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Washburn Guitar History

Washburn Guitar Company has been producing guitars for over 120 years. Washburn first starting making guitars in 1883 in Chicago, Illinois, just a few blocks away from Maxwell Street. Maxwell Street in the center of the movement ultimately Delta Blues in 1920.


African-Americans who moved to this location from the Mississippi Delta Blues began to stage Delta. Raw and emotional music, which was established in this area is changing the way the blues and rock ‘n’ Roll will play forever. In addition, the atmosphere in this area would be awesome to be part of it, because the music was everywhere to see. Besides the common places where you often see musicians such as bars, the scene of Delta Blues Singers on the side walk and streets, as well. It was common to see people are often found on the streets and jam with each other.

When word came out about this amazing music, people who came to check out the scene began to notice that most guitarists playing at Washburn. This then led to an increase in the popularity of the guitar Washburn, as well.

For more than 100 years of rich history of Washburn, the company has done more than just acoustic and electric guitars. Washburn also makes acoustic and electric bass guitars, amps, banjos, mandolins and even travel guitars.

Washburn Company is also credited with the first manufacturer of guitars used by artists to support their guitars. In the past few decades, in particular, Washburn was one of the greatest guitarists in the music associated with them. Some of the most famous names in the promotion and signature model is made for them, Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson and Jeff Beck), Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme), Dimebag Darrell (Pantera and Damageplan) and Paul Stanley (Kiss).

Washburn company also introduced some of the most innovative ideas to change the way the guitars were to be made. Washburn went to the voice control circuit (VCC), which is the special structure of the coil, which allows you to seamlessly mix between the sound of humbucker and a coil sound without the hum of the normal things that you normally get from one spool. Simply by turning the knob on the guitar makes the mix.

They were also made to the settings Buzz Feiten system, which is constrained by a formula set, which uses a compensated nut and saddle to correct the inherent problems of intonation adjustment formula western.

Washburn Guitars is still very popular among the great guitarists of our time. Some of the talented musicians who use their guitars Dan Donegan (Disturbed), Dave Bakash ($ 41), David Brenner, Dean Back and Tyler Connolly (Theory of Deadman), Doug Ardito, Paul Phillips and Wes Scantlin (Puddle Of Mudd), Greg Tribbett (Mudvayne and Hellyeah), Hugh McDonald (Bon Jovi), JF (Kataklysm), Josie Scott and Wayne Swinny (saliva), Sammy Hagar, Nick Kataneze (black society Label), Peter Steele (Type O Negative), Rick Savage ( Def Leppard), Roger Waters, and Scott Ian (Anthrax).