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Offline BluesHawk

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WI64 PL...familiar with this one?
« on: June 24, 2017, 05:55:20 PM »
Here's a description of my "new" 1990 WI64 PL.  It's pretty unusual in my experience and I wonder how many Washburn fans are familiar with it.  BTW, I'm searching for a Washburn amp, the Southside VGA.  Anyone have one for sale?

The Washburn WI64 Electric Guitar, winner of the Guitar Player Magazine Editors' Pick Award, has exclusive features such as a wider base allowing a thinner body without balance issues. The set neck allows a slim neck joint and offers comfortable access to the upper frets. The headstock, pickguard, and pickup covers are mother of pearl; the body is sunburst mother of pearl  fading into dark brown around the edges.
Voice Contour Control (VCC),
Buzz Feiten Tuning System
and 18:1 Grover Tuners.
The WI64 is endorsed by great guitarists from bands like Sevendust, Breaking Benjamin, Alkaline Trio and CMA Award Winning Rascal Flatts.

This is the first guitar  that blends warm humbucker tones with the twang of a single coil, with complete hum-cancelling.   The WI64 has a unique coil tapping system that allows players to incrementally blend between a humbucking sound and a single coil sound without the hum normally associated with single coils.  Similar to the concept of a dimmer switch but related to the tone of a guitar. Simple, stage-friendly tone controls turn the VCC knob up for a traditional humbucker sound;  turn it down for the character of a single coil.

The Buzz Feiten Tuning System is a tempered tuning formula, which uses a compensated nut and saddle to correct the inherent intonation problems of the Western tuning formula.  Fans of the system include Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Liona Boyd and Andy Summers.  Washburn is the only major guitar manufacturer to incorporate the system as a standard feature on production guitars.
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Re: WI64 PL...familiar with this one?
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2017, 02:39:23 AM »
Hello and welcome.

Not sure about Idol WI64 PL..   possibly DL for deluxe.. mine is the regular WI64 mik
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Re: WI64 PL...familiar with this one?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2017, 03:19:23 AM »
Could PL stand for Pilsen?
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Re: WI64 PL...familiar with this one?
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2017, 04:19:18 PM »
PL = "pearloid".

Somewhere around here, another thread says there were ~300 made for a large retailer (I suspect Musician's Friend) late 2000. Another site says it sold for $350 new.


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Re: WI64 PL...familiar with this one?
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2017, 05:49:44 PM »
the difference from the deluxe - DL is the headstock... Is that correct Tony Raven?
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Re: WI64 PL...familiar with this one?
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2017, 10:08:40 AM »
Here at the office, that finish was affectionately called "mother of toilet seat".
 

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Re: WI64 PL...familiar with this one?
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2017, 05:26:12 PM »
The DL "has a quilted maple top and gold hardware, available in Trans. Blue, Trans. Green, Trans. Purple (disc.), or Vintage Sunburst finish" per Blue Book.
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Re: WI64 PL...familiar with this one?
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2017, 05:11:20 PM »
The DL "has a quilted maple top and gold hardware, available in Trans. Blue, Trans. Green, Trans. Purple (disc.), or Vintage Sunburst finish" per Blue Book.

Thanks, Tony. Yer the man. I love mine. A great player with strong pickups, and a looker.  My expectation is that this will become a rare collectable by 2030. Choosing my words intentionally to be clear that it may not become super-valuable.  And I'd love to hear thoughts on that
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