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Promoted 12-10-2013 by Steveb3163 at 09:06 PM View Original Post
World Music Supply has a few Washburn Electric Guitars at great prices starting from $170. Shipping is free. Refer to forum thread for additional details. Thanks guitardedboyNo longer available:
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Edited December 10, 2013 at 07:22 AM by BostonGirl
I don't own any Washburn Electrics, but for 159 - 189 shipped the specs on these guitars look pretty good and you get a a bonus gig bag to boot.

They come loaded with USM Duncan Alnico Pickups and a couple have Floyd Rose.

http://www.worldmusicsupply.com/s...eries&so=7
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Full list of Washburns on closeout

http://www.worldmusicsupply.com/m...1200000061
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are these good deals? never heard of this brand. want to use it for rocksmith, and am a beginner.
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are these good deals? never heard of this brand. want to use it for rocksmith, and am a beginner.
Really? It is one of the largest guitar makers in the world, established in US in 1883. It is currently owned by JAM Industries.
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Any comments on the Washburn XMSTD2FRPB? Hmmm.
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are these good deals? never heard of this brand. want to use it for rocksmith, and am a beginner.
Same here. I just asked for Rocksmith for christmas and need a guitar to play on.

I'm looking at the cheapest washburn on there, at $99:
http://www.worldmusicsupply.com/W...uitar.html

Is it any good? What's the difference between the Trem and String Through option? I did a quick google search, but it's all confusing to me. Is it just preference?

I know nothing about playing guitar. I saw some on woot.com a week ago, but those posters said those guitars were junk.

Thanks in advance.
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Quote from richba11er View Post :
Same here. I just asked for Rocksmith for christmas and need a guitar to play on.

I'm looking at the cheapest washburn on there, at $99:
http://www.worldmusicsupply.com/W...uitar.html

Is it any good? What's the difference between the Trem and String Through option? I did a quick google search, but it's all confusing to me. Is it just preference?

I know nothing about playing guitar. I saw some on woot.com a week ago, but those posters said those guitars were junk.

Thanks in advance.
IMHO, rather than spending the absolute least, I'd say the much better value is looking at a deluxe or pro model for just a bit more- they are so heavily discounted that you can cross shop them with entry-level guitars.

If you don't mind the color the Washburn XMDLX2PRD XM [worldmusicsupply.com] Series Electric Guitar Pearl Red seems to be a particularly good deal at $160 shipped. The burst finishes are $20 more.

With these you would be getting features like a set neck, grovers and better electronics for what are definitely entry-level prices.
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I would suggest staying away from a tremolo type guitar for rocksmith, the whammy bar type of guitars usually have the strings locked down at the top/head stock and are difficult to change to alternate tunings. the game has many of it's songs where you are asked to retune. the game makes this easy for you to do. something to research.
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Quote from skiman View Post :
IMHO, rather than spending the absolute least, I'd say the much better value is looking at a deluxe or pro model for just a bit more- they are so heavily discounted that you can cross shop them with entry-level guitars.

If you don't mind the color the Washburn XMDLX2PRD XM [worldmusicsupply.com] Series Electric Guitar Pearl Red seems to be a particularly good deal at $160 shipped. The burst finishes are $20 more.

With these you would be getting features like a set neck, grovers and better electronics for what are definitely entry-level prices.
Thanks Skiman.

I don't care about the color.

What do you think about these two?

Is the XMSTD2FRPB [worldmusicsupply.com] at $190 worth the premium over the XMDLX2PRD [worldmusicsupply.com] at $160?

I don't mind paying a bit more if it means that I won't have to spend money on something better later on. I know getting crappy equipment would make the learning experience frustrating. I just don't know enough about the different options and getting other people's firsthand experience would be helpful.
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The last two are set necks and have decent pickups. I wouldn't get this guitar if I was looking to play metal or anything with big distortion, but it should be great for classic and bluesy tones and it has better sustain than you're going to get anywhere else for your money. Bargains for the price. Great deal.
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Anecdotal;
I purchased a Washburn LP and had a need to give it to a luthier.
His comment? "Interesting hardware".
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Quote from richba11er View Post :
Thanks Skiman.

I don't care about the color.

What do you think about these two?

Is the XMSTD2FRPB [worldmusicsupply.com] at $190 worth the premium over the XMDLX2PRD [worldmusicsupply.com] at $160?

I don't mind paying a bit more if it means that I won't have to spend money on something better later on. I know getting crappy equipment would make the learning experience frustrating. I just don't know enough about the different options and getting other people's firsthand experience would be helpful.

If you're beginner I would go second guitar....Floyd Rose is a pain in the butt for a beginner, the other one is string thru and should give good sustain and should be perfect for easy Rocksmith tunings...(basically same guitar except except no Floyd)
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If you're beginner I would go second guitar....Floyd Rose is a pain in the butt for a beginner, the other one is string thru and should give good sustain and should be perfect for easy Rocksmith tunings...(basically same guitar except except no Floyd)
Iagree
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Thanks guys. I pulled the trigger on the red one without Floyd Rose.
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