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Offline jayman8117

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I found an old Washburn at a pawn shop
« on: February 28, 2008, 12:05:42 PM »
I can't find a model number or anything to identify what it is.  it is black with what looks like abalone inlay around the edge of the guitar, and on the neck.
the pawn shop said it is worth $2,000 and is asking for $500.
am i getting ripped off?   it is well worn, with buckle scratches on the back, but i can't stop thinking about this beautiful guitar.
Can you help me?
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2008, 12:17:33 PM »
Welcome Jayman...Can you post some pictures ?? That would really help !!! You can use photobucket.com
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I found an old Washburn at a pawn shop
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2008, 06:19:47 PM »
pics of this Washburn, can you identify?




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I found an old Washburn at a pawn shop
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2008, 06:40:40 PM »
I remember the tag said it is the Wing series, I googled Washburn Wing series, and this is the Eagle, (pic on the left)
What is this thing worth?
thanks,
Jay
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2008, 07:59:40 PM »
Hey Jayman, here's a bit of info
http://www.matsumoku.org/models/washburn/wing/wing.html
http://www.matsumoku.org/models/washburn/catalogs/early_80s_fullline/80s_full_line_pg2_web.jpg.html
http://www.matsumoku.org/models/washburn/washburn.html
Hope this helps, I have seen a few on the net and they were cheaper in price but I am not sure if they were the same as yours, they ran ariund the $350.00 mark, but I'm unable to say for sure if they are the same model.so negotiate and see where that leads you, if you really like it sometimes we pay a little more to have some things and bartering is always fun if it goes both ways.louis

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« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2008, 07:44:21 AM »
She looks in perfect condition... Jayman... Pike or Ship, maybe with the serial number on the back of the headstock we can more info ?
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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2008, 04:54:02 AM »
Jayman!

Thats the top modell of the wing series - the Eagle. Ship of fools has given you the links to the best platform of information about these ol' ladies. There's also a forum there. The prices over here in Europe are always higher than in US but if its in perfect condition, I've seen some go for approx USD 800 on eb*y but I doubt it's worth 2000$. I have the sister of this black beauty in ivory and love her (posted pix and links awhile ago here). Maybe you can get the price down a bit ... and then get it [;)]

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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2008, 05:47:37 PM »
Believe me...if a pawn shop says something is worth $2000....then thats what you will pay. The price that they are asking is 2X what they paid the person who brought it in. So if they are asking $500...then they gave $250 for it. They look on ebay first thing whenever you bring something in to sell or trade...and then give you 1/2 of what it's worth.

   But with all that said....if it is a good one, feels good, plays good...go...for it!!
 

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« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2008, 04:54:16 PM »
i have a 79 falcon with no serial # on the baqck its on the inside of the gut plate wich is wooden the # is 78138 and there is also a  magic marker# of 109 i dthink its a proto type and i am very curious as to how much mine is worth
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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2008, 06:19:49 PM »
Nice guitar!  From the ones I've seen sold recently, $500 may be a little high, but not outrageous, especially for a nice original Eagle.  Like an earlier post said, those were the top of the line model for the Wing Series.    $2000 though, is BS, it's worth about what they're asking.  These Washburn guitars aren't worth a heck of a lot, but I think it's because people don't know about them.  I've got a '92 Eagle re-issue I paid $500 for new back in '93, and absolutely LOVE it!  High quality instrument all around.  I see the re-issues go for around $350+ used w/case, and the various models of the original Wing Series I've seen go for $250 to $400+, so if you can't get it out of your head, $500 is probably not too far out of the ballpark for a nice condition original non-modified Eagle, but it's probably not worth more than that.

Good luck on dealing with them, and let us know if you get it, and how you like it!
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