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General Discussion / Re: Washburn with no serial number on the label?
« Last post by bigcity2 on Today at 08:05:12 AM »
   I'd be surprised if anyone has matching serial numbers for the R320SWRK.... Here's one I bought direct from U.S. Music Corp in 2009. 1st image is the shipping box with the item serial number and 2nd image is the serial number on the instrument in the box.  The invoice (not shown), from U.S. Music Corp, uses the shipping box serial number for identification.
   Notice the hand written 02 under the printed UPC sticker in the 1st corresponds to the last 2 digits of the serial number inside the guitar.  I think somebody just FU...the UPC doesn't match what's hand written on the box and what's printed on the sticker inside the guitar.

   This is normally inexcusable, but it happened about the time U.S. Music was sold....

My guess would be if the last 2 numbers are scratched off of the serial number inside your was probably done by the dealer. (When the dealer realized the serial number inside the guitar didn't match the shipping box serial number)  I am surprised that your serial number starts with 12 ....being a 2008 or 2009 model.
This model appears to be in stock with 4 on line retailers here in the United States.  I would follow up with your dealer in the UK.
Show Us Your Washburn / Re: Please Help Identify?
« Last post by bigcity2 on Today at 06:38:25 AM »
I think this is a Washburn F-21 S.  ( Assuming that you bought it in 1996-1998?)  It was the only smaller bodied Washburn acoustic offered at that time that had a fully bound body (front / back).  The F-21 S also featured a bound neck.

The MSRP, here in the United States, was $ 449.90 (1996 price guide) and $ 549.90 (1997 price guide)  So the F-21 S would likely have sold in NZ for around NZ $500.00.

Auction estimate on this model, in excellent condition, would be $ 240.00 to $ 280.00 USD.  (this is also the current BB valuation)
I ordered one of these in November last year from a very reputable dealer here in the UK but since then I have had no news at all about when I might expect to receive the guitar. Does anyone have any news about the likely delivery date? It's 3 months now since I placed my order.
Show Us Your Washburn / Please Help Identify?
« Last post by Da5idNZ on February 20, 2018, 01:48:48 AM »
Hi guys.
Sorry for the odd request. I owned a Washburn acoustic guitar (as per the photograph).
It was caught in a fire in my folks' home at the end of December but survived relatively unscathed. The case was kind of blackened but the guitar seemed OK. However, it was subsequently stolen from an area we were using to store the stuff we salvaged from the fire. The police caught the guys that did it and I need to know how much the guitar is worth for insurance purposes (they weren't able to recover it).

This is the only photo I have of the guitar as I lost my PC in the fire also. I know it's a bad pic with the music stand in the way etc.. All I can remember is that it was a 3/4 size ( "concert" size?) with a solid top and had no built-in amplification (I used to use a pickup in the sound hole). The head stock seems to have a kind of "V" cut shape in the top.

Any idea how much it is worth? I bought it around 20 years ago and from memory it cost around NZ$500.

ANy help greatly appreciated.

General Discussion / Re: Washburn with no serial number on the label?
« Last post by woodrat on February 19, 2018, 04:58:21 PM »
Here's another serial oddity:  I've got an R320swrk with a small Ser. No. label pasted over the usual Washburn label.  The number appears to be:  *OI 12080xxx.  (the last digits are scratched off)  Elsewhere label indicates "Crafted in Indonesia"  I purchased new in 2009...
Show Us Your Washburn / Washburn CS-780
« Last post by dougramos on February 19, 2018, 02:30:05 PM »
Yes! This guitar is a destructive machine! Very devalued and swallowed by other more modern brands, the Washburn suffered a little with their models The new line 2017 parallaxe came with everything to reaffirm the washburn at the top.
Speaking of excellent guitar, we have the Washburn CS-780, launched in 2001 and considered one of the top of the catalog of the time. And it's no use, as it has the following specifications:
Body carved Mahogany fine shape (same as Ibanez Frank Gambale)
Maple Neck
Rosewood Scale 24 jumbo frets
Duncan Design Pickups
Floyd Rose Licensed
Groover 18: 1 Tuners
1 volume and 1 tone with push-pull

I have one in White Pearl color intact with no scratches.
It's a rare guitar with a killer sound.

The guitar is comfortable because the shape of the body is soft. U-arm brings a comfortable and fast footprint. The 5-way switch with push-pull option brings a variety of sounds.
Without a doubt a complete guitar.

Oh, and it's one of the few brands to ship their armored factory guitars.
Washburn rocks

General Discussion on Washburn Electric Guitars / Re: LT-92 for sale
« Last post by Tony Raven on February 19, 2018, 11:47:27 AM »
I suppose it's possibly the real thing, though at closest it'd be a Mundelein-modded LT-92.

But the credibility of the seller is... oh, hell, he is a total moron. ;D
Sought after Grover neck
In the photos, I can't even verify I'm seeing Grover tuners.

A dual-rail Duncan in the bridge, but I wouldn't take at face value that the others are also SD.

The serial number bothers me. Was Washburn using a Gibson-type presser in the Custom Shop?

Probably a decent guitar (Jackson-era, right?) but IMO overpriced at $650 unless in at least +95% condition (no dings at all!!), with original branded HSC, & provenance paper (at least a sales slip).
General Discussion on Washburn Electric Guitars / LT-92 for sale
« Last post by bigcity2 on February 19, 2018, 06:53:14 AM »
I'm a little suspicious about this listing....this is the second model like this that I've seen  ( 3 single coil pickups / metallic glitter finish )  I don't think this is an LT-92.... might be a one off?

General Discussion / Re: Old catalog's
« Last post by Tony Raven on February 18, 2018, 05:10:48 PM »
The official collection (most years 1990 through 2016) still seem to be available --

I've gotten some key info from VintAxe. Some of their PDFs require a paid subscription, though. Their Washburn selection (though spotty) has a 1978, & seven entries from the 1980s --
I sold a couple of Washburn catalogs to them years ago, & have bought a couple of items for other brands -- not cheap, but invaluable.
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