Solo D-135 Anniversary USA


Solo D-135 Anniversary USA

Color: Natural


Commemorating our 135-year history, Washburn is building 135 limited edition models based on our 1937 #5244/#5246 Solo Dreadnoughts. These 135 instruments will be serialized starting from year 1883 and ending with year 2018. This historically accurate model is made in the U.S.A. at Washburn’s custom shop to match the original size and shape from our 1937 #5244/#5246 Solo Dreadnought. The limited edition all-solid Revival Series Solo D135 is loud and rich featuring a solid Sitka spruce soundboard braced with scalloped-X high-alpine European spruce, and paired with solid African mahogany back and sides. The classic Washburn “smile” bridge, Revival ’30s style headstock and faux-tortoise pickguard are inspired by the original 1937 models. Playability is enhanced by modern “C” shaped neck and Graph Tech “Ratio-Tuned” open-back tuners with butter-bean knobs.


USA made 135 Anniversary Limited Edition

1 of only 135, USA Custom Shop made, limited edition Dreadnoughts based on Washburn's 1937 #5244/#5246 shape. 135 year anniversary models, each unique and rare, are serialized beginning 1883 and ending with year 2018. Washburn Certificate of Authenticity and History Book included.

Vintage 1930's Styling

Inspired by the simple styling of the 1930's, the D135 features an understated "Smile" bridge, Faux-Tortoise pickguard and "Crown" headstock.

Modern Playability

With it's neutral-C shaped neck and GraphTech Ratio tuned open-back tuners, the D135 will feel immediately comfortable in the hands to today's acoustic guitar player.


Body & Construction

Top Wood Solid Sitka Spruce
Back Wood Solid Mahogany
Sides Solid Mahogany
Bracing Cathedral Peaked Scalloped X
Rosette 2-ring, Herringbone
Type Acoustic Guitars
Shape Dreadnought
Style 6 String Acoustic


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


Neck Wood Mahogany
Fretboard Ebony
Number Of Frets 20 frets
Inlays Dots
Nut Bone
Nut Width 1-3/4"
Scale 25-1/2"


Hardware Chrome hardware
Bridge Ebony
Tuners GraphTech Ratio-tuned open back

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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