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Author Topic: Identify a Washburn KC-600 | Reissue or Export Market Product? (with pictures)  (Read 2199 times)

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I have a Washburn KC-600 witch I bought new in 1999 in Europe. It was made in Korea with serial number 99030113. I cannot find it in any of the catalogs or in the archive pages. All hardware is in black chrome. It has 3 pickups in a SSH setup (W411, W412, W423) and a licensed Floyd rose tremolo.

All Korean made Chicago series have a KC-xx model format and were build between 1989-1992. This has three digits. Can it be a reissue of the original Chicago series or a model for Export Market? I also fail to find any documentation on W400 stock pickups. The closest match from 1999 would be the WR/WG series, but still... not the same. The headstock has a characteristic concave arch on the bottom. Can someone help me identify it?

Unfortunately the link to the 1997-1998 Washburn Catalog (pdf, 173mb) is now broken, but a few months ago it was working and I couldn't find a match.
http://dev.guruz.us/washburn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Washburn1997-98Catalog.pdf

Here is the 1999 archive: https://www.washburn.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1999.pdf

Model: Washburn KC-600 (Made in Korea)
Production: 1999 (?)
Color: Vintage Sunburst
Strings: 6
Neck: Bolt on maple (?) with rosewood (?) fingerboard
Body: Alder (?)
Scale: 25 1/2" (647.7mm)
Nut: 43mm
Frets: 22
Inlays: Sharkfin
Hardware: Black Chromed
Machinheads: Grover Mini Rotomatics 205BC Black Chrome
Bridge: Licensed Under Floyd Rose Patent Tremolo System
Selector switch: 5 positions
Controls: 1 volume (push-pull coil splitting) and 1 tone
Pickups: SSH
1 single coil (W411)
1 single coil (W412)
1 humbucker (W423)
« Last Edit: November 12, 2018, 10:58:48 AM by KC-600 »
Washburn KC-600 (1999) Chicago Series (Made in Korea) with DiMarzio D Activator-X TM Bridge pickup.

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Washburn KC-600 (1999) Chicago Series (Made in Korea) with DiMarzio D Activator-X TM Bridge pickup.

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Washburn does have a habit of putting out models only for a certain distributor or retailer -- there's an X Series that was only sold in Australia, for example, & the D-100 sold by Musician's Friend & Guitar Center.

To my knowledge, nobody has pulled info together on these. Being special orders, they don't appear in USA Washburn catalogues or pricelists.
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