Review: Washburn Warren Haynes Signature WSD5240 Solo Deluxe Guitar

The following content is related to the November 2013 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store. In addition to being famous for his remarkable guitar work with the Allman Brothers, the Dead and Gov’t Mule, Warren Haynes is known for his impeccable taste in guitars. When he teamed up with Washburn to produce a signature acoustic, his choice was Washburn’s accurate reproduction of its 1937 Solo Deluxe model, one of the finest Washburn acoustics ever made and a guitar that Washburn has reissued to celebrate its 130th Anniversary. The result of their union is the Warren Haynes Signature Solo Deluxe acoustic, which is available in two versions: the U.S. Custom Shop handmade WSD5249 and the regular production model WSD5240 that I received for review.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month**

Join now for unlimited access

US pricing $3.99 per month or $39.00 per year

UK pricing £2.99 per month or £29.00 per year 

Europe pricing €3.49 per month or €34.00 per year

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Prices from £2.99/$3.99/€3.49

Chris Gill, Video by Paul Riario

Chris is the co-author of Eruption - Conversations with Eddie Van Halen. He is a 40-year music industry veteran who started at Boardwalk Entertainment (Joan Jett, Night Ranger) and Roland US before becoming a guitar journalist in 1991. He has interviewed more than 600 artists, written more than 1,400 product reviews and contributed to Jeff Beck’s Beck 01: Hot Rods and Rock & Roll and Eric Clapton’s Six String Stories.