• New from Washburn for 2014

    During January's NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, Washburn introduced several new instrument models that should be of interest to bluegrass and acoustic musicians. Their R360K offers a resonator guitar with a parlor sized body, with a shaded spruce top and back

  • Three from ’37

    The folks at Fretboard Journal posted this video shot during Wintergrass 2012 at their jam suite in the hotel. As it happened, a trio of 75 year old steel string flattop guitars wandered in while the incomparable Kenny Smith was hanging

  • Washburn adds reso-guitars

    Washburn Guitars has introduced four resonator guitars to their expanding line of folk and bluegrass instruments. Three are round neck guitars, with one (R15S) made with a high nut, square neck design for horizontal play. Like the others in the series,

  • Washburn goes back to the future

    The George Washburn company made its bones in the late 19th and early 20th century building what were known at the time as parlor guitars, sometimes described as ladies' guitars. These were smaller body instruments, with a shorter scale, than

  • The most beautiful guitar in the world?

    Washburn has introduced two new limited edition, maple-topped models which they have suggested may be "the most beautiful guitars in existence." These latest additions to their Southwest Series of acoustic guitars, the D49SPK and D49CESPK both feature bodies made with

  • Washburn adds 5 new acoustics

    The Washburn Guitar folks have a number of new acoustic models. All were debuted at the recent Winter NAMM show, and will be arriving in dealer showrooms later this summer. Striking and unexpected wood choices are a theme with these five

  • New Washburn mandolins

    Washburn has announced the release of two new mandolin models, both designed to mimic the appearance of gently worn vintage instruments. These are solid wood mandolins featuring flame maple back and sides and a hand carved spruce top. The Washburn folks

  • Washburn Baby Jumbos debut

    The new Washburn Baby Jumbo acoustic guitars, which had been announced earlier this year, are now shipping to dealers. Washburn is marketing these two new models as intended for players who like the sound of a larger body guitar, but

  • Washburn celebrates 125 years

    The folks at Washburn Guitars are celebrating 2007 as their 125th year making and marketing musical instruments. The company was founded in 1887 by George Washburn Lyon, and located in a small factory in Chicago, IL. An early focus of Washburn

  • Guitars fight Parkinson’s desease

    We're always pleased to see efforts to help worthwhile charitable organizations, and this is one of those times. In an effort to combat Parkinson's desease, Washburn Guitars and Sam Ash Music have joined forces for the month of May, 2007. The