2008 Washburn R314KK 125th Anniversary Acoustic | Ace - Skunk Anansie Collection


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In collaboration with Ace from UK alt-rock band Skunk Anansie, Vintage 'n' Rare Guitars are proud to offer for sale some of the iconic instruments used throughout his career. 

Formed in 1994, Skunk Anansie have become one of the biggest rock bands in Europe with over 6 million physical sales and over 25 million Spotify streams per year not to mention the numerous awards acquired along the way. Their blend of alternative rock, punk, and metal, with powerful vocals and socially conscious lyrics gained them significant attention from the outset with the release of their debut album "Paranoid & Sunburnt" in 1995 followed by "Stoosh" a year later. Skunk Anansie continued to evolve their sound with subsequent albums "Post Orgasmic Chill" (1999), "Wonderlustre" (2010), and "Anarchytecture" (2016), and throughout their career they have been praised for their dynamic live performances and outspoken stance on issues like politics, sexuality, and racism. Guitarist, songwriter and founder member Ace played a crucial role in shaping the band's distinctive sound - his heavy riffs, melodic hooks, and dynamic solos contributing to the band's energetic and impactful music. 

During their career Skunk Anansie have shared stages with with such bands as Metallica, Rammstein, Muse, U2, The Rod Hot Chilli Peppers, Lenny Kravitz, Foo Fighters, Bon Jovi, David Bowie and the Sex Pistols. They continue to play sell out shows and release new music under their own independent label. This longevity and influence on the rock scene has cemented their status as one of the most iconic and enduring bands in British rock history. Coinciding with their 30th anniversary Ace has partnered with Vintage 'n' Rare Guitars to offer for sale some of the iconic instruments he used during his career. 

This is a vibey Washburn R314KK from 2008. Part of the 125th Anniversary celebrations Washburn released a handful of models designed to capture the essence of the parlour guitar models it was famous for in the 18th and early 19th Century. The top is aged spruce whilst the back and sides are Trembesi. The Mahogany neck features a bound Ebony fingerboard with various inlayed position markers, an open slotted headstock and aged tuners. The nut and saddle are both bone. Appointments are suitably inspired with the rope binding and delicate ebony bridge. A very playable neck has a era-correct V profile paired with a wide 48.8mm nut width and 24.75 scale. 

This guitar was part of Ace's private collection.

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