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Author Topic: Need help with identification and valuation with my Washburn  (Read 534 times)

Offline Emilym

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Please can anyone help with my Washburn the head says G-20v serial number on the back says 000062 but I can't find this model listed anywhere and I need to do a valuation for insurance / possible sale
Thanks In advance

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Offline Tony Raven

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Re: Need help with identification and valuation with my Washburn
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2018, 02:48:27 PM »
The Force series was basically Washburn's first serious foray into guitars aimed at shredders. The G-20V is often called the "Wayne's World" guitar, regularly seen on Saturday Night Live, so of course the white ones are worth more.

The better models were made in Japan, sporting the top-load Wonderbar trem (the only real rival to the Kahler). Ebony fretboard too (though, unless properly cared for, ebony can split or even flake).

With original "Washburn"-branded case, I'd say a white one in VG+ condition -- with Wonderbar 100% complete & well-adjusted -- could get $400. Any other color, maybe $325. (Without the case, drop $25-$75.) Blue Book says I'm being generous in these numbers, & would go about 25% less.

Incidentally, this presents a GREAT example of why "look it up in the Blue Book!" is a rookie mistake.
offset double-cutaway Strat -style body, bolt-on maple neck, 24-fret rosewood fingerboard ... avalable in Black, Metallic Blue, or Metallic Red finish

I mean, ::).

Anyone not slug-lazy can quickly determine that the guitar
  • is a set-neck
  • with ebony fretboard
  • & is literally famous for white (though I did see one in a sort of dark purple).
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