Derek Trucks’ 2000 Washburn E300 Custom

Derek used this Washburn guitar extensively on the Joyful Noise album released in 2002.

I mainly used a Custom Washburn and a Gibson SG on a few tracks too. I’m not sure what model my Custom Washburn is. I think it may be a 2000.

Derek Trucks Interview: “Be Completely Free To Do Whatever You Want”

As Derek said, he was not sure of the exact model, but based on the photos from around that time, he was seen using an E300 live and a P4 TS on a Washburn promo ad. So it’s perhaps more likely that he used the E300 on the album since that’s the guitar he was seen using live on tour, but we of course have no way of knowing for sure.

Derek Trucks playing a Washburn E300 circa 2002.
Derek Trucks playing a Washburn E300 circa 2002.


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