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Offline visualmiscreant

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« on: June 15, 2010, 12:51:42 AM »
I bought this beauty yesterday at a pawnshop.  I've narrowed it down to possibly a 1994 MG 300, but the color doesn't fit.  The serial number is 4040357.  The archive doesn't show a green model, but it's just like the  pacific blue rain pattern.  It has 411, 412, 423 pickups with the W's on front; 24 frets, Grover tuners and Floyd Rose tremolo.  Underneath the logo it just says Mercury II series, so I figure it's an import.  The frets and fretboard have absolutely no signs of wear, but the tremolo bar and backplate were missing along with the cover for the locking nut.  One of the microtuner keys is bent and it has a small nick in the upper cutaway.  The high e-string and the cap for the 5 way switch were also gone.  Other than that it looks like new.  Oh yeah... it plays great!  Any ideas?

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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2010, 10:18:50 AM »
Hi Vis and welcome to the forum. I've put a link below which may help.

http://www.vintagewashburn.com/Electrics/Mercuryelectric.html

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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2010, 01:07:16 PM »
Thanks for trying to help... I already went there and saw the pacific blue rain MG 300 in one of the photos.  Besides the color, it looks identical.  I'm gonna try to send Darren a picture and see what he comes up with.  He seems to have a lot of info, but his site is under construction.  Thanks again!
 

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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2010, 11:51:22 PM »
MG300 import with dark green finish.  The MG series was sometimes inconsistent with colors on the import line.  The custom shop MGs often had more inconsistencies usually associated with pickups and fretboard woods.

So yes, it looks like a '94 MG300.

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« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2010, 09:00:37 PM »
Hey Darren, thanks for your info!  This is not my first Washburn, but it's my first runaround with an identification.  Years ago I bought a Washburn acoustic which to this date is the best sounding acoustic I have ever played.  Then around 2000 I bought an a Mercury Series (US Made), and it too was one of the best guitars I have ever had.  Unfortunately, I don't have either of them anymore.  It's no wonder to me that Washburn has such loyal fans, and I'm proud to once again be among them!