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Hollowbody & Jazz Series / Re: Washburn J6 in red finish-does it exist ?
« Last post by larryl on Today at 12:59:29 PM »
As is often the case, I did locate one that was sold several months ago,,,so they do exist !!...but possibly rare.   If anyone has one they would be interested in selling or know of one somewhere, please contact me.   Thanks !
Hollowbody & Jazz Series / Washburn J6 in red finish-does it exist ?
« Last post by larryl on Today at 11:15:02 AM »
I posted this question in another section of this forum,  but this area seems more appropriate.

It may seem odd to request a certain finish in a guitar, but I have been lusting over an L5 Wes Montgomery style guitar, and I think at some point I had seen one in a red finish, which I really like.   I just joined this forum today, but I have been playing guitar for over 55 years, owned a lot of different , but never a Washburn, but I keep reading great things about them.   Any help would be appreciated.   Thanks in advance.
Sounds odd probably to request a specific color in a guitar, but I have the lust for one of these jazz guitars, Wes Montgomery models, in a glossy red finish.   I thought I had seen one at some point somewhere, but I havent been able to locate one.   Could someone tell me if this guitar exists in this finish, and even better, if so, does anyone have one they would be interested in selling me.   Thanks...first time poster here and just joined the forum, but have been playing guitar for over 55 years.
Thanks in advance.
N Series (Nuno Bettencourt) / Re: N4 Authentic production
« Last post by RoyKam on Today at 03:27:45 AM »
Thanks for the info.
BTW - still waiting  :-\
Is it normal to wait that long?
General Discussion / Re: used Washburns on the market
« Last post by Tony Raven on April 25, 2018, 08:56:29 PM »
I stopped by MGR in hopes of spotting a particular off-brand model. No luck there, but (naturally) I had to check the Washburns. (This being MGR, remember to add $55 for s/h, with less being unusual.)

Looks like a Washie fan has left the fold. The Natick store has an interesting pair: a Dan Donegan DD-61 ($200) AND a matching WI-63 ($200).

They also have a DD-60, $160.

Though above my usual pricerange, at $540 this N-61 is something seen much less than the usual "Nuno" models, so I'd consider it a bargain for those so inclined.

A rather lovely (& obviously loved) J-9, with HSC, just $400.

You don't see many of these: an RR-150 solid-body electric-acoustic (separate piezo output), $380.

Nice chunky J-3, down to $338.

Maybe a little steep, but a well-kept G-10V (w/Wonderbar) in HSC, $330.

The next they call an "X-50 Pro." I think they're idiots.  :)  Though there certainly were a dozen (at least!) pricier variants on the X-50, I'm moderately certain none of them had either a rosewood fretboard or HeadHunter pickups. Still, $200 buys a good straight-up guitar.

Looks like the KC-70V is at a $200 plateau.

The X series was vastly underrated; I bought an X-10 for cheap & was overall quite pleased. Was it an X-11 that had the "flaming skull" graphic? In any case, a reasonable example for just $110.

X-30, $120.

If you'd like to try seven strings, this X-27 is pretty painless at $100.

A black "Pop Top" vee, $150.

Difficult to argue the simplicity of the G-1V, especially for $100.

This MG-43 is one of the few Washburn s-s-s models, basically a 24-fret Strat with Rose, $200.

In 40 years, Washburn has almost entirely avoided doing straight-out Fender clones, exceptions being rare Silverados, & the unjustly ignored Lyon Series & Shadow Series. The Shadows have been trickling in (note stock Grovers), here an hss WS-6 ($120) & an absolute bargain ivory (:o) sss WS-4 ($90). If you want a player for cheap, skip the Squires entirely.

Oh, dear, speak of the devil. The Lyon Series has been damned by name association with "Lyon by Washburn." Well, general ignorance gets a bargain: here's a black hss with skunk-stripe neck & maple fretboard (no Grovers, alas!), $80.

Speaking of Grovers, they do appear on this basic (albeit purple) MIK Mercury, $75.

The lower BT models are still not respected. This BT-2 may be developing a head split, but if I saw it I'd happily weasel them down from $70, pretending I didn't notice the tuners or the upgraded pickups... 8)

The one that tempts me tonight is a TB-100, from the VERY short-lived "Tabu" series, only $70 for HeadHunters AND black Grovers.
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Guitar Care, Repair, Modification & Lutherie / Washburn ab20 flea market project
« Last post by Acp380 on April 25, 2018, 10:37:35 AM »
Hello everyone,

  This is my first post here. A few years ago I found a couple broken guitars at a flea market for $20 a piece. One  cheap fender acoustic with the headstock broken off and this stripped down washburn ab20. I glued the headstock back on the other one and sold it for $40.last I heard it's still playing. Finally I'm ready to get this bass back playing. I'm going to keep this one. When I got it home I realized why it was stripped down. The fretboard was separated from the neck from the nut to about the 3rd or 4th fret. So the guitar needs the fretboard removed and glued back on, tuners, a bridge saddle, and all new electronics. I plan on going with artec electronics because they are affordable. Also got a saddle blank that I need to shape. I  need advice on doing this so I don't mess up the intonation. I've already removed the fretboard with a clothes iron. It went surprisingly well. But it wasn't easy. Before removing it I removed 2 frets, one on each end, in order to drill indexing holes for when I glue it back up I can use pins to align it. Once I'm sure of the repair then I'll start ordering the parts I need.

P.s. I was going to add pictures but I can't seem to figure it out.
Show Us Your Washburn / Re: My J-5, J-6, J-7, and J-600
« Last post by YerDugliness on April 25, 2018, 09:10:37 AM »
Yes! Ship is right.  That is a mighty fine collection you have there!


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Show Us Your Washburn / Re: My J-5, J-6, J-7, and J-600
« Last post by ship of fools on April 25, 2018, 08:49:56 AM »
very nice collection there
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