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Washburn’s Timeless parlour acoustic uses wood from 140-year-old fir beams

Washburn has announced a new parlour guitar in its Timeless Collection, which features a top made from 140+-year-old reclaimed European fir beams pulled from bridges, pubs and barns throughout the UK.

Washburn reckons this top gives the TCP130SWK-LTD a tone somewhere between redwood and spruce.

Elsewhere, the guitar features mahogany back and sides, a Clou De Lys overlay headstock that commemorates the wood’s origin, while an acrylic-encased cut steel nail, pulled from the reclaimed wood, is included within the guitar’s hardcase.

Washburn’s Timeless parlour guitar is available now for an MSRP of $2,140 (MAP $1,199). See Washburn for more info.

The news follows Washburn’s recent launch of an affordable all-solid acoustic guitar with armrest bevel.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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