No, not mine (though I really should pare back on the Mavericks...
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.
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).
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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!!
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
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