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I have a Lyon by Washburn I just got that has an on board tone bank. I'm starting to have some fun with this thing and would like to find out more. Anybody have or know where to find a manual? I read a little about where they might have started being built in 2006, but only for a few years...
So in the end I bought a floyd bar one week ago and it works fine... concerning the original bar, I'll try to clean it up inside the collar and see if it works sooner or later...
Classical Series / Re: 2 Classical Washburns
« Last post by ship of fools on October 22, 2017, 09:54:57 AM »
General Discussion on Washburn Electric Guitars / Re: Fret Size on a Washburn N2
« Last post by THRobinson on October 21, 2017, 03:38:31 PM »
Yes, but as you said "an answer"... singular... if I had 5 people all saying the same thing, I'd consider it correct and go with it... but only 1 response with info that didn't match my findings, leaves it open to debate.

If you're looking for information online and assume that the first response is always correct, you're gonna have some troubles. I'm on a few car forums as well, and a lot of people on those forums sounding off with incorrect information.

Ended up using my measurements and actually ordered them today from Philadelphia Luthier, Jescar Nickel Silver Fretwire FW47104 with a 12" radius. Kinda sucks, 25 frets to replace 1 single fret. But, at least I'm ordering a bunch of other stuff as well, else the cost would be more than doubled adding shipping and exchange to Canada, and possible import/duty.

Ah well, I was looking at GuitarFetish and a few cheap unfinished necks... may grab one and use the extra frets to try fretting a full neck.
Classical Series / 2 Classical Washburns
« Last post by bigcity2 on October 21, 2017, 03:33:39 PM »
2 from the archives:

General Discussion on Washburn Electric Guitars / Re: Fret Size on a Washburn N2
« Last post by Tony Raven on October 21, 2017, 03:24:50 PM »
You asked a question, an answer was offered, you disagreed, you answered the question yourself to your satisfaction.

Kinda "case closed" there. ;)

Aside from that, it's clearthat there's less than a half-dozen of us around here who scan most/all of the forums. The rest are very specialized (like Nuno fans). Once we lose interest, it can't help but go dim.
General Discussion / Re: Can there be a sub-forum for the Chicago/KC series?
« Last post by Tony Raven on October 21, 2017, 03:21:48 PM »
Such things don't move too quickly around here. In particular, much of the board is geared for curent-production models -- & by "current" I mean "ten years ago." ???

Suggestion: go to the ELectric Guitars forum & start a thread or more. Get at least 15 owner/players to contribute regularly. (In business, we call that "proof of concept.) THEN ask about creating another subforum.
General Discussion / Re: Some Washburn history presented by Washburn, itself!
« Last post by Tony Raven on October 21, 2017, 03:16:48 PM »
Well... nah. ;) The video still maintains all sorts of myth. For instance, the usual "140-year tradition" nonsense, even though there were ZERO "Washburn" instruments made between ~1942 & 1974 or thereabouts. It even skims right past the founding partnership: Lyon was the business side, Healy the instrument side; it was only after the former retired that the latter expanded L&H significantly.

And there were TWO fires, one being that which gutted downtown Chicago.

The modern Washburn Guitars can barely keep up with ITS OWN build records from RECENT years. :o SInce Schlacher left, some have noted a distinct decline in Customer Service depth; they might be happy to read off the "140 years" propaganda, but I doubt anyone's been schooled in the actual history... or could even be bothered to check Wikipedia.
Vintage and Rare Washburns / spotted: Beckmen "Washburn"
« Last post by Tony Raven on October 21, 2017, 03:01:09 PM »
I'm not saying that the Beckmen inports are particularly great guitars, especially the lower-number models... BUT you don't see many on the market, & they're of interest to serious fans of Washburn Guitars.

This seems to be a 260. It's up to $52, s/h will be ~$50, there's a bit more than three days left for bids.

Yes ok I understand now , that makes sense, and i thank him for the info!
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