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Offline Tweedledee76

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HB-35 - 1990s?
« on: April 14, 2019, 08:53:01 PM »
I recently picked up an older Washburn HB-35 and I'm loving it. It appears to be all original except for the pickups, which were replaced with Schallers (and sound great, though the chrome covers don't match the rest of the gold hardware), and the pots. I had read some comments about the necks sometimes being really thin on this model, so I was a little nervous buying it online, but it turns out this one has a comfortable medium thickness neck.

The seller listed it as from the mid-1990s, which seems reasonable, but I've found so much conflicting information while searching that I'm confused. The label in the f-hole has the model number but no serial number, but while looking around I've found other examples of Washburn guitars without a serial number on the label so maybe that's not odd. My guess from what I've seen is that it probably is from sometime in the 90s, and likely was made in Korea by Samick. Based on what you see, does that sound right? Any help would be appreciated!

And the bottoms of the Schaller pickups: