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Offline Tony Raven

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used Washburns on the market
« on: September 19, 2017, 05:13:47 PM »
I really enjoy browsing online for used gear. Fortunately, I have a budget, or there would be no room left in my house for furniture. However, I come across some VERY interesting items, & hope that other Washburn fans might benefit from this.

Lately, there's been some unusual Washburns appearing, & generally at a price you'd probably find pleasant. Here's this evening's run through the nation's Guitar Centers. And to stay true to my penny-pinching roots, I will not venture higher than $299.95.

...for instance, this J-5.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/J-5TSK-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc

As well, a WI-66 PRO.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/WI66-PRO-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc

I see very few Folk models come up used. This one has not just a high model number, but Magic Letters: an F52SWCE, withcase yet, $280.99.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/F52SWCE-Acoustic-Electric-Guitar-113532084.gc

Lovely CB4QB bass, $299.99.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/CB4QB-Electric-Bass-Guitar.gc

Always wanted a set-neck Wing? How about $199.99 for this SB-10.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/Wing-Series-SB-10-Electric-Guitar.gc

Here's one someone recently asked about: one humbucker, big vibrato system, $249.99.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/Double-Cutaway-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc

A buterfly-bridge D-30S, $249.99.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/D-30S-Acoustic-Guitar.gc

The J-47 doesn't often show up used. Recently lowered to $279.99, with case.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/J-47-HB-Hollow-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc

Even more unusual, an RR150 "Sammy Hagar" model, two HBs + piezo saddle with separate output, $279.99.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/RR150-SAMMY-HAGAR-Hollow-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc

Blue WI-64DL, just $159.99.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/W-64-Dl-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc

While in plain black, I've never seen a P2 so low as $169.99.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/P2-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc

One of the oddities: the Idol from the brief HM Series, $199.99.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/Idol-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc

Need a nicely decorated Grand Auditorium? Want it cheap? Just $199.99 gets you this WG-26.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/WG26-Acoustic-Electric-Guitar.gc

Speaking of Idols: WI-26, $169.99.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/WI-26-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar-113533485.gc

A recurring question is "what's my D-9xLTD worth?" Here's the answer: D-92LTD, $189.99.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/D92LTD-Acoustic-Electric-Guitar.gc

Good basic snakehead AG-30 dread, $149.99.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/AG30-Acoustic-Guitar.gc

If you're in the market for a very decent LP clone, there's been much discussion online that has driven up the asking prices of the WE-22. That's insane, but here's TWO for $149.99 each, which is a deal.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/WE22B-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/WE22TS-Acoustic-Guitar.gc

Get your metal on: hardtail Vindicator, $199.99.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/Vindicator-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar-113482970.gc

Don't see many of these: VBA30 bass amp, $129.99.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/VBA30-Bass-Combo-Amp.gc

This looks a bit like a second-version X-40. For $80, how bad could it be?
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/X-SERIES-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar-113533550.gc

But the one that really has me gnawing at the leash: WD-20S, asking a mere $109.99.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/WD20S-Acoustic-Guitar.gc
« Last Edit: September 19, 2017, 06:13:42 PM by Tony Raven »
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Re: used Washburns on the market
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2017, 06:06:29 PM »
WAAAY COOL, Tony!

Will you be updating this thread as you run across new offerings?

That Folk guitar interests me...and just when I thought the frequent GAS might be ready to slow down  :o

Cheers for you, Tony  :D

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Re: used Washburns on the market
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2017, 05:38:56 PM »
I've heard the Folk config is better for soloing because it has a wider neck (closer to a nylon). But, heck, I also play mandolin, so tight spaces have never been much of a problem. ;)

I hope to add new "runs" in future (probably editing out the old stuff as I do). I started a similar thread under Electric Guitars, only to realize that I was also including a bunch of other gear. Makes more sense to put it here, in a more generic area.

Generally, it only takes me a few minutes to sift through hundreds of guitars, flagging whatever jumps out at me as interesting. (It's a good way to wind down after a long day, or to amuse myself when I'm ill.) Scanning those listings takes longer. And then I have to copy/paste the URLs & at least hint a little as to WHY the piece got my attention.

As time permits, then. 8) Winter will be here soon enough...
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: used Washburns on the market
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2017, 02:17:00 PM »
Most of the folk guitars I have played had not only wider necks than most steel string guitars, but they also did not have a radiused fretboard, like most steel string guitars have. The fretboard was flat like a classical guitar (that's important when choosing a capo).

(Edit: it's been a while, but other differences were the folk guitar had a peg-head rather than a slot-head, like a classical...finally, I can't remember, but it seems some folk models were 14 frets free and others were 12 frets free...but, logic tells me they were all 12-frets free.)

Bob Dylan played a folk guitar a lot at first.....as one would expect.

Cheers!

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« Last Edit: October 17, 2017, 07:01:08 PM by YerDugliness »
YerDugliness,Esq./Post No Bills
Guitar Playin' FOOL, attempting to age disgracefully!
Washburns:WD32SW,D61SW,C124SWK,
WMJ21S(2),WGO26SCE,WSJ60SKELITE,WG26S.
Other fine acoustics:Breedlove custom shop 000,Hippner #506 Hauser,Takamini 2005 LTD,Epi Masterbilt AJ500RC