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Offline Hawaii69

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« on: September 29, 2010, 09:31:17 PM »
Haven't seen one of these for sale in a while either.

Thought I read some comments on here about people looking
for them.

http://cgi.ebay.com/2004-Washburn-Idol-WI-67PRO-WI67PRO-WI67-WI66-PRO-Mint-/260671110819?pt=Guitar&hash=item3cb1357ea3
My Guitars:
Quilt Blue WI66Pro
Alvarez RD20S

Offline Tio Kimo

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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2010, 10:16:22 PM »
called it out as a Flame Maple top. Nope. Quilt. Cherry Sunburst. Don't see too many of those.

Nick, how many of the 67's were produced over how many years? (May not be an easy one to answer, but I thought I'd ask...)
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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2010, 04:31:28 AM »
That is a nice looking guitar.
 

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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2010, 08:33:19 AM »
Here's the sales history.
VS - 1
CS - 56
TS - 57
FHB - 131
FTS - 181
QCS - 263
QTS - 308
 

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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2010, 12:41:01 PM »
997 Total. sweet.

Taking a stab at the Acronym's ( I have no idea on a few just guessing. Feel free to play along...)

VS = Vibrato ????
CS = cherry sunburst
TS = tobacco sunburst
FHB = Flamed Maple HoneyBurst
FTS = Flamed Maple Tobacco Sunburst
QCS = Quilted Maple Cherry Sunburst
QTS = Quilted Maple Tobacco Sunburst


I've never seen this before - Flamed Honeyburst

http://www.oldtownschool.org/
'95 Washburn D-55SW Cherokee (Bourgeois)
'04 Larrivée LV-03 w/ Fishman blend
'02 Heritage 535
'12 Heritage 150
'10 Larrivée RS-2
'11 Benford Tele
'12 Kirn Barn Buster
Marshall AS50D
Little Lanilei 3350LT
Champlifier
Boogie DC-2

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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2010, 04:42:35 PM »
Pretty much correct. VS is Vintage Sunburst.
 

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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2010, 05:03:41 PM »
VS = vintage sunburst?  It was one for an artist.
you are correct on the rest.
 

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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2010, 05:13:25 PM »
Nice to get the facts, thanks guys.

When did you stop manufacturing, do you know? Seems to me I've never seen them with a date later than '04, but if I'm not mistaken, they were listed in the '05 catalog. Very hazy recollections, I confess.
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http://www.oldtownschool.org/
'95 Washburn D-55SW Cherokee (Bourgeois)
'04 Larrivée LV-03 w/ Fishman blend
'02 Heritage 535
'12 Heritage 150
'10 Larrivée RS-2
'11 Benford Tele
'12 Kirn Barn Buster
Marshall AS50D
Little Lanilei 3350LT
Champlifier
Boogie DC-2

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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2010, 08:24:50 AM »
as far as i can tell, we were still getting these from the factory in 2007.  Sales go into 2008.
 

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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2010, 10:39:03 AM »
Nice looking guitar. I just got a WI-66PROF and now want one of these! [:D] Still, I am thinking that the tone is going to be pretty much the same for a 67 as a 66. Is there any real difference in tone?
 

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« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2010, 12:11:29 PM »
a question I've asked on here, but the only person I know for sure has both hasn't been around in a while to answer. And now that I've changed the pots, which definitely affected the sound, I don't suppose I'll ever know.

Another thing I learned on here recently is that the 67's have an actual cap, while the 66's had a veneer over mahogany. Combine the Hog/cap/cavity vs. solid hog/veneer, that is a decent variation for sure. But really, with my skills, through my gear? I suspect you wouldn't notice too much of a difference.

Now, if you were Warren Haynes, tearing it up through a Soldano in a packed house, with the bottle neck and the associated sustain.....that might be a different story!
http://www.oldtownschool.org/
'95 Washburn D-55SW Cherokee (Bourgeois)
'04 Larrivée LV-03 w/ Fishman blend
'02 Heritage 535
'12 Heritage 150
'10 Larrivée RS-2
'11 Benford Tele
'12 Kirn Barn Buster
Marshall AS50D
Little Lanilei 3350LT
Champlifier
Boogie DC-2

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« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2010, 01:49:56 PM »
Thanks Tio Kimo. Your comments about the cap got me thinking. My WI-66PROF has a three piece body and a cap. If the cap is mahogany, of course it would be mahogany with a flame maple veneer. On the other hand, if it's maple, it could be solid flame maple or it could be regular maple with a flame veneer. The guitar does seem somewhat brighter than I would expect from a solid mahogany body, so I am thinking the cap could be maple, but without a solid mahogany Idol to compare it with, there is no telling for sure.
 

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« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2010, 04:03:47 PM »
BNS,
Go to page 5 of this thread and read the last several entries....what do you get from that? Is the 66 Hog/maple cap/flame veneer, or hog/flame veneer? Guess I'm still not sure. I always THOUGHT they were maple capped, as you say.

http://www.oldtownschool.org/
'95 Washburn D-55SW Cherokee (Bourgeois)
'04 Larrivée LV-03 w/ Fishman blend
'02 Heritage 535
'12 Heritage 150
'10 Larrivée RS-2
'11 Benford Tele
'12 Kirn Barn Buster
Marshall AS50D
Little Lanilei 3350LT
Champlifier
Boogie DC-2

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« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2010, 05:34:19 PM »
I remember that thread. Nick stated that the old stuff only had flame veneers.” He added “for example, WI66PRO was mahogany body with flame veneer.”

I can tell for certain that my 2005 Korean WI-66PROF has a cap. However, it seems like unnecessary effort to assemble a 3 piece body and put a cap on top if you are putting together an all Mahogany guitar. (I guess I don’t understand why the necks are made out of three pieces either, but that is probably a separate topic.)

I am also not clear with regard to the reference of “old stuff.” As near as I can tell there are three groupings of Idols: The new (probably Chinese) models that were introduced this year, the Indonesian Idols made prior to the current redesign(s), and the Korean manufactured Idols. Which is/are the “old stuff?”

The bottom line is that at least some of the WI-66PROs are capped (mine being an example), but we do not know with what.
 

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« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2010, 05:39:23 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by boynamedsuse


I can tell for certain that my 2005 Korean WI-66PROF has a cap.



How?


As to origin, they've simply moved manufacture from one plant/country to another. I was Korea,then Indo, now China. Nick has stated that they are still mfg. original Idols (WI-45 for example), as well as new LP style Idols. All those would come out of Chinese factories.
http://www.oldtownschool.org/
'95 Washburn D-55SW Cherokee (Bourgeois)
'04 Larrivée LV-03 w/ Fishman blend
'02 Heritage 535
'12 Heritage 150
'10 Larrivée RS-2
'11 Benford Tele
'12 Kirn Barn Buster
Marshall AS50D
Little Lanilei 3350LT
Champlifier
Boogie DC-2