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Offline RaeS04

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X50 Pro Q
« on: September 26, 2015, 06:06:53 AM »
Hi everyone I'm new here however I have a question, well like looking for more information on this guitar I just bought off of eBay. Backstory is 5 years ago my husband had been gifted this guitar by a buddy of his and while he was at boot camp his cousin decided to borrow and sell his guitar, so it was stolen. Needless to say this guitar had some sentimental value. Now I had found this guitar on eBay that supposedly is the exact one he had previously owned. I tried googling this exact guitar but couldn't find any info on it. The guitar model yes I found some information but the color I haven't.

Its x50 pro Q - cherry red with a white neck. Would anyone have some information like background on this particular guitar? I seriously have no clue about guitars so any help will be greatly appreciated.

This is the guitar:

http://m.ebay.com/itm/231696064474?_trkparms=aid=222007&algo=SIC.MBE&ao=1&asc=20150313114020&meid=834d5791c4204a26ba5abd0bd7afe89e&pid=100338&rk=2&rkt=26&sd=271982939010&_trksid=p2141725.c100338.m3726&_mwBanner=1

Offline Tony Raven

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Re: X50 Pro Q
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2015, 11:26:53 PM »
http://bluebookofguitarvalues.com/Electric_Guitar_Values/Manufacturers/WASHBURN/Categories/ELECTRIC__X_SERIES/Models/X50_%28PRO%29?id=WASHBURN_ELECTRIC_X_SERIES_X50_PRO
By the serial number, built 2006.

Looks like the topmost tuner got bumped, so it may be loose too.

As Pawn America likely knows less about guitars than cordless drills, being assured that the "action" is good & the neck is "straight" should not be taken as definitive. Going by the photos, I'd say the strings look high, & the pickups are WAAAAY too close to the strings. From recent real-world experience, I'd give odds that the nut slots are too high, & the truss rod probably needs to be properly adjusted. Intonation is probably off as well. All of this is common in guitars that never went through a real-world store, & can be fixed for less than $100 by a credible bench tech at a real guitar shop.

Seems to be in very good condition. I hope it's enjoyed for many years!!

Apologies, but this 2006 is one of Washburn's least-informative catalogues EVER --
http://www.washburn.com/media/catalogs/pdf/Winter2006Catalog.pdf

I don't have any hands-on. Last year, I almost talked myself into an X-40. Though my tastes were satisfied by the lean X-33, I'll admit this X50PROQ does tempt me:
https://reverb.com/item/910903-washburn-x50-pro-q-electric-guitar-w-washburn-gig-bag?_aid=pla&currency=USD&pla=1&gclid=CLbmt7CyoMgCFYUUHwoda0wIXg
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