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Offline JulianIbiza

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Washburn force 4, origin?
« on: August 31, 2017, 01:35:18 PM »
Can anyone please tell me any information about my electric bass Washburn Force 4, serial number 831144,  especially manufacturing and providence? Thank you

Offline Tony Raven

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Re: Washburn force 4, origin?
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 07:54:44 PM »
Korea, probably 1983.
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Re: Washburn force 4, origin?
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2017, 11:54:09 AM »
Korea, probably 1983.

Sorry but thats not correct. These are actually very interesting. They are build using some parts from Yamaki, and sometimes Chushin hardware. They are assembled by Chushin in Japan.

For this to be Korean it wouldnt need a serial number - and yet alone a Yamaki serial number :)

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Re: Washburn force 4, origin?
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2017, 09:32:52 PM »
a Yamaki serial number :)
How can you be certain it's "a Yamaki serial number"? Did they trademark all six-digit numbers? :o
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Re: Washburn force 4, origin?
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2017, 01:16:29 AM »
a Yamaki serial number :)
How can you be certain it's "a Yamaki serial number"? Did they trademark all six-digit numbers? :o

Actually by Japanese law since 1973 all instruments leaving ANY factory complete had to have a unique serial number. So they didnt need to trademark the serial numbers. By law they had to have one.