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Anyone have or tried the new Washburn J600 jazzbox?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by mojazzmo, May 19, 2011.

  1. mojazzmo

    mojazzmo Member

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    I just saw these in the recent gtr player mag and they look pretty sweet. They are probably in my price range as well which doesn't hurt. Any owners here that can give some feedback?

    Washburn J600


    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. musicofanatic5

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    Hmm, Washburn seems to have gotten into the "vinnidge"-looking finish thing on a buch of their insts. With any luck this will mean a thinnner finish? I have seen many of this model's predecessors (J-6) and the plastic finish appeared to be bullet-proof, which is not one wants unless the sole purpose in owning the gtr is to protect one's self from weapons fire. If this finish is thinner, then I would deem it a drastic improvement.
     
  3. fuzz_factor

    fuzz_factor Supporting Member

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    That's a nice looking guitar. The Venetian cutaway, decent headstock, ebony bridge, low price... Ever since I sold my ES-165, I've been missing having an archtop around to practice on unplugged. Not sure about the spruce and floating 'bucker, however. Nothing wrong with that combo if you're only playing jazz, but I've never really liked floating humbuckers.

    If Washburn makes one that nice with a P-90 and maple top, I might bite. Otherwise, I'll try to find a reasonably priced ES-125 that isn't beat to hell.
     
  4. russintexas

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    It's interesting, but too similar to other jazz boxen I own. There are a couple of ways I could see it being useful, but not more so than, say, a kingpin.
     

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