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Offline NelsonB

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Idol Series Model Comparisons
« on: January 14, 2010, 11:27:00 AM »
As a person interested in the Idol series, but with limited experience and accesses, I would like to find some good comparison information on the different Idol models.  As I read this forum I realize I don’t always know the differences from one model number to the next, and year to year.  The Washburn web site is not really helpful for all models and all specifications through the year makes.  I’m seriously considering getting an Idol or two, but would like to make the best informed decisions, and has been stated in this forum these models aren’t always easy to put your hands on in a store to try out in person.  I’m even interested in the older models because of what’s available on the used market.

It would be really interesting is someone (or everyone) could list the differences between a WI 14, WI 16, WI 45, WI 64, WI 66, WI 67, WI 68, WI 568, the Pilsner versions, and so forth.

If the neck info could be listed such as:
Thickness and widths
Fret Size
Fret Board Material
Binding or Not

The body info as:
Body Material
Carved or Not (front and Back)
Bevels or Not (front and back)
Binding or Not

Everyone with knowledge or possession of the different models could add their information as an on going topic, maybe as sticky.

I think this would be a great resource for anyone wanting learn and communicate about these very interesting guitars.  The more information put out would make this guitar more likely to stay around too.

Offline shaulin

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Idol Series Model Comparisons
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2010, 01:26:19 PM »
check the catalog

the WI67 and Pilsen series have been discontinued
'04 Washburn X50 w/ Bareknuckle Mule & Black Dog
'04 Washburn WI64D w/ Bareknuckle Warpigs
'06 Washburn PI80 w/ Bareknuckle Warpig & Mississippi Queen P(ig)90
'07 Washburn N4
'06 Washburn X33
'98 Gibson Les Paul Studio
'08 Washburn WM526 (White)
'09 Washburn WI568
'09 Washburn WM526 (Ferrari Red)
« Last Edit: January 14, 2010, 01:27:38 PM by shaulin »
'04 Washburn X50
'06 Washburn PI80
'07 Washburn N4
'08 Washburn WM526 (White)
'08 Washburn WM526 (Ferrari Red)
'09 Washburn WI568
'09 Washburn WI590