Washburn Festival EA12 6 String Acoustic-Electric Guitar (Discontinued)

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84 out of 100. Incorporating 30+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$269
Washburn Festival EA12-B 6 String Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 84/100 is based on analysis of 30+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments below.

The Washburn Festival EA12 has a "mini jumbo" body, and while the two words used to describe it seem contradictory - they do make sense because it does follow the round body shape of jumbo acoustics, but in a more compact profile.

With this configuration, you get some of the benefits of a jumbo acoustic, while alleviating some of the discomfort associated with their bulky size.

Basswood is the core tonewood used for the body and top, while the neck is crafted from mahogany.

And as expected from Washburn, they did not hold back with aesthetics and features, giving this guitar a rosewood bridge and fingerboard, abalone rosette, white binding and chrome die-cast Grover style tuning machines.

Finally, it comes with built-in preamp and pickup system along with a nifty tuner.

Specifications:

  • Body Shape: Mini Jumbo
  • Top: Basswood
  • Body: Basswood
  • Finish: Buffed Gloss
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: Not Specified
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: Not Specified
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Scale Length: 25.6875"
  • Nut Width: 1.69"
  • Electronics: WT-92 Preamp and Pickup with Tuner

Pros

More and more users are filling up reviews with positive comments regarding this guitar's comfortable compact profile, and good acoustic tone. Playability also comes up often, with some even comparing it to more expensive models. The Festival EA12's plugged in sound is also well received, described as clear and clean sounding.

Cons

There are a few who are not too fond of the shape, some complain that the guitar is too small for a jumbo, while others complain that it's too bulky for a mini.

Overall

This compact jumbo shape acoustic-electric guitar gives you the best of both worlds, so to speak, and most of the reviews are in agreement.

Unfortunately this is no longer available new in stores, so if you're looking for an alternative then check out our guide to The Best Acoustic Electric Guitars.

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He's written about and researched music gear for many years, while also serving as a music director at his local church, in addition to teaching guitar, bass and mentoring young musicians.

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