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Washies on the market
« on: May 29, 2016, 02:30:23 PM »
No, not mine (though I really should pare back on the Mavericks... :o).

I'm always willing to find a Washburn bargain, especially some neglected model I think is pretty cool -- that's how I got a JB-80 for $250. But there's only so many guitars I need, & lots of cool stuff I pass by.
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Let's start with a few remarks on the Idols. There's been a lot of used WI-64 in the past few months, which in itself scatters market prices.

But the 64 had a few variants in its long run (1999-2010). The pearloid-top 64PL was apparently a short run for a Big Retailer (Guitar Center?) in 2001 or 2003 or something, supposedly a run of 300 (not confirmed with Customer Support) -- the BlueBook skips it entirely. Then there's the 64V -- here "V" is for Vintage rather than Vibrato -- with various degree if beat-up-looking finish & "discolored" hardware. At the top is the 64DL with quilt maple top. And let's not overlook that the "basic" 64 had a few finishes: the most common are the black & trans red, which were available for the whole run, more briefly the Platinum Metallic & the Blonde, the "M3 Crackle Graphic" (only available 2006), & Natural (2009-2010). Having spotted only one Blonde, it does look nice.

Yet the marketplace usually lumps all the 64 together, & this even affects pricing for the rest of the Idols. The result is that there's ludicrous offers (like a $400 WI-14) & bargains ($150 WI-64PL).
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While I can't say I love the color, it's tough to argue with $180 all-in --


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Washburn-Idol-WI64-Electric-Guitar-Set-Neck-Grover-Gig-Bag-Free-Shipping-/252335205212?hash=item3ac059ab5c:g:PXoAAOSwxcRW-LQu
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Though innocently labelled "WI-64," this had to be THE dirtiest-looking "relic" job I've seen short of dragging a Badwater through a swamp --


http://www.ebay.com/itm/WASHBURN-WI-64-Electric-Guitar-Idol-Guitar-Raw-Wood-Finish-/121998994096?hash=item1c67b4eab0:g:q9QAAOSw3mpXLkvX

Still has the VCC label on the back, too. Possibly the only four-knob Idol to NOT have speed knobs.  :o It's the hardware that makes this worth at least $180 (+ s/h): every last little screw & washer has been uglified, the pickup covers are perfect, & I dare you to find a set of discolored Grovers on the open market for less than $65, much less 18:1.
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I'm totally serious about weird pricing. The transparent red (SG-style) 64s have created some sort of meme. Here's one on eBay asking $500.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Washburn-WI-64-Gloss-Red-Electric-Guitar-Rosewood-Dual-Humbucker-WI64TRK-/221964563075?hash=item33ae1e7283:g:p0kAAOSwbdpWaLwT
Or you can get a new (??) one on Amazon for $920.78 -- a used one is a mere $400.
http://www.amazon.com/Washburn-Idol-WI64TRK-Electric-Guitar/dp/B000QDNN6Y

FWIW, Guitar Center Online has been placing the 64DL at $200-$250, the 64 at $150-$250 (depending on coolness of color, I guess). MGR Online had similar prices but the lower-priced 64s have disappeared.
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I'm spoilt.  8) Now that I've had a 66V in my hands -- quilt top AND binding -- but I didn't need the vibrato, I'd skim past the 64 & go right to the WI-66PROQ with Duncans. Why, here's one for $300 + $50, or about 1/3 of what the aforementioned Amazon idiot wants for a red 64.

http://www.musicgoround.com/p/523028/used-washburn-wi-66proq-electric-guitar-black
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The BT-2 is trending downward. Still a great little h-h axe, but unappreciated. Here's a black one hoping for $52  ??? + reasonable s/h.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Washburn-Maverick-Series-BT-2-black-electric-guitar-/152105748870?hash=item236a358986:g:zpYAAOSwMHdXSHmS

