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is this real HB-60?
« on: October 16, 2012, 09:00:40 AM »
http://www.mule.co.kr/instrument/2/bbscontent.aspx?idx=3371565&page=1&sort=15&searchword=hb&searchregion=1&t_idx=0&m_idx=0&l_idx=0#.UH1nim9qp2U


hi~ i'm from korea.

i wonder this guitar is fake or real.

everything's fine except the head shape.
it's not the same shape that i saw in the catalog.

but rest of them are exact form of hb-60.
i'm so confusing.  :'(


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there's no label in the hole


« Last Edit: October 17, 2012, 11:14:52 AM by simpsons »

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Re: is this real HB-60?
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2012, 09:31:05 PM »
Welcome. Youtube has some real nice Gibson SG's from China. fake as he**,   but nice.I cant help you on real or fake. I personally would only buy from authorized dealer. Now in Korea that might be a problem or hard for you, I don't know. Who ever in Korea,  that made my 98 D10TR, I wish they made all  my other guitars, as it is flawless.   Tom.    :) :) P.S. Of course I will buy a nice used guitar were ever I can get it.    :)

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Re: is this real HB-60?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2012, 07:55:13 AM »
If you use the "search" function at the top of the page, you will probably find some examples of the "HB" series guitars. If I remember correctly, there were 2 different headstocks on these guitars. The one pictured looks correct to me.
 

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Re: is this real HB-60?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2012, 08:24:53 AM »
while it may not match the catalog image, as Nogin says, that headstock is a known quantity on Washburns.

Typically, a shop will make a whole pile of necks, and then match them to bodies as necessary. Quite possible that the shop responsible for this guitar simply mixed and matched some appointments. Looks like a great guitar.

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Re: is this real HB-60?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2012, 11:21:27 AM »
If you use the "search" function at the top of the page, you will probably find some examples of the "HB" series guitars. If I remember correctly, there were 2 different headstocks on these guitars. The one pictured looks correct to me.
thx for your answer.
The seller told me that there's no label in the hole.
the other guitar like hb-30 on the google image has label in the hole.
Can you tell me about that?

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Re: is this real HB-60?
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2012, 11:31:25 AM »
The seller told me that there's no label in the hole.
the other guitar like hb-30 on the google image has label in the hole.
Can you tell me about that?

Typically the Washburn semi's have an identifying label with model number pasted inside the bass side f-hole. Like so...



The absence of one, like the headstock, may or may not be significant. If this guitar has existed in a dry climate, it may well have dried and fallen off (my 2003 semi had a label completely dried and rolled up, where as my 1984 HB-35 was adhered very well.)

Here's a speculative thought......these guitars were probably built in Korea. you're in Korea. It's concievable to me that this guitar is a prototype, some sort of non standard run, and as such, std appointments like the label and headstock vary from the norm???

Strictly grasping. Any way you can look at the guitar before buying?
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Re: is this real HB-60?
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2012, 08:11:42 PM »
The seller told me that there's no label in the hole.
the other guitar like hb-30 on the google image has label in the hole.
Can you tell me about that?

Typically the Washburn semi's have an identifying label with model number pasted inside the bass side f-hole. Like so...



The absence of one, like the headstock, may or may not be significant. If this guitar has existed in a dry climate, it may well have dried and fallen off (my 2003 semi had a label completely dried and rolled up, where as my 1984 HB-35 was adhered very well.)

Here's a speculative thought......these guitars were probably built in Korea. you're in Korea. It's concievable to me that this guitar is a prototype, some sort of non standard run, and as such, std appointments like the label and headstock vary from the norm???

Strictly grasping. Any way you can look at the guitar before buying?

thanks for your answer.
But the back of the rocking head machine,  it's has 'made in japan'
i saw other blog said that 'HB60 was made in japan only in 1989'

i'm barely think that hb60 has replica, but i want to make it clear that this guitar is genuine.


I will get you any informations (such as pics)  you want,.

« Last Edit: October 17, 2012, 11:41:46 PM by simpsons »

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Re: is this real HB-60?
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2012, 08:04:45 AM »
simpsons, if you are still following this thread, check out the post, "Three Sisters", under "Show  your Washburns". You will see 2 different headstocks on the same model guitar.
 

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Re: is this real HB-60?
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2012, 09:08:18 AM »
saw that...good point, nogin

@simpsons...cool that it's MIJ. Like I say, I'm speculating...grasping for possible explanations. Looks great to me, I'd jump on it.
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