Roger Waters New Washburn Signature Guitar
Washburn Guitars is a department of U.S. Music Corp., a world leader in the production and distribution of fretted instruments, amplification and sound reinforcement. The 125-year-old company started as a top quality stringed instrument manufacturer in Chicago and has actually since acquired Oscar Schmidt (makers of the AutoHarp and student instruments), Sound Tech (sound support and pro audio gear), Randall Amplifiers and it’s latest acquisition, Vinci Strings. U.S. Music Corp. is ranked as one of the leading 50 companies in the music industry worldwide and is currently located in Mundelein, Illinois.
Numerous excellent guitar players are playing Washburn guitars. Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters has actually been playing the Washburn RR300 for two years and has actually been very impressed with the guitar over this time. When Washburn approached him about a Signature Limited Edition, he gladly accepted work with Washburn on this special offering.
The RW300 unites a Seymour Duncan P90 style pickup and a Fishman preamp with a piezo bridge. These pickups, in mix with the chambered mahogany body and solid spruce top, minimize the possibility of feedback and give the RW300 a significantly accurate and vibrant acoustic tone. Roger was the creator and sonic architect of such indisputable classics as Dark Side Of The Moon (which spent nearly 15 years on the Signboard 200 album chart), The Wall (which has actually been certified 23x RIAA platinum), Animals, Desire You Were Here, and Final Cut. Following Last Cut, Roger Waters left Pink Floyd.
His first full-length solo album, The Advantages and disadvantages of Hitchhiking was launched in April 1984 to terrific critical and popular success, creating his very first solo trip. June 1987’s Radio K.A.O.S. continued the path of solo success, bringing Roger back to the phase. His last full-length solo album, the moody and ironic Amused To Death, thought about by many to be a comparable achievement to Dark Side Of The Moon or The Wall, was launched in August 1992.
Waters has actually been working on Ca Individual retirement account (noticeable sa-ira), an opera in English and French, a brand-new rock album to be released in 2002 and Echoes the best of Pink Floyd, which was re-mastered by long period of time Pink Floyd manufacturer James Guthrie.