Washburn Lakeside Jumbo and Larrivée D-40 included in Acoustic magazine’s “greatest guitars of the year”.

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The Washburn Lakeside Jumbo is featured in the magazine’s top 20 acoustic guitars under £1000 and is described as, “a guitar with its roots well and truly embedded in history and which feels great to play and sounds wonderful - especially for this price”.

“It really does make us think that, with the guitars coming from the Far East now, maybe it’s time to readdress the age old question, ‘How much do you have to play to get a good-sounding guitar?’ because what we’ve seen and heard with this guitar is quite remarkable for £369, including a case”.

The Larrivée D-40 is included in the top 20 acoustic guitars over £1000 and the magazine believes that, “there will be very few guitarists out there that could claim to being even slightly disappointed by a guitar like this Larrivée Legacy Series”.

“Put simply, if you’re in the market for a new guitar, put this very high on your ‘must try’ list.  Meticulous, immaculate, smart and beautiful - it’s everything you could want in a mahogany backed dread that offers all the clarity and reliability of a modern guitar with the full and dynamic character of a vintage-styled classic”.

The full feature can be found in the December issue of Acoustic magazine on sale now.  The Washburn Lakeside Jumbo and Larrivée D-40 are also both available now priced at £369 and £1249 RRP inc VAT respectively.