Washburn HB35



The Washburn HB35 is a bad-boy in an expensive suit. It may look like the kind of guitar that pale kids with floppy fringes play - but it isn't.

Don't get me wrong, the HB35 is pretty much the best looking cherry hollowbody in this price range.  It has a flamed maple top (like the Gibson 335) and gold hardware - including Grover machineheads. It has bound 'F' holes, as well as split block markers (not cheap dots), so we're kinda putting on the Ritz here.  To look at this guitar, you would probably imagine it to have twice the ticket price. You might even think about buying the HB35 purely on looks alone - but the best surprise is yet to come.

When you strip off the gloss, the HB35 is an absolute beast of a guitar.  The twin humbuckers have a 'low-down 'n' dirty' bluesy tone which sets your top lip curling, and an arrogant swagger when it gets into a groove. The internal sound block adds depth and 'grunt' to the tone, as well as an added feeling of solidity, not to mention a level of sustain which is notoriously hard to find in hollow-bodied guitars.

It is an absolute dream to play - fast neck and familiar feeling layout - which makes this guitar hard to put down.


  • Maple body
  • Flamed maple top
  • Double cutaway semi-acoustic body
  • Gold hardware
  • Bound f holes
  • Multi laminate binding
  • Raised black/white pickguard
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Split block inlays
  • Tune-o-matic bridge
  • Stop bar tailpiece
  • Washburn 621 neck pickup & 623 bridge pickup
  • 4 knob/3 way switch
  • Gold Grover® 18:1 gear ratio tuners
  • Maple neck
  • Neck radius: 320mm
  • 24.75" Scale
  • 22 frets
  • Joined at the 19th fret.
  • Nut Width: 1 5/8" (43mm)