I got attached to a BT-3 as a "Strat substitute," & so long as you're not a gung-ho Fender nut I think you'd likely agree... even though it's got a mahogany body & an SG scale, which is enough to give fantods to some Gibson fanatics.  ;) Anyway, prices are pretty darn low;black is most common, though I'm seeing reds more common, & one sunburst. MGR Online has then at a mere $80-$90 (saddened a bit by $40-$50 s/h), but here's one at GC for $60, so call it <$100 total, & you could probably partit out for twice that.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Disney-by-Washburn/BT-3-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc

And if you want the quilt top & h-s-s, this BT-4Q is $100+.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/Maverick-Series-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar-112097445.gc
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At $150 + $50, this white-&-gold X-30 is beginning to haunt me.

http://www.musicgoround.com/p/454617/used-washburn-x-30-electric-guitar-white
It's like the "good twin" of my black maple-board s-s-s X-33!!
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After getting an X-10, I wanted to do it right, but couldn't find an X-40 at sane price. Well, here's one for $150 + $50.

http://www.musicgoround.com/p/521874/used-washburn-x-40-electric-guitar-black
The waist cut intrigued me, & is certainly unique. Anyway, it's another model that BlueBook messed up: they assume the 40 is the same as the 40PRO, though the latter was an h-h with Duncans, the bridge assembly is Schaller, & there's a quilt-top version (Trans Blue) that ought to raise the value further. One online review disparages the 50's chunky neck & compares the 40PRO favorably to Ibanez Wizard necks. I figure the Book is right that the 40PRO is worth more than the X-50... but the older 40 is worth less, & the quiltie worth most of all.

Heck, now I look around, here's one for a little less than $300 all-in.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/X-40-Pro-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc
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I spotted a WI-66PROG -- goldtop with P90s, you know the one -- on eBay, where a handful of weasels had taken 11 bids to get it to $76.  >:( I'll give 'em a run, but if you want to put in a serious offer, I'll step aside. You've got a week.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Washburn-WI66-PRO-Gold-Top-P90s-Coil-Split-Slim-Taper-Neck-NICE-NO-RESERVE-/131828951021
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Re: Washies on the market
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2016, 08:33:22 PM »
i'm interested in the BT-3 3 single coils but it says Disney.. i am paranoid that they mislabeled the guitar or have wrong picture..  :)
88 Force ABT B-30 MR
90 Festival EA20B
94 Bantam XB600 BkFlam
96 Bantam XB400 Bttrsctch
97 Maverick BT-4 Tobaccobrst
98 Maverick BTM MR/DMB
98 Bantam XB-500 Bk
98 Maverick BT-6 MtlFlkBk
01 RB2000 Bk
04 WG587 MR
05 Xseries X-33 Bk
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Re: Washies on the market
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2016, 10:33:43 PM »
If you can't give 'em a call, drop 'em an email -- the various GC staff around the nation have always treated me well.

Here's another of them goshdarn Billy T guitars, $150 + $50. I want to call it a BT-5... but nowhere can I find reference to a Turquoise Metalflake, or even the 421/423 pickup set.

http://www.musicgoround.com/p/530427/used-washburn-billy-t-electric-guitar
Note the markings: the trussrod cover is clearly BillyT (no space, & sans serif) & the decal subtitle is Billy T. in a distinctive "handwriting" script -- this becomes significant in a moment...

Recall this BT-3 that I was ogling months ago, in part for its $80 + $40 pricetag.

http://www.musicgoround.com/p/457756/used-washburn-billy-t-electric-guitar-red
The trussrod cover has that identical script "Billy T" engraved. Also interesting: the decal says it's a Bantam series model. ???

Someone please take this one away from me: an AX3Q PRO h-h stoptail, $100 + $35.

http://www.musicgoround.com/p/510025/used-washburn-ax3qpro-electric-guitar
Never seen one before, info on the Interwebs is nonexistent, & the FedEx guy shows up here at like 10 am to 2pm when some of us have JOBS so their "Signiature Only" policy makes this a non-starter for me, dammit. Bound top, bolt-neck, thru-body, HeadHunter 921/923 pickups, 18:1 Grovers, claims it's both AON & XPRO, Washie series I'm unfamiliar with. Any further info appreciated!

