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Offline MarlboroM

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« on: March 04, 2009, 05:11:45 AM »
It's marked as a Chicago Series, but we've also been told it's a B-80.

Washburn cannot help, so we thought we'd post it here in case anyone has more info:









Any ideas would be appreciated.
 

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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2009, 05:27:58 AM »
Ive seen other washburns with this finish, I think its from early 1990's.   The guitar was a 24 fret thing. Not sure about models though sorry.

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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2009, 05:36:49 AM »
Yeah, the only dates I can find with that colour listed is 88/89.

Nice bass though.

Plays great.
 

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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2009, 08:13:07 AM »
Kinda looks to be styled on the EC guitars, same finish, curved end of the fret board and what looks to be an SEC!!!

had a quick look on google, but scan't spot any thing at the moment.
 

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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2009, 08:51:33 AM »
SEC?

I can't even find a standard Force B-80 or Chicago Series bass to compare it to!
 

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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2009, 08:59:45 AM »
Stephens Extended Cutaway

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Washburn HM-24V (proto) / KC 90v x2 (Red, Translucent)/ MG 74/ MG 800 / Fernandes Revolver Pro w\\Sustainer / Ibanez 540 Radius (91 HSS) / Chimera (coming soon)
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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2009, 09:10:25 AM »
Ah.

Thanks.

Thought it was something different as that had been mentioned earlier on the description.
 

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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2009, 09:32:10 AM »
Hi again, well I've chased round quite a few forums, bass and otherwise, and got nowhere.
My friend in Australia reckons it might be worth sending pics to a couple of guitar mags, which doesn't seem a bad idea, let them have a look. I've also sent pics to a couple of other mates but am waiting for replies. Don't hold your breath on getting any info, my friend in Australia is quite an expert on Washburns of that era and if he doesn't recognise it then it's deffo unusual.
Here's a link to the force basses on the Matsumoku site

http://www.matsumoku.org/models/washburn/catalogs/early_80s_fullline/80s_full_line_pg5_web.jpg.html
« Last Edit: March 04, 2009, 09:37:16 AM by Cornish Boy »

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« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2009, 10:09:56 AM »
Thanks for your help Cornish Boy.

It's certainly an interesting subject!

Make you wonder how/where/why/when!!
 

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« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2009, 11:21:48 AM »
I have found someone on another forum who has the 24 fret guitar version (EC29) which is ALSO labelled as simply 'chicago series'.  Apparently it is a 1988 prototype, Im guessing this is something very similar.  It looks great!

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« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2009, 11:23:26 AM »
Thanks guys.

Your help is really appreciated!

It seems to get better!
 

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« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2009, 09:38:12 AM »
Hi again, well a mailbox full of guesses from friends. What we're all agreed on is 1989 limited run or special order. Whichever of those it's a real nice looking instrument in pristine condition.
My German friend had the same idea as me, send pics to http://www.bassguitarmagazine.com/ and see if they can provide any answers. You should also send pics to http://www.elderly.com/ They have a dedicated section of Bass guitars and their name says it all. Lots of Elderly guitars.

Happy Hunting and please let us know if you do find out any more.

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« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2009, 12:03:25 PM »
Your initial info was correct, it's a B80.
They also made a B90 with a flame maple top and a B100 with a solid flame maple body.

From my 89-90 price guide:

SEC, Makasar? (think this was a misprint for Madagascar) ebony fretboard, 3 piece maple neck, active electronics

List price 1599.90

I don't think I've ever seen any of them before now.
Congrats on a rare instrument and she's in perfect shape from the looks of her.
 

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« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2009, 12:47:55 PM »
Or it's a miss-spelling of Makassar

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makassar (check the economy section)

i really love this guitar, even the paint job's growing on me, looks better on the bass than the guitars!!

thanks for sharing!!
 

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« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2009, 01:42:19 PM »
EC 29 on UK ebay with nice pics of the SEC etc.     Item number: 180334283544