Washburn Guitars Adds a New Idol to the Line

A new addition to the Idol family of solid body guitars, the WI40NM.

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Buffalo Grove, IL, October 1, 2013 — Washburn Guitars is pleased announce a new addition to its Idol family of solid body guitars, the WI40NM. The Idol series has been a popular line in the Washburn family for over 15 years and the new model builds on the Idol’s solid feature set and sexy looks.

­­The WI40NM features a solid 2 piece mahogany satin finished body with a Canadian maple set neck with recessed heel for upper fret access. The 22 fret ebony fingerboard accentuates the pearloid block inlays and the gloss black capped headstock features pearloid Washburn logo and stylized W inlay. The all black hardware compliments the mahogany and maple and features a tune-o-matic bridge with stop tailpiece and Grover 18:1 tuners with keystone buttons. The electronics are what make this guitar a real star. A hot alnico bridge humbucking pickup wound to 16k has been chosen to excel at rock tones and soloing. The neck alnico humbucker is wound to 8k for pristine jazz or rhythm tones. Both are controlled by separate volume and tone knobs. Taken together, this pickup combination makes for an incredibly versatile instrument.

The WI40NM comes equipped with D’Addario EX-120 strings.