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Washburn WSD5240SCE


The Washburn WSD5240 Solo Deluxe revives one of the best-kept secrets of the acoustic guitar world, delivering bold, assertive tone and gorgeous vintage aesthetics.

R8,499.00 R10,899.00

The WSD5240 retains the unique body shape of the original Solo Deluxe, which combines the wide upper bout of a dreadnought with the curvaceous shape and 15 3/4-inch lower-bout width of a Grand Auditorium model. The large body dimensions together with the classic combination of a solid Sitka spruce top and rosewood back and sides results in excellent volume projection and warm, balanced tone. The WSD5240 has a 25 1/2-inch-scale mahogany neck with 20 frets and an ebony fretboard with dot inlays. Other high-quality attributes include a carved solid ebony “smile” bridge, a rosewood-capped headstock with period-correct late-Thirties Washburn logo inlays, and open-gear gold-plated Grover Butterbean tuners. The guitar’s vintage-inspired aesthetics include the herringbone rosette, the tortoise pickguard, and ivoroid neck and body binding. Both the WSD5240 and the WSD5249 come with a case
and limited lifetime warranty.

The rarity of the original 1937 Solo Deluxe has made that guitar a “hidden gem” among true acoustic aficionados, and all it takes is one strum of the Washburn Solo Deluxe to realize why. Although the WSD5240’s projection is similar to a dreadnought, the bass is less boomy and more focused while the midrange is more prominent, giving the guitar a sweet, expressive voice that’s also assertive. The neck is exceptionally comfortable, facilitating fast chord changes and blazing single-note lines.