Washburn WCG18CE Comfort Select Grand Auditorium - Natural

6-string Acoustic-electric Guitar with Spruce Top, Mahogany Back and Sides, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and Onboard Electronics - Natural
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Weight: 4lbs 3oz
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You're looking at Serial SC16090894
Weight: 4lbs 3oz
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Comfort Meets Tone and Affordability

The Washburn WCG18CE Comfort Select Grand Auditorium acoustic-electric guitar sports unique belly and top contours, giving you an extremely comfortable playing experience whether you're seated or standing. This guitar is a cannon with huge, balanced Grand Auditorium sound, courtesy of its classic spruce/mahogany tonewood combo. And its Fishman Isys+ electronics deliver that same great tone onstage. The WCG18CE's ergonomic shape hugs your body as you play, so say goodbye to bruised ribs and sore forearms! If all you want from your acoustic guitar is smooth playability and rich, full-bodied tone, say hello to the amazingly affordable Washburn WCG18CE.

Washburn has been producing fine fretted instruments since 1883

With humble beginnings in Chicago that date 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 WCG18CE Comfort Select Grand Auditorium Acoustic-electric Guitar Features at a Glance:
  • Unique belly and top carves for extreme playing comfort
  • Graceful Venetian cutaway gives you easy access to upper frets
  • Robust volume; full-bodied, balanced Grand Auditorium tone
  • Comfort Select spruce top; Comfort mahogany sides and back
  • Satin-finished mahogany neck with 2-way truss rod
  • 25.5" scale; 1.693" nut width
  • Rosewood fingerboard and bridge; 21 frets
  • Neck and headstock binding
  • Abalone rosette; NuBone nut and saddle
  • Die-cast chrome tuners
  • Fishman Isys+ electronics
  • Equipped with D'Addario strings
Comfort meets tone and affordability, in the Washburn WCG18CE!

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Tech Specs

String Type Steel
Number of Strings 6
Body Shape Grand Auditorium
Body Style Single Cutaway
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Color Natural
Finish Gloss
Top Wood Spruce
Back & Sides Wood Mahogany
Binding Body, fingerboard, and headstock
Neck Wood Mahogany (satin finish)
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 21
Scale Length 25.5"
Tuning Machines Die-cast chrome
Bridge Material Rosewood
Nut/Saddle Material NuBone
Nut Width 1.693"
Electronics Fishman Isys+
Strings D'Addario Light , (.012-.053)
Manufacturer Part Number WCG18CE

Customer Reviews

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Great guitar at a great price

This guitar did blow me away. With its slim body and neck made it very easy to play. The price was a great plus and plays and sounds better than a more expensive Takamine I had and sold. This was my first order with Sweetwater and they really sold me on them. I want to thank Chris Carter my sales engineer for all his great help and even following up with my order. Best acoustic I've played.
Music background: Hobbyist

I'm in tears!!

I took it out of the box and it started to play itself. This thing is perfection! The customer service was beyond stellar as always and as far as this guitar goes...I think this is the beginning of a beautiful relationship.


I was looking for a nice comfortable guitar that I could play everyday. I found exactly what I needed with this Washburn. My original Dread is a little bulky but sounds great...I needed something a little smaller to sit next to my desk and play for extended periods daily without discomfort. It just feels natural in my hands and is so easy to play. Sweetwater has been unbelievable...I will only buy from them for now on! Already have my son-in-law "turned on" to the great deals and fantastic customer service.
Music background: Hobbyist

phenomenal value

For $300 I know I could not have bought a better guitar. The pickups are unreal and for such a thin body it projects like a jumbo.
Music background: hobbyist

A Workhorse

This is a great guitar for the price. It has actually become my main guitar for gigging. I can go from flamenco to R&B to Jazz and get great sounds each time. The cutaway makes it very comfortable, and the electronics are great. This guitar sounds good going straight to the PA with just a little reverb, but I have decided to get a Zoom A3 to spice things up. I experimented with strings and found that I like the guitar with .11's or .12's. The only adjustment I made was to lower the action a bit. The guitar sounds phenomenal plugged in, not too bad unplugged but it is definitely designed to be played plugged in. The neck is comfortable to play, the finish is great. Not disappointed at all.
Music background: Pro Musician
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