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Offline wully

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« on: September 08, 2010, 05:42:31 AM »
hi guys!

some months after acquiring my white wi45, i had decided that that was it, and all my current guitars were keepers!
then a few days ago i started looking longingly at 70's/80's Japanese electrics on evilbay.. just had to have one of those old guitars..!

so i put my MIM fender tele up for sale or trade.

then last night i saw a new WI66 Pro G on the web for $cheap. and this morning i bought it! should be here in a day or 2.
still got to sell the tele, and maybe some more stuff, as it's 1 in-1 out these days!
Funny thing - I always HATED gold guitars until very recently, when i started to come round to them a bit.. ain't life weird!
Pics and review as soon as!
 

Offline Tio Kimo

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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2010, 06:37:06 AM »
cool Wully, equipped with P90's, correct?

Looking forward to the review
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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2010, 05:20:45 PM »
hi,
yeah, well  p100's, i believe. can't wait. i recently put a p90 in a homebuild guitar of mine, and i'm really pleased with it. so i'm really looking forward to the new guitar!!!
 

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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2010, 07:17:39 AM »
I wasn't looking to buy another Washburn. I was looking at 70's/80's Japanese guitars.
Then on a wednesday night, I saw a WI66ProG on a Japanese (shopping?) website. Wow!
Sure, I'd seen them before, but I wasn't into gold guitars..
I placed the order on thursday morning, and a big box arrived on saturday morning. Well done Reidy's!
I paid $279 inc. postage, which is c. $100 cheaper than I've seen them anywhere, ever!
Opened the boxes (double boxed!). Ooooh! Gigbag! The advert hadn't mentioned it, and I couldn't remember what the Washburn site had said. Good quality bag, too!
Opened the bag and pulled out the guitar. Ooooh..! Nice!!
The gold top looks beautiful. It's really nicely applied, very much like my white WI45. The contrast of the front and rear of the guitar is really striking. Now I understand why people love gold top's. The inlays are all beautifully done, as on my WI45.
Plug in. The guitar plays beautifully. I love the necks on these things! Nice weight. Everything's just right, y' know..
Only recently discovered the charms of p90/p100's after putting a Tonerider p90 in the neck pos. of a home build project. This guitar sounds amazing. The range and quality of the tones is amazing, and the push/pull coil tap's are a nice touch. This guitar is going to get played A LOT!
There are a couple of minor finishing niggles, which for $279 I feel bad for even mentioning. The joins of the body pieces are really obvious on the rear of the guitar. They almost jump out at you! The headstock binding/masking is a bit naff. too.
It's a beautiful guitar, though. It balances well. Plays like a dream, and sounds fantastic! Can't wait to take it to band rehearsal... and maybe get some heavier strings on it!



 

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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2010, 08:36:19 AM »
looks nice wully. Country of origin?
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2010, 08:36:25 AM »
NICE!!!!
 

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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2010, 04:17:08 AM »
If only they had those in black or tobbaco burst...

Nice Guitar Wully!

Indonesian made?
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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2010, 01:47:00 PM »
hi,
thanks for the nice comments, guys! i'm really happy with it.
yeah, Indonesian. They seem to make a decent enough guitar out there. I've got 3 - my 2 Idols, and an epiphone EJ200. They are all dammn fine guitars for the money.
 

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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2010, 02:14:42 PM »
Sweet guitar. Let us know how it goes after you get more familiar with it. [8D]