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Offline modgie

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1981 B Model Eagle
« on: November 12, 2014, 10:13:01 PM »
Hi All,

I have an original 1981 B model Eagle (Black), with the original case. Any ideas on what this guitar is worth?


Offline C-RAM

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Re: 1981 B Model Eagle
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2014, 09:45:53 AM »
Dependent on a number of things -

Completely original / lightly modified / modified
Like-new condition / some dings and scratches / evident wear

Collectors and players value guitars differently; in my opinion, you won't get meaningful guesstimates without detailed photos.
My Washburns -

A-5, Black
A-5, Yellow
A-10, Black Translucent
A-10, Red Translucent
A-10, Green Translucent
A-20 Reissue, Honey Burst
HB-30, Tobacco Sunburst
HB-35, Natural
J-6S, Natural
T-14 Taurus Bass

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Re: 1981 B Model Eagle
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2014, 06:59:09 PM »
Thanks C-Ram,

  I should explain that  I'm not looking for an appraisal, I'm not even intersted in selling, rather I'd just like to know a ball park number/range. There is precious little online about this model of guitar- by all accounts, including Washburn USA,  they are quite rare.  I have seen the blue book value, but I have already sold several guitars listed there for well in excess of what they value them at, so I don't consider them the benchmark or final arbiter of anything.

 There's an Eagle on Ebay now (, but it's a 2008 re-issue and the seller is claiming that original models are valued at $5K or more... that's his opinion, of course.  I saw another on Ebay UK in an older listing for 700 pounds but the auction was terminated before it's ending, for whatever reason.

 A good indication of their rarity/desirability might be to ask here-How many members of this forum own this particular guitar (Washburn Model B Eagle) ?
Not Wing series guitars, just Eagles and further to that, how many black ones, as I've been led to believe that they are the rarest. Any listeners/owners care to chime in?
 Who has one-who wants one?


 Incidentally, my Eagle is probably a 8.5/10 -it still has the factory stickers on the coil split pots. Considering it's 33 years old),and if they are as rare as people keep telling me, 8.5 may be a 10.

« Last Edit: November 13, 2014, 07:09:08 PM by modgie »

Offline carl300367

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Re: 1981 B Model Eagle
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2014, 02:20:33 AM »
ball park £500-£600

based on looking for one for 10 yrs and owning and selling various wing models
1981 Eagle
1980 falcon
1980 hawk
1984 tokai superstrat
1984 tokai love rock