(PRESS RELEASE): Washburn Guitars is proud to bring new versions of its WCD18CE and WCG18CE acoustic/electric guitars to its acclaimed Comfort Series. A highlight of the Comfort Series is a beveled top at the lower bout and, on some models including the WCD18CE and WCG187CE 7 string and WCD187CE 7 string, a belly cut on the back. Both features prevent hard, right angle edges from cutting into the elbow & belly. In addition to the current natural and black finishes, the WCD18CE will now be available in Tangerine (TNG) and Metallic Blue (MBL).
The WCD18CE is a dreadnought acoustic/electric guitar with a venetian cutaway for superior upper fret access. The guitar features a spruce top with gorgeous abalone rosette and mahogany back and sides for a rich, warm sound. The satin finished mahogany neck has a rosewood fingerboard that features classic dot inlays. A rosewood bridge matches the rosewood capped headstock which features a pearl inlaid Washburn logo and stylised W as well as Washburn branded chrome die cast tuners for tuning ease and stability. A NuBone® nut & saddle add to the tone and sustain of the instrument.
Bringing an expanded tonal palate to acoustic guitar, the new 7 strings are the WCD187CE (Dreadnought) and WCG187CE (Grand Auditorium). The low B string on these guitars retains its clarity and punch whether played acoustically or through an amplifier.
These new models are fantastic sounding acoustic guitars on their own but the addition of premium Fishman® electronics makes for an outstanding stage performance guitar. The Fishman® Isys+ is an integrated tuner/pickup combo for versatile amplified tonal shaping, allowing precise control of bass and treble frequencies.
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