So Apparently Beauty Is Hollow On The Inside
Washburn has added to their line up of hollow-body guitars with new releases in their HB series. The HB17 and HB36 are new additions to the range, but the HB35 has also been given new finishing options (that's pretty new colours to you and me).
The HB36 (pictured, right) is the most expensive in the range, but weighs in at just £499 RRP inc VAT. Washburn tells us:
"The new HB36 hollowbody guitar is an instrument packed with modern features, yet aged and coupled with distressed hardware to give musicians the feeling of playing a guitar that is broken in and well played. The HB36 has flame maple back and sides, a spruce top, and features a hard maple neck with an ebony fingerboard and a stoptail bridge. The HB36 also features distressed dual humbucking pickups."
"Featuring a modern look highlighted by a florentine cutaway, the HB17 offers a fresh take on the hollowbody guitar with the same great sound that is synonymous with Washburn. The HB17 is made with a mahogany top, back, sides and neck with a rosewood fingerboard. The body is finished in matte black and features all black hardware including Grover® 18:1 tuners. The HB17 features active humbucker pickups, giving players a wide range of modern sounds, while maintaining the feel of a classic hollowbody. The HB17 debuted at NAMM 2012 and will ship in Q2 2012 with an expected UK RRP of £379 inc VAT."
"Washburn have also announced that the HB35 will now be available in white, black, and tobacco sunburst, along with the current options of natural and wine red. These colours are paired with gold-plated hardware and black pickguards. The HB35 features a maple body, 24.75” maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard, and flame maple top. This semi-hollow body guitar comes with a Washburn 621 neck pickup & 623 bridge pickup and a three-way toggle switch. The HB35 retails at £399 RRP inc VAT."
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