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Offline foundtreasure7

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Need Help Identifying This Washburn Please
« on: October 22, 2016, 06:07:10 PM »
I picked this up at a garage sale, and can't find a serial number or model number anywhere on it.  Took it to the local music shop and they suggested contacting Washburn.  Thought I would start here... Please let me know if you have any info on this.  Thanks very much!!! 

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Offline Tony Raven

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Re: Need Help Identifying This Washburn Please
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2016, 09:37:47 PM »
At a guess, your serial number is IS00083855.

Grover-era trussrod cover, so likely 1992-1996 (though the shape was used late as 2002 in the BT line). My first guess would be a Mercury, & an MG-20 at that. (rationale -- if indeed an MG, most of that line had Rose, most of the rest had TOM, & a few had Wilkinson, leaving only a model or three with a Strat-style.)
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: Need Help Identifying This Washburn Please
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2016, 10:02:37 PM »
I'm pretty sure this is WR-150 model in Metallic Purple color. Based on serial, production year was 2000. This model was part of Washburn Rocker series, made between 1999 and 2001.
 

Offline Tony Raven

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Re: Need Help Identifying This Washburn Please
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2016, 12:28:26 AM »
Now that you say it, I think you're correct. The catalog nailed the WR as "an entry level shredder," retail $320. Decent enough $100 guitar, though I spotted a WR-154 (hsh + Rose) for $150.

But I will stand by my guess that the WRs are late Jackson-era designs, particularly because they had Grover tuners -- as these currently have a street price of $43+, that's a VERY nice touch on a "cheap" guitar, & a major reason I'm inclined toward the Maverick series.
« Last Edit: October 28, 2016, 01:01:25 AM by Tony Raven »
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: Need Help Identifying This Washburn Please
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2016, 03:36:35 AM »
I got a very lightly used MG Strat (HSS format and push/pull tone knob for the HB) lately in VA once owned by one of the Rhondels. It has real Grovers with the nice small buttons and they look nickeled. Mine has a serial of 1995 and the pickups are the ones from Korea manufacture). Nicely made with real pearl dots offset on the fretboard and a Wilkinson older tremolo unit. For $130 virtually 95% shape, a real bargain. Just needs a set of pretty good pickups and Lindy Fralin has his shop in my town...