Originally posted on February 1, 2008
I believe there are a number of books on the history of Washburn Guitars. The one I read was written by John Teagle (Washburn: Over One Hundred Years of Fine Stringed Instruments.) It begins with the founding of the company in the 1800s and ends up in the mid’90s. It’s a good read and has plenty of illustrations. I suspect there may have been later editions but either way it’s fascinating in its discussion of the musical instrument business, especially the early days. Washburn comes off as an innovator through the years. Check it out.