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The History of Washburn Guitars

Some stories demand to be told. Others are simply content on being heard. Heard through music, through lyrics, through a cultural revolution. This is the story of Washburn Guitars.

Steeped in the tradition of fine instrument making, Washburn Guitar's dynamic 120-history began in Chicago in 1883. The original guitar factory was located just blocks away from Maxwell Street.

The history of Washburn Guitars is the history of a wide range of musicians. From blues players who shaped rock 'n roll to multi-platinum recording artists to emerging guitar virtuosos. It is a history that can be heard and experienced every time you turn on the radio or listen to a live performance. It is a history built by skilled craftsmen and musicians who share one common love–a passion for the guitar.

Washburn continues to be a consistent leader in combining design, innovation, and technology to deliver the rich, bold sounds for a vast musical landscape.

Gear Music is an authorized Washburn guitar dealer in Canada.


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