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    Washburn Guitars Announces Addition of Preacher Guitars to Paul Stanley Signature Series

Preacher Bolsters Diverse Line-up Of Guitars That Capture The Legendary Sound Of Rock’s Historic Frontman

Chicago, IL. — November 13, 2007 —Washburn Guitars, pioneering the world’s finest cutting-edge instruments for over 125 years, announced today the addition of the Preacher Guitar to the Paul Stanley Signature Series. The new line combines the distinctive style and tone of Kiss’ iconic frontman with Washburn’s commitment to craftsmanship and customization.

The Paul Stanley Preacher comes in four models, allowing for a wide array of features and designs for musicians to choose from. Each instrument will allow guitarists worldwide to harness the legendary, rock-driven tones of the Star Child himself. All the guitars in the series feature a mahogany-set neck and body, Grover 18:1 tuners, and are the result of intense collaboration between Paul and Washburn.

“What I wanted to do in designing the Preacher was to create a new guitar with an old soul,” said Paul Stanley of Kiss. “In essence, a historical classic that could have, but never actually existed. The design incorporates all the features, tone and spirit of an old iconic guitar but with better neck access and a unique take on a familiar shape. I was determined to retain all the characteristics that made a legendary guitar the gold standard for the last 50 years and yet create something new, unique and improved. I like to call it ‘history with an attitude.’”

Paul Stanley worked intimately with Washburn on the design and construction of each unique guitar in the Preacher Guitar series. By lending his ideas and technical expertise, four exceptionally innovative instruments are now available for guitar enthusiasts everywhere.

“Paul Stanley has mesmerized fans for decades with his distinctive sound and style,” said David Karon, Artist Relations Manager at Washburn. “He has contributed that same dedication and attention to detail during every step of the design process. From the shape, feel and tone of the guitars, Paul has had a vision for the Preacher Series and his vision has paved the way for one of the best Washburn guitars available.”

The guitars will be offered with various components and features, including two models that are handcrafted in Washburn’s custom shop. The Preacher Series includes:

  • Crafted in Washburn’s custom shop
  • Art deco headstock inlays
  • Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates pickups
  • Available in black and white

  • Crafted in Washburn’s custom shop
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Pearl trapezoid inlays
  • Available in gold top and honey-burst flame maple

  • Egnator pickups
  • Tune-o-matic bridge
  • Ebony fingerboard
  • Available in black

  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Trapezoid inlays
  • Gloss finish
  • Available in honey-burst flame maple

Pricing and Availability
The Paul Stanley series is available online and at major music retail outlets, including Musician’s Friend, Music 123 and more. To locate a Washburn dealer, please visit For more details on the Paul Stanley Series, go to

About Washburn Guitars
Washburn Guitars, pioneering the world’s finest cutting-edge instruments for over 125 years, are played by today’s leading guitarist, including Paul Stanley, Nick Catanese, Scott Ian, Sammy Hagar, Gregg Allman and Roger Waters. Located near Chicago, Illinois, Washburn Guitars is owned by U.S. Music Corp. the corporate parent for world-recognized brands including Parker Guitars, Randall Amplifiers, Eden Amplifiers, Sound Tech Professional Audio, Oscar Schmidt, and Lyon Musical Instruments. For more information on Washburn Guitars, go to
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