Jon at Funky Munky Music is handling the sale of the #1 production spec
Washburn Steve Steven's SS100. This is painted by Steve Driscoll and has the full S100 specifications, including gold hardware, gold plated pickup pole pieces, airbrushed Frankenstein graphic, glow in the dark paintwork, and full Famous Monsters Washburn logo with SS signature.
This is Rudy's personal/museum collection guitar and is NOS 1993.
Since I already have one of the three remaining SS guitars at Washburn, the purple quilt SS80, only Barbarella is left after this one is gone.http://cgi.ebay.com/Washburn-1993-Steve-Stevens-Frankenstein-SS100-1_W0QQitemZ390075816299QQcmdZViewItemQQptZGuitar?hash=item5ad254996b&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14
I know Steve Driscoll posts here and fine work my friend.
To me original mega rare SS Washburns are like 1959 Bursts, but opinions may vary amongst others..
This is the first production SS100, Steve himself still to my knowledge owns an even earlier Frankenstein than this with no glow in the dark paint, Washburn script logo, black hardware and no SS sig, his says made in Chicago USA.
As far as this being the Washburn Frankenstein SS100 #1, it is the first one in production specs and the first one painted by Steve Driscoll, whom I have communicated with over on the Washburn forum. Steve Stevens himself, the only Washburn I believe him to own is his original SS100 which the graphic is remarkably similar to the Steve Driscoll painted versions, but appears to be a lighter shade and not the glow in the dark paint, as on the later models.
Plus Steve's has black hardware and the Washburn logo is the earlier script style, with no Steve Stevens lettering or signature.
Also I see no numbering or signature by the artist on his version:
Here is an SS100 that lives in Thailand and is heavily used:
Here from Steve's now taken down slideshow of David Honl photographs of his guitars is the last picture of his SS100 I have ever seen, he hasn't played a Washburn since 1993, he told me:
Here is a magazine shot of Steve's SS100 with clever magazine graphics covering most of the guitar details, you can still see the Frankenstein graphics though:http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g219/davida54/Steve%20Stevens%20Washburn%20and%20Hamer/WashburnSS11.jpg
Not to denigrate this guitar that Washburn is selling, it certainly is the coolest looking and in unplayed from 1993 condition.
All these guitars really should belong to SS himself, but when he left Washburn, they kept everything being built or that was already completed. So this SS100 is #1 painted by Steve Driscoll in full 'limited' production status. Look for the complete Washburn SS story to come out on my blog/website soon. www.daveonrock.com