Washburn Launches the Deep Forest Series
Each of the three models features a striped ebony top with Okoume back and sides.
New year, new gear! New for 2021, Washburn Guitars debuts the Deep Forest Series. A series created specifically to feature acoustic guitars with exotic woods from around the world.
The first collection in the Deep Forest Series is the Ebony Collection. These three new guitars were unveiled at the Believe In Music Week virtual NAMM event and are now starting to be featured by top dealers around the world.
The Deep Forest Ebony Collection includes three versions. Each features a striking striped ebony top, which is paired with Okoume back and sides. The combination was selected by the Washburn team to assure a tone that was warm and bold, while still delivering a focused tone that can cut through in any style of music. The three models in the Deep Forest Ebony Collection are:
•Deep Forest Ebony D - With its standard dreadnought body, this has the most traditional sonic profile of all of the models in this family. It is smooth and fun to play.
•Deep Forest Ebony FE - The slightly smaller folk-style body shape on the FE makes it very comfortable to play. This body style also further focuses the tone giving this the most attack amongst the three models in the collection. This model was upgraded with built-in electronics, an active system by Barcus-Berry with integrated tuner.
•Deep Forest Ebony ACE - With its cutaway Auditorium body, the ACE is the most modern take on the Deep Forest Ebony collection. It is satisfying to hold and sonically versatile. The addition of the Barcus-Berry 4 band EQ with digital tuner has the ACE ready for stage and studio.
"This series was created to be a platform for Washburn to offer guitarists around the world access to the most interesting and best-sounding exotic woods from around the world," explains James Tsaptsinos, V.P. of Sales. He continues, "I am really excited to see all that the Washburn design team will come up with for Deep Forest series."
The Deep Forest Ebony Collection is now available from authorized Washburn dealers around the world.
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The line includes features that the most demanding rock/metal players have requested for years.
Buffalo Grove, IL (February 1, 2016) -- Washburn Guitars expands the Priestess range, introducing two new models.
PXZ-MM20FR: Marzi Montazeri's signature model. 25 1/2" scale, Mahogany body and neck, ebony fingerboard, Buzz Feiten Tuning System, Floyd Rose 1000 vibrato w/ oversized brass block and spring silencers, Super Jumbo frets, Grover 18:1 tuners, Seymour Duncan USA SH1N / SH4B pickups, custom Marzi Montazeri wiring.
PXZ-200B: Based on Marzi Montazeri's "The Priestess" guitar. 25 1/2" scale, Mahogany body and neck, ebony fingerboard, Buzz Feiten Tuning System, Tune-O-Matic bridge, Super Jumbo frets, Grover 18:1 tuners, Duncan Designed HB101/HB103 pickups.
With groundbreaking musicianship and energetic showmanship, Marzi Montazeri, aka "The High Priest of Distortion", a guitarist and producer from Houston, Texas, has been dominating the metal scene in his hometown for over a decade. Marzi has been the one constant draw for fans throughout the years bringing varying styles to his music and redefining electric guitar techniques while changing the sound, structure, and style of the instrument itself.
In the 1990s Marzi joined Superjoint Ritual, with long time friend Phil Anselmo as lead vocalist. In March of 2010, Marzi rejoined forces with Anselmo in the band Philip H Anselmo & The Illegals to work on what has become to be Anselmo's first solo project since Pantera.
On January 8, 2013, Phillip H. Anselmo & the Illegals released their first EP titled "War of the Gargantuas" after three years of innovative, powerful, and extreme hard work.
Later on that year, on July 13, 2013, the Illegals released a truly masterful and powerful album titled "Walk Through Exits Only", which debuted at #35 on the "Billboard Top 200" charts on its opening week. Shortly after, on October 24, 2013, The Illegals and Scion A/V released their second EP titled"Housecore Horror Film Festival 2013".
In 2015 Marzi has been working on some new and exciting projects. These include: the score and soundtrack for the horror movie "Hairmetal Shotgun Zombie Massacre", his southern metal album with his band "Heavy As Texas", and his"Heavy Mellow" project which will feature the lighter and more ambient side of his music. Marzi is also working on a new and extreme metal project that will be announced this year.
Parallaxe is Washburn's metal guitar series focusing on the worldwide rock/metal market and aiming to serve it with dedicated and advanced guitar technology. The line includes features that the most demanding rock/metal players have requested for years. It is stage & studio ready and packed with unique features such as the Stephen's Extended Cutaway, Buzz Feiten Tuning System, Spring Silencers, big brass trem blocks, super jumbo frets, EverTune bridge and USA hardware & electronics.
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Washburn Presents Apprentice Series Acoustic Guitars
Both guitars feature a cutaway for superior upper fret access and a custom Barcus-Berry LX4 pickup system.
Buffalo Grove, IL (January 29, 2016) -- Washburn Guitars announces their new Apprentice Series, consisting of the AG20CE and AG40CE Grand Auditorium style guitars. Both guitars feature a cutaway for superior upper fret access and a custom Barcus-Berry LX4 pickup system.
The AG20CE is a Grand Auditorium style acoustic featuring a cutaway and a custom Barcus-Berry LX4 pickup tuner system for superior acoustic tone when plugged in. A select spruce top and rosewood back and sides provide tonal projection. The mahogany neck features a rosewood fingerboard with offset dot inlays and rosewood capped headstock with chrome diecast tuners. The LX4 features a 3 band eq plus presence and a built in tuner for fast accurate tuning. A hardshell case is included.
The AG40CE is a Grand Auditorium style acoustic featuring a cutaway and a custom Barcus-Berry LX4 pickup tuner system for superior acoustic tone when plugged in. A select spruce top and flame maple back and sides provide tonal projection. The mahogany neck features a rosewood fingerboard with offset dot inlays and flame maple capped headstock with chrome diecast tuners. The LX4 features a 3 band eq plus presence and a built in tuner for fast accurate tuning. A hardshell case is included.
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