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Washburn Classical Series C5CE Classical Acoustic Electric Guitar, Natural
|Price:||$143.85 & FREE Shipping. Details|
- Spruce Top
- Catalpa Sides/Back
- Mahogany Neck
- Rosewood Fingerboard and Bridge
- Natural Finish
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For the rest of my review I won't take the price into consideration, so keep in mind you're not paying 600$
Pros: Item arrived quickly and in absolute perfect condition, no scratch or visual imperfection whatsoever. the side and back wood is gorgeous in my opinion. The sound quality is very rich( I wasn't expecting it at such a low price), the action is very good (I will get it tune a little lower but it really was great straight out of the box). Built-in tuner is easy to use and very accurate. Pick-up gives a rich and clear tone when plugged-in thru a good amp. Once you get use to your new guitar I would recommend upgrading the strings as you will get an even richer and clearer sound for a tiny investment.
Cons: I don't really like the color of the top, a little too orange for me( I prefer plain-natural wood look). The pick-up is quite unforgiving and seems to focus a bit too much on finger-noise (that's my only real disappointment) so it's really not a guitar you could use for a live concert (but if that's your plan you'll need to show much more money). The guitar cannot be played standing up as it lacks attachment point for a strap. The sound isn't as powerfull as a full hardwood guitar (keep in mind, you're paying a ridiculous price).
All in all, I am 100% satisfied with this classical guitar. it ain't perfect but for the price it cost you cannot be anything but glad you bought it, enjoy!
Everybody said it was great out of the box i disagree. i was totally disappointed with the action. The strings sit way far from the neck. I'd consider adjusting the action absolutely mandatory first thing when you get it! be careful not to throw away the box before grabbing the allan wrench that is taped to the inside of it. Go buy new strings. My friend suggested extra hard d'addario strings to me. remove all the strings but the high and low E's and plug in the allan wrench to adjust the truss rod. TURN IT CLOCKWISE very slowly until the strings come down far enough. Keep plucking the Large E as you tighten. once it starts to rattle with a normal pluck turn the key back till it doesn't and put your new strings on. If you don't know how youtube it. This is delicate business so if you don't feel comfortable stop and take it to a shop but it worked amazingly well for me and the action is perfect now and i like the guitar a lot.
I made the right choice. It's well worth the budget price for an above average budget guitar, and I've ended up playing it quite often.
1. Its top color. It's probably the official guitar of the Syracuse University Orange football team - but it's acceptable.
2. "Dipped finish" appearance. It's super-glossy and a little thick, although not as thick as some other inexpensive guitars.
3. Fret edges are protruding and sharp, they need to be filed.
1. Back and side wood is attractive.
2. Tuner is accurate and comes with 9-volt battery included.
3. Heavy 9-foot cord included for connection to amp.
4. Stays in tune once strings stabilize after initial multiple tunings.
5. For me, action was a little high at first, but was adjusted to "just right" and is easily played.
6. If not played side-by-side with guitars costing hundreds more, it sounds pretty good. Decent volume.
7. Plugged-in sound is nice "flat", but EQ adjustments don't hurt.
8. Nubone (not CHEAP plastic) nut and saddle.
9. Wasburn is a better and better-looking guitar (with better brand recognition) than the no-name classical guitar I saw at Costco for about the same price as this one's sale price ($150): Costco guitar looked cheap and wasn't cutaway or electric like the Washburn, although it played OK and didn't have sharp, protruding fret edges.
In conclusion, there'll be no buyer's remorse with this Washburn.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
For the money, you just can't go wrong. I've always wanted to buy a classical guitar. I started on a cheap classical made by Castilla. Read morePublished 3 days ago by dean madonia
For the price / performance ratio, I gave this guitar 4 stars. Not 5 because the electronic is not as good as I expect. Read morePublished 1 month ago by K. Nguyen
smaller than i espected,but very beautifull guitar,looks very expensive and sound great.Published 2 months ago by marcelo machado
I am perfectly happy with this guitar. Like others said I filed the sharp fret edges. I needed an inexpensive classical guitar to beat on and my money was well spent. Read morePublished 3 months ago by john
This guitar is excellent. I'm blown away honestly. The price for the sound is unbeatable. I've been buying Washburn guitars since I was a kid, and this purchase only solidifies... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jon Day
Exquisite sound. very pleased with the beautiful sound quality of this guitar. the structure of this guitar is solid, wood grains are beautiful. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Pat