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Offline Tissan

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« on: March 11, 2010, 05:34:27 PM »

Hi,

I bought a washburn, rosewood, in 1980 or 81 serial number 801101.

Somebody can help me to identify to name?

(Falcon, eagles, Hawk ????)

Regards,

Tissan

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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2010, 06:03:36 PM »
Hi Tissan and welcome to the forum. It's going to need a few pictures before anyone can help with identification. From your guesses it's probably a Wing Series, have to wait for some pics before positive ID. Most of the guys use Photobucket http://photobucket.com/ it's free and relatively simple to use. In the meantime I have put a link to the Matsumoku site which has pictures and descriptions of the various Wing models. It's worth looking to see if one similar to yours is there.
http://www.matsumoku.org/models/washburn/wing/wing.html

Happy Hunting.

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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2010, 04:25:50 PM »
Thanks Cornish Boy,

I'm going to make some pictures, for sure it will be easier.
By the way, I've got a look on your link, It definitly not a Wing; It's probably a Hawk, because it a rosewood neck through with the jack input on the side and a quite square electronic cover on the back.

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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2010, 04:29:10 PM »
Ho sorry, Eagles instead of Wing, my mistake.

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« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2010, 07:07:56 PM »
Hi,

Here is the picture:
http://s800.photobucket.com/albums/yy290/Tissan/?action=view¤t=DSCN4019.jpg
If you need more pictures, let me know.

Tissan

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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2010, 07:26:32 PM »
Hi again Tissan, yep that's a Hawk, and a very nice one. Looks all original, and in clean condition. Congratulations they're very nice guitars, I have one similar, excellent quality build and keeps up with guitars three times its price in sound. It's a keeper.
Let's get a picture up for the boys to see.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2010, 07:28:55 PM by Cornish Boy »

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« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2010, 03:39:13 PM »
Thanks Cornish boy.

The story was the following:

I bought it in 80 or 81 (I don't find back the bild), because the sound was very impressive; I played 10 years with (even on 1 disk face A Washburn, B with a Telecaster deluxe also very rare) but this guitare is very heavy and I bought others; It was always my favorite and I keep it and I refused to sold it.

I made some repairs:
 the nut broke after a couple of years (replaced by a adjustable brass one)
 Jack input metal replaced by self-made one

If you want to see details let me know.

By the way,can you show a picture of yours? What years? What color?

Tissan

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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2010, 08:20:08 AM »
Hi Tissan, I've put a link below to a pic of my Wings. Great guitars every one.

http://forums.washburn.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=16812

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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2010, 04:30:19 PM »
quote:
I've put a link below to a pic of my Wings. Great guitars every one.
Beauties! Impressive!
 

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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2010, 05:34:01 PM »
You have a nice collection.

I reconize a hawk and very nice falcon 5 pieces neck through.

Have you got some trouble with the nut on the hawk or falcon?

Tissan?

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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2010, 05:50:58 PM »
No problems with anything on the Hawk or Falcon Tissan, brass nut on both, I did replace the nut on the T-Bird De-Luxe, but that was plastic and had a chip out of it when I received it. Other than change the strings I've not had to do anything electrical or otherwise to any of the others. My biggest problem would be if one of the tone and volume control printed circuit boards stopped working, thankfully that hasn't happened, but I think it would mean a rewire with conventional controls. What effect that would have on the sound I hope I never find out.

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« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2010, 04:19:22 PM »
Thanks for the information.

By the way, don't worry, make a identical PCB is easy, it can be make by yourself or by electronician friend, or repair it.
From my side, 30 years after, even the potentiometer does not produce any noise !!! It 's a great material.

Tissan

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« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2010, 02:23:39 PM »
Do you know what king of pick-up is on? (Dimarzio? or other?)
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« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2010, 03:12:33 PM »
Hi Tissan, I think most have Washburn Power Sustain Humbuckers fitted, but have heard reports of Dimarzios being used. Only way to be certain is to take one out and check.

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« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2010, 02:11:02 PM »
Were the basses of this era also named the same (Eagle, Falcon, Raven) or did they have different model names?