Building on the success of its AGM5K Apprentice G-Mini Guitar, Washburn today announced the addition of the G-Mini5 BK model featuring a stunning matte black finish to its 2019 line of Apprentice Guitars at Winter NAMM 2019 in Booth #6814, according to Washburn Vice President & General Manager Gil Soucy.


Sharing the scaled down proportions of its sister instrument, the matte finished select Spruce top with classic Washburn “Heritage” rosette and Sapele back and side pairing of the G-Mini5 BK lend to a mellow and well-defined tone with surprising note clarity for an instrument of smaller dimensions.

The natural matte finished Okoume neck is extremely comfortable and smooth feeling in the player’s hands while the Techwood fingerboard and bridge ensure stability. Ideal and at home in the living room, at the chalet and campfire or anywhere you may find yourself; the new G-Mini5 BK will be your faithful little musical companion.

“Washburn’s Apprentice Series is the perfect instrument for any player looking for a rock solid guitar to join them on their journey, be it the beginning player, or the well travelled musician looking for an instrument for the office, beach or road,” Soucy said today. “Every journey starts somewhere and the Apprentice is a trustworthy place to begin. Washburn’s experience ensures you get a guitar that is the perfect balance of stability, tone and cosmetics. If you’re seeking a guitar that sounds great, looks great, plays great and will serve you as you progress, the Apprentice is a perfect match!”

The entire 2019 line-up of Washburn Guitars is being exhibited at Winter NAMM 2019 in Booth #6814 in the Anaheim Convention Center.

About Washburn:
An authentic American original since 1883, Washburn Guitars has been designing and manufacturing stringed instruments —guitars, mandolins, banjos, and ukuleles— for some of the biggest names in rock, folk, and blues who have made some of history’s most famous music with a Washburn. While its roots are firmly planted in providing some of history’s most well known, best valued, and best selling acoustic and Americana instruments, Washburn is committed to fulfilling the highest dreams of today’s players, at every level, with a complete line of contemporary Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitars, Bass Guitars, Americana and Ukuleles, Signature Series Guitars, and Accessories. Washburn is based in Chicago, Illinois and is a division of JAM Industries USA. For more information about Washburn, visit