In the constant quest for the next big thing that is going to capture the imaginations of us guitarists then seven and eight string guitars are so last year darling! The new battleground looks set to be how many frets you can fit on the guitar neck. Well at least it is if you are Washburn. The question you have to ask yourself is this – do you want 24 frets or is 29 better? If your answer is the more frets the merrier then with the Washburn Parallaxe PXS29FRT your dreams have come true. This super charged 29 fret super strat style guitar will certainly give you something extra. I have to admit that I struggle with 22 frets so this one is lost on me but will say that the guitar does look pretty damn good.
So what do you get with the Washburn Parallaxe PXS29FRT?
The Washburn Parallaxe PXS29FRT has been designed with a specific market in mind. If you are looking for the perfect shredding machine then the Parallaxe PXS series is for you. But if you want more frets so you can scorch even higher up the fretboard then the Washburn Parallaxe PXS29FRT is the PXS for you. Designed with the modern rock and metal guitar player in mind the Washburn Parallaxe PXS29FRT encompasses everything that you would expect from Washburn, and more. The body is a beautifully contoured piece of mahogany with deep double cut-aways to allow easy access to the upper frets. The neck is maple with an ebony fretboard featuring those 29 frets. Washburn have designed the neck to be fast and allow easy and comfortable access to those upper frets. The look of the guitar cannot be faulted, this is a fret shredders wet dream.
Looking at the electrics the Washburn Parallaxe PXS29FRT is armed with a couple of Seymour Duncan pickups. In the bridge position you have the TB6 humbucker and in the neck position you have the single coil Seymour Duncan SCR1N cool rails. The combination of the two gives a great tonal range from clean punchy single coil tones to full on dirty distorted and everything in between. A great versatile pick-up combination.
To cement the credentials of the Washburn Parallaxe PXS29FRT as a true shredders guitar it is fitted with a Floyd Rose Special with 36 mm brass block and spring silencer. So if you like a bit of whammy bar pyrotechnics then this is the instrument for you.
All in all this is a guitar that will get you noticed, it is an amazing looking instrument with a high specification and top quality finish. If you are looking for the ultimate shredding machine then I think we might have found a good contender for the crown.
For more details of the Washburn Parallaxe PXS29FRT check out the Washburn website.