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Offline bryanarzaga

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Help Identify my Washburn MG-72
« on: October 01, 2009, 12:53:22 PM »
Hey Guys newbie here..i just got my first washburn from music-go-round paid $145 for it









any info will help thanks
 

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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2009, 02:34:01 PM »
Hi bryan and welcome to the forum. I've put a link below to the relevant page of the Washburn Archives, this will give you more details of your guitar. I've got to say though, to my knowledge the MG 72 model is not US made, probably Korean, the USA models have a number on the back of the headstock, and I've never seen one with a stick on label. I'm sure someone will correct me if i'm, wrong though.

Looks a real nice guitar though, congratulations.

http://www.washburn.com/images/stories/documents/archives/1993.pdf
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2009, 03:40:28 PM »
very nice looking guitar

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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2009, 06:37:38 PM »
@Cornish Boy

thanks for responding

this what i got from the washburn rep today

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This would be a 1993 edition, though my spec/data sheets from the era only relate the items listed on our actual price lists for that year.

 

There are many guitars produced after price lists/ catalogs are printed, so there are a few out there that I no longer have reference material for.

 

To my knowledge, the MG-72’s were manufactured in Korea , though yours features Duncans and a Made in USA stamp.  It is possible that it was a prototype from the custom shop from that era


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i have no clue on how to validate that but whatever this guitar is, it feels good
 

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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2009, 05:18:40 AM »
Hi again bryan, no doubt about it the Mercury series are nice guitars, I've got a USA Mercury MG 94 and it sings. All Duncan pups, and a neck to die for. Ascension (A forum Member) has a beautiful collection of Mercury models, if you do a search he has posted pix of them on here. Some of the nicest top finishes I've seen, easily comparable to the Gibsons etc out there at ridiculous prices.Wherever yours came from or whoever made it, as always it's down to the sound, if that's right for you, who cares??

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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2009, 06:45:20 AM »
i agree cornish boy, im changing the blade switch though i think it just died lol, thanks for giving me an insigt
 

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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2009, 11:36:01 AM »
This thing is sick, (it didnt get me sick)

i think im replacing the pickups duncans are decent but i want something more brighter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FE31bu-LSQQ