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Washburn HG26SCE

The HG26SCE sports a grand auditorium-sized body with a cutaway for upper fret access.

Washburn has paired the solid cedar top with ovankol back and sides. The body and neck feature wood binding, and there's some pretty mother-of-pearl inlays around the soundhole – aka the rosette – and the cedar top's outer edge.

MusicRadar's verdict:

"If we had to pick a guitar for fingerpickers to, er, pick... we'd, ahem... pick this."

5 out of 5



If Sitka spruce is the bee's knees when it comes to tone wood then why is the snappily-titled HG26SCE topped with cedar?

Actually, it's solid Western Red cedar, and, yes it does trump spruce in one regard. While spruce takes a while for its tone to mature - you unlock its potential by actually playing the guitar - cedar flashes its goodies pretty much from the first strum.

Unlike the HD10S and HD30SCE dreadnought guitars, the HG26SCE sports a grand auditorium-sized body with a cutaway for upper fret access. While a dreadnought is typically typecast as a strummer's guitar, a grand auditorium is generally recommended to fingerstylists, thanks to its well-balanced tone.

That's not to say that fingerpickers don't use dreadnoughts, of course - bluegrass players wouldn't use anything else - but grand auditoriums work well because you get an equal helping of bass, mids and treble from that body style.

Washburn has paired the solid cedar top with rosewood back and sides. The body and neck feature wood binding, and there's some pretty mother-of-pearl inlays around the soundhole - aka the rosette - and the cedar top's outer edge.

Picking the HG26SCE reveals a sweet top end and a satisfying growl from the bottom E and A strings. The onboard Fishman Presys+ 301T pickup system (the 'E' of the guitar's model number) does an admirable job of transferring that tonal character through an amplifier but you do miss that three dimensional quality of the grand auditorium body.



The HG26SCE is a Grand Auditorium acoustic guitar with cutaway for superior upper fret access. It features a solid Western Red Cedar top for sublime tone that improves with age, rosewood back and sides, a mahogany neck with a ovankol fingerboard and bridge, diecast tuners with stylish ebonite buttons for quick, easy and accurate tuning, a Washburn tortoise pickguard and an abalone rosette.

The HG26SCE is the classic blend of Cedar and rosewood. Because it's a bit smaller than a dreadnought, it's more articulate and ideal for fingerstyle players. It is, however, both full and clear. Thanks to its built in Fisman Presys+ 301T Tuner/Preamp, you'll never need to carry around an extra tuner. The preamp features volume, bass and treble control for natural amplified acoustic tone, plus a phase switch to deal with feedback issues.

GENERAL
  • MODEL: HG26SCE
  • SHAPE: Grand Auditorium Cutaway
  • TOP: Solid Western Red Cedar
  • BACK: Ovankol
  • SIDES: Ovankol
  • BRACING: Cathedral Peaked Advanced Scalloped-X
  • ROSETTE: Abalone
NECK
  • MATERIAL: Satin Mahogany with 2 way Trussrod
  • FRETBOARD: Ovankol with 20 Frets
  • INLAYS: dots
  • NUT: Nubone
  • NUT WIDTH: 1-11/16”
  • SCALE: 25-5/16”
ELECTRONICS
  • PREAMP SYSTEM: Fishman Isys+ 301T w/tuner
HARDWARE
  • BRIDGE: Rosewood
  • TUNERS: Chrome Diecast w/Ebonite buttons
OTHER
  • STRINGS: Cleartone 7412B light gauge phosphor bronze
  • CASE: GCDNDLX- SOLD SEPERATELY

Product Specs

Condition
Brand New (New)
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Brand Washburn
Model HG26SCE-O
Categories Built-in Electronics, OM and Auditorium
Fretboard Material Rosewood
Top Material Cedar
Right / Left Handed Right Handed
Number of Strings 6 String
Neck Material Mahogany
Body Shape Auditorium

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