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used Washburns on the market
« on: September 19, 2017, 05:13:47 PM »
{updated 12/20/2017 to remove sold guitars -- more than 2/3 have been sold  over three months, affirming my estimation that Washburn IS NOT in fact an underrated brand, but suffers from poor marketing in the popular mind}

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

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

While in plain black, & with a repaired neck, 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

Good basic snakehead AG-30 dread, $149.99 -- whoops, dropped to $110.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/AG30-Acoustic-Guitar.gc
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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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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
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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
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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.

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« Last Edit: December 18, 2017, 02:47:24 AM by Tony Raven »
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« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2017, 02:13:08 AM »
Some scraps to clear the browser..

Neck from an SBT-21, $30 + $20.
https://www.musicgoround.com/p/808578/used-washburn-sbt-21-neck

The black BT-3 is likely THE MOST overlooked Washie, generally not garnering even the respect given the BT-2. :o There's three here under $130 delivered!! Today's cheapest, $115 all-in:
https://www.musicgoround.com/p/841991/used-washburn-bt-3-electric-guitar-black

Even if this WERE an "X Series" (almost always code for "X-10 but we're terrible at research" ::)) it'd be a bargain at $80.
SOLD
http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/X-Series-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar-113744706.gc

At least they call this one a "Billyt" (almost got the typography right!!), if you've done your homework you'll know a  BT with Rose is AT LEAST a v.1 BT-6; factor in h-h & bound top, & it'd be a BT-10, MSRP $899.90, one of the priciest to come from Korea, yours for $200.
SOLD... uh-oh, reappeared but now for $170. :o SOLD AGAIN
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« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2018, 08:56:29 PM »
I stopped by MGR in hopes of spotting a particular off-brand model. No luck there, but (naturally) I had to check the Washburns. (This being MGR, remember to add $55 for s/h, with less being unusual.)

Looks like a Washie fan has left the fold. The Natick store has an interesting pair: a Dan Donegan DD-61 ($200) AND a matching WI-63 ($200).
https://www.musicgoround.com/p/881237/used-washburn-dd-61-electric-guitar-black
https://www.musicgoround.com/p/881227/used-washburn-washburn-wi-63sf-wbag-electric-guitar-black

They also have a DD-60, $160.
https://www.musicgoround.com/p/782036/used-washburn-dd-60-electric-guitar-silvergray

Though above my usual pricerange, at $540 this N-61 is something seen much less than the usual "Nuno" models, so I'd consider it a bargain for those so inclined.
https://www.musicgoround.com/p/800322/used-washburn-n-61-electric-guitar-white

A rather lovely (& obviously loved) J-9, with HSC, just $400.
https://www.musicgoround.com/p/900063/used-washburn-j9-electric-guitar-white

You don't see many of these: an RR-150 solid-body electric-acoustic (separate piezo output), $380.
https://www.musicgoround.com/p/736583/used-washburn-rr150-electric-guitar-black

Nice chunky J-3, down to $338.
https://www.musicgoround.com/p/852587/used-washburn-j-3-tsk-electric-guitar-tobacco-sunburst

Maybe a little steep, but a well-kept G-10V (w/Wonderbar) in HSC, $330.
https://www.musicgoround.com/p/895931/used-washburn-g-10v-electric-guitar-red

The next they call an "X-50 Pro." I think they're idiots.  :)  Though there certainly were a dozen (at least!) pricier variants on the X-50, I'm moderately certain none of them had either a rosewood fretboard or HeadHunter pickups. Still, $200 buys a good straight-up guitar.
https://www.musicgoround.com/p/856593/used-washburn-x-50-pro-electric-guitar-brown

Looks like the KC-70V is at a $200 plateau.
https://www.musicgoround.com/p/859048/used-washburn-washburn-kc-70v-electric-guitar-custom-graphics
https://www.musicgoround.com/p/887477/used-washburn-kc-70v-electric-guitar-electric-guitar-other

The X series was vastly underrated; I bought an X-10 for cheap & was overall quite pleased. Was it an X-11 that had the "flaming skull" graphic? In any case, a reasonable example for just $110.
https://www.musicgoround.com/p/914239/used-washburn-x-series-electric-guitar-custom-graphics

X-30, $120.
https://www.musicgoround.com/p/926760/used-washburn-x30-electric-guitar-silver-burst

If you'd like to try seven strings, this X-27 is pretty painless at $100.
https://www.musicgoround.com/p/895213/used-washburn-x-27-electric-guitar-black

A black "Pop Top" vee, $150.
https://www.musicgoround.com/p/854755/used-washburn-pt-electric-guitar-black

Difficult to argue the simplicity of the G-1V, especially for $100.
https://www.musicgoround.com/p/909095/used-washburn-washburn-iv-1-hum-guitar-electric-guitar-red

This MG-43 is one of the few Washburn s-s-s models, basically a 24-fret Strat with Rose, $200.
https://www.musicgoround.com/p/778971/used-washburn-mercury-mg-43-electric-guitar-red

In 40 years, Washburn has almost entirely avoided doing straight-out Fender clones, exceptions being rare Silverados, & the unjustly ignored Lyon Series & Shadow Series. The Shadows have been trickling in (note stock Grovers), here an hss WS-6 ($120) & an absolute bargain ivory (:o) sss WS-4 ($90). If you want a player for cheap, skip the Squires entirely.
https://www.musicgoround.com/p/906145/used-washburn-shadow-series-ws-6ts-electric-guitar-sunburst
https://www.musicgoround.com/p/916623/used-washburn-ws-4iv-electric-guitar-white

Oh, dear, speak of the devil. The Lyon Series has been damned by name association with "Lyon by Washburn." Well, general ignorance gets a bargain: here's a black hss with skunk-stripe neck & maple fretboard (no Grovers, alas!), $80.
https://www.musicgoround.com/p/910510/used-washburn-lyon-electric-guitar-s-type-electric-guitar-black

Speaking of Grovers, they do appear on this basic (albeit purple) MIK Mercury, $75.
https://www.musicgoround.com/p/827284/used-washburn-mercury-electric-guitar-purple

The lower BT models are still not respected. This BT-2 may be developing a head split, but if I saw it I'd happily weasel them down from $70, pretending I didn't notice the tuners or the upgraded pickups... 8)
https://www.musicgoround.com/p/903822/used-washburn-bt-2-electric-guitar-sunburst

The one that tempts me tonight is a TB-100, from the VERY short-lived "Tabu" series, only $70 for HeadHunters AND black Grovers.
https://www.musicgoround.com/p/808582/used-washburn-tb100-tabu-series-electric-guitar-blue
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Re: used Washburns on the market
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2018, 10:54:33 PM »
I love that all.  :D

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« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2018, 01:35:33 PM »
To the handful of people (as opposed to adbots & scammers ::)) who still read this site, my apologies for not keeping up with this thread. I'll eventually clear out the dead links.

A WI64M3, $200. An unusual variant, nice red "crackle" finish.
https://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/WI64M3-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc

If you'd like to add a great Tele clone to your arsenal, the WI-36 is unique: basically a Gibson-scale Tele with a mahogany body. On this one, the butterscotch blonde finish is quite nice, as is the $150 tag.
https://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/WI36-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc

A nice red hss Shadow Series WS-6 (with, naturally, Grover Rotomatics), a mere $70.
https://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/WS6-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc

As I've often said, "the market" is populated with fools. There are all sorts of Mavericks littering the landscape, prices continue to slide, yet people will pay more for a beat-up Fender Affinity than for a sweet Maverick.

Don't see many of these, especially at this price: a BT-3 in cherry sunburst, $80 (+$60 s/h). Sometimes the "clown paint" CSB looks pretty good.
https://www.musicgoround.com/p/952877/used-washburn-bt-3-maverick-series-electric-guitar-cherry-sunburst

If you don't mind black, you can get a BT-3 for twenty bucks less.
https://www.musicgoround.com/p/841991/used-washburn-bt-3-electric-guitar-black

I'm being responsible, paying down my credit cards. Naturally, highly desirable Washies appear at bargain prices. A month back, I pointed up an eBay listing for a two-HB BillyT. The pre-Mavericks often had generic diamond-can tuners & other corner-cuts. However, this BillyT (basically an early BT-2) had some unique attributes:
  • gold hardware
  • Grovers
  • mini-humbuckers (metal cans like the old Firebirds)
Well, save me from myself -- here's another, $130 + $55.
https://www.musicgoround.com/p/963584/used-washburn-billy-t-electric-guitar-black

A few others catch my eye. While it's $281, that's not bad for Washburn's short-lived RS-10V, a PRS clone but with Rose bridge. Even the series prefix is begging for a lawsuit, but it gives you the Standard 24 config AND the discontinued classic short neck heel AND higher build quality (& significantly lower price) than the SEs AND a vibrato too.
https://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/RS-10V-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar.gc

Finally, the one I hate walking away from: D-46SCE. I am proud to own a D-46CESPK, but I've always wondered how much better the spruce-top version would be. Making it tough is the recent price drop to... $180. :o
https://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/D46SCE-Acoustic-Electric-Guitar.gc
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« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2018, 07:47:39 AM »
I'm looking for an electric guitar not more than $150, any suggestions?