Washburn R45RCE - Amber Stained Oil

Acoustic-Electric Roundneck Resonator Guitar with Flame Maple Top, Back, and Sides; Rosewood Fingerboard; and Single-coil Pickup - Amber Stained Oil
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A Resonator That's Ready to Rock!

Expand the sound of your band with the Washburn R45RCE acoustic-electric roundneck resonator guitar. The R45RCE is a resonator that's designed to handle the rigors of the road. The gorgeous flame maple top, back, and sides produce classic resonator tones with pronounced lows and a rich midrange. A single F-hole and single-coil pickup give this instrument a look all its own. If you're wanting to add a new sound to your band, you need the Washburn R45RCE acoustic-electric roundneck resonator.

Washburn R45RCE Acoustic-electric Roundneck Resonator Guitar at a Glance:
  • Unique design and appointments give this resonator vibe
  • Single-coil neck pickup delivers soulful blues tone
  • Since 1883, Washburn has been producing fretted instruments
Unique design and appointments give this resonator vibe

Just a quick glance at the Washburn R45RCE acoustic-electric roundneck resonator tells you that this instrument was built to be a workhorse. A venetian cutaway gives you clear access to the upper frets for solos and slide work. The single-coil pickup captures every note for those plugged-in gigs. A comfortable neck and rosewood fretboard are perfect for fingerstyle and precise slide playing. There's no question about it, the Washburn R45RCE roundneck resonator was made to be played.

Single-coil neck pickup delivers soulful blues tone

Here's something you don't see every day: a roundneck resonator with an electric-style single-coil pickup at the neck. The addition of this pickup makes the Washburn R45RCE an instant crossover resonator, providing you with the raspy sound of blues and the hard-hitting bite of rock. With bell-like clarity and a bright but not brittle chime, this pickup makes the R45RCE a wonderful instrument onstage.

Since 1883, Washburn has been producing fretted instruments

With humble beginnings in Chicago dating back to the 1880s, Washburn is an American institution in musical instrument manufacturing. From guitars to mandolins, banjos, ukuleles, and more, Washburn has long been a recognized and cherished brand among musicians. Many of the biggest names in folk, blues, and rock 'n' roll have played these well-crafted, quality instruments. Washburn combines quality construction with premium materials to deliver an instrument that's ready to perform on any stage. Call your Sweetwater Sales Engineer to find out more about this iconic brand.

Washburn R45RCE Acoustic-electric Roundneck Resonator Guitar Features:
  • Roundneck resonator for all styles of music
  • Flame maple top, back, and sides produce full-bodied resonator tone with punch
  • Single-coil pickup delivers great plugged-in tones
  • Aluminum spider bridge with maple and ebony top saddle provide crisp tone
  • Venetian cutaway for access to higher frets
Add an extra acoustic sparkle and vibe with the Washburn R45RCE acoustic-electric roundneck resonator.

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Tech Specs

Resonator Type Spider
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Dreadnought
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Amber Stained Oil
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Flame Maple
Back & Sides Wood Flame Maple
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Neck Shape Round neck
Number of Frets 20
Scale Length 24.75"
Tuning Machines Chrome die-cast tuners
Bridge Material Aluminum spider cone with maple bridge
Nut/Saddle Material Ebony Saddle
Nut Width 1.69"
Electronics Single-coil pickup, 1 x volume, 1 x tone
Strings D'Addario Light, (.012-.053)
Manufacturer Part Number R45RCE

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Awesome resonator

A fantastic guitar! Sounds incredible and looks great was well. If you want a guitar for playing blues, slide - this is it.
5/5

Just plain awesome!

I had looked at this guitar for 8 months online. Studied it, compared it, and bought it. I shouldn't have waited so long! I was looking for something that had that old "blues on the porch" sound, that I didn't have to mic up to record with. Perfect! It has the EXACT sound that I was hoping for. Well built and incredibly beautiful. It plays well and sounds great.
Music background: Former pro musician, hobbyist recording engineer
5/5

Why are you reading this? Just buy it already!!!

This is my first resonator guitar and I was blown away with the sound (both acoustic and plugged in). To give you some background I typically avoid MIC like they carry the Ebola virus. I've only had the instrument a little over a week and it opens up a little more each time I play it. Great value for the money and you can't go wrong in my opinion. The only knock I have is the tuners feel cheap and will eventually need to be replaced, but hey that's an easy upgrade. This resonator records very well both acoustically and plugged in. If you're on the fence just buy it already!
See also: Washburn, Washburn Resonators