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Offline cahumb

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About this guitar
« on: April 07, 2015, 02:03:38 PM »
Hello, thanks for your help!
I need to identify the following guitar:
http://postimg.org/image/demm2g9xp/
I know it's an x series because the seller says so, plus the freatoard and everything, however I looked up the washburn catalogues and I didn't find one with the color or the HSH pickup configuration that this one has, so it's kind of suspicious, what model is this?
Also, I plan on using it as a project guitar, has anyone put lace sensors on this? I think it will be a cool experiment but I want to hear some opinions about it!
Thanks for your help guys!
« Last Edit: April 07, 2015, 02:49:36 PM by cahumb »

Offline Tony Raven

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Re: About this guitar
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2015, 01:04:26 AM »
Yah, that "german" belly cut is the giveaway -- X-40, not the current X40PRO.

Made like 2002-2008, but the quilt top suggests 2005-8. And since the "X" inlay disappeared from the series by the Winter '06 catalogue, I'd bet that yours is 2005-2006 -- the serial number should pin that down.

While the Pro has Duncans, the original version is supposed to have a maple body (rather than alder). It seems to be worth at least as much as the Pro, per Blue Book.

Here's a previous thread:
http://forums.washburn.com/index.php?topic=16828.0
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Offline cahumb

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Re: About this guitar
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2015, 08:07:07 PM »
Thanks for the awesome reply! I'm thinking seriously about buying this thing! How would you compare it to an Ibanez Rg 350 or other similar ibanez? I heard RG's tend to be a little too screamy with pickup swaps, so I guess a maple body would help a little?