Washburn WCG18CE Acoustic-Electric Guitar (Discontinued)
A part of Washburn’s Comfort series, the Washburn WCG18CE is unique in that the guitar has a strong focus on ergonomics.
It’s a niche that hasn’t really been serviced before when it comes to acoustic guitars, making the instrument worth a look for those of you who find standard instruments a tad uncomfortable.
- Body Shape: Grand Auditorium
- Top: Laminated Spruce
- Body: Laminated Mahogany
- Finish: Gloss- Natural
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Neck: Mahogany
- Neck Profile: Not Specified
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: Not Specified
- Number of Frets: 21
- Scale Length: 25.5”
- Nut Width: 1.68"
- Electronics: Fishman Isys+
When it comes to its unplugged tone, the Washburn WCG18CE is pretty representative of what you’d expect from a Grand Auditorium guitar. The tone is thin when compared to a dreadnought, but still relatively warm and full. The guitar features a top and belly curve, which likely lessens the volume somewhat. Though while the curves probably don’t help the tone, they don’t seem to have a huge impact.
The Fishman Isys+ (the pickup system in the guitar) seems to be relatively well received. The system features both a preamp as well as a piezo pickup, and performance wise it seems to compare favorably to any other piezo-based system.
Although this guitar is no longer widely available, you can find alternatives in our guide to The Best Acoustic Electric Guitars.