Washburn Guitars Introduces the WI595 from the Idol Series

Washburn Guitars introduces the newest addition to the Idol Series, the WI595

Chicago, IL (July 1, 2009) -- Washburn Guitars introduces the newest addition to the Idol Series, the WI595

The Idol Series was designed to deliver a fat sound and massive sustain at a lower weight.  

WI595 specs:
  • Mahogany body with flame maple top
  • Mahogany neck with a set neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Pearl block inlays
  • Tone Pros TOM bridge
  • Tone Pros Stop tailpiece
  • Grover tuners
  • Duncan 59 neck
  • Duncan SH 11 bridge
  • Buzz Feiten system
  • Available in cognac and tobacco sunburst with nickel hardware

    For more info, visit washburn.com.
  • Photo by cottonbro

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