The new guitars include the R15R and the R15S acoustic resonators, along with their acoustic/electric counterparts, the R15RCE and the R45RCE.

Mudelein, IL (September 30, 2011) -- Washburn Guitars is proud to announce the addition of the Resonator Series to our line of Folk/Bluegrass instruments. The new guitars include the R15R and the R15S acoustic resonators, along with their acoustic/electric counterparts, the R15RCE and the R45RCE. These instruments were made to give customers the feel and sound they seek in a classic resonator. The quality of these instruments is superb and unmatched, and we are proud to offer them at such an affordable price. The Resonator Series will be available from $712.90 to $890.90.


Left to Right: R15S, R15R, R15RCE, R45RCE

All four of these instruments feature a spider-bridge and a single cone resonator design, the combo of which supply the tone all resonator players gravitate towards. In addition, all four guitars feature chrome die-cast tuning keys. But the true value in this series lies in its versatility. The R15S features a square neck design, perfect for lap/horizontal playing with a slide, while the remainder of the series feature standard necks. The acoustic/electric versions embody a single F-hole. All the resonator guitars feature 19 fret rosewood necks with dot inlays.

The acoustic-electric resonators feature a single coil neck pickup with 1 volume and 1 tone knob. Each have a single-cutaway body to facilitate upper fret access. The sound of these electrics cuts through crystal clear, and the woods on both of them serve to add both sound quality and an aesthetic quality. Resonator Series guitars feature mahogany tops, backs and sides with the exception of the R45 RCE which features a flame maple top, back and sides.

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