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Offline yngwie308

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« on: August 02, 2009, 04:23:16 PM »
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
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2009, 03:41:22 PM »
Now the ultimate..the Jim O'Connor painted Barbarella guitar is for sale as well







Contact Jon at Funky Munky, he has both SS guitars as well as some amazing mega rare Washburns..
http://cgi.ebay.com/Washburn-1993-Steve-Stevens-Barbrella-SS100-1-of-a-kind_W0QQitemZ400066704132QQcmdZViewItemQQptZGuitar?hash=item5d25d57304&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2009, 10:40:22 AM »
I would love to see and hear the extras on the Barbarella (lights and ray gun).  Any chance of a YouTube demo?
 

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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2009, 10:56:07 AM »
I can't seem to find any vintage washburns on Jon's site.
can you post a link?
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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2009, 02:44:50 AM »
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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2009, 07:29:48 PM »
cool stuff. I was wondering about the link to Jon i.e. Funky Munky. I've been all over the site and can't find the vintage Washburns referred to here and elsewhere on the forum.
http://www.oldtownschool.org/
'95 Washburn D-55SW Cherokee (Bourgeois)
'04 Larrivée LV-03 w/ Fishman blend
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2009, 02:21:59 AM »
drop him an email, sure there will be a link on his site some where (or PM him through here!!)
 

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« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2009, 03:09:37 AM »
I was fortunate enough to score the purple quilt maple topped Washburn SS80 from Jon at Funky Munky Music. I had a shot at both the Franky SS100 and the Barbarella SS80 much cheaper than they are for BIN at the moment, but I nearly sold all  I had to afford that guitar, the poor response to these one of a kind, mega-mega rare guitars is indicative of the general guitar public's ignorance of the superb quality of these guitars.
They are NOS unplayed and were in the Washburn Museum / Rudy's private collection. Any one ho even picks up one of these guitars, just an ordinary USA SS80 will fond them to blow away any Charvel/Jackson, I'm sorry but it's true.. I have ven said this on the USA Charvel forum where I am a member..
I just am pissed that I will have to pay even more in the future for a dinged up guitar, when these priceless beauties are for sale now.
Look for my unauthorized history of the SS Washburn guitars on my web blog site  www.daveonrock.com
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« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2009, 04:15:03 AM »
I appreciate where you're coming from, but are you supprised that no one has 15 grand to spend on a guitar, especially when chances are you can't play for fear of scrubbing 14 grand off of the value??

let's face it, you can get some really good washburns for less that $1000.

i find it bazzare that you're going off on one about 'the general guitar public's ignorance of the superb quality of these guitars', if they're that special, you go get a loan to buy them and give them a good home.

we'll stick with the axes we can afford!!
 

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« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2009, 06:42:42 AM »
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Originally posted by the_high_number

I appreciate where you're coming from, but are you supprised that no one has 15 grand to spend on a guitar


What he said. No matter how nice a guitar this might be there will only be a small number of people able to spend that amount on one.



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« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2009, 02:19:58 PM »
the-high-number, are you really suprised the general guitar buying public, whatever that is,even Washburn aficionados in general have no clue about how great these guitars really are. That's ok, I enjoy them, my gain, their loss.
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« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2009, 02:30:04 PM »
I think it has more to do with the relative lack of fame of Steve Stevens. not knocking him as a player at all, but when did he last make the top 100 guitar player lists?

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« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2009, 06:23:18 PM »
but Buddha, what about the paint?
http://www.oldtownschool.org/
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'04 Larrivée LV-03 w/ Fishman blend
'02 Heritage 535
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« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2009, 05:14:27 AM »
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Originally posted by yngwie308

the-high-number, are you really suprised the general guitar buying public, whatever that is,even Washburn aficionados in general have no clue about how great these guitars really are. That's ok, I enjoy them, my gain, their loss.
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No one doubts that theyre good guitars. Are they worth $15k??? not to me theyre not...but to you they are.  I think the problem here is youve got an incredibly small market place for guitars like this. Posting them for sale on a few forums and ebay (where everyone tends to be after something for the least amount of money possible) is not going to get good results quickly.  

Guitars like these will take quite a while to find a buyer with the knowledge of the SS guitars and the desire to buy it...let alone the money to pay for it!!!  

Keep on pushing for the sale, but just because ppl on here arent interested in buying it doesnt mean that they are ignorant.
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