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Offline pcmanbc123

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Festival Series EA 20 MTR
« on: February 01, 2014, 09:58:08 AM »
Can anyone tell me some info on this guitar. What is the MTR. The Equis II is not working right what can I replace it with? What is the value of this guitar -excellent condition, also whas this 1987 SN.95010121
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Offline evenkeel

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Re: Festival Series EA 20 MTR
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2014, 10:16:13 AM »
Welcome to the forum.  Pictures would help a lot.  You will need a photo hosting site.  Photobucket.com works well and is free.  Having said all that.  here is some info on your EA20.

EA20 (NEWPORT/WOODSTOCK)
- thin single sharp cutaway thin body, select spruce or mahogany top, oval soundhole, bound body, three-stripe rosette, mahogany back/sides/neck, 14/21-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlay, matching headstock with three-per-side Grover diecast tuners, rosewood bridge with pearl dot white pins, acoustic bridge pickup, Equis electonics, available in Black, Tobacco Sunburst, White, Woodstone Blue, Woodstone Brown, or Woodstone Silver finish, mfg. mid 1980s-2000.
Grading 100% Excellent Average
N/A $400 - 475 $250 - 300
Last MSR was $1,000.
In 1992, Woodstone finishes were disc. In 1993, Natural finish was introduced. In 1994, a select spruce/mahogany top replaced regular mahogany and White finish was disc. Until 1994, this guitar was referred to as the Newport. In 1995 only, this guitar was called the Woodstock, which is not to be confused with other Woodstock models (EA40). In 1996, Equis Gold electronics replaced Equis II. In 2000, Equis Plus electronics replaced

Serial number would indicate the guitar was built in 1995.  You will likely need to find an aftermarket PU system to replace the Equis.  Equis is no longer in existence.  Old systems do pop up on EBay, but better to replace with a new one.
 

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Re: Festival Series EA 20 MTR
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2014, 10:27:14 AM »
Thanks for your response I will check out the photo site do you know what the MTR stands for after the EA 20?

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Re: Festival Series EA 20 MTR
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2014, 02:05:35 PM »
Well was going to check Washburn history for you, but they changed it, now can not find it.  But I THINK it stands for Trans Red, Mahogany?   1995?    the first 2 numbers of a 8 digit serial number are ALMOST ALWAYS the year.  evenkeel's post says in 94 Mahogany top was introduced.  So the years would all add up.   Tom.  :)   P.S. is your guitar Trans Red? 

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Re: Festival Series EA 20 MTR
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2014, 03:42:15 PM »
Yes you hit that on the head ,thank you very much.  I really appreciate the help and will post a few pictures when I can.

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Re: Festival Series EA 20 MTR
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2014, 07:24:17 PM »
Always like pictures.   Tom.  :)