#1
Saw this guitar for 800 EUR on a second hand guitar forum. I couldn't resist buying it. Such a steal... I even got the original SH11 bridge pickup with it and a belt with straplocks.

Review:

Features:
* Solid mahogany 1 piece body
* Flame Maple top
* Mahogany set neck
* Ebony fretboard
* Abalone block inlays
* Mother of Pearl logo + custom shop logo
* Nickel Hardware
* Seymour Duncan 59 neck pickup
* DiMarzio Crunchlab bridge pickup
* Tone Pros bridge
* Grover 18:1 Tuners
* Buzz Feiten Tuning System

Sound: Very Les Paul -ish. What did you expect with a full mahogany guitar with maple top?

Playability:
Very good. It has a slightly thicker neck than the ESP's, but its very comfy. It's a C shaped neck profile. Jumbo medium frets, very well cut and filed. Upper fret access is WAY better than a Les paul, and also better than my Eclipse. The back of the neck (and in fact the whole guitar) is satin finished, so that's a plus too.
This guitar plays ANY gibson custom out of the water.

Build quality: Same level (maybe slightly better) as my Jackson USA, so a bit higher quality than the ESP's standard series.

Here it is: The washburn WI 568 Idol USA Custom Shop.








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Last edited by LP_CL at Sep 27, 2010,
#2
I saw that guitar and felt my life had a purpose, and that purpose is to GAS that guitar...

HNGD! Its gorgeous
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#4
Quote by richyt93
I saw that guitar and felt my life had a purpose, and that purpose is to GAS that guitar...

HNGD! Its gorgeous

It's discontinued, and this one is a one of a kind. You wont find them with ebony fb and without body binding.
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#6
Dude, this just made me pissed off that I didn't have the money to buy it. D:<
HNGD! Honestly, these are bloody brilliant guitars, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I would. :p
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#7
wow, that's a total steal, surely? Nice score
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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Presumably because the CCF (Combined Corksniffing Forces) of MLP and Gibson forums would rise up against them, plunging the land into war.

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#8
Thx. Yeah, they are discontinued, and there are some on the bay going for 1999$ second hand. I saw one being sold for that price a month ago.
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#9
woah, that's pretty good then
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#10
Well, in fact, when i saw that guitar was sold for almost 2k, i thought: what moron bought that for 2K? That's almost what they cost new...
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#14
It looks very PRS-Esqe
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#16
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It looks very PRS-Esqe

Now that you mention... It actually does!
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#17
The body shape doesn't strike a chord with me particularly, but I love the top, it looks gorgeous . HNGD!
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#18
Aaagghh,it was actually on one of the belgian secondhand things?!

I'm smacking myself in the face for not seeing it! D:

Congrats tho
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#19
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Aaagghh,it was actually on one of the belgian secondhand things?!

I'm smacking myself in the face for not seeing it! D:

Congrats tho

yeah, i saw it on the gearspot forum. Nice place to keep an eye on. I've seen many good deals pass there.
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#20
holy hell that is beautiful!! Washburn's seem to be one of the under-rated guitar manufacturers who consistently produce quality instruments. GASing after one of their hollowbody's!

Anyway, HNGD!
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#22
I really rate them. Even the Korean Idols are pretty damn good.
USA Washburn stuff is fantastic.
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#24
HNGD and now update your sig


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#26
Thx for all kind replies guys.

I tested the axe yesterday in repetition, and i have a feeling that this is going to be my new favorite guitar. I love all my others, but this guitar is just perfect for me. Neck profile, fretboard width, tone, feel, weight, ... It all fits perfectly.
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