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Title: WI36 T-Style Information request
Post by: neonedge on October 07, 2009, 08:44:41 AM
Hi All,
     I just purchased a used Washburn WI36 Telecaster-style guitar. I had tried several other teles, including a Fender MIM, a Raven's West, and a Bill Lawrence. Strangely, the Washburn sounded more like a vintage telecaster than the other three.

Here's what I know about the guitar:
        o Grover 18:1 tuners
        o Maple Neck
        o Rosewood fretboard
        o Single 6-pole tele-like bridge pickup
        o Single lipstick neck pickup

Here's what I don't know:
        o Body woods/materials
        o Pickup manufacturer
        o everything else

I also had a philosophical problem purchasing this guitar, as it looks exactly like the Hannah Montana guitar [:)], but given the sound (and the price I got it for), I felt I had to purchase it.

Any information appreciated.

Grant M.
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Strat copy, Tele copy, Florente Copy - $290 for all
Peavey Triumph 60 - $110
POD 2.0 - $50
CrybabyFromHell - $10
Title: WI36 T-Style Information request
Post by: username on October 09, 2009, 01:19:12 PM
Here, dude - http://www.elevation-music.com/wawisoboelgu.html
about pickups - no idea, rly
Title: WI36 T-Style Information request
Post by: neonedge on October 16, 2009, 06:31:47 PM
Thanks for that. That one is slightly different - must be the 'B' designation. My doesn't have the pearloid pickguard (which I asked Washburn about, and they don't sell them). It also doesn't have a 'set neck', although it describes having one, and then says it has a bolt-on neck. Hmmm. Anyhow, the more I play this thing, the more I'm impressed. It really offers every sound you expect a tele to. Mine is some where between the standard tele cream and a TV yellow with a plain white pickguard. It looks nice with the rosewood fretboard.
Thanks for the info.
Grant M.

Grant M.
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Strat copy, Tele copy, Florente Copy - $290 for all
Peavey Triumph 60 - $110
POD 2.0 - $50
CrybabyFromHell - $10
Title: WI36 T-Style Information request
Post by: WEBgUy on October 19, 2009, 09:33:45 AM
Here is the original description from 2005:
Only the second single coil pickup guitar to join the Idol Series (The WI66PROG is the other one), the WI36 has all the twang you'll ever need. Similar to the Washburn that Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts uses.

FEATURES
Solid wood body
Gloss finish
Single cutaway
Pearloid pickguard
String thru body
Rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays
Neck radius: 10
22 frets
25.5 scale
Nut width: 1 5/8 (42mm)
Bolt on satin finish maple neck
Chrome diecast tuners
3 way toggle switch
Adjustable truss rod

PRICE/COLORS
List Price $399.90
Case GB40
List Price $39.90
Colors:Tobacco Sunburst, Black
Title: WI36 T-Style Information request
Post by: redheadrocker21 on December 31, 2009, 10:48:41 AM
hannah montanna? there is only one washburn hannah montanna guitar, so u might have gotten urself screwed [:P]
Title: WI36 T-Style Information request
Post by: Tio Kimo on December 31, 2009, 03:37:05 PM
I know a guy, accomplished banjo player, who got a WI-36 for his teen son. LOVES the guitar, althoug he did drop some new pickups in it. I've messed with it a bit. Build quality and intonation aren't a problem. Seems pretty solid.
Title: WI36 T-Style Information request
Post by: neonedge on January 23, 2010, 07:24:02 AM
No, this isn't quite the same guitar as the Hanna Montana one. The Hanna Montana one is a Lyon by Washburn, and I suspect a far lower build quality to this. This is part of the Washburn Idol series. I have since posting this found several online retail listings for it, and it appears that it's a solid basswood body, and the pickups are Washburn made. I'm very impressed with the sound of the bridge pickup - very tele-like. The neck pickup is usable, but probably should be upgraded. It's a shame they've been discontinued.

Grant M.
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Strat copy, Tele copy, