Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Washburn Pilsen Idol P170


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Like some motorcycle enthusiasts, there is without a doubt a group of guitarists who want to own guitars manufactured in America. For many it's a bit of a pipedream; American guitars are high ticket items, and the prices put them out of reach for many weekend warrior guitarists. But, now the fortunes of these guitarists has changed; Washburn has just released the Pilsen Idol P170, and it's built in the USA and is priced below the all important thousand dollar mark. A carved top mahogany body, a mahogany neck, Grover tuners, Jumbo frets, Seymour Duncan Custom Custom and "59 pickups, and the Buzz Feiten tuning system. Dig it.
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1 comment:

G L Wilson said...

I really love Washburn's Idol series. I played one of those - I think it was the WI66 or something (I'm not very good with numbers) - and it was a wonderful guitar, very very playable, a great sound and nicely designed for playing comfort.