The most beautiful guitar in the world?

Washburn D49SPK and D49CESPKWashburn 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 highly-figured spalted maple.

The two guitars differ only in that the CE model has a lower bout cutaway and onboard electronics. Both are ornamented with triangular inlays of abalone and mother-of-pearl in the rosewood fingerboard and a decorative ebony bridge.

There are no details about these new models yet on the Washburn web site, but Washburn dealers should have more information about pricing and availability.

UPDATE 9/8:  We just heard back from Washburn with prices on these new models.

The D49SP carries a MSRP of $999.90 and the D49CESPK $1169.90. Both ship with a hard shell case.

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