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Offline Tony Raven

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another example of how irritating Washburn can be
« on: December 16, 2017, 02:31:53 PM »
I noticed a WG-580 up for auction:

Naturally, I wanted to compare to what else is on the market, so found another WG-580:

Problem is, they're a 24-fret with black hardware & a 22-fret with chrome hardware.

BlueBook, generally a source of obsessive chatter, doesn't mention a fret count, or even the Rose-type bridge, though it says the hardware is black.

My first example clearly has black Grovers. Enlarging a photo, the serial number says it's 1999, & it's Korea.

Available 2000-2002, is it possible Washburn changed factory (even nation) in the middle of its run? Given the "200 unit" thing, did they maybe resurrect the model after an initial run, at the behest of Guitar Center or similar?
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