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Offline wully

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« on: September 11, 2010, 02:14:55 AM »
Got a shock when I clicked my bookmarked 'Idol series' link yesterday. At least I found the depleted 'original' idol line after backtracking. thing is, i just don't fancy any of them.. i hope they expand the 'original' line again. not a big fan of veneer. rather see mahogany than a slither of maple.
 ok, mine are all painted, but i'm so glad i got my 2 before this happened, though!!

can't help wondering how the new idols will sell...
 

Offline GearManDude

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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2010, 06:41:38 PM »
i knoww!! wtf. i think its a bad move by washburn. the new idols are stupid. the industry doesnt need another lespaul rip off. the old idol had such an original look. im glad they are at least continuing the old body style. but those photos look retarded!!! they are photoshopped to be different colors and just looks tacky as hell.
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Offline shaulin

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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2010, 01:24:06 AM »
and to top it off they also killed the X series.

I wish I could understand what the new owners are trying to do
they already own like 5 other crap brands, why lower Washburn to that same level!?!

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Offline Slashpepper

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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2010, 03:10:32 AM »
Well that depends I guess, are the other crap brands making much money..?

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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2010, 03:26:09 AM »
love the way they've even buggered up the Original Idol by moving the neck further into the body, limiting fret access and making it ugly with reshaped horn.


Washburn used to be great, they really did, I can honestly no longer say they're my favourite brand. I love the washies I have, but theres not a single new one (aside from the N4.... unless they ruin that too) that I'd buy now.
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