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« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2007, 08:50:06 AM »
Ben, you mentioned that you don't play jazz. This doesn't warrant you to not buy a guitar that holds your interest. I play blues and southern rock and I love the hollow body's warm tone and responsive sustain. Ted Nugent played hard rock on a Gibson ES 175 and that is a huge jazz box. Duke Robbilard sounds as good on a Tele as he does on his original Epiphone. This Washburn appears to be a gorgious instrument and it's retail price is half what I payed for my ES 175. I too will add this one to my collection. I think you should purchase any guitar that you are attracted too and have fun playing your style on it. Don't pay so much attention to pigeon holes.
 

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« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2007, 03:18:06 PM »
Mike, Washburn does give out inventory information at least to let someone know the availability of an item and as they should. I phoned to get info on the availabilty of the X-12 because an online dealer offered it as an in stock item and accepted my order only to tell me later that they did not have them and were not going to get them. A Washburn rep appropriately let me know that Washburn had them available for shipping to the dealer and that dealers were able to choose what models they wanted to offer. I then found another dealer that chose to offer the X-12. This was the difference between me deciding to try another dealer or just forget trying to order one. Nothing wrong with sharing availabilty information with possible customers. Could mean the difference between earning their business and not. I enjoyed the friendly conversation I had with a Washburn rep. Adding a hardshell case to a guitar that sells for $1000 and over should be a rule. Just my opinion and it is why I haven't ordered a J7. If nobody purchased it because of this would it change the specs?
 

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« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2007, 04:50:43 PM »
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Originally posted by browndog

Don't know who told you the J7's were in stock, we do not give out inventory information to anyone but our dealers. The J7 comes in a gig bag. Yes the press release states that it comes in a harshell case. It's not unusual for specifications to change between a press realease and when the item actually ships. The final arbiter in these matters is always the price list.
If you're adamant about getting the hard case, take it up with your dealer when you purchase the guitar and perhaps he can work something out with his sales rep.



Mike Beatty
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U.S. Music Corp.




I can't find a dealer who has one or can tell me anything about it except they can sell it to me for $xxx. Is it the same platform as the J5?  WHAT ARE THE PICKUPS, STRING GAUGE, IS THE NECK SHAPE THE SAME AS THE J5?  I'd love to try one on. I made the mistake (once) of buying a guitar without physically handling it for fit and personal feel...never again...even for a Washburn.

Any help, any source ....thanks

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« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2007, 06:37:31 AM »
I heard Washburn delivers the J7N without the Bigsby tremelo tailpiece?

Washburn J7 N
Oktober 22nd, 2007
Trius, Ibbenbüren
Wahburn liefert das Modell J7 N ohne Bigsby-Tremolo aus, im Katalog ist die JazzGitarre mit Tremolo abgebildet!
Features: massive Fichtendecke, Ahorn-Zarge & Boden, 2 Humbucker, GigBag


Who can tell me if this is true!!
(I already ordered my copy!)
 

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« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2007, 11:00:58 AM »
The current J7 model ships with a real Bigsby.
 

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« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2007, 10:23:41 PM »
But not with the Grover Imperial Tuners?
 

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« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2007, 10:19:55 AM »
I'm looking into this and will get back on it. My guess is that standard Grover 18:1 are the current tuners on the J7. The site will reflect the right tuners when I have the definitive answer.
 

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« Reply #22 on: November 07, 2007, 10:35:23 AM »
The current J7 does indeed come with Grover Imperial tuners.
 

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« Reply #23 on: November 28, 2007, 07:31:42 PM »
I've got my J7, but not with the Grover Imperials and the Bigsby spring is missing!


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« Reply #24 on: November 29, 2007, 07:56:03 AM »
The headstock is very nice !!!
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« Reply #25 on: December 03, 2007, 07:11:35 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by millenium

The headstock is very nice !!!

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Very nice guitar but I'm still waiting for the Bisgby spring!
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« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2008, 07:06:34 PM »
I'm playing Lightnin' Hopkins on this guitar now, and it sounds GREAT!

ps. the Bigsby spring did arrive after five weeks, there was a small problem with the bridge, but it all turned out well.

Best regards,

Ivo
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« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2008, 12:56:13 PM »
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Originally posted by WEBgUy

I'm looking into this and will get back on it. My guess is that standard Grover 18:1 are the current tuners on the J7. The site will reflect the right tuners when I have the definitive answer.



This is how the J7 is sold in Germany!

The full information on http://www.washburn.de/product_info.php/info/p100_Washburn-J7-N.html

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« Reply #28 on: December 20, 2008, 12:45:37 AM »