Hollowbody guitars are lighter and more resonant than their solid body counter parts.
This gives a somewhat mellower tone to the guitar making it well suited to Jazz.
The J3 uses a rosewood bridge with a Washburn jazz tailpiece, and a maple body & top.
Block inlays adorn the fully bound rosewood fretboard.
The expected quality was the clean voicings delivered by the medium-output humbuckers.
The bright acoustic (un-amplified) voice of the J3 translated very well into a clean amp channel.
Mellow, Sweet and Bright all came with the flick of the pickup selector and could be nuanced nicely with fretting and pick techniques.
The surprise came when I cranked the gain on a valve amp and dropped to bridge pickup. Suddenly it was Rockabilly Riot time and I blasted out a jumping version of "I got stung".
What on the face of it seemed to be a serious Jazz-Blues guitar became a huge bunch of fun to rock with.
Flamed maple top
Double cutaway semi-acoustic body
Bound f holes
Multi laminate binding
Raised black/white pickguard
Split block inlays
Stop bar tailpiece
Washburn 621 neck pickup & 623 bridge pickup
4 knob/3 way switch
Gold Grover® 18:1 gear ratio tuners
Neck radius: 320mm
Joined at the 19th fret.
Nut Width: 1 5/8" (43mm)
Case: GC30 included