Finally, a nice little Wing, maybe a touch overpriced at $170 + $50, but lookslike it was once well-played. Any guesses as to its production year?

http://www.musicgoround.com/p/524692/used-washburn-sb-electric-guitar-black

Ooops, late additions: a nice non-cutaway HB-15, $220.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/HB15-Hollow-Body-Electric-Guitar-112151282.gc

And an HB-30 for $200, or about what an Oscar Schmidt would cost you.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/HB30-Hollow-Body-Electric-Guitar-112095649.gc
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Re: Washies on the market
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2016, 11:55:14 PM »
Being a broke college student waaaay back in 1980, I was fortunate enough to borrow a new A20 (CSB) for a few days. Been a fan of Wing & Stage alike since.

Someone once told me the pickups are actually stamped GOTO -- no "H". This is all I can find online (lower-right frame, lower-right corner of pickup signature block):

http://www.g3h.be/wings/raven.htm
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Hey, coincidence: a set-neck SB-80 reissue, $300 delivered

https://reverb.com/item/2277363-washburn-sb80-1992-brown-burst-wing-series-reissue-fantastic-shape
I'd be more tempted, except I somewhat prefer the original-type hardtail rather than the Gibsonish bar.
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Far from cheap at $1,600, but my currrent "Washie pin-up": an N5 with more birdseye than is legal in some states.

https://reverb.com/item/2268670-washburn-n5-cream-gold-rare
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This is a bit of a puzzler: my first guess was an MG-200, but that gnaws at me -- anyone got a better eye? Well, if it was a little cheaper &/or had Grovers, I'd maybe take it as a project. Not terrible for $100 + $45.

https://reverb.com/item/2289014-washburn-chicago-series-late-80-s-early-90-s-white
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Okay, I really ought to get this one: an LI-38 "Mike Kennerty" limited edition... with the autograph wiped off. ::)

https://reverb.com/item/2320300-burgundy-washburn-lyon-seymour-duncan-quarter-pounders-tele-set
However, it's somewhat more affordable than the WI-36 it mimics... AND the pickups alone sell for $125 new, so $75 + $25 doesn't look half-bad. Possibly the only Gibson-scale Tele-style guitars ever evailable... well, okay, there's the "Hannah Montana"... ;D

FWIW:

https://reverb.com/item/88418-washburn-wi36-electric-guitar-2006-sunburst
$199 + $65, probably over book & certainly over demand -- everyone expects a bridge humbucker nowadays.  ::)
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Re: Washies on the market
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2016, 07:28:25 AM »
The red BT3 with Billy t truss rod cover may be an oddball..  with Bantam instead of Maverick.  My guess is they put on whatever truss rod cover they had or the previous owner bought the cover as replacement for BT3. This puzzle me because the Bantam is bass not electric guitar.
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98 Maverick BTM MR/DMB
98 Bantam XB-500 Bk
98 Maverick BT-6 MtlFlkBk
01 RB2000 Bk
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Re: Washies on the market
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2016, 01:05:20 AM »
No work tomorrow, so I'm browsing for temptations again. ;) Looks like a bunch have come in at various Guitar Centers.

While not quite a bargain at $300, this metallic red SHB-40 is still an eye-catcher.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/SHB40-Electric-Bass-Guitar-112131416.gc

Or, spend $20 less & get this Taurus T-24.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/Taurus-T-24-Electric-Bass-Guitar.gc

At the far end of pricing, you'll probably never see a cheaper Washburn bass than this B-2, going out for $80.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/B-2-Electric-Bass-Guitar.gc

This $450 WM-200 probably won't be around long -- the same store already sold a blue WM-STD that came in with it.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/WM-200-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/WM-STD-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar-112217689.gc

