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Offline ertle

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« Reply #255 on: September 23, 2010, 06:34:50 PM »
i;m; also new and thank the washburn group for all the info . I;m 48 playing 32yrs. I have 87 electrics ten of witch are usa washburns a mg100 pro ;mg120 prototype with 2 humbuckers gorgous wood. a rare custom shop eagle neck threw with pafs ; one off a n4 pydunk with custom wound hbs  a stock n6 ;a wi580 a laredo with a sparkle blue top rare tele. a silverado and a dd70 usa swapped out the pu;s to dark threw in a set of duncan super humbuckers world of differnce. I almost forgot the one that started them all a korean 2004 x50 pro with the x on the 12th fret. I was impressed with that guitar .I paid 247 on ebay cogniac burst 59 custom custom the buzz feinten system grovers coil taps i was impressed. This thing shredds. Really fast neck. My friends couldn;t believe it was korean. Has anyone bought anything made in places other then the usa or korea ;hows the quality. Its great being with guitar lovers my wife of 10yrs is good with it all. Maybe i can swap her for a mg 154 lol .,ertle
 

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« Reply #256 on: September 23, 2010, 07:28:42 PM »
ertle it sounds like you got quite the collection.  You should sign up for photobucket and upload some pics of your guitars so we can see them all.

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« Reply #257 on: October 01, 2010, 03:54:58 PM »
 

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« Reply #258 on: October 10, 2010, 11:48:12 AM »
i own a mg 100 pro mint ; a mg104 with a schallar hsh configuration and awesome top. and a one off mg122 with a honduras wood body. These are high quality usa guitars. I own everything from a-z in my humble opinion after 48yrs and 32 of active playing . These are a steal ,.the locking tuners can be a bit tricky but once you conquer that they play like a dream .You can;t compare these to anything because they are unique . Thats what washburn wanted . thants why they higherer Grover jackson. Their are a lot of subtle design features that i;ve seen on expensive custom shop guitars that these carry. The dirrect mount pickups ; either a schallar bridge or a wilkenson vintage vs100 bridge all expensive high quality. some of these pickups are custom made for these by duncan to grovers specs.The sound is not comparable to anytning except an exceptionally built guitar that will last you a life time for a reasonable price. That is until more people find out about these the price will skyrocket. I definitely can see these going vintage in years to come. Humbuly my opinion
 

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« Reply #259 on: December 17, 2010, 11:32:18 PM »
I'm having trouble identifying my Mercury. Imagine a sunburst, almost exact stratocaster copy, 3 single coils, maple neck, maple fretboard, Grover tuners, on the headstock it only says Washbhurn and MERCURY on a smaller font at its right, no series or Designed by Grover Jackson or anything else. The bridge is a standard stratocaster fulcrum type bridge, no 2-point, no Wilkinson. There are no signs of any modification (other than the bridge pickup being changed to a DiMarzio SuperDistortion-S, I changed it myself). The serial is 7021517 and you can -barely, it is a bad, cell phone taken photo- see it on this post: http://forums.washburn.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=19283

It has a white standard stratocaster 3-ply pickguard, 3 knobs,  a bullet truss rod adjustment -a la 70s fender strat-, standard stratocaster-like metal front angled jack assembly, and the 90s style neckplate (no eagle, the 90s Washburn logo and serial number, then hand crafted since 1876 on the 4-screws neckplate).
Any light on this one? Wiill be able to post a few pics in a few days (I'm away from it right now). THANK YOU!
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« Reply #260 on: December 19, 2010, 05:57:02 PM »
Pics would help in this situation.  The neck looks like it's an import version (MG).  The body doesn't match with many of the MG series.  Most of them had truss rod adjustments at the body and the pickguards look a little different. It still could be something Washburn put together when they ended the line in '96/'97.  Might be a parts mutt as well.

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« Reply #261 on: December 20, 2010, 12:49:45 PM »
Thought I'd put a picture of my Mercury 2 series WT 522 T,S. Korean made in 94. Haven't seen a lot of this model anywhere. Anyone else got one of these??



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« Reply #262 on: December 20, 2010, 01:44:33 PM »
Wow I haven't seen one of those outside the catalogs.  It's basically the import version of the Loredo.  Looks pretty cool.

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« Reply #263 on: December 21, 2010, 05:33:19 AM »
Hi darren, first off mucho respect to you for the vintage Washburn Site.
Yep, really well made instrument, Wilkinson bridge etc. Pups are more than adequate (no idea of make, not gonna change 'em so not bothered). Got really lucky on ebay with this one, only marks on it were fingerprints. So far it's the only one I've seen, as you say Outside the catalogues. Two piece body, skunk stripe neck, every bit as nice looking as any other make, and in mho could cost treble if a different name was on the headstock. This guitar has got me back playing through an amp, as opposed to through my computers. Been messing (and that's what it is) with a Variax and Line 6 stuff for quite a while, this guitar sounds good even through a Marshall micro stack. Gotta say, Washburn got it spot on with this model, maybe I've been lucky with this particular guitar, but if another one crops up at some time, I'll try for it.

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« Reply #264 on: December 22, 2010, 04:08:25 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by sandimasc

Hi, here is my mg pictures (I do not know which model is)

http://img692.imageshack.us/i/hrimg1679.jpg/
http://img695.imageshack.us/i/dsc03381c.jpg/
http://img801.imageshack.us/i/dsc03383k.jpg/


 That one is interesting. It has the configuration of a 92-93 MG 104 but the later neck plate and headstock. Reminds me of a 95 I almost bought a couple of years ago from a dealer in Japan. It had been signed by Grover. That SN also is a ?? Sure looks like a USA MG but not a model I recognize maybe a proto of some type or a one off custom??  Cool guitar!

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« Reply #265 on: December 30, 2010, 05:16:35 PM »
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Originally posted by sandimasc

Hi, here is my mg pictures (I do not know which model is)

http://img692.imageshack.us/i/hrimg1679.jpg/
http://img695.imageshack.us/i/dsc03381c.jpg/
http://img801.imageshack.us/i/dsc03383k.jpg/

That one is interesting. It has the configuration of a 92-93 MG 104 but the later neck plate and headstock. Reminds me of a 95 I almost bought a couple of years ago from a dealer in Japan. It had been signed by Grover. That SN also is a ?? Sure looks like a USA MG but not a model I recognize maybe a proto of some type or a one off custom?? Cool guitar!

Hi Ascension,

     Thank you for answering my question about my guitar model, the serial number: 9608096.


 

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« Reply #266 on: January 09, 2011, 05:53:14 PM »
I could get a Washburn MG 44. Is this a good guitar, and how much is it worth?

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Chris
 

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« Reply #267 on: January 10, 2011, 10:55:28 AM »
The import MGs are decent guitars but they are not worth much.  You can get them here in the states for under $100.

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« Reply #268 on: January 11, 2011, 11:53:02 AM »
Hi guys im looking for a washburn mg 104... if you sell please contact me!
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« Reply #269 on: April 07, 2011, 10:11:50 AM »
An addition to my Mercury family. Probably Korean built 1993 reverse headstock, sloped 621-623 pups, 600s trem, coil tap. Three piece body, one piece neck (with small added piece on headstock) marked Tonewood at base of neck. Only ever seen one other of these up for sale, any more out there??
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