Washburn Baby Jumbos debut

Washburn WB400SW Baby JumboThe 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 want an instrument that is more compact, and in the case of the cutaway/electrified model, ready for stage use.

Both models are made with a larger lower bout than a dreadnaught or concert body size, but with a shorter body length than most jumbo sized guitars. Washburn says that the actual volume of body space is the same as a concert size, but with a much wider vibrating surface where the bridge fastens to the top.

The WB400SW is made with all solid woods (cedar top, rosewood back and sides), a mahogany neck, ebony bridge and fingerboard and a bone nut and saddle.

The WB400SWCE is very much the same guitar, but with a solid spruce top, cutaway for easy access to upper frets, and Washburn’s B-Band designed pickup and pre-amp system with both ¬º” and XLR outputs.

Both ship with a hardshell case and are covered by Washburn’s Limited Lifetime Warranty. They are offered from Washburn dealers worldwide, $1,499.90 for the base model and $1,799.90 for the cutaway electric.

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