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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...
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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.

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« Last Edit: October 17, 2017, 07:01:08 PM by YerDugliness »
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Washburns:WD32SW,D61SW,C124SWK,
WMJ21S(2),WGO26SCE,WSJ60SKELITE,WG26S (2).
Other fine acoustics:Breedlove custom shop 000,Hippner #506 Hauser,Takamini 2005 LTD,Epi Masterbilt AJ500RC

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Re: used Washburns on the market
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2017, 12:10:57 PM »
Not feeling the need to shop lately, but I do note a few interesting pieces on shopgoodwill.com. Generally, I don't direct people there because the bidders are a bit crazed & will often pay more than they could hope to get on resale, & sometimes more than an identical guitar is selling for used at GC or MGR. Then again, this is a marker for what I might stand to collect if I auction a similar item, therefore valuable intel. 8)

Many of the stores refuse to ship items. Of the majority that do, s/h charges can vary wildly.

This KC-40V is interesting for its finish (all-around, too) & for the case (maybe $70 new; a no-compartment "neck breaker," but solid enough, possibly near-new as the velvet hasn't been destroyed by the bridge yet). The edge chip knocks it below 80%, so <$200 on a pre-1992 $470 axe -- not "collectible" but really not terrible as a player. At $52 with three days to go.
https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/45005270

Roughly contemporaneous, an MG-40 in red (perhaps metallic). It's SRP was $100 more than the KC-40, so worth $25-$50 more now, better condition but no case, so if you're already in the market, maybe $250 max. Two days to go, hasn't hit $40.
https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/44972277
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 #5 on: November 02, 2017, 01:14:33 AM »
Hah!! You all thought I was hallucinating when I asked about the Rover dulcimer!! :o Here's a rare RO-5, almost entirely a lawsuit-able ripoff of the McNally StrumStick (for instance, note the three inset strips of hard plastic to keep the strings from sawing into the peghead). Well, at $70, it's cheaper than a used McNally, & the available cases are better.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/2000s-Rover-Ro5-Dulcimer.gc

I don't have my notes handy, but this looks like a BT-10 or thereabouts, which I didn't know existed in the "BillyT" line before it was renamed "Maverick." In any case, $200 is not a bad price.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/Billyt-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar-113637615.gc

If you can afford $650, then find someone who loves you & make them hold your cash & credit cards before you check out this J-10. The headstock inlay alone is hypnotic.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/J-10-ORLEANS-Acoustic-Electric-Guitar.gc

Despite my advice, some people want to believe the "special edition" hype, so here's a $400 DM2000SCE with nice inlays & a case. Nice guitar, but hardly "collectible" much less "rare."
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/DM2000SCE-Acoustic-Electric-Guitar.gc

...but $300 can get you a D-25.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/Vintage-1979-D-25-Acoustic-Guitar.gc

...while $250 buys an all-wood WD32.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/2000s-WD32SW-Acoustic-Guitar.gc

Likely as overpriced ($600) as it is gaudy, this flag-bedecked Vee is perfect for anyone feeling insecure about their loyalty. Still, nicely made (of course), well-loved, & has a case.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/AMERICAN-FLAG-V-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc

As awkward-looking as ever, $150 for a PS-400 is not a terrible deal.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/PS400-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc

Tonight's "I reallyREALLY wish I could buy this" is a $300 R-60BCE thin-body electrified resonator. This just DEMANDS jangly fingerpick blues.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/PS400-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc
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 #6 on: December 05, 2017, 08:21:46 AM »
hello can anyone tell me anything about this washburn I just bought its a les paul style serial number starts with an s

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Re: used Washburns on the market
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2017, 08:36:00 AM »
If you'll post the entire serial number we may be able to provide an approximate date of manufacture.

If you want more info, we'd need a model number and photos really help. We use to use Photobucket before they got greedy, so check out the thread in the General Discussion board regarding posting photos.

Cheers!

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Guitar Playin' FOOL, attempting to age disgracefully!
Washburns:WD32SW,D61SW,C124SWK,
WMJ21S(2),WGO26SCE,WSJ60SKELITE,WG26S (2).
Other fine acoustics:Breedlove custom shop 000,Hippner #506 Hauser,Takamini 2005 LTD,Epi Masterbilt AJ500RC