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Washburn Guitars Announces Addition of Handcrafted Joe Trohman Idol Series

United States
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CHICAGO, Nov. 27, 2007 — Washburn Guitars, pioneering the world’s finest cutting-edge instruments for over 125 years, announced today the addition of the custom-made Joe Trohman Idol Series. The new line combines the passion and enthusiasm of Fall Out Boy’s riffmaster with Washburn’s continued commitment for crafting beautiful guitars packed full of features.

The Joe Trohman Washburn Idol is a modern electric single-cutaway style guitar. Washburn’s dual humbuckers and Voice Contour Control (VCC) allow for tones ranging from pristine to brutally punishing. The VCC is a unique, coil- splitting system that allows players to incrementally blend humbucking and single-coil pickup sounds without the hum normally associated with single- coils. The end result is a contemporary look and radical sound influenced by one of today’s leading guitar players.

“I spent a long time putting this guitar together, making it something that really represented me as a guitar player,” said Joe Trohman of Fall Out Boy. “This is the result and I’m so pleased with it. The fact that Washburn presented this opportunity in the first place means the world to me and now I get to work with great people to create something I truly love. I’m a guitar player and I’m obsessed with every inch, every nook and every aspect of guitars in general. I put my stamp whole-heartily on this guitar, knowing that it fully kicks ass and surpasses my standards. I’m excited to make it available to everyone out there. Enjoy it. It will bring you riffs galore.”

Every Joe Trohman Idol is handcrafted to ensure that guitar players everywhere are getting the high quality and attention to detail that they demand. It was this kind of dedication and commitment between Joe and Washburn that resulted in the feature-packed guitar.

“Joe Trohman’s dedication and commitment in creating the perfect guitar was truly inspirational,” said David Karon, Artist Relations Manager at Washburn. “He brings the same energy and vigor to the guitar-making process as he does to the stage. We’re proud to offer a fully loaded guitar with enough features to please artists of any musical style and skill.”

The Joe Trohman Washburn Idol also features a solid basswood body that is both balanced and lightweight. The set maple neck has a fast profile, comfortable neck joint, rosewood fretboard and 22 medium-jumbo frets, while the Grover tuners ensure that the Idol stays in tune at all times.

Musicians everywhere can check out the guitar at www.empireoftherepublic.com to see additional features that include:

  • WB630 high-output humbuckers
  • One-piece set maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard with mother of pearl keyhole inlays
  • 24-3/4” neck scale
  • 14” fingerboard radius
  • 42.5mm nut width
  • Adjustable bridge with stop tailpiece
  • Grover® 18:1 gear ratio tuners
  • 2 volume and 2 tone controls
  • 3-way pickup selector
  • Available in both black (WI26B) and white (WI26W)

Pricing and Availability

The Joe Trohman Washburn Idol retails for $419.90 and is available for pre-order online at www.empireoftherepublic.com.
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