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Washburn J3 Jazz Florentine Cutaway Electric Guitar Sunburst

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Product Price $599.0
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Classic jazz guitar tone is traditionally achieved through hollowbody, semi-acoustic guitars. The J3 Jazz Electric Guitar is affordable and features ...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 05-15-2018

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A full-size Jazz box made of maple and equipped with dual humbuckers.

Classic jazz guitar tone is traditionally achieved through hollowbody, semi-acoustic guitars. The J3 Jazz Electric Guitar is affordable and features a Florentine cutaway and bound f-holes. It has a beautiful maple body and top with a maple neck. The scale is a full 25-1/2" and the neck has a rosewood fingerboard with block inlays. It has an adjustable rosewood bridge, a Washburn tailpiece and chrome hardware. Dual humbuckers are wired to a 3-way switch with independant volume and tone controls for each pickup. Case included.

FEATURES
  • Maple top & maple body
  • Maple neck
  • Florentine cutaway
  • Bound f-holes
  • Multi laminate binding
  • Rosewood fingerboard with block inlays
  • Chrome hardware
  • 2 humbucker Pickups
  • 4 knob/3-way switch
  • Rosewood Bridge
  • Washburn W jazz tailpiece
  • Nut width: 1-5/8" (43mm)
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • 20 frets
  • Case included

Expand your jazz horizons with this affordable beauty. Order today.

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WashburnJ3 Jazz Florentine Cutaway Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 7 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (7)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Jamming (4)
  • Small venues (4)
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(28 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Washburn J3, Jazz Guitar, Natural Finish

By JZB

from Fairborn, OH

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Washburn J3 Jazz Florentine Cutaway Electric Guitar:

      After some Internet search, I ordered from the Musician's Friend a Washburn J3, "Florentine cutaway", fully hollow electric Jazz guitar. Even though I ordered it tobacco sunburst – I ended up with a natural finish (a blonde with which I am now in love). Here is how:
      There was one restock tobacco sunburst model listed at a significant discount, so I asked for it (and even paid for express shipping). It arrived relatively promptly – beautiful, in a great case, with just a small ding on one side (which could be fixed with a drop or two of a Super Glue). Unfortunately, when I plugged it into my amplifier - it was mute. None of the two active humbuckers responded. I checked cables, control knobs, switch – nothing obvious, just no signal from the humbuckers.
      I packed it back into original box, called the customer service, and within a couple of minutes I got from them a pre-paid return label through my e-mail. Since the Musician's Friend had no another tobacco sunburst in stock, I was offered a natural finish, for which I agreed (at first, reluctantly). The all exchange procedure did not cost me even a penny (except my fee paid for the "express" shipment) and the only inconvenience was that I needed to drop it at the nearby UPS store.
      After a few days (still in time for my gig) a brand new J3 - natural finish arrived in a virgin condition (in a great, sturdy case). Wow! That's a real natural blonde beauty!
      I plugged it into my small Behringer ACX450, 45W amplifier, and it sounded nice out of the box. After tuning and lowering the action, I played it for some 30 min, and decided that the strings it arrived equipped with are terrible for my style (apparently, they were the recommended by Washburn "Extended Life Slicks"). I changed strings for the European-made flatwound Presto light (0.01; 0.012; 0.16; 0.026; 0.035; 0.045 ").
      With the appropriate amplifier, the J3 guitar has a rich, mellow, warm tone. It is well suited to play Jazz, Blues, Ballades. With the switch positioned all the way down, it sounds also great in the rhythm section. A very comfortable neck profile. After 50 years of playing (different fretted instruments) I finally found my favorite guitar.
      The only negative: it needed suitable strings (I suggest: flatwound).

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome Jazz Box for the money

      By Phlip

      from Golden, CO.

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Washburn J3 Jazz Florentine Cutaway Electric Guitar:

        I like the playability of the Guitar out of the box. It's a great deal for the price. And Musicians Friend gave me a great deal.

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        What you see is not what you'll get

        By Walter C

        from NRH

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Good Feel

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Washburn J3 Jazz Florentine Cutaway Electric Guitar:

          I saw this and loved the color of it and price was ok. When I received it I was in shock at the color. It's a tobacco sunburst which was not even a option. See photo. I told customer service that they needed to correct the description and picture on 1/16 today is 1/21 and the pic and color is still wrong on website. All that being said, case is nice and if this is what you want and not the one pictured it's ok.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Yes!

          By Retired Art Teacher

          from Mason City, Iowa

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Washburn J3 Jazz Florentine Cutaway Electric Guitar:

            Sush... don't tell anyone about this... it's too good to be true. This is a great jazz guitar deal from Musicians Friend. I bought this guitar to replace a similar one that was stolen frm me a long ago, and I never forgot it. I was surprised to see what a great deal it was. The action and fretwork are spot on, and the finish, unlike what the advertised image shows is not "brown sunburst" but a rich black/amber sunburst with a solid gloss finish, which is exactly what I was looking for. This guitar was playable righrt from the start, and it came with a professional case... what a great deal! This guitar lives up to what Washburn exemplifies; high quality at a reasonable price. Thanks Washburn!

             
            4.0

            Great purchase

            By MHTX

            from Houston, Texas

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Rock Concerts
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Washburn J3 Jazz Florentine Cutaway Electric Guitar:

              This guitar feels great and sounds decent. I will be replacing the pickups but if you don't have the money the stock ones will work fine. I love the neck it feels like my les Pauls neck and the body is nice and resonent.
              I didn't get to choose the color but the one that came was great. It was like a black burst almost. My only issue is the on the neck at the first fret right under where the neck and fingerboard come together was broken but I have a feeling that was UPS because the one were I live do a bad job. The guitar is still playable despite the damage on the neck. The case that came with it was great. Way above expectations there. Good job Washburn. I'll definitely buy more washburns in the future.

               
              5.0

              What A great Hollowbody Guitar !

              By Dave T.

              from Wisconsin

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              See all my reviews

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Washburn J3 Jazz Florentine Cutaway Electric Guitar:

                Out of the Box this guitar plays great and looks great.
                I can't find a flaw at all. I'm gonna put on some flatwound strings and I'll be good to go..
                Pickups sound nice.. One good sounding and great looking for the price, You can't go wrong with this one.
                And It comes with a Hard shell case too...

                Service and delivery comments:

                Product arrived in great condition...

                 
                5.0

                Washburn j3

                By c-rick

                from MN

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Washburn J3 Jazz Florentine Cutaway Electric Guitar:

                    Took a gamble, bought one without any research. Have no regrets, this guitar is great. If you want a hollow body guitar for a reasonable price this is it.

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