Washburn WCG18CE Acoustic-Electric Guitar (Discontinued)

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$320
Washburn WCG18CE Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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.

Specifications:

  • 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.