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1981 G-2V
« on: August 15, 2003, 11:52:49 AM »
a black strat-style guitar, the G-2V, serial number 810814- does anybody have any info on this guitar?

looks like a fender, im not sure if it's korean or american made- thats kinda what i want to find out. also, whats the approx. value?
 

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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2003, 01:16:15 PM »
Hmmm.....Either the truss rod cover with the G2V is not original or its not an 81........The G2V was one of the bottom feeders of the Panther Series which were made from about 1985 to about 1988.......In 1981, strat shaped Washburns were of the Force Series.........
 

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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2003, 02:28:17 PM »
maybe it's from the force series. i have no clue about it, so your guess is better than mine.
 

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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2003, 04:32:08 PM »
If it has a pickguard, and a deeply set bolted neck, then its the Force series. It would be made in Japan, since in 1981, there were no US or Korean made Washburns. Whether its a Force or a G2V Panther, its current market value would not be very much, maybe $100.....In other words, its more valuable to you as a player than as a potential tradein..........

A typical Force looks like this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2551756328&category=33048

The Panther G2V looks very similar, and even has a pickguard, but would have a different bolt joint and a pointed headstock.........If it is a G2V then it has the Buffalo Grove neckplate and is in fact a Panther from the previously disclosed dates...........
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2003, 11:44:41 AM »
yeah, it's the G-2V Panther- pointed headstock gave it off. besides, it said G-2v on the headstock.

damn, only $100? i'm not thinking of selling it, but shouldn't it be worth a LITTLE more scince it's kinda old? i guess i could see that though, cuz it's not the BEST guitar, probably one of the worse Washburns, but still an excellent guitar for it's age and plays very well compared to most other guitars of that age.
 

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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2003, 11:51:41 AM »
but that can't be right- the serial number is 810814, so i'm postive that it's an 1981 model. maybe it's some custom s**t or a promo guitar or maybe it has different washburn parts put together or something, like a Force series body with a G-2V neck... would that be possible? my dad could never find the paperwork on it, so i'm still clueless.[:(]
 

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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2003, 03:07:47 PM »
If it has a Buffalo Grove neckplate, the 81 doesnt define the year of production. I am 99% sure that Buffalo Grove neckplated guitars were all made in Korea, and that the 8 refers to the year, which would be 1988, which would make it one of the last Panther G2Vs made before they were replaced by the Chicago Series.......Yes, $100....I dont think its possible to shim a Panther neck into a Force body, it just wouldnt work, so basically its a 1988 G2V.........
 

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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2003, 01:13:41 PM »
that seems right i guess, but my dad got it before 1988 so that might set back your theory. he said he got it around 1983- hope this helps, but i'm pretty sure it won't because this is really confusing.

maybe you're right and my dad got the date wrong... i have no idea.

wait, maybe this can solve it- whats a Buffalo Grove Neckplate look like?
 

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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2003, 01:16:59 PM »
Buffalo Groove neckplates are silver with raised black areas that have the head office of Washburn at the time stamped into them, Buffalo Groove Illinois........Of course you could always take pictures of the guitar..........
 

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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2003, 01:30:21 PM »
already tried- won't transfer to the internet. thats not how my neckplate is, but i'm convinced that it's just a 1988 panther G-2V. it doesnt really matter anyway, cuz i'm not planning on giving it away. it says G-2V on the headstock, so it's a G-2V. but to me, it's my guitar. im not selling it, so it doesnt matter anyway.[:p]
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