Building on the success of its AGM5K Apprentice G-Mini Guitar, Washburn today announced the addition of the G-Mini5 BK model featuring a stunning matte black finish to its 2019 line of Apprentice Guitars at Winter NAMM 2019 in Booth #6814, according to Washburn Vice President & General Manager Gil Soucy.

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Photo above: Washburn G-Mini5 Black (click for hi-res version)

Sharing the scaled down proportions of its sister instrument, the matte finished select Spruce top with classic Washburn “Heritage” rosette and Sapele back and side pairing of the G-Mini5 BK lend to a mellow and well-defined tone with surprising note clarity for an instrument of smaller dimensions.

The natural matte finished Okoume neck is extremely comfortable and smooth feeling in the player’s hands while the Techwood fingerboard and bridge ensure stability. Ideal and at home in the living room, at the chalet and campfire or anywhere you may find yourself; the new G-Mini5 BK will be your faithful little musical companion.

“Washburn’s Apprentice Series is the perfect instrument for any player looking for a rock solid guitar to join them on their journey, be it the beginning player, or the well travelled musician looking for an instrument for the office, beach or road,” Soucy said today. “Every journey starts somewhere and the Apprentice is a trustworthy place to begin. Washburn’s experience ensures you get a guitar that is the perfect balance of stability, tone and cosmetics. If you’re seeking a guitar that sounds great, looks great, plays great and will serve you as you progress, the Apprentice is a perfect match!”

The entire 2019 line-up of Washburn Guitars is being exhibited at Winter NAMM 2019 in Booth #6814 in the Anaheim Convention Center.

Estimated pricing & availability

The Washburn Apprentice G-Mini5 BK will be available in Q2 2019 with an expected price of £159 RRP inc VAT.

Washburn is distributed in the UK and ROI by Sound Technology Ltd. For more information please call 01462 480000 or visit