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Washburn WI66 PRO Electric Guitar
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The Washburn Idol WI66 PRO Electric Guitar features a bound, carved flamed maple top. Deluxe hardware including Grover 18:1 tuners combine to make a ...Click To Read More About This Product
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A guitar that does it all and looks great in the process!
The Washburn Idol WI66 PRO Electric Guitar features a bound, carved flamed maple top. Deluxe hardware including Grover 18:1 tuners combine to make a truly striking and deluxe guitar. Beautiful finish and pearl wing fingerboard inlays make this electric guitar look top notch. The set neck ensures great tone and sustain, allows a slim neck joint and offers comfortable access to the upper register. VCC (Voice Contour Controls) allow you to dial in a single coil sound from the dual humbuckers like a coil split. All the different tone possibilities make this a great guitar for any style. Includes gig bag.
- Mahogany body
- Bound, carved flame maple top
- Mahogany set neck
- Fingerboard radius 14"
- Nut width: 1.7", 43mm
- Bound rosewood fingerboard
- Bound headstock
- Pearl wing inlays on fingerboard
- Stacked P90 Pickups
- Seymour Duncan '59 reissue neck pickup
- Seymour Duncan Custom bridge pickup
- 3 way toggle switch
- Speed knob
- Exclusive VCC control
- Push/pull knobs to split coils
- Tune-o-matic bridge with stop tailpiece
- Exclusive Grover 18:1 gear ratio tuners
- Buzz Feiten tuning system
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I bought this 3 years ago and this my main ax. I own 7 guitars and this one I just can't put down. First off, like any Washburn ditch the pickups, or at least the bridge on this guitar. I use a Dimarzio Tone Zone P-90 replacement and this thing ROCKS. In the middle position combined with the stock neck pickup it has a natural wah sound that is brutal. Combine this with the split coil controls and you have amazing tonal versatility. The stock neck is also fine by itself on bluesy stuff. I unloaded all my gibsons after I got this thing sounding right..really cant go wrong on this axe.
I've always wanted a Les Paul, and up until I played this bitchin' guitar I have always believed that no matter what I've played, that the Gibson Les Pauls are the best. And I've played a lot of Les Pauls, and for me, regardless of what anyone else would say, they've played better than any PRS I've picked up.Anyway, Buy this. The SD Custom and 59' custom p-ups are the best sounding p-ups I've heard, especially with this wood. The neck is very smooth and easy to play on, best action I've ever seen, and, to waht others really whine about, it looks freaking FANTASTIC! Definitely worth the money, I'd pay 3 times that if I had the money. Make this your #1 axe, for the studio and the stage.
- Aesthetically Appealing
- Excellent Tonal Variety
- All-purpose Guitar
This was my first guitar, I bought it used from my neighbor. My father who has about 20 guitars of his own and who has been playing for over 40 years, insists that this Washburn is one of the greatest guitars he's ever played. The variety of sounds that can be achieved with this guitar is incredible - I play metal/rock and my Dad plays country, and this guitar suits both our needs. I also admire the craftsmanship. It is comfortable and absolutely beautiful. Mine is a limited edition Blue color. I am spoiled to have this as my first guitar, because I can't imagine anything topping it!
I have always wanted a Gibson Les Paul and a Rickenbacker 620, but alas, I don't have the funds it would take to get the guitars I want. Now, for about 5 times less, I can get the feel, looks, sounds and playability of BOTH of those great guitars. The WI66 PRO is simply one of the best looking, most flexible, greatest feeling, smoothest playing and coolest sounding guitars I have ever laid my eyes, ears and hands on, quite literally. Even the case it came with is top notch. So, I still dream of the Gibson and Rickenbacker, but I certainly hope I'll be as happy with them as I am with my Washburn WI66 PRO.
I own 15 guitars at the present time. Guitar Player mag. wrote an article about the 166 Gold Top with good reviews. After playing one I ordered it immediately. In all aspects it is a great guitar. Next week I will be ordering another 166 Pro Honey colored with the humbuckers. Washburn has come a long way in bringing an excellent product that can hold it's own with almost any other company. I own 3 G&Ls and 2 Les Pauls that don't play as well. I would encourage anyone to try the 166 Pros or other Washburn models before buying. I'm glad I did!!!
This is my first washburn and will not be my last. What a beauty, I got the sunburst with the black humbuckers. The sound is awesome, and powerful. For the money its a serious bargain, set neck, buzz feiten tuning, grover tuners. great finish. Its a total winner.
I have owned my gold top for 3 years no and it plays as sweet as it did in the store. I really enjoy the tonal quality and the screams I can make. Fantastic! Don't need a LP when I can play with the same quality for less. My only compaint is that the bridge has tarnished. Washburn are you listening. A quality instrument needs a quality hardshell case. What is with the gigbags? Mine came with a hardshell case but....
I loved the goldtop the moment I picked it up. The neck profile and neck joint are slimmer than a LP and feel much better and faster. The coil splitter gives your tone enough cut to make ears bleed if you want. All in all far better value than its Gibson or Epi counterparts.
Best over seas built guitar I've ever played.The Buzz Fret tuning system doesn't make much of a difference but the custom custom pickups work well in humbucker and single coil modes. My only complaint is that the jack kept coming lose but it was a quick fix by just switching a nut and bolt from my old guitar. Great Guitar for a low Price
I loved my gold top the second I picked it up. I was going to get a les paul but now Im glad I went with the idol pro instead. Superior value, tone, and the neck and body have a much better feel than their gibson equavelants.