BLOOMFIELD, CONNECTICUT— Washburn, the world’s second oldest guitar manufacturer that has been delighting players since 1883, today announced the expansion of its Timeless Collection with the addition of three all-solid mandolins and one parlor guitar that are available for immediate delivery to dealers.
The Timeless Collection is a limited edition series of truly unique wood string instruments featuring tops made from 140+-year-old reclaimed European Fir beams pulled from bridges, pubs and barns throughout the United Kingdom. The warm and rich tone produced by this natural aging process falls between redwood and spruce, providing a unique blend of clarity, volume and complexity.
The new Timeless Parlor Guitar (Model TCP130SWK-LTD), Timeless Celtic Mandolin (Model TCMC43SWK-LTD), Timeless A-Style Mandolin (Model TCMA43SWK-LTD) and Timeless F-Style Mandolin (Model TCMF43SWK-LTD) all feature a Mother-of-Pearl "Clou De Lys" overlay headstock that commemorates the specialness of the wood. Each instrument comes with a hard shell case that includes an acrylic-encased cut steel nail that was pulled from the reclaimed wood. The inclusion of the cut steel nail authenticates the age of the wood featured in the model as cut steel nails fell out of use after 1880.
The Timeless Parlor Guitar carries an MSRP of $2,140.90 (MAP $1,199). The Celtic Mandolin carries an MSRP of $2,140.90 (MAP $1,199). The A-Style Mandolin carries an MSRP of $1,783.90 (MAP $999), and the F-Style Mandolin carries an MSRP of $1,337.90 (MAP $749).
An authentic American original since 1883, Washburn Guitars has been designing and manufacturing stringed instruments —guitars, mandolins, banjos, and ukuleles— for some of the biggest names in rock, folk, and blues who have made some of history’s most famous music with a Washburn. While its roots are firmly planted in providing some of history’s most well known, best valued, and best selling acoustic and Americana instruments, Washburn is committed to fulfilling the highest dreams of today’s players, at every level, with a complete line of contemporary Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitars, Bass Guitars, Americana and Ukuleles, Signature Series Guitars, and Accessories. Washburn is based in Chicago, Illinois and is a division of JAM Industries USA. For more information about Washburn, visit www.washburn.com.