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Vintage and Rare Washburns / 1989 G8-V, custom? One-off?
« Last post by RiverDog on December 21, 2017, 07:55:52 PM »
I recently picked up my first Washburn electric and after doing some research, I think it might be a custom or one-off model. I'm hoping to find some 80s Washburn shred guitar experts to help me figure out what I have. The guitar is a MIJ 1989 Washburn G8-V, which appears to be somewhat rare as far as I can tell. Of course the fact that it's 28 years old doesn't help. There is a limited number of G8-V guitars out there but take a close look at the inlays on every G8-V you can find on the web, or the examples I've attached for reference (below), and then take a close look at the one I bought. Every G8-V I can find online has thinner V (or "check" or "boomerang") inlays on the fretboard:

Now check out the thickness of the inlays on this thing. Sorry about the crappy indoor pic. I blew out the exposure so all the dark bits could be easier to see. Anyone know why this one looks different?

General Discussion / Re: How to post a picture. This is how. This gets asked a lot.
« Last post by Dzigi on December 21, 2017, 07:34:46 AM »
Just ran into this on one of the car forums I visit. These extensions will help you see pictures hosted by Photobucket posted here.

Extension to fix the hot-linking issue in Photobucket. If it's not working for you, clear cache or do a full refresh of the page. The extension doesn't access to your data or passwords on the websites. It needs the permissions to access the urls to detect Photobucket links and fix the request to keep the images working as before.

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Guitar Care, Repair, Modification & Lutherie / Washburn WD7S Bridge Pins/Saddle/Nut
« Last post by DV on December 20, 2017, 05:36:51 PM »
        Hello there!

        First post here in the Washburn forums... just going to start by saying I have had my Washburn WD7S for almost a year now, bought 02/01/17 and I'm really enjoying it! Looking to start upgrading it a little bit however and wondering about measurements for the following so I can get these parts in and installed!

      Bridge Pins

      Thanks for your help!
Show Us Your Washburn / Re: Help Identifying my guitar
« Last post by Tony Raven on December 20, 2017, 02:29:39 AM »
Oh, yah. The industry has got so loose with these dates that it's often beneficial to recall it is often more an estimate rather than some sort of "day of birth" or something.

Companies regular confuse "year of manufacture," initial ship date from factory, appearance in catalogue/pricelist, appearance at retail shops. Then the fans & BlueBooks of the world get involved & muddy things up more. ::)

So, it is quite possible a given guitar might be off by a year, depending on who's looking at which number.

(And I have my suspicions that some serial numbers in the late '90s were applied stateside when the guitars arrived without factory numbers. That would explain how the s/n on my BT-3 & BT-6 cannot in any way be interpreted to indicate date.)
General Discussion / Re: used Washburns on the market
« Last post by Tony Raven on December 20, 2017, 02:13:08 AM »
Some scraps to clear the browser..

Neck from an SBT-21, $30 + $20.

The black BT-3 is likely THE MOST overlooked Washie, generally not garnering even the respect given the BT-2. :o There's three here under $130 delivered!! Today's cheapest, $115 all-in:

Even if this WERE an "X Series" (almost always code for "X-10 but we're terrible at research" ::)) it'd be a bargain at $80.

At least they call this one a "Billyt" (almost got the typography right!!), if you've done your homework you'll know a  BT with Rose is AT LEAST a v.1 BT-6; factor in h-h & bound top, & it'd be a BT-10, MSRP $899.90, one of the priciest to come from Korea, yours for $200.
Bump for the topic..  Does the addition of the measurements provide any clues as to the identity?  I found embedded in a book preview in Google Books a chart indicating this size was #4, or Grand Auditorium.  Does that track with any references others may have?
Show Us Your Washburn / Re: Help Identifying my guitar
« Last post by YerDugliness on December 19, 2017, 08:24:57 AM »
Hey, Tony, here's another perfect example of how the production date codes in the serial numbers must represent the date of shipping to a dealer and not the date of manufacture. Bluebook says it was made only up until 2010...and yet the serial number definitely seems to indicate it's a 2011 model. The info fits...produced in 2010 and not sent out for sale until 2011, when the label inside the body of the guitar would have been printed and affixed into the guitar.


Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: 1979 Washburn Prairie Song Custom D66SW for sale
« Last post by guittargasm on December 18, 2017, 05:38:11 PM »
Hi; if you still have the guitar, or can put me in touch with who does, please contact me at 470-755-8770, Michael, thanks very much!
Show Us Your Washburn / Re: Help Identifying my guitar
« Last post by Tony Raven on December 17, 2017, 03:02:04 AM »
Per BlueBook, the EA16 was in two versions.

  • - single smooth cutaway thin unbound body, maple top/back/sides, 14/20-fret bound rosewood fingerboard, matching headstock with three-per-side chrome tuners, rosewood Butterfly bridge, B-Band electronics, available in Metallic Blue, Metallic Cherry, Pearl Black, or Pearl White finish, mfg. 2001-04.
  • - single smooth cutaway thin bound body, spruce top mahogany back and sides, mahogany neck, 14/20-fret bound rosewood fingerboard, three-per-side chrome tuners, rosewood Butterfly bridge, B-Band/WT-82 electronics, available in Metallic Blue (2005-08), Natural, Pearl Black, or Tobacco Sunburst finish, mfg. 2005-2010.
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