WI64 review by Washburn

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 8.6 (61 votes)
Washburn: WI64
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Purchased from: 4

Sound — 10
Sound is very nice. Humbuckers give it a very mellow deeper sound. Switch it to single and you get a nicely twangy sound. What I'd expect to come from a guitar. I use a Marshall 10watt amp w/this (just starting out). It's got the same set-up as a Les Paul (4 knobs, pickup selects in same way) but the pickup selector is right next to knobs on this.

Overall Impression — 10
To be honest, I really haven't been playing that long (couple of months). My favorite thing about this guitar would have to be the overall look of it. I play mainly alternative, punk, anything around that area (lighter or heavyer). If I could relate this to any guitar id probabally relate it to the Les Paul for two reasons: 1. same pick-up style (explained in the sound catagory); 2. Similar body shape.

Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The natural distressed finish and distressed copper looks very cool. The action is very nice. But the frets are a little loose. But that can get fixed w/a fixup at a music store. Minor blemish on the back. Can't really tell since it's about an inch wide and on back.

4 comments sorted by best / new / date

    dave344
    What about the W168... Now that's a killer guitar with great looks, incredible sound and great hardware. A must for all types of music.
    im_bored
    i just got this, looks totally different then pics online(better), sounds great, its light, sounds good for almost any style, pretty thin neck, and its easy to reach high frets without having to twist ur hand akwardly
    im_bored
    when i got it the pickups were really low on both pickups, but it can be adjusted in like 2 minutes