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hallo there here is my washburn
« on: August 24, 2011, 02:07:32 PM »
Im new here normally playing bass in a swedish 70th hardrockband.
And I also collecting basses and guitars. I use them in my homestudio.
Soo this is my latest a Washburn from I think 79- 83 somewhere. There are no signs of Japaneese factories inside look at the pics. The former owner says 79, the guitar is fantastic in quality.serial 811158.
I will try to put up the pics must I use the img img insnt there any easy buttom like upload pics or something.
 

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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2011, 02:21:45 PM »
http://www.flickr.com/photos/66086359@N05/6077529874/in/photostream/lightbox/
This will work in the end of this photostream there will be a Aria Pro ll LP copy, just ignore that hoho.
 

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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2011, 06:05:10 PM »
Is it a hawk B-model 1981?
 

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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2011, 12:25:02 AM »
Check this site:

http://g3h.be/wings/

Part of the wing series.  Because of the hollow dots, I think it's a Falcon or Eagle.

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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2011, 01:23:00 PM »
Hallo Darreno27
Yes I miss that, I have been on that site but there are too many simular models and no one fits overall on my guitar.
 

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« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2011, 01:46:55 PM »
1981 Falcon my guess. Yamaki control box, same style as mine.

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/46traveller/YamakiControlBox.jpg

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« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2011, 05:01:19 PM »
thanks cornish yes you probably right.
 

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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2011, 05:07:57 PM »
So I would also say that this is a Falcon and that it's from 1981.

First, the serials (811158) first two figures tells that
it's manufactured in 1981.

The 5-piece neck-through neck would tell it's a Falcon or Eagle.
Hawk has a 3-piece neck-through neck, and T-Bird and Raven
had 3-piece bolted-On necks.

The hollow dots on the fretboard also say it's either a Falcon or Eagle.
So it's not only wing inlays that make an Eagle. Even if might
considered fancier. As there are some Falcon's with normal
round inlays.

So up to now it's fairly even. Is it a Falcon or is it an Eagle?
But, as i see it, what gives it away are the knobs...

There is a risk that I might be wrong on this one, but to my
knowledge no Eagle should have been fitted with plastic knobs,
they would have been metal knobs made out of brass or chrome.

So, in my mind, the plastic knobs would finally say it's a Falcon.

I have a 1980 sunburst Washburn almost identical to yours, but
it has brass knobs, which would make it an Eagle. This one I
bought in the early 80's.

I also have a 1981 Falcon, that I bought just a few years ago,
because I like the Eagle so much that I wanted a reserve if
something happened to the Eagle. But I soon realized that
they are two quite different kind of beasts... :-)

And I don't mean that my Falcon feels as an inferior guitar
compared to the Eagle, even if it in the Washburn ranking is,
but just that guitars are guitars. No two guitars play (ie. feel)
the same, no matter how identical they might look from the exterior.

So how do I copy with this then? Well, by just ignoring them
and playing a 1970´s Sigma Strata-copy instead.

Well, go figure on that one... [:)]


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