Washburn Woodline O12SE Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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94 out of 100. Incorporating 20+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$459
Washburn WLO12SE

At publication time this was on our recommended list of Acoustic-Electric Guitars Under $500.

Washburn continues to make waves in the entry to mid-tier acoustic guitar market, and the Woodline WL012SE exemplifies why - with its balance of premium features, build and value for money.

It features a solid mahogany top, supported by laminate mahogany back and sides, which gives a warmer tonality and a very earthy vibe. It also comes with Graphtech NuBone nut and saddle, a premium feature that you normally have to pay extra to add into your guitar.

Giving this guitar its amplified voice is a Fishman Presys II 301T electronic pickup/preamp system that comes with a built-in tuner. On top of all that, the Washburn WL012SE does not skimp on ornamentation, which includes the Washburn Parquet rosette and rosewood bindings.

Specifications:

  • Body Shape: Orchestra
  • Top: Solid Mahogany
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Bridge: Ovangkol
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: Not Specified
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: mm
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Nut Width: 1.692"
  • Electronics: Fishman Presys II 301T w/tuner

Pros

Wonderful and excellent nicely summarize how the market feels about the Washburn WL012SE. Many are impressed by its solid build, while others are into it for the aesthetics. It also gets plenty of love for its build and sound quality. Even experts like Ed Mitchell of Music Radar have mostly good things to say, he concludes his review with this statement: "The WLO12SE is a beautifully realized reminder that you should take the time to narrow your search and find a playing experience and tone that suits your needs perfectly."

Cons

Hard to find fault with this guitar, but those who prefer the open and punch sound of spruce top guitars may not connect well with the WLO12SE's warmer tonality.

Overall

With its great features and continued positive reception in the market, the Washburn WLO12SE is highly recommended for those who want a nice looking all mahogany acoustic electric guitar.

At publication time this was on our recommended list of Acoustic-Electric Guitars Under $500.

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