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Re: SERIAL NUMBER
« Reply #120 on: October 10, 2014, 12:18:15 AM »
Hello, I have the same problem, do not know what the model and year of my guitar. Could you please help me. The serial is:  s11102064.    where it was made​​? that year? Thank you.   Thank you for your help.









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Re: SERIAL NUMBER
« Reply #121 on: October 10, 2014, 12:23:02 AM »
Only have:   s11102064

where it was made? that year? Thank you.

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Re: SERIAL NUMBER
« Reply #122 on: October 12, 2014, 04:58:12 AM »
Looks like an X-Series model from 2001. It is either made in Korea or Indonesia by Samick (my hunch tells me Indonesia.
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Re: SERIAL NUMBER
« Reply #123 on: October 15, 2014, 05:57:36 PM »
Can help me to know the origin and year of manufacture of my guitar

HB-35 (sunburst)
Serial number: S98037527

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Re: SERIAL NUMBER
« Reply #124 on: November 21, 2014, 10:11:21 PM »
I really have to read this whole thread sometime...

For now, the Washburn S/N Debacle makes my head hurt. Recent (very) examples:

Elsewhere, I read a post by a guy with an acoustic, #S80xxxx. He bought it in 1974. ???

There's this rather nice D98L, sold in 1998 as one of 1,998 --
https://reverb.com/item/50735-washburn-d-98l-limited-edition-anniversary-1998-blond
...aaaaaaaand the s/n is OO020013. :o

At the moment, I'm considering an A-10 -- 1980-1985 -- that's #79xxxx, which I guess makes it a VERY early unit.
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Re: SERIAL NUMBER
« Reply #125 on: December 23, 2014, 02:13:32 PM »
Hi, I´ve got a HB35 with a strange serial: 4169

Thats the number, 4-digits, no other signs/numbers. Hardware is gold, with "Washburn" Logo on the  locking.





Does anyone has an idea, when this guitar was made?

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« Reply #126 on: December 26, 2014, 12:18:18 PM »
Have you gotten through that thread yet? --
http://forums.washburn.com/index.php/topic,14181.0.html
I'll put some tips over there for you. Briefly, it's a four-digit serial number, so impossible to "decode."
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Re: SERIAL NUMBER
« Reply #127 on: January 22, 2015, 01:34:16 PM »
I used to own an original 1984 Washburn A15V that I bought brand new, but had to sell in 1985 (Was equipped with a Wonderbar, have never seen another like it.). I have been looking for a similar guitar for years.
I recently purchased a Washburn Stage Series Reissue A10V (or possibly an A20V) that was in need of repair. I am working on it now, but would like to know what differences there are in the A10 vs the A20? These are very hard to find information on.
Mine is a Mahogany body and neck (Set) with a very thin maple top. All of the electronics are gone except the switch, and 1 volume, 2 Tone pots and knobs. There is no Floyd Rose, or Locking Nut, or tuners..... the truss rod cover is also missing.
The Serial number is S5035650.
I'm guessing Samick in Korea..... 1995.... made in March......?
Again, I'd like to know if it's an a10V or an A20V and/or how to tell the difference.

Thank You!
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« Reply #128 on: January 24, 2015, 01:36:41 PM »
The "V" suffix stands for "vibrato."

Woulda been easy to tell which model if it was the original series: the 20 had a maple veneer, 5-piece neck (through), bound ebony fretboard, brass nut, brass inlays, & maybe coil tap. (I remember trying out a sunburst ~1981 & it was incredible.) For the '90s reissue, who knows??

The more such appointments yours has, the more confident I'd be in calling it a former A20, like veneer & binding. It's a labor of love but a cash-loser if you want to restore it 100% original -- OEM parts for a '70s Les Paul are probably easier to locate.
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Re: SERIAL NUMBER
« Reply #129 on: January 24, 2015, 10:14:10 PM »
The "V" suffix stands for "vibrato."

Woulda been easy to tell which model if it was the original series: the 20 had a maple veneer, 5-piece neck (through), bound ebony fretboard, brass nut, brass inlays, & maybe coil tap. (I remember trying out a sunburst ~1981 & it was incredible.) For the '90s reissue, who knows??

The more such appointments yours has, the more confident I'd be in calling it a former A20, like veneer & binding. It's a labor of love but a cash-loser if you want to restore it 100% original -- OEM parts for a '70s Les Paul are probably easier to locate.

Thanks for the info......
I'm really not going to restore it to original, I'm just going to make it playable. I kick myself almost daily for selling my old A15V, uggh!
The maple top as I stated is very thin, so thin in fact that I sanded through it in a couple of spots, so it is going to get painted not stained.
Since it is the reissue I'm not worried about value, just playability. I went with a Kawasaki Green front and a black back with all black hardware.
I'll post pics when the guitar project is complete.

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Re: SERIAL NUMBER
« Reply #130 on: February 19, 2015, 04:25:31 AM »
Hi i'm considering buying a Washburn guitar, but i have no idea of the model or worth. Could some of you fine gentlemen/ladies tell me the model and/or aproximately  the worth of this guitar?





Serial number 5042069

thanks in advance for quick answers!

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« Reply #131 on: February 22, 2015, 11:52:15 AM »
Apologies for not responding to your email. I'm not as smart as I appear online -- almost all of what you see posted is my successes, not the failures & dead-ends. While not an outright crash, I found no firm conclusions, so here's (a) some insights into my head & (b) some breadcrumbs so maybe someone else can catch that snipe.

