Discover the rich history of Washburn Guitars, an American original since 1883. Founded in Chicago by George Washburn Lyon and Patrick Healy, Washburn quickly became known for crafting high-quality stringed instruments accessible to home musicians. By 1889, Washburn had become the largest mandolin manufacturer in America.
Today, with over 135 years of experience, Washburn remains committed to producing top-quality instruments, whether it's a guitar, banjo, or mandolin. From blues to rock to folk, Washburn has been a choice of legendary musicians. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, Washburn has a guitar to suit your style and grow with your skills.
When you buy a Washburn guitar from Kenny’s Music, you know you’re in good hands. All of our Washburn guitars are thoroughly quality checked on arrival from our suppliers, and undergo a further test before going out the door. We have a range of finance options available on Washburn guitars so you can spread the cost, and all Washburn guitars (other than pre-owned models) come with a full manufacturer’s warranty and our 14-day no-quibble money back guarantee.
Q: Where are Washburn guitars made?
A: Originally founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1883, the production of Washburn guitars has gone worldwide. Although a few of Washburn's high-end models are still made in the United States, production has moved primarily to China and Indonesia. After a short stint in Korea during the '90s and early 2000s, Washburn primarily shifted to production in Indonesia and China. Washburn guitars are fantastically made and offer great value for money.
Q: Who plays Washburn guitars?
A: There have been many endorsees of Washburn guitars throughout the brands history, both acoustic and electric. Some notable examples include Nuno Bettencourt, Warren Haynes of the Allman Brothers, Ola Englund Solar and Michael Sweet.