Washburn J9 Hollow Body Cherry Red 2000
Washburn J9, cherry red, made in Korea 2000. This is a nice thing! It's fully hollow, but with a bridge block to tame the feedback and add a nudge of sustain. It's also oversize, so there's a fair bit more volume and surface area than a 335, so despite being a thinline depth, this has a lot of the warmth and breathiness of a full size jazz box. The neck is a tasty vintage style soft-V; a cute little reference to the Washburns of old and intuitively comfy in the hands. The body is very lively in the hands, so there's a sweet snappiness to the attack and rich and rounded low end that respond to the lightest touch. The build and finish quality is excellent; there's not a hair out of place and you can feel the love that went into it. This will happily cover jazz, blues and rockabilly all with plenty of grace and attitude. It's certainly a quiet achiever!
Model: Washburn J9
Made: Korea, 2000, Samick factory (serial SK00057608)
Finish: transparent cherry red, gloss poly
Body: laminate maple, oversize fully hollow with bridge block, thinline depth
Neck: maple, rosewood fretboard, soft-V profile, 25.5" scale, 12.6" radius
Pickups: Washburn humbuckers
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some minor marks on the top corners. Neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back only. The back has widespread but very light surface scratches and scuffs, no major marks. The sides have minor dimples on the shoulder and around the jack, no major marks. The front is pretty clean, just some dimples around the knobs and some very light play wear on the guard and horns. Overall: very good condition (8/10)
Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, intonation is good, action is low, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. Frets have very little visible wear, 9/10 for fret life left. Setup with fresh 11/49 Moonshiners strings.