Here's a Boogie Street "White Lightning" HB-35, #7 of 50, with case -- $700.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/HB35-White-Lightning-Boogie-Street-Custom-Series-Hollow-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc

I'm moderately certain this is an NX-3: a "Nuno" variant with two knobs & non-reverse headstock. Yours for $320.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/STEPHENS-EXTENDED-CUTAWAY-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc

One of the few s-s-s Washburns, this Shadow Series WS-4 is a steal at $50. (MSRP was $350.)
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/SHADOW-SERIES-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar-112230914.gc

Yes, I'm going to bring up that one-knob $100 Billy T again, because I suspect it's a BT-5 & therefore uncommon.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/Billy-T-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar-112122545.gc
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Re: Washies on the market
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2016, 03:30:05 PM »
if i have the Shadow series strat shipped to store its $76.74...  not exactly expensive but that is still $27 i could spend on something else.
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90 Festival EA20B
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96 Bantam XB400 Bttrsctch
97 Maverick BT-4 Tobaccobrst
98 Maverick BTM MR/DMB
98 Bantam XB-500 Bk
98 Maverick BT-6 MtlFlkBk
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Re: Washies on the market
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2016, 08:58:39 PM »
i'm bidding on a Maverick BT3 red on eBay, hope i get her..  have bunch of custom wound pickups that need em..  Yes!!!  I got it - http://www.ebay.com/itm/381699059244?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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88 Force ABT B-30 MR
90 Festival EA20B
94 Bantam XB600 BkFlam
96 Bantam XB400 Bttrsctch
97 Maverick BT-4 Tobaccobrst
98 Maverick BTM MR/DMB
98 Bantam XB-500 Bk
98 Maverick BT-6 MtlFlkBk
01 RB2000 Bk
04 WG587 MR
05 Xseries X-33 Bk
05 Idol WI64 Bk
05 Idol WI36 Bk
14 WCG18CE Na
84 Wing T-bird Brwnbrst

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Re: Washies on the market
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2016, 10:28:28 PM »
Have a look at this set-neck beauty.



It's a WT-100, going out for $600 + $50.
http://www.musicgoround.com/p/466849/used-washburn-wt100-w-hsc
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Looks like "Washie Tele" is tonight's fad. WT-4V, $250 + $50.
http://www.musicgoround.com/p/273209/used-washburn-wt-4v-with-hardshell

Tour 24, in BBR, $400 + $50.
http://www.musicgoround.com/p/448663/used-washburn-chicago-tour-24-electric-guitar-black

This straightforward clone was in the Shadow Series (I have its WS-4 cousin), <$200 delivered.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/Mercury-II-Series-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc
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Can anyone ID this Idol?
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/Single-Cutaway-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc
Bound, Duncan USM pickups -- one of the WIN "new Idol" series? The switch is incorrect for a 45 or 66.

This may be another:
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/Single-Cut-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar-112258125.gc
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While $995 is NOT cheap, I regret missing out on this JB100M.

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Nice-looking RB-2000, very reasonable at $200.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/Rb2000-Electric-Bass-Guitar-112285691.gc
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So the WI-14 was bottom-end Idol, but $60 is just sad.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/WI14-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc
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Before you get too excited: it sold in 2015.

The seller said it was a D-13S but... really??? My first wild guess was a D56SW, particularly with the binding, rosette, & curly back, but the 56 is supposed to have inlaid MOP logo & "crown" dots, right?
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Re: Washies on the market
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2016, 08:56:57 PM »
As I'm still in the early days of enjoying my shiny new D-30 (well, WCSD30SCEK ::), I am TRYING to avoid yet another bargain... but the shopping habit remains. Hopefully some one (or more) of YOU can benefit from my enforced sloth. Tonight, it's only Music-Go-Round... but, oh, the delights have been a-rolling in. (I'm just gonna add the s/h to the price.)