Here's what I look at first in that photo:
-- trem
-- knobs
-- fretcount
-- pickplate

That's a Wilkinson VS series bridge. I've got four guitars with the VS-50K, two of which I snapped up just because they had factory Wilkies. (It's a very sensitive trem with good return-to-zero, especially for a non-locker.) I remembered that some Washburns used the VS-100, which is better: Gotoh-built, & dropping the arm locks the bridge in place.

Two knobs & 22 frets is very distinctive, as is the pearloid, & it's got "W"-branded pickups so I immediately think of my XB-series basses.

The photos sorta suck. The headstock decal sure looks like a "DESIGNED BY GROVER JACKSON" -- right above it, the Washburn series is probably named. That sure woulda saved me some digging & guessing, which is why I normally charge $40-$100 to do this stuff.

Since I love staring at guitars, I've been through just about everything on VintageWashburn.com at one time or another. One of the little voices in my head guesses it's a KC or Maverick or Mercury or maybe an early X.

Now, here's how I'd go about narrowing down the date. That will also help me determine series, & maybe even model if we go back-&-forth a few times.

If the decal DOES mention Grover, then that's like somewhere ~1992-1996; unless the s/n is totally wonky, my first guess is 1995, or maybe '94. I'm going to say 1995, but gearheads are welcome to correct me.

That eliminates the X & KC. The Mavericks were 1997-2002, so there's no "5" even possible.

It's down to the Mercury series. The first MGs (USA made) pretty much ALL had no pickguard & back-mounted pickups, though I suppose it's possible -- unless the decal SAYS "made in USA," I wouldn't get my hopes up, particularly because most had fancy wood tops.

The Good News: scanning the model descriptions tells me that a few MGs did indeed have the Wilkie VS100. These are salted among the Series 2 imports -- MG-300/340/401/522/700/701/821.

Per BlueBook, it's almost like a variant "version 2" MG-200 Special -- apparently good axes, but nothing super-special. I'd guess MSRP at ~$500; based on what little info I have, & the Wilkinson, I'd feel confident saying that current "book value" is ~$350 if in GREAT shape (98%), which that axe is not.

Those look like some nasty lower-bout chips in the second photo. If it's missing finish & not wood, that drops an otherwise 98% guitar directly down to 80% at best. That loses about 1/3 of 98% value right there.

HOME STRETCH -- my confidence that it's a Mercury: 95%.

I'm a HUGE fan of the "slimmed-down" Strat-type shape, & this reminds me a lot of my oddly rare slim (v.1) Arbor AS-300, including the pearloid -- if the Washie had gold hardware, they'd look like cousins if not siblings. That sentimentality might be biasing my numbers up a touch.

The "Grover Era" instruments were pretty good, IME, so I'd feel confident buying this one TO PLAY. If you wanna get rich on a fast flip, you need to find a hobby you're actually GOOD at ;D but (probably with a pro setup) you wouldn't be disappointed plugging this one in.

Given all the spiffy USA Mercurys, this one is more a "me too!" model, & will stay resellable at a fair price, but never collectible. In that shape, I doubt you'd get as much as $500 for it before 2055.

I wouldn't pay more than $150, almost half of that because of the trem. If I bought it to clean up & resell, I'd tag it $250-$300 & take the first $225 offer (but no gig-bag!).

If you were to take it to a Guitar Center or Music-Go-Round for cash, I doubt you'd get more than $150, likely closer to $100.
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added -- for reference purposes, here's a cousin presently up for sale, an MG-102.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Washburn-USA-Grover-Jackson-MG-102-Wilkinson-trem-Seymour-Duncan-Pups-Excellent-/111603063375?pt=Guitar&hash=item19fc0f9a4f
It's a nice axe, & in pretty good shape, but the seller's a little optimistic on that price. Sure, it's 20 years old... only made in 1994... USA-built... swamp ash body... Duncans... & yeah, it last retailed for like $1,000. But without a good case (preferably era-correct Washburn) I don't know I'd put value higher than $800. As a main stage guitar, I'd consider paying that myself, but there's just no demand for MGs in general. Again: if you buy to PLAY, you wouldn't regret it.

Anyway. Unlike most of the MGs, notice it's got just 22 frets -- AND the Wilkinson trem. But it's clearly marked with Grover's name (& the "USA"). The two-knob layout was common fo most MGs, a trait carried over to almost all of the X Series guitars.
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Re: SERIAL NUMBER
« Reply #132 on: February 22, 2015, 12:51:05 PM »
I don't think that's a KC, being an ex-KC addict I think I would of spotted it. Heck, I've even got a KC prototype lol.


The X series 6 string headstocks all had that lame fender swirl at the end did they not?... imo I think it's a mercury and I agree at the 100-150 mark.. it's not a gig beast or anything but a good bedroom guitar/garage band guitar.


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didn't read your whole post just scanned it, definitely on the mark with the mg idea. Washburn walking cataloger you are mate.



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« Reply #133 on: July 10, 2015, 07:25:49 PM »
I need information on electric guitar washburn WG200 series 7030667. Please answer me !
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« Reply #134 on: July 27, 2015, 09:37:51 AM »
Hi there
I have bought  a Washburn N1 guitar a few weeks ago. The seller stated it was made in Japan but I am not sure about it. I have already written to the customer service as well but they didn't respond yet. So could you guys identify my guitar? Here are the numbers:  5012493