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Offline Lallasa

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Washburn Dime 3 diamond plate
« on: May 25, 2017, 11:34:14 AM »
Hi all,

Just wondering,how hard is to find and buy Washburn Dime 3 diamond plate,not necessary been a USA made,but for sure not Chinese.

Also interesting for st models.

Any suggestions?
« Last Edit: May 25, 2017, 11:48:22 AM by Lallasa »

Offline Tony Raven

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Re: Washburn Dime 3 diamond plate
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2017, 01:19:30 PM »
The diamond-plate version doesn't appear very often. I saw one listed with some paint cracking & corner dings, & it sold for $5,000 within two weeks.

As there's demand for this model, I warn buyers to beware of buying them. They're easy to counterfeit, & you might be handing over thousands of dollars for a China guitar (stamped MADE IN U.S.A., of course) that's not worth $200.

If you are a serious buyer, then go to a serious music store, with at least $3,000 in-hand. Ask THEM to find you one, & to guarantee it's the real thing AND there's nothing wrong with it AND it's not stolen. They'll likely demand a down-payment on the spot (some of it non-refundable should you change your mind).

What do you mean by "ST models"? The 3ST is worth double the STPRO, which is worth double the 2ST.
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Re: Washburn Dime 3 diamond plate
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2017, 02:30:45 PM »
Thanks Tony for taking your time to explain everything about stealth models.

My concerns have to do about all those fake and cheep Chinese replicas which its really hard to identify especially when you buy from internet.
I will keep in mind your advice about looking for an ST model from a serious music store.

And also confused about how to identify the S/N from a ST.

I found 1 2ST series but still not sure if its original or fake. S/N --->  G04011600

Cant find any guide that can explain the numbers.


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Re: Washburn Dime 3 diamond plate
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2017, 08:50:31 AM »
Here's a link to a Washburn Dime 2 ST thats been refinished thats in decent shape.

http://m.ebay.com/itm/Washburn-Dime2ST-Dimebag-Darrell-6-string-guitar-with-hard-case-/152546268148?hash=item23847753f4%3Ag%3AgS8AAOSwPh5ZFcfW&_trkparms=pageci%253A8adc4022-4472-11e7-b18c-74dbd1801657%257Cparentrq%253A5463b87315c0ab1cc26a4f2cfffd4604%257Ciid%253A8

If your not going to get a USA Dime 3 or USA Dime 3 ST then the next best thing are the import Washburn Dime ST Pro having high quality build and very close to USA specs. If you can locate either a Boogiestreet or Funky Munky special commisioned Washburn Dime that were built in Indonesia like the ones on Ebay you are getting an import Dime as close to USA quality as you can get at an affordable price. Good luck with your search.

http://m.ebay.com/itm/Washburn-Dimebag-Darrell-Signature-Dime-Slime-Rare-Item-and-Limited-/122297283451?hash=item1c797c737b%3Ag%3Ad1MAAOSwt5hYa%7EIO&_trkparms=pageci%253A8adc4022-4472-11e7-b18c-74dbd1801657%257Cparentrq%253A5463b87315c0ab1cc26a4f2cfffd4604%257Ciid%253A2

https://reverb.com/ca/item/3865812-washburn-dimebag-funky-munky-black-bolt-19-of-50-rare

http://m.ebay.com/itm/122327552235







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Re: Washburn Dime 3 diamond plate
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2017, 01:14:58 PM »
Madrocker thanks for the links.
So as far as I can see,the best thing to do is to be patient and always looking for something if show up.

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Re: Washburn Dime 3 diamond plate
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2017, 02:19:57 PM »
Depends what your looking for exactly. If your looking USA Washburn Dimes which are the highest  qualty then your looking $2500 and up. If you want the best quality Dime imports you would choose Washburn ST Pro or the Boogiestreet and/or Funky Munky commisioned Washburn Dimes all running $1200 and up. Hit me up if you need a 2nd opinion if you find something you like.
 

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Re: Washburn Dime 3 diamond plate
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2017, 01:01:15 PM »
Thanks for all the info Mad,will let you know if I find anything

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Re: Washburn Dime 3 diamond plate
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2017, 11:26:47 AM »
Thanks for all the info Mad,will let you know if I find anything

I spoke with the guy that sell the 2ST red color,he give me all the details for the guitar,I am expecting his answer and probably visit him on weekend and see the guitar.

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Re: Washburn Dime 3 diamond plate
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2017, 05:00:19 AM »
So,
Yesterday got my first Washburn,and specifically the 2st.
Really happy with the quality of construction and tone.
The neck is good for fast licks but not really happy with the Washburn Floyd Rose.
Thats all so far.



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Re: Washburn Dime 3 diamond plate
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2017, 08:17:44 AM »
Congrats on the new acquisition Washy Dime stealth. I'm pretty sure you scooped the red one from Ebay which was a good deal at $300. I'm looking at the pics on that guitar and it looks to have the top notch Schaller Floyd Rose where Washburn was licenced to put their own brand on. Its the same locking trem system on the USA models. Rock that axe!!!😉
 

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Re: Washburn Dime 3 diamond plate
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2017, 10:07:41 AM »
Yes Mad, it was the red one(be to honest its more brown than red) from ebay.
I am excited with the shape of the guitar,love it.
Before the guy customize the color, it was black with the silver edges.(have no idea why he change it).
Maybe later try to bring the original color back.







The guitar is a piece of art,more than happy that I have a Washburn ST in my collection.

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