Firstly, there's a real GLUT of BT -- right this moment, I count no fewer than 14, so I'll skim the surface. Start with a blue BT-4, $140.
http://www.musicgoround.com/p/602099/used-washburn-bt-4-electric-guitar-blue

A pair of black BT-2, $110 each.
http://www.musicgoround.com/p/598948/used-washburn-bt-2-electric-guitar-black
http://www.musicgoround.com/p/597927/used-washburn-bt-2-electric-guitar-black

No Grovers but $10 cheaper:
http://www.musicgoround.com/p/596614/used-washburn-billy-t-electric-guitar-black

Something new to me: a BT-3... in transparent cherry sunburst, $150.
http://www.musicgoround.com/p/597720/used-washburn-bt-3cs-electric-guitar-cherry-sunburst

I'm not a big fan of the G-JR series, but I gots to admit that this bright-blue toy is pretty flashy with maple fretboard & only $130.
http://www.musicgoround.com/p/599020/used-washburn-g-jr-v-electric-guitar-blue

A few Mercurys of interest, like this pair of $200 MG-44 with maple & Rose.
http://www.musicgoround.com/p/597254/used-washburn-mercury-mx-44-electric-guitar-blue
http://www.musicgoround.com/p/535569/used-washburn-mg-44-electric-guitar-blue

Same price for a more demure MG-34.
http://www.musicgoround.com/p/431817/used-washburn-mg-34-mercury-series-electric-guitar

Of course, that same two bills would still get you the white X-30 with gold hardware...
http://www.musicgoround.com/p/454617/used-washburn-x-30-electric-guitar-white

Not a whole lot for Idols right now, which makes this WI66ProG leap out, particularly for $300.
http://www.musicgoround.com/p/584883/used-washburn-wi66prog-electric-guitar

Anyone want to guess the model number?? Played half to death so needs at least some serious fretwork, & for some reason the Ohio store doesn't want to send it out, but if you're willing to offer $120 + $50 maybe they'd take you seriously after an "absolutely no return" lecture. The hardware alone (especially the Bill Edwards &/or Kahler "flip-lock" nut, but not to ignore the classic Wonderbar top-loader) might be resellable for $200-$300, so there ya go.
http://www.musicgoround.com/p/559165/used-washburn-black-shredder-electric-guitar-black

$350 gets you an HB-15.
http://www.musicgoround.com/p/593364/used-washburn-hb-15ts-g-arch-top-hollow-body-electric-guitar-tobacco-sunburst

Naturally, there's a Wing to be had, $220.
http://www.musicgoround.com/p/524692/used-washburn-sb-electric-guitar-black

...but for $180 I find this gaudy little A-5 charming.
http://www.musicgoround.com/p/587822/used-washburn-a-5-electric-guitar-red

I still have no idea where the AX300 "AON" existed -- was it actually X Series? or a mutant for some chain store? -- but for $150 delivered it doesn't look terrible, especially loaded up with EMG HZ.
http://www.musicgoround.com/p/608112/used-washburn-ax300-pro-electric-guitar-black

Yes, I'm holding back, so here's a reward for those of you who actually read these lists: though it needs bridge work, I doubt you'll ever see a BBR Tour 24 for a mere $200 shipped.
http://www.musicgoround.com/p/611144/used-washburn-tour-24-electric-guitar-black
M1SDL; XB-400 (natural), XB-400 (burg), XB-500 (teal); X-10, X-33; D46CESP, WCSD30SCE; BT-3, BT-4, BT-6, JB-80; WS-4; WI-66V; Lyon LCT24; OS Autoharps

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Re: Washies on the market
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2016, 09:46:56 PM »
Not so exciting at Guitar Center. Some nice higher-end stuff, but the reachable tiers are sparse today. Still, a few nice ones. (For me, shipping is like $20-$30 -- YMMV.)

