This is a real treat, a Washburn guitar from around 1920, with back and sides made of beautiful rosewood. It is built in the style of a Martin 0-28 guitar.
George Lyon and Patrick Healy started building Washburn guitars in 1864 under the second name of Lyon. At that time the guitars were completely handmade and produced in limited numbers.
Soon the company expanded and even the most elaborate guitar models were produced in series. Nevertheless, great importance was always attached to good woods and precise workmanship.
The company still produces guitars today and is one of the oldest and most traditional guitar maker company.
The top is made of spruce and the back and sides are made of rosewood. The neck is cedar with a light and quite comfortable V-profile. The fingerboard and the bridge are made of ebony.
This guitar is a joy to play … it has authentic mojo … you can feel it immediately.
It reacts brilliantly when fingerpicking and sounds very good when flatpicking. It has that cool vintage sound you are looking for.
The body meassurements are similar to a Martin 0-28 guitar from the same time and the guitar is bigger than many other parlor-size Washburn guitars we had before.
It has a lot of crack repairs on it and the neck has been reset. The guitar plays nice with a low action.