News: Washburn Resonator Series Guitars
September 30, 2011 by Charlie
Washburn recognizes the important role played by the Resonator guitar in the history of bluegrass music and has decided to honor the instrument with a new line of Resonator guitars. The current line up of Resonator guitars include the acoustic resonators R15R and R15S, and their acoustic electric brothers the R15RCE and the R45RCE.
The single cone resonator and spider-bridge design is a common denominator among the four Resonator guitars. This adds to the series’ classic sound and vibe which resonator players tend to look for.
Washburn resonator series guitars also features chrome die-cast tuners and a 19 fret Rosewood neck with dot inlays.
R45RCE sports an eye candy flame maple top, back and sides, while the rest of the Resonator series guitars have mahogany tops, backs and sides.
The R15S model with S standing for “Slide” was designed for slide players, it has a square neck profile which is great for playing lap/horizontal slides.
The acoustic electric versions sports a cutaway body design for reaching into those high notes and adds in a single coil neck pickup with a volume and tone knob.
These resonators were designed to give the classic resonator feel with modern quality refinements at an affordable price range. You will soon be able to get your very own Washburn Resonator series guitar for a minimum of $712.90 to $890.90 MSRP.