I'm pretty certain this DD60 is worth more than $180.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/DD60-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar-112538148.gc

X50ProFE, case, EMG 57/66, $300.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/X50-PRO-FE-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc

Same price gets you one in natural.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/X50-PROFE-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc

A short-lived RB200 bass (1999, Korea) with a sizable chip, but $150 is cheap if you're a player rather than a "collector."
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/Rb200-Electric-Bass-Guitar.gc

You'll probably not find a BT-4 (with gig bag) for less than this blue: $90.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/Maverick-BT-4-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc

I was going to point you to a WS-6 (Shadow Series h-s-s) for a paltry $60, but it's already sold!!
M1SDL; XB-400 (natural), XB-400 (burg), XB-500 (teal); X-10, X-33; D46CESP, WCSD30SCE; BT-3, BT-4, BT-6, JB-80; WS-4; WI-66V; Lyon LCT24; OS Autoharps

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Re: Washies on the market
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2016, 10:22:06 PM »
What I've been torturing myself about is... well, what follows. Rather than blow a day's pay, I'm gonna go get a few groceries then go to bed, but have a look.

First demon was the early mutant BT-10 with HSC. (Easy to ID: the only one-knob BT.) Officially, the ONLY Maverick in purple was the 1997 BT-8. A decent find for $220 (value $350, maybe $400 because it's pretty).
http://www.musicgoround.com/p/612964/used-washburn-billy-t-electric-guitar-purple

(note to self: tonight I've seen no fewer than two guitars claiming to be BT-10 that indeed each have TWO knobs. All the other details check out.)

Then came the BT-6, which appeared in catalogs only 1998. I already have one, & in GBL (Glitter Blue) as well but a spare dusting where this one looks like it was dipped into the flakes. I doubt you'll find a better axe with decent licensed Rose for $130 + s/h (the paint drags value under $350, as opposed to the Transparent Wine Red I've never seen).
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/Maverick-Series-BT6-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc

Go for it. Post photos.
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M1SDL; XB-400 (natural), XB-400 (burg), XB-500 (teal); X-10, X-33; D46CESP, WCSD30SCE; BT-3, BT-4, BT-6, JB-80; WS-4; WI-66V; Lyon LCT24; OS Autoharps

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Re: Washies on the market
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2016, 04:32:55 AM »
Hi yep, i picked up a beauty some time ago in the UK. Goto pups String through  with a Leo Quan Bad Ass Bridge factory fitted. Looks to be an early one off or proto, no serial anywhere on this one, and I've never seen the dark stain colour on annother guitar.





Got a couple of Early Wings which I have picked up on the way, but these are a lot harder to come by in the UK.


Japanese Quality for these early guitars takes some beating, it's no wonder they command high prices......


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« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2016, 03:39:34 AM »
Hi again, everything about this one is unusual and I'm sure the bridge was factory fitted as the strip down proved, no extra holes for the harmonic lock bridge. Also pure Yamaki wiring and no pull split coils fitted. The headstock has the MOP inlay which again I have yet to see annother like it. The guy I purchased it from insists he bought it in the States in late 1979 as a prototype for the HB35 series. I obviously asked if he had any receipts, but all he could tell me was that at the time he was looking at buying a 335 model by Epiphone or Gibson and the shop owner showed him the Washburn, and he fell in love with it. He also saved himself a good few bucks in the process. I have the original case which is bomb proof and deffo period related, cases now are flimsy by comparison. The wooden scratch plate is also a giveaway, never seen one before on a 335, washburn used plastic on production models. All in all a mystery build, but the quality shines through as with all MIJ guitars, and the wiring and pups are Yamaki grey with PAF Goto pups which a lot of early Ibanez's and Epiphones made in Japan were fitted with. Still produces a beautiful sound but the frets are in need of attention now 'cos this has been played " A Lot " .......
I've got quite a few Washburns Just sold an N4 and an N3, I just love the brand they have produced some great guitars over the years and although I'm retired now it's still my pleasure to play them when I have the time.       Cheers.

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Re: Washies on the market
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2016, 08:58:58 PM »
Hope it's ok to post it on this forum. (it is a washburm for sale)

I'm selling my RR40v on ebay right now. This is a super rare ax in near mint cond.