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The Washburn D34S Augusta is a Korean made dreadnought acoustic guitar with solid spruce top and laminated quilted maple back and sides. The fingerboard and bridge are rosewood. The D34S has shaped braces, dovetail neck joint and Grover tuners with ebony knobs. 25.5-inch scale. Nut width: 1 11/16 inches. String spacing at the bridge: 2 5/32 inches.
The quilted maple back and sides, multilayer body and neck binding, ebony tuner knobs and a large abalone rosette, make the D34S Augusta a visually bold instrument. The guitar has the Buzz Feiten tuning system for more accurate intonation. The D34S is a relatively heavy guitar with a rather thick coat of acrylic lacquer finish. Acoustic Guitar Magazine rated the craftsmanship on the D34S as about average for this price range.
Acoustic Guitar Magazine reviewed the D34S in 2003:
Playing the Washburn, one of the first things we noticed were its small frets. Combined with its slick maple neck, they lent the D34S a unique feeling that some players may describe as "fast." The guitar sounded best when strummed, exhibiting a solid voice that would work well for backing vocals. When we dug in a little harder with a pick, we wished for a bit more low end, and softer picking and fingerstyle playing lacked the tonal dimension available from more responsive guitars. With its striking appearance and serviceable sound, this would be a good instrument for singer-songwriters, and its limited dynamic range would suit high-volume situations with a pickup.
Acoustic Guitar magazine, November 2003, No. 131
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