Good stuff at the end of the day just that you have a guitar in hand is all that matters.ship
I checked with Washburns head guy and he says that he couldn't find one in your area either, so looks like you made a better decision.ship
Well changing the saddl eout will not be a big thing as for a compensated saddle well as long as the guitar is in corrct pitch up and wn the fretboard you should be fine though I doubt that would be the case. As for what would void the warranty well it modifications like changing tuners re working the bridge and such.ship
That is exactly what that means Steve to take a new saddle and just drop it into the bridge slot. And the difference between one made by someone and one you would buy ( after market except for those made by Bob Colossi ) is that the ones made for you are often intonated for you where an after market one well it will be close but if you have those kind of ears that can tell the difference it can be some what irritating. As mentioned Bob has made so many saddles for so many guitars that his can be almost as close as if he had your guitar right there with him.ship
Washburn makes a nice guitar for the money. Personally I think the Avlarez's are a little better. Also I think people often get too caught up in the "is it solid or not" issue. The fact is a well made solid top guitar can sound better than a poorly made all solid wood guitar. Even though you say you are a novice, you should still trust your own ears. If you like the sound and feel of a particular guitar, don't let anyone tell you that your WRONG. I have always been a believer that specs are secondary to craftsmanship.