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Re: MATSUMOKU and the HB-35
« Reply #270 on: March 29, 2016, 03:58:13 AM »
  I'm glad you got it. I got sidetracked and as you know, you can't get them all. The ones in Florida were more than I wanted to spend and the one at Sam Ash was a little rough. I really would like to find the DL model. One will show up eventually.

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Re: MATSUMOKU and the HB-35
« Reply #271 on: March 29, 2016, 02:56:59 PM »
Yep, A lot of the Washburns from the 80s have great quality for the price. I just started looking for a DL in the last couple of months. There were two in Europe, one for $450 and the other for $800. Some sold in the US last year between $500 to $700. The one in Florida is much more than most  would pay.

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Re: MATSUMOKU and the HB-35
« Reply #272 on: April 06, 2016, 12:25:51 AM »
Hi,  Sorry to see you removed your posts. I was looking forward  to seeing the Family photos.
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Re: MATSUMOKU and the HB-35
« Reply #273 on: April 06, 2016, 05:59:56 PM »
Nice looking HB-35s !

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Re: MATSUMOKU and the HB-35
« Reply #274 on: April 06, 2016, 07:12:44 PM »
Thanks for posting the pics. The twins are gorgeous and the cream looks great since you cleaned it up. I  hope you have decided to not paint the cream.

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Re: MATSUMOKU and the HB-35
« Reply #275 on: April 11, 2016, 12:42:03 PM »
Thanks For posting. I saw it last night and decided to pass.

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Re: MATSUMOKU and the HB-35
« Reply #276 on: May 10, 2016, 08:26:19 PM »
Hello ET Music,

I think your T-bird is same as mine which isn't the deluxe model... Deluxe has binding.  picture - https://reverb.com/item/991763-1982-washburn-sb-8-t-bird-deluxe-cherry-burst-wing-series-mij-japan-matsumoku-factory-rare-set-neck

more information - http://www.g3h.be/wings/tbird.htm

Information chart


pictures of my T-bird Vibrato Brownburst S/N: 840037









I paid $220 includes shipping, this guitar has some issues like paint chips and numerous scratches, has shielding issue (hums) and crackling pots.  TLC: i fixed the paint chips, cleaned the pots (use contact cleaner to remove dirt and grime, pots are noise-free now), rechecked the wiring and resolder, put shielding paint in the control cavity and switch cavity (guitar is silent as can be), although nothing wrong with all fret (just first 4 frets needed work) i had Jescar Gold EVO frets installed, note since T-bird came with plastic nut (which is ok but could improved) so I had it upgrade to Allparts brass nut.  I was thinking of whether I should put push-pull pot for coil-split (i have coil-split in my other humbucker equipped guitars, decided to leave this as is) .. Now, this lady rocks and croons depending on your touch and play.

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Re: MATSUMOKU and the HB-35
« Reply #277 on: May 11, 2016, 06:47:06 PM »
thanks for sharing the picture of your T-bird Deluxe... you're right the binding doesn't show in the first picture you share...  BTW, since you own one, is there two push-pull pots for each humbucker..  volume pot is a push-pull coil-split for bridge and volume pot push-pull coil-split for neck humbucker, this allows more possibilities...  I just want to verify what the original wiring is like in a T-bird Deluxe..

With the T-bird i chose the Jescar EVO-gold is second to stainless steel in hardness..  i had the frets on my Idol WI64 and Maverick BT6 upgraded to stainless steel.. really smooth and easy to do bends.

Like i said i coil-split individually my guitars with dual humbuckers.
Washburn Maverick BTM mini red... i also have blue






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98 Bantam XB-500 Bk
98 Maverick BT-6 MtlFlkBk
01 RB2000 Bk
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Re: MATSUMOKU and the HB-35
« Reply #278 on: May 12, 2016, 10:22:11 PM »
ET Music, do you have sound clips or youtube videos of your guitar?  i am not very good at playing..  tlc and maintainance and mod.. yup.. playing = poor
88 Force ABT B-30 MR
90 Festival EA20B
94 Bantam XB600 BkFlam
96 Bantam XB400 Bttrsctch
97 Maverick BT-4 Tobaccobrst
98 Maverick BTM MR/DMB
98 Bantam XB-500 Bk
98 Maverick BT-6 MtlFlkBk
01 RB2000 Bk
04 WG587 MR
05 Xseries X-33 Bk
05 Idol WI64 Bk
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Re: MATSUMOKU and the HB-35
« Reply #279 on: May 15, 2016, 09:18:52 PM »
there is a t-bird on ebay for under $200..  its almost over.. hope someone here gets it.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/381624700979?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT
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88 Force ABT B-30 MR
90 Festival EA20B
94 Bantam XB600 BkFlam
96 Bantam XB400 Bttrsctch
97 Maverick BT-4 Tobaccobrst
98 Maverick BTM MR/DMB
98 Bantam XB-500 Bk
98 Maverick BT-6 MtlFlkBk
01 RB2000 Bk
04 WG587 MR
05 Xseries X-33 Bk
05 Idol WI64 Bk
05 Idol WI36 Bk
14 WCG18CE Na
84 Wing T-bird Brwnbrst

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Re: MATSUMOKU and the HB-35
« Reply #280 on: July 08, 2016, 12:43:11 AM »
Also, I'm going to say Korean production started as early as 1985. There are G Series models with Samick's serial format going back that far. And on this '86, you'll notice the routing for the Sharktooth inlays are too big at their points, a common sight with Samick builds (apparently their router just didn't have a fine enough bit), as well as their DiMarzio Super II copy with three adjustment screws:



Also, by 1987, we see neck plates with a recessed, textured black background, another common trait of Samick builds.

So in summary, there is no doubt in my mind that all HB-35s and maybe even all Washburns after 1984 or so were made in Korea by Samick. Japanese HB-35s had string-thru bodies and were made exclusively by Mastumoku, as was the rest of the line at that time from what I see.
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Re: MATSUMOKU and the HB-35
« Reply #281 on: July 08, 2016, 06:10:33 PM »
You could be right, I don't know much about Japanese guitars. I just went with Mats because Washburns of that era are listed on matsumoku.org:

http://www.matsumoku.org/models/washburn/wing/wing.html