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Offline jonallen356

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What model is this Chicago Series?
« on: March 26, 2019, 10:18:40 AM »
I'm a long-time Washburn fan. In High School I worked in a music store that sold exclusively WB guitars. In fact, my first electric was a Honeyburst BT-8 that I wish I'd never gotten rid of! But that's beside the point... need help with identifying a Washburn Electric I just picked up.

The guy I bought it off said he thought it was a WG-208. At first glance that's what it looks like, but I'm not convinced. I think it's something else...

  • 208's have a fixed bridge, not a Floyd Rose, as far as I can tell.
  • It should say "WG-208" on the truss rod cover.
  • I bought a set of 208 backplates to replace the trem cover which was missing, trem cover fit fine, but the control cavity cover did not. Cover was way too skinny and just a little long.
  • This has a Seymour Duncan pickup at the bridge, but 208's do not.

It looks more similar to the WR-154 to me, but it has the wrong knobs and again doesn't have the marking on the truss rod cover.

I've included pictures. Can anyone help me identify this? There are no markings anywhere on the guitar other than the headstock saying it's a Chicago series.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1n3-jaw230ztVuOboqC2c6S8d3EgKCSb1/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gzLjyh4K-0LfSmZv4QR3-o-J8gGuZDXN/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/19ibPnYMUDN7QESxFNQJ-ggWo0B2wFlXN/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wPMFyqTBOYUgYMWv-5OwDCfTrjXi1Mo_/view?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SEz46u_AShySulQjMS-h90Szowz7qYaB/view?usp=sharing

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Re: What model is this Chicago Series?
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2019, 10:21:19 AM »
Maybe a WG-228? Just saw one that's pretty close except for no model on the truss-rod cover and the Duncan pickup. Those could have been changed later though...

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Re: What model is this Chicago Series?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2019, 05:30:42 AM »
I have a Washburn Chicago series that I have to hade for about 5 years buy cheap diamond rings, but I have been unable to find any data on this guitar anywhere. I hope this discussion on the Chicago series can help me to gather some info.