Anyone have info on the origin & marketing of the "offset Vee" PT series? It never caught on, despite being a very distinctive (& easier to manage) variant on the classic Gibson shape (with hints of the Moderne). SOme call it the "Pop Top," & it's now got some association with Kid Rock -- which begs the question of why Washburn didn't do a short-run reissue to capitalize on the free publicity, but that leads us back to "what leads me to think that the people who run the Big W have a grain of common sense between 'em?" which has been the recurring theme for almost a decade.
Some dude was (is??) asking $200 for what he says is a PT-60 (boltneck Korea) but I get the feeling the finish was only US -- info being what it is, I can't verify -- & the seller goes on to say it's a set neck with ebony... so don't that suggest a PT-3?? Well, if anyone can figure out how to even CONTACT the dude, either let me know ASAP or buy the darned thing yourself.
Probably just a swipe from eBay, but ya don't know 'less ya ask, eh?http://www.flyingvguitarstore.com/Washburn-Pt-Series-Flying-V-Pt-60_1055.html
This one has been floating around awhile, apparently a one-off special build for a Washburn designer, & far as I know the only semihollow PT. Seller says it's a PT-K but that'd be korina, which I suppose could mebbe be under that maple top.https://reverb.com/item/2727036-washburn-ptk-semi-hollow-2000-3-color-sunburst
Though it includes the hard-to-find fitted case, the pricetag is well into N4 territory (& more than the last two N5 I saw!!), but we're still allowed to look, eh?
Often overlooked is the Lyon stoptail version that makes me want to "Lonnie Mack" it with a Bigsby. They're quite pretty, & often go out cheaply -- or in this instance, STUPID cheap at $154 delivered.https://reverb.com/item/3238978-flying-j-new-photos-lyon-by-washburn
Yes, those sure look like factory 18:1 Grovers.
As I predicted a year or so ago, there's some great inexpensive Washies being buried by the glut of X-10. Seems as though every pinhead spots the letters "PRO" on the neckplate & practically wets himself in anticipation of getting Big Bucks from his $5 garage-sale find, & then there's the weasels who suddenly become unable to call an X-10 an X-10, instead tag it "X SERIES" & hope they can find a moron who'll confuse it with at least an X-30.
(FWIW, the "House of Blues" model has gone through similar fads. And I'm already tired of seeing the Sonamaster line that IMNSHO is little more than a crass attempt to cash in on the FakeNuno fad -- square-heel boltnecks -- without having to actually pay royalties
to either Stephen Davies OR that Bettencourt guy.)
Yah, it bugs me... but, heck, it also results in some bargains, in which I have been known to indulge.
So here's some nice guitars buried in the wreckage.
BT-4Q, $100 + $60, with dents & face checking BUT a Seymour Duncan at the bridge.https://reverb.com/item/1065235-washburn-pro-bt-4-electric-guitar-quilt-tobacco-sunburst-w-upgraded-bridge-pickup
A white KC-20V, with moderately acceptable gigbag, $100 + $34.https://reverb.com/item/3112841-80-s-washburn-chicago-series-kc-20v-white
X-12Q hardtail with 18:1 Grovers, $119 + $35 & willing to go lower.https://reverb.com/item/2181954-2002-washburn-x-series-quilted-top
A blue BT-2, $119 + $33.50.https://reverb.com/item/3175240-washburn-bt-2-90-s-model-blue-guitar-grovers
And they also have a black BT-3, $119 + $33.75.https://reverb.com/item/3133173-washburn-bt-3-90-s-model-nice-maverick-grovers
WS-4 from the short-lived Shadow Series. I've got its twin right here -- stock Grover Rotomatics, of course -- & it's clearly better than a Red Chinese Squier Affinity, & at least a match for the Indonesias. FWIW: I've spotted the hss WS-6, & got credible rumors of a Teleclone, & there's also the WP-4 & WJ-4 basses. Serious hardcore student model: I've never seen one other than black with white pickguard. Of course, I'd rather you tried the BT-3 (above), but if you want a straight-up Fender-scale clone for modding, then KT Emporium strikes again: $140 + $33.50.https://reverb.com/item/3288055-washburn-super-strat-black-grovers
Weird Washburn moment: the Lyon FX-AXE, an LI-14 loaded up with Alesis digital effects. Looks like it might arrive in a fullsize hard case, but don't quote me. $129 + $45.https://reverb.com/item/2790280-washburn-fx-axe-burgandy
Somewhat pick-chipped KC-40V, $149 + $35.https://reverb.com/item/2552491-washburn-kc-40v
The Lyon version of the WI-36, & loaded with a Quarter Pounder set ($$179 retail, $125 street), $150 + $60.https://reverb.com/item/2764050-washburn-lyon-telecaster-with-seymour-duncan-quater-pounder-pickups
A WR-154, the hard-to-find stepup of the WR-150 -- hsh, Rose, Rotomatics. $150 + $35.https://reverb.com/item/2877077-washburn-wr-154
WI-64DL with dings, $169 + $15.https://reverb.com/item/3129438-washburn-wi-64dl-sunburst
And apparently proving me incorrect, this WS-6 might (under the Eddie tape) have an original red finish. Some interesting figure on the neck, but that "repaired" tuner has GOT to go. $170 delivered.https://reverb.com/item/125856-washburn-1980-s-shadow-series-free-shipping
KC-40V in that weird blue, $199 + $40.https://reverb.com/item/3275305-washburn-kc-40v-chicago-series-with-hard-case-very-good-condition
X-30, silverburst, the short-lived HeadHunter pickups (seen only in the WV-60 & X-50, maybe a few others).https://reverb.com/item/3271149-washburn-x-30-2010s-silverburst
And just because it's a VERY pretty guitar, BOTH versions of the Oscar Schmidt "Serpentine" version of their OE20 Les Paul clone, asking $280 + $270 respectively.https://reverb.com/item/1553302-oscar-schmidt-oe20-electric-guitar-serpentine-quiltedhttps://reverb.com/item/1553301-oscar-schmidt-oe20-electric-guitar-serpentine-gold