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Offline Tony Raven

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Re: Washies on the market
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2016, 10:50:20 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.

Welcome aboard. Adverts aren't discouraged around here so long as you don't spam the place. Generally, selling happens in the Washburn Dealers forum. I tried to patch your photo link, but it still doesn't load.

the frets are in need of attention now 'cos this has been played " A Lot "
Don't go yanking frets yet!! :o Many times, a proper "level & dress" can salvage years of play, at a fraction the cost AND without risking damage (chips) to the fingerboard. I had a friend who was about to commit to 22 new frets on his Strat (at $15 each!), until I convinced him that only seven were particularly bad, & since the frets (medium-jumbo) had never been filed down, even the worst had a lot of life left... & a fret dress costs like ~$100, & takes maybe 1/4 the time.
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Re: Washies on the market
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2016, 02:15:31 PM »
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. ;D 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.
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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. :D 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-quilted
https://reverb.com/item/1553301-oscar-schmidt-oe20-electric-guitar-serpentine-gold

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Re: Washies on the market
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2016, 09:08:14 PM »
A few highlights from tonight's random sightings on Reverb.com -- some rare, most uncommon.

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Re: Washies on the market
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2016, 04:02:46 PM »
So, the ones that catch my eye right this moment:

WMS in Natural Matte, probably 1999, USA build, SD pickups, MSRP $999.90, unspecified repair work, yours for $350.

http://www.musicgoround.com/p/622370/used-washburn-wms-custom-electric-guitar-natural

Somewhat unusual WB-66 (the second I've seen in recent years), the set-neck bass of the Idol Series. Eden soapbars. Note the eight screw-holes bored in the face. Well, $260 delivered.
http://www.musicgoround.com/p/621554/used-washburn-wb-66-bass-guitar-black

WM-100 (1997-1998), USA build, SD pickups, micro-tune tailpiece, MSRP $1,699.90, here $475 + $40 w/OHSC, & in easily 90%+ condition.
https://reverb.com/item/3338102-washburn-wm100-usa-custom-shop

X-40PRO, $225 + <$35 -- what more can I say?
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/X40-PRO-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc
I'm dithering because (1) that brownish color on the bridge may mean corosion & (2) there's a clean 1991 MIM Strat I've found for $300 + tax. :o
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Re: Washies on the market
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2017, 10:04:56 PM »
More stuff I'm prying my eyeballs away from.

J4 -- big-body jazzbox, floating pickup, knobs properlymounted on pickplate, $250.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/J-4-Hollow-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc

CS-780 -- $150.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/WI16BOBG1-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc

G3-V with case, $180.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/G-3V-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc
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Re: Washies on the market
« Reply #21 on: March 22, 2017, 12:24:09 AM »
Yep, it never fails -- when I set myself a hard budget, all sorts of cool stuff wanders past. ::) Well, maybe someone else hereabouts can snag a treasure or two.

You might think me mad for pointing out a WI-14 listed for $140 + $75. However, it comes packed in a "Washburn"-branded foamshell case. Not enough? This one comes in a rather nice shade of blue (which I haven't yet found proof was a stock color) & a somewhat dashing pickplate.


Only a little steep at $400 + $50, the seller of this SS-40 is willing to negotiate. And it at least includes the poly case.


A nice-looking KC-40V, made yet more handsome by an asking price of $115 + $20 (which of course means you could offer even less... ;)).


Rather striking HB-15C, $295 + $20.


This one... remains a total mystery to me. It's like an X-10 or -22 (offset dots, "pinwheel" trussrod, two knobs) that's been given an X-40's hardware (hsh, Rose, Grovers), not to mention the nice finish. Tempting at $180 + $45.

(The background saddens me somewhat, with the wide selection of lonely string packages. Comes a point when it'd be best to file them in a shoebox sitting on the counter.)

A last few from Guitar Center Online...

XB-500 in burgundy, $170 + s/h.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/Xb-500-Electric-Bass-Guitar-112647633.gc

Bound black P2 (a.k.a.  CT-2), $200.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/P2-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc

...though a Music-Go-Round has a P2Q $160 + $55.

http://www.musicgoround.com/p/682640/used-washburn-p-ii-electric-guitar
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Re: Washies on the market
« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2017, 08:41:29 AM »
just saw this Washburn Maverick BT6 HSH (mine has a Takeuchi Floyd Rose) - http://www.ebay.com/itm/Washburn-BT-6-Maverick-Guitar-/282490394966?hash=item41c5bd5956:g:a-gAAOSwCQZZB0~9
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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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05 Idol WI64 Bk
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Re: Washies on the market
« Reply #23 on: July 13, 2017, 07:05:24 PM »
Though I'm sticking to my budget, windowshopping is free. ;D So, a few noted Washburns at Guitar Center Online. (Prices don't include shipping, which seems to be <$40 to the Lower 48.)

Wasn't someone asking about an XB-400 bass? Here's one in rather nice shape, $150.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/Xb400-Electric-Bass-Guitar-113381526.gc

At the other extreme is this "Fallen Idol" WI-66, $570. Seeing as it's likely a Boogie Street that sold for $1,079 new, & only 50 were built... well, then!
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/FALLEN-IDOL-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc

A rather more standard WI-64DL, $226.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/WI-64DL-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar-113366475.gc

An XB-600, in the user-friendly Natural finish, a mere $315.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/BANTAM-XB600-Electric-Bass-Guitar.gc

Lovely F-type M3 mando, all wood, $350.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/M3SWK-Mandolin-113350838.gc

I've been told these are somewhat rare, & fetch a high price: the WE-22 LP clone, $250.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/WE22-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc

The 12-string version of the D-46S, $400.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/D46512k-12-String-Acoustic-Guitar.gc

Well, that's enough fun; must finish up the day.


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