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General Discussion / Re: used Washburns on the market
« Last post by YerDugliness on Today at 06:06:29 PM »

Will you be updating this thread as you run across new offerings?

That Folk guitar interests me...and just when I thought the frequent GAS might be ready to slow down  :o

Cheers for you, Tony  :D

Dugly 8)
General Discussion / used Washburns on the market
« Last post by Tony Raven on Today at 05:13:47 PM »
I really enjoy browsing online for used gear. Fortunately, I have a budget, or there would be no room left in my house for furniture. However, I come across some VERY interesting items, & hope that other Washburn fans might benefit from this.

Lately, there's been some unusual Washburns appearing, & generally at a price you'd probably find pleasant. Here's this evening's run through the nation's Guitar Centers. And to stay true to my penny-pinching roots, I will not venture higher than $299.95.

...for instance, this J-5.

As well, a WI-66 PRO.

I see very few Folk models come up used. This one has not just a high model number, but Magic Letters: an F52SWCE, withcase yet, $280.99.

Lovely CB4QB bass, $299.99.

Always wanted a set-neck Wing? How about $199.99 for this SB-10.

Here's one someone recently asked about: one humbucker, big vibrato system, $249.99.

A buterfly-bridge D-30S, $249.99.

The J-47 doesn't often show up used. Recently lowered to $279.99, with case.

Even more unusual, an RR150 "Sammy Hagar" model, two HBs + piezo saddle with separate output, $279.99.

Blue WI-64DL, just $159.99.

While in plain black, I've never seen a P2 so low as $169.99.

One of the oddities: the Idol from the brief HM Series, $199.99.

Need a nicely decorated Grand Auditorium? Want it cheap? Just $199.99 gets you this WG-26.

Speaking of Idols: WI-26, $169.99.

A recurring question is "what's my D-9xLTD worth?" Here's the answer: D-92LTD, $189.99.

Good basic snakehead AG-30 dread, $149.99.

If you're in the market for a very decent LP clone, there's been much discussion online that has driven up the asking prices of the WE-22. That's insane, but here's TWO for $149.99 each, which is a deal.

Get your metal on: hardtail Vindicator, $199.99.

Don't see many of these: VBA30 bass amp, $129.99.

This looks a bit like a second-version X-40. For $80, how bad could it be?

But the one that really has me gnawing at the leash: WD-20S, asking a mere $109.99.
Are you missing just one?

If so, you can send one of your other bridge pins to Bob Colosi at and he will reproduce it for you in your choice of materials (check out his website).

Otherwise, if you're just replacing a factory pin, I'd suggest getting hold of Washburn's customer service department.

I just recently received two new Washburn acoustic guitars...each of them came from the factory with an extra pin and an extra saddle. If yours is new, perhaps check the packet of stuff that came with it from the factory, there may be a nice surprise waiting for you there.


Dugly 8)
thx, i was hoping to have found a hidden gem..well..was a good dream ;)
Guitar Care, Repair, Modification & Lutherie / Mercury 230 neck
« Last post by ErieWashburn on Today at 06:01:39 AM »
I recently acquired a mercury 230 special. The fret condition is fair to poor. Anyone know of a 21 fret black dot maple board available. Looking to get a beginner guitar going for my daughter.
Washburn Parallaxe Series / Re: PXM20FR Electrical Component Failure.
« Last post by evan47 on September 18, 2017, 02:12:21 PM »
When I select the middle switch position for both pickups and turn the volume of either right down to zero both picks are silenced as if either of the volume pots acts as a master to both. Is this normal on a pxl10ftbm?
Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Re: Comort series
« Last post by mondarlo on September 17, 2017, 09:34:59 PM »
Why is that guitar not listed?
Any number of reasons. The most likely: Washburn often produces a particular model (or variant) just for sale through major retailers. These never appear in a Washburn catalog or pricelist. At a guess, I'd say the 22 is a slightly downscale 25.
From the pictures on the GC site,  i can see the tuner/preamp on the 25, but not the 22.  How do the electronics differ?
Why did you not check the MF site? There it clearly says the 22 has a Fishman 301T system... which actually is also what it says at GC Online.  ??? The 25 has a Fishman Presys+.
Other differences?
The 25 has NuBone nut/saddle.

Thanks for the reply---I didn't read the blurb,  just compared the specs.   Guess I should be more careful about asking questions with obvious answers. 
Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Re: Do you know this guitar?
« Last post by tymbee on September 17, 2017, 07:45:08 PM »
Thanks much for the input Tony. Really helps me narrow down my options.

Hopefully, it's never had a silicon "polish" used on it.

Pretty sure it hasn't. It was in storage for at least 10 years I believe and the former owner was pretty knowledgeable.

Stabilizing the cracks is MUCH easier than hiding them

I think that's the way to go-- stabilize the cracks. I believe I'll try and sell for around $200. Is the "Washburn Dealers Section" here an appropriate board to advertise-- IOW it's not for "dealers only"?

Washburn Parallaxe Series / Re: Using the buzz feiten system
« Last post by Tony Raven on September 17, 2017, 05:22:19 PM »
I only have two guitars with the BFTS. I'm not impressed.

I have two external tuners, the Sabine STX-1100 & the Snark SN-1; no, I don't use them together, the Sabine is better in noisy environments but bulkier.

I fine-tune at fret 5. If the intonation is correct, the tuning will be close enough for ~98% of notes.

The accuracy of the BFTS guitars is not noticeably better (or worse) than my other guitars.
Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: older instruments: caution
« Last post by Tony Raven on September 17, 2017, 05:16:37 PM »
I know what you mean about the fingers; I work on transit buses all day, & evenings I often feel like I'm poking at the keys with bent chopsticks.  :(  Always great to get your input, even if we don't move so fast as we used to.

Actually, thanks for what you said; cheers me up a little. I'm no fan of Big Government (totally nonpartisan, btw) & not very good at being optimistic that "common sense" comes into play.  ;)
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