Comfort

G55CE Koa

Comfort

G55CE Koa

Color: Natural

SKU: WCG55CE-O-U

Washburn’s Comfort Series combine looks and ergonomics to deliver the ultimate player-friendly guitars. With their armrests, these guitars hug the body rather than digging into it and provide a comfortable playing experience whether you’re sitting or standing.

The Comfort G55CE Koa is a Grand Auditorium style acoustic/electric guitar with a Venetian cutaway for superior upper fret access. A highlight of the Comfort Series is the deluxe re-curve style ergonomic armrest bevel at the lower bout which becomes part of the mahogany top binding. The guitar features a Koa top and Koa back and sides, mahogany/maple bound body and headstock. The satin finished mahogany neck has an Ovangkol fingerboard devoid of inlays and in tandem with the mahogany bound Ovangkol bridge adds an aura of understated elegance. A maple/mahogany/maple strip splits the book matched Koa back as well. The headstock features a mother-of-pearl Washburn logo and 18:1 ratio tuners. The Washburn Parquet style rosette is made of alternating maple and mahogany.

The Comfort G55CE Koa is a fantastic sounding acoustic guitar in its own right but the addition of premium Fishman electronics makes for an outstanding stage performance guitar. The Fishman® 501T Presys+ is an integrated tuner/preamp system for versatile amplified tonal shaping.

KEY WASHBURN FEATURES

Comfort Deluxe Armrest

The Deluxe recurved ergonomic armrest bevel increases the playing comfort on this larger Grand Auditorium body guitar. Deluxe recurved armrest models feature additional trim and mitre handwork throughout the body and bridge.

Koa Top, Back and Sides

The Comfort G55CE is built with figured Koa on its soundboard, back and sides. Figured Koa is a beautiful tropical tonewood known for it's rich, deep luster and balanced, warm tone.

Fishman Electronics

Equipped with a Fishman® Presys+, active preamp system for versatile amplified tonal shaping. The Presys+ also sports an integrated tuner.

Specifications

Body & Construction

Top Wood Koa
Back Wood Koa
Sides Koa
Bracing Cathedral Peaked Scalloped-X
Rosette Washburn Parquet, 3-Ring
Type Acoustic Guitars
Shape Grand Auditorium
Style 6 String Acoustic, Cutaway

Electronics

Controls Volume, built-in tuner, bass/middle/treble, notch/mic blend/phase
Preamp System Fishman Presys+ 501T w/tuner

Other

Color Natural
Finish Gloss Finish
Strings D'Addario EXP-16 light set phospher bronze

Neck

Neck Wood Satin Mahogany with 2 way Truss Rod
Fretboard Ovangkol
Number Of Frets 20 frets
Nut Bone
Nut Width 1-3/4"
Scale 25-5/16"

Hardware

Hardware Black Hardware
Bridge Mahogany Bound Ovangkol
Tuners 18:1 Black with Black Buttons

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AN AMERICAN ORIGINAL

1883, Chicago. George Washburn begins a legacy of greatness with the first Washburn stringed instruments, bringing quality instruments priced for home musicians. In 1889, Washburn becomes the largest mandolin maker in America.

AGE OF INNOVATION

In the early 20th century Washburn continues to lead with quality guitars, banjos, and madolins. In 1912, Washburn releases the Lakeside Jumbo, the first dreadnought guitar. In 1930, Washburn merges with Tonk Brothers and releases the Solo Deluxe, the precursor of the auditorium style guitar and one of the best-selling guitars created.

AMPLIFIED AND ACOUSTIC

With the onset of the 1970's, Washburn releases the Wing series, our first electric models. The Wing series continues the Washburn standard by delivering a show quality instrument at a home artist price. In the 80’s and 90’s the Washburn Festival series revitalizes the art of acoustic performance, contributing to the rise of "unplugged" performances.

CLASSIC VALUES WITH TODAY'S ADVANCES

For over 135 years, Washburn has been committed to providing the highest quality instruments. Whether it's a guitar, banjo, or mandolin – if it’s a Washburn, it won’t let you down.