WASHBURN J6 ARCHTOP L5 TYPE 17" MAPLE JAZZ/BLUES GUITAR
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WASHBURN J6 ARCHTOP ELECTRIC L5 TYPE 17" ALL MAPLE JAZZ/BLUES GUITAR - DEEP-BODIED SUPERB CONDITION GREAT PLAYING SOUND AND VIBE!
DESCRIPTION._____________________________________________________________________________________ This is an exceptionally good deep-bodied electric archtop guitar heavily inspired by the iconic Gibson L5 CES design, and which Washburn no longer produces, which is a pity, although I have seen the odd on-line retailer recently still offering the model new at around £500. The forum comments you read on the net suggest that recent models have been Chinese made and not of the high quality of the earlier Korean (probably the Samick factory?), or even Japanese made ones. It is also suggested that early Japanese made models were all Maple construction, rather than later/recent production featuring a Spruce top on Maple back and sides. This, of course is only "forum chatter", and you may have better information.
I have had the guitar a little time, and the previous owner, I believe, had it for about 6 years, but having bought it secondhand himself, could not confirm it's age. Unlike the two other J6s I have, one the upgraded J6S Wes Montgomery model, the guitar appears to have no inside... read more