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jonyrotten

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is this worth $100 (stupid question)
« on: May 01, 2018, 05:51:45 PM »
don't even pay any attention to the subject, just look at this warped ass looking guitar.  for some reason i think this looks so f***ing cool, and i dont' even know why.  i'm a big washy fan as you may know, so this has to, it just has to be worth $100, right?  i'm not familiar with this model at all, so....

i do see it's got a les paul style tail and bridge, which i can get my head around.  anyone have any experience with these demons?


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Re: is this worth $100 (stupid question)
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2018, 06:26:31 PM »
hello,

its a Washburn 'Maverick series' model: BT-2, it has Tune-o-matic bridge, Humbucker Humbucker, 3-way switch, made in Indonesia by Samick..  price range from $50 to $125 depending on condition and/or desireable color.

maybe you can ask for better price $75 to $80
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jonyrotten

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Re: is this worth $100 (stupid question)
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2018, 02:38:16 AM »
too late, i already bought it.  i have a terrilbe habit of asking questions then just doing s**t.  i was bored so i gave him 100 bucks for it.  baby ended up getting some maverick for $60 because it's purple, so that's 2 new ones.  no idea what she bought, that's her problem.  i'll post some pics when i get a chance

it has Tune-o-matic bridge

i've had a little experience with those tails.  another ladder pic hehehehe

« Last Edit: May 02, 2018, 03:14:45 AM by jonyrotten »

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Re: is this worth $100 (stupid question)
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2018, 02:58:10 AM »
Yah, one of my favorite Washburn series. :) I started a long thread about the Mavericks:
http://forums.washburn.com/index.php/topic,24556.0.html

It was previously the BillyT line, & here's why:
http://forums.washburn.com/index.php/topic,24572.0.html

Most models from BT-2 to BT-10 had a mahogany body. The scale is 24.75", so bending is wildly easy if you're more a Strat guy. ;) Almost all had stock Grover tuners (14:1). All in all, it's sorta like an SG but with a properly contoured body, especially the stoptail BT-2; in fact, I saw one with an aftermarket Bigsby. My experience thus far is that fit-&-finish of the BTs is at least Very Good, & no sharp frets. FWIW, I've got no complaints about the basic Washburn pickups from that era.

The cherryburst on the BT-2 varies wildly. On some it's quite pretty; others have earned the name "clown paint" because it's just garish yellow surrounded by garish red. It might be the most-common color on that model, too.

I'd argue it's the most undervalued Washburn series. If I was just going to go by Blue Book valuation, I'd put a clean BT-2 at $150-$200. However, right now you can probably walk into a Guitar Center or Music-Go-Round & spot one for $100 or less.

So, if you want to back up your LP with a great little axe, one that'll likely not LOSE value even if you put some miles on it, then $100 is very decent.
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