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Offline Tony Raven

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Jennifer Batten's other Washies
« on: May 08, 2016, 12:39:40 PM »
Before production of the JB series, Jennifer Batten apparently played a Centurion, but now I can't find my notes on this.

However, there's definitely some one-off Battens out there:







Her preference for string dampers is a giveaway.  ;D

For some reason, Batten is still listed as a Washburn Signature Artist, though she hasn't had a signature model since 2004.
http://www.washburn.com/artists/
http://www.washburn.com/artists/feature/Batten.html

Bill Nelson once reviewed a Variax 700, saying he wanted to enjoy the electronics but this was undercut by the not-so-great work on the guitar part. From the sound of it, Batten hit the same wall. Per an interview published last November --
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I took a little hiatus from Washburn for a couple of years because I was so excited about the Line 6 Variax, but I'm back with Washburn and I've conned them into putting the electronics of the Variax into a new Washburn Parallaxe electric and I was hoping to take it out on this tour, but I've stumped them with the electronics.

They're going to have a big release in October, right when the tour is over. So what I'm taking out is my old Washburn that I've been using for 15 or 16 years; it's not available any more, it's called the JB100.
http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/one-for-the-road-jennifer-batten-630253
The only guitar she mentions on her website is indeed the Parallaxe, with a link to the Washburn site.
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Re: Jennifer Batten's other Washies
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2016, 01:30:09 PM »
Batten with a Maverick --


Even "her Custom Shop guitars" shouldn't be taken as anything close to what you'll find on the market. Two views of one of her MIDIs.


(In that latter, is there even a 13-pin plug attached?)

Another, with the neck pickup entirely gone, the "up/down" MIDI selector buttons removed, & the hex pickup's cable draped into the pickup cavity rather than run directly into the body -- probably not Custom Shop work.

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Re: Jennifer Batten's other Washies
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2016, 09:09:08 PM »
JB80 sold on eBay for $272.99 + $42 shipping - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Washburn-JB-80-jennifer-batten-signature-electric-guitar-/152185103350?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEDWX%3AIT&nma=true&si=hm%252BSt9xZn%252BSFBzb%252F%252BE40wQ8qh4E%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc .. not sure if that is good price or not.. its made on Korea, nope it wasn't me..  to much money for me right now.
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Re: Jennifer Batten's other Washies
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2016, 12:18:07 PM »
That's about what I paid for mine (Guitar Center online). On Reverb.com the JB-80 seems to go for like $450... when theyshow upat all. Kinda sad as book value in just 90% shape is over $700.

Probably a good thing this one has a $1,600 pricetag or I'd be tempted --



I see less than one JB-100M per year, so this is kinda cool. It's a shade under book value -- the finish doesn't do anything for me, though, & I'd much prefer woodgrain.
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