

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I owned this, and I could not get a decent tone out of the stock pickups. They are vintage sounding but have a harshness to them that is nearly impossible to dial out. I was not about to buy new p'ups. Even after a set-up, it sounded dead -- probably substandard wood, too. The feel of the guitar is very ergonomic and pleasant, though.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great tones...good value.

By INKENSTEIN

from Maine

I've had this guitar for a few years now and have had NO problems with it at all. The tuning system really holds the guitar in tune better than most of the other guitars I've used over the years. And the variety of tones I can get with this beast cover any style of music I want to play. I tend to play it through a bass amp to get more solid bottom ends. For the price, it's a great instrument.

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