Since 1883, Washburn has built guitars in Chicago for working musicians. After 100 years, Washburn continues to be a consistent leader in combining design, innovation, and technology to deliver the rich, bold sounds for a vast musical landscape.
The history of Washburn Guitars is the history of a wide range of musicians. From blues players who shaped rock ‘n roll to multi-platinum recording artists to emerging guitar virtuosos. It is a history that can be heard and experienced every time you turn on the radio or listen to a live performance. It is a history built by skilled craftsmen and musicians who share one common love–a passion for the guitar.
World renown rock icon, Paul Stanley, is the guitarist, vocalist, principal songwriter and co-founder of the rock band Kiss, and has reigned supreme as one of the single-most recognizable frontmen in the history of rock and roll.
In his Kiss persona of “Star Child” Stanley has rocked the world in his Spandex and platform boots for more than thirty years and released more than thirty albums. Stanley began playing guitar at the age of thirteen and was mostly self-taught. He joined his first band at the age of fifteen and went on to form Kiss with Gene Simmons in the early 70’s. Even after more than thirty years of performing, Kiss is still one of the most successful, influential and top-grossing bands of all time.
31 05 2012 04:58
The Harvest Series WD7 Guitars from Washburn are said to be the most affordable, high quality Washburns ever made... and they've landed!
13 10 2011 12:23
Helping you to find the best acoustic guitars for your style and performance preferences.
22 02 2011 11:17
We've made our prices as cheap as chips, so why pay more for delivery?
01 10 2008 11:24
How did the guitar become the world's favourite instrument? Alan Yentob begins this personal journey, fascinated by both the sound of the Oud, an ancient middle-eastern ancestor of the lute, and the iconic guitar draped round the necks of Bill Hailey and Elvis Presley, which rocked the cosy world of popular music in the 50s. Starts Sunday 5th October.
26 03 2008 09:39
The Washburn WI64V is the latest model from Washburn's Idol Series to be reviewed, and it got a glowing, 5/5 review!
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