9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Good, not bad, not great,
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This review is from: Washburn Classical Series Acoustic Electric Cutaway Guitar (Electronics)
Been playing this one for a couple of weeks now and have a general feel for it. I've been playing guitars for over 30 years so I have pretty clear expectations for guitar playability. I've done a lot of finger style guitar but never actually using a classical guitar. I'm used to playing high-end guitars, so that undoubtedly factors into my assessment of only 3 stars. That being said, here is what I found.
The Washburn seems to be a fairly decent guitar, though not a great one. The 4th string has an annoying buzz that sounds like something loose causing additional vibration resulting in a tonal blur. Suggests less that stellar quality control, as playing it would have revealed the problem to anyone who knows anything about playing a guitar. Yours probably won't have this same problem, as its likely a manufacturing anomally. Not bad enough for me to fix it really. Just an irk.
That being said, its a very playable guitar. The neck is wide and flat which is helpful for classical playing. I am personally used to a Martin neck that is thin, which I find works just fine in my finger style playing. But I don't have long fingers, so this might be why its not a big deal to me. I would prefer the action to be lower, but its quite playable as is.
The guitar is attractive and has a nice glossy finish. The pickup system is effective, though underpowered compared to the fishman's in my other guitars. I have to turn the gain way up to get the levels right. The tuner is nice being onboard with the push of a button. Seems to work well too.
All in all this is a good guitar. No, its not outstanding, but good enough for my experiment. If this is your first guitar you should be very satisfied in getting started with it. It is far better than the ones you'll find in the local department stores. It should make you a very playble guitar and look very nice at the same time.