Washburn and UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd are pleased to introduce the new Michael Sweet MSJ40SCE acoustic guitar. The Washburn MSJ40SCE features a large jumbo body based on the vintage Washburn J40 guitar and will debut at Winter NAMM 2020.

(Click for hi-res version) Photo Credit: Pedro Blanco

“Last year Washburn debuted the Michael Sweet V model guitar to great success, confirming Michael Sweet’s impact and influence on today’s players,” said Tsaptsinos. “For 2020 we went back to Michael again for his take on a new acoustic guitar that we believe will be every bit as successful as the V was last year.”

The new Michael Sweet acoustic model stands out with it's solid bear-claw spruce top. It also features integrated Barcus Berry active electronics, as well as a deep and rich transparent black finish that lends a perfect accent to the figured woods used to make the guitar.  

Washburn MSJ40SCE - Front (Click for hi-res version)

“It wouldn’t be a true Michael Sweet guitar if it didn’t also come with a little bling,” Tsaptsinos added. “And this new Michael Sweet is well appointed with lots of pearl and abalone that includes a nice real abalone purfling to outline its top and soundhole. In every respect, this new guitar lives up to the artist who stands behind it. We’re proud to make it available to our dealers.”

Washburn MSJ40SCE - Back (Click for hi-res version)

Michael Sweet is a singer and guitarist best known for being the co-founder, writer, lead guitarist, lead singer and frontman for Stryper, one of the most popular, multi-platinum crossover Christian metal bands of all time, with more than 10-million albums sold. He was also the singer and guitarist for Boston from 2007 to 2011.

The new Washburn Michael Sweet MSJ40SCE model will be introduced at Winter NAMM 2020, Booth #6813.

Washburn is distributed in the UK and ROI by Sound Technology Ltd. For more information please call 01462 480000 or visit www.soundtech.co.uk/washburn.