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Offline HammerSlammer

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NX3 info please?
« on: July 03, 2017, 07:58:42 PM »
I recently purchased a 2002 Washburn Nextar Series for $175 with Ohc. Stevens, buzz, Grover's, turned headstock, Washburn p/u's, coil tapped bridge p/u. Is this a NX3? Can't seem to find very much talk bout these guitars in this forum. Cuz few members have them? Rare? How do they rate with other N series!

Offline Tony Raven

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Re: NX3 info please?
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2017, 11:24:46 AM »
Well, once again the idiotic software hereabouts ate my post... >:( Maybe I'll re-write it later.

Briefly, then. The "Nextar"models were only 2002-2003. Washburn was afraid they were losing the Bettencourt endorsement, & this was the backup plan -- Nuno had a hand in designing the N models, not the NX.

We have it on good authority that most Washburn models (like 60%) since 1974 had only 200 units built -- this keeps the company lean-&-mean. Mainstays were the exception, like the WI-14, WI-64, X-10, D-10, & HB-35. Therefore, by most standards, "rare."

However, relatively few people know how GREAT Washburn guitars tend to be, & would rather pay more for a decal that says "Gibson" or "Fender"or "ESP" or "Ibanez," quality & value be damned.

So in this case, "rare" usually doesn't mean "precious."

There's a USA-made NX-6 available for $1,099 --
https://reverb.com/item/5090256-washburn-nx6-2002-black-textured-emg-loaded-from-usa-custom-shop

That's about what the Blue Book puts it at. Good news for you: the NX-3 had a retail price of $1,000, making it one of Washburn's pricier Korea imports, about the same shelf as the Dime 2 ST & the N-2. And like those models, it's holding value very well: if I had it in my shop, I'd ask $500-$700.
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Re: NX3 info please?
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2017, 10:37:21 PM »
Thx for the info, these are awesome guitars for what they are selling for used. One of the best necks I ever played! This one's a keeper!