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Washburn WV40 Electric Guitar

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The Washburn WV40 Electric Guitar is made especially for shredders. It boasts a fast phenolic fingerboard and set mahogany neck. It features Randall ...Click To Read More About This Product

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The art of shred is not lost - it's just taken a right turn!

The Washburn WV40 Electric Guitar is made especially for shredders. It boasts a fast phenolic fingerboard and set mahogany neck. It features Randall Amplifier's humbucking pickups, which have been specifically created to sonically match and strengthen the performance of any guitar amp tone. The engineers at Randall developed the humbucking pickups to further enhance the experience of playing a solid-body guitar in tandem with a premium amplifier. WV40 guitar comes equipped with a Buzz Feiten Tuning System that solves tuning and intonation problems, so you'll sound dead-on pitch in every key. The asymmetric V body and reverse headstock have an awesome look of whacked-out speed.

  • Body Type: HM V
  • Body Wood: Mahogany
  • Neck Joint: Set
  • Neck Wood: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Phenolic
  • Neck Scale: 25-1/2"
  • Neck Shape: Thin
  • Frets: 24
  • Bridge: Tune-o-matic style/stopbar tailpiece
  • Bridge PIckup: Randall Ultra XL
  • Neck Pickup: Randall UL
  • Controls: 1V / 1T
  • Tuners: Grover
  • Hardware color: Black
  • Pickup selector: Toggle
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Includes Gigbag

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THREE warped necks right from the factory

By DEATH-gaccV


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I bought 1, got it, the neck was warped and with a twist making it the worst warp possible. Wrote the serial number down, sent it back, got another and again, twist warp in the neck. Logged the serial, exchanged it and hey is anyone seeing the pattern yet??Number 3 gets here and it also has a twist warp. All 2 were clearly different guitars with different serials, all 3 suffering the same defect and I'm seeing this as a common problem since the mass production of guitars flooding the market the last decade. It's clear to me that these companies, big and small, have cut the standard so low for acceptable woods that I see guitars on store shelves with warped necks. Built maybe a few months prior, the wood a good color and solid grain but the neck twisted and swooping like a roller coaster.I had a lot of respect for Washburn in the past.They once made THE best guitars for the money. What would cost a few grand from Jackson was sold by Ibanez for half a grand and sometimes less. Now maybe if you set your action high by my standards, you won't have any issues and swear I'm wrong but anyone playing high speed, complex arpeggios, inverted arps and solos, string skipping etc. will not be able to tolerate the action needs of these guitars and countless others being dumped into the market. This is a guitar for newbs to learn a hard lesson off of because within 2 maybe 3 years at best, the neck is going to cork screw and you'll have a POS to hang on the wall as decor.


A terrific guitar with a better price!!

By ChloesDaddy

from Pennsylvania

I've owned quite a few guitars and this one just floors me. Very often guitars in this price range have average builds and hardware but this one has grover 18-1 tuners, a set neck, beautiful abalone star fret inlays, Buzz Feiten tuning..the goodies are there. I usually play this through my pedal controlled Digitech RP50 and my homebrew amp, and it sounds down right wicked 24-7 and even on Sundays! The Randall pickups (when properly adjusted) do an excellent job and are among the much better passives I've heard. All in all, I say buy this bad boy, you won't be sorry!!


High quality in a budget price

By chaos2767-unchB

from Southern California

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I bought this guitar on a whim, did not need a new one by any means especially a V. Once I sat down and played it, the features blew me away. The profile of the neck and the feel, feels like all my high end guitars and the set neck was an absolute bonus. The Randall pickups do great with pinch harmonics and have some what of a growl to them, deffinatly sonds good paired with the JCM halfstack. Would highly recommend this over similar priced guitars!!!


This guitar rules!

By Sean-0EEPE

from Paranaque City, Philippines

I had to choose between this and Ibanez RG350DX, when i tried this guitar, it blew me away, awesome feel and its just right for me! there are a few flaws tho, the Neck pickup sounds weak and has a bad tone when distorted, other from that, This guitar Rules! i totally recommend it.


Great Flying V!

I recently bought this and gotta say its one great guitar,Fretwork and neck are perfect! Pickups are pretty darn good.This is my 1st V so its takes awhile to get used to,But once you do its awesome and Fun to play.Gig bag is heavy duty and comes with a hanger so you can just hang it on the wall.Great job Washburn!

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