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SixStringSamurai
post Sep 7 2014, 02:43 AM
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So... work paid out a bonus recently. Obviously, buying more stuff is more important than trivial concerns like saving... laugh.gif

I spent some time on the internet trying to find something a bit special to buy. I think I succeeded.

I give you... a Washburn Custom Shop N4 Korina. Korina body and neck, gloss finish on the body and oiled neck.



Since I also have a swamp ash N4, I thought it'd be interesting to do an A/B between the two, since all other details of construction and pickups are nearly identical.

Which one do you like better? http://sixstringsamurai.co.nz/2014/09/07/t...rina-vs-n4-esa/


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post Sep 7 2014, 02:36 PM
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Nice guitar and demo! I listened to the A/B and gotta say I like the sound of the korina better. Sounds lively and crisp (sounds more Nuno-ish too). They both sound great but the swamp ash sounded more dense and didn't quite jump out at me like the korina.


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post Sep 8 2014, 02:27 PM
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Tough to choose one smile.gif for tone you used personally I liked the ash better but its very clear what you mean with the Korina. I'd guess the ash is more on the shreddy side while the korina is more balanced/expensive.

What I'd do in this situation is try get the best "feeling" for each but not meaning setup-wise. I'm a huge believer on tone effecting playability, hard to describe how to choose but its a gut thing. Hopefully you're not in a rush as it might take time to choose which one.

They're both great guitars and since you didn't buy them to re-sell them whatever you choose would be right for you. I totally get the Korina being rare is pretty cool but this shouldn't determine more than it should for you smile.gif


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post Sep 11 2014, 10:31 PM
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Very cool a/b comparison between both guitars, Kind of Wood matters a lot. I do prefer the korina. Cool demo also. As for me i do prefer the Korina, sounds more complete, nice growl in deep freq. The swamp ash sounds a little more compressed in the mid freq.
Thanks again for that cool comparison - more of that!


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