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Offline gbuzzr

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« on: October 25, 2008, 07:52:08 PM »
Does anyone know the info given in the serial number?  I mean date, location, model...etc?

I may have a prototype, but I don't know anything about it for sure other than the funky spot where the neck meets the body. Handmade in USA is stamped, and a patten # 4856403/4905563

BTW, the serial number stamped into the neck is 9207048



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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2008, 08:43:43 PM »
Those are the patent numbers, and the neck stamped number indicates a '92 model. Looks like you have a transitional model.

Post up some pics.
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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2008, 10:37:56 PM »
LOL...well that does not look like any Washburn I have ever seen. Perhaps some kind of Stephens guitar?
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2008, 08:15:05 AM »
It looks like my LS103 - but like mine, it's probably a prototype or a custom order.

Mine has 3 single coils, and it's tobbaco burst (I think) :P . It also has 2 chrome knobs, same bridge, same Stephen's Extended Cutaway.
 

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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2008, 02:37:57 AM »
Is that something Washburn produced?
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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2008, 03:37:18 PM »
 

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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2008, 04:46:31 PM »
Yep. a transitional piece...but the washburn guys weren't sure as they say their records aren't very reliable from that period.

Anybody know what the body is made of?  Heavier than my Les Paul, and old Kramer.

Tone city tho!
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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2008, 04:59:55 PM »
I think it's ash, or swamp ash. Mine is heavy as hell also.
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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2008, 07:44:49 PM »
That's what I thought...or mahogany, but mine doesn't have that darker wood tone, and I've never had an ash guitar.  Some dude was talking about his swamp ash...saying it's light.  I was thinkin I'm getting really old...so maybe, but nah, he must be talking alder. ;)
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