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Washburn WI66PRO Electric Guitar with Case
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The Washburn Idol WI66PRO features a bound, carved flame maple top. Deluxe hardware including Grover 18:1 tuners combine to make a truly striking and...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 WI66PRO features a bound, carved flame 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-omatic bridge with stop tailpiece
- Exclusive Grover 18:1 gear ratio tuners
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I bought my WI66PROQ a little over a year ago. I was actually wanting a Gibson Les Paul, but could not afford one. So, I opted for the Washburn. As soon as I got it, I fell in love with it. Aside from some minor imperfections in its finish it really rocked. But as I played it, I began to notice that the tone adjustments were very limited, even though the patented VCC system boasted its tonal selection. I eventually rewired the pickups to a standard humbucking configuration like that of a Les Paul and all of a sudden this guitar really started to scream. After that slight mod. the guitar is perfect. Plays like a dream and now sounds like one too. Like I said, nice guitar for the money. A Gibson it aint, but a value it is.
I own the WI66PRO(gold)which has the push-pull coil tap system verses the VCC on the other two colors. I prefer this over the VCC which I have on my WI67 PRO. You have more tonal versatility. The workmanship, playability, and tone are spectacular on these guitars. Set up and intonation was perfect on both the 66 & 67. I've had Gibsons before and I think these are easier to play in the upper register.Oh, by the way, the SD P90's on this thing are fantastic( I play thru a Fender blues deluxe).
When I looked at Washburn, I was a little bit skeptical. After getting my Washburn WI-66 pro, I was amazed at the playability of it. The Seymour Duncan pickups give it a soaring tone, which can also be used for crunching, or whatever the style is. The lightweight mahogany body gives great sustain, and the mahogany neck gives a very smooth feel. I play my washburn through a vox valvetronix and it's a lethal combination. Word of advice to any guitarist out there: GET IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If it weren't for the poor factor setup, this gutiar would receive nearly all 10 stars. Finish is fabulous, features are incredible, and for the price it is well worth it. I had major fret buzzing in the bottoms frets off the get go, then the 15th fret on the low E string was so bad that it was as if i was playing on the 16th fret. Maybe I was unlucky in this category, but I wish Washburn would do a better job at setting the guitars up.