Washburn has been making high
quality musical instruments for over 120 years. There are
not many other companies out there with that much experience.
With roots planted firmly in Chicago, Washburn was there during
the birth of one of music's biggest moments in history. The
birth of the Blues, a style of music that would change everything
in rock and roll history.
In it's earliest days Washburn's original factory was located
just a few blocks from Maxwell street, a street that some
say is the birth place of the blues. African Americans arrived
here from the Mississippi Delta and they brought with them
a style of music unlike any other. This area became a melting
for all kinds of musicians and Washburn instruments was there
for all of them as they jammed together and made history.