The new "MAYA" series guitars (named after Dan’s 1 year old daughter) was cooperatively designed by Dan Donegan with Washburn custom shop luthiers Eric Karol, Matt "Chewy" Dezynski, David Karon, director of artist relations and Gil Vasquez, head of production.
"Washburn really went above and beyond to make sure my guitars are to my exact specification. I really wanted to create a guitar that is somewhat unique but appeals to artists of all musical genres." said Dan Donegan.
The guitars will be offered with a range of components depending on the cost level. The Maya Pro guitar is built in the USA and features a mahogany string-thru body with a maple cap, mahogany neck, Tone Pro bridge, Seymour Duncan El Diablo bridge pickup, Seymour Duncan 59’ neck pickup, Sperzel locking tuners, rosewood fingerboard, abalone dot inlays, 25 ½" neck scale, gloss finish and the Buzz Feiten tuning system. This guitar will retail for $2,699.90.
The Maya standard guitar is also built in the USA and features a poplar string-thru body, maple neck, Seymour Duncan Distortion pickups, Tone Pros bridge, Grover 18:1 tuners, rosewood fingerboard, pearl dot inlays, 25 ½ neck, matt finish and the Buzz Feiten tuning system. This guitar will retail for $1,499.90.
A limited customized edition of this guitar is at present in the works and is planned to be completed in the coming months to be made available to select Washburn dealers.
"Not only is Dan and amazing guitarist but he’s also a down-to-earth, hard working musician. We’ve worked with Dan for 4 year’s now with Randall Amplifiers (a subsidiary of U.S. Music which also owns Washburn) and have built a great relationship. We’re honored to have Dan represent Washburn." said David Karon, Director of Artist Relations for Washburn Guitars.
Washburn Guitars is owned by US Music Corp located just north of Chicago. US Music Corp. is a uniquely positioned, fully integrated musical instrument company that manufactures and markets instruments, accessories and audio equipment for professionals, aspiring professionals, collectors, hobbyists and beginner musicians. Also owned by US Music Corp are Washburn Guitars, Randall Amplifiers, Eden Amplifiers, Sound Tech Professional Audio, Oscar Schmidt, Lyon Musical Instruments and Vinci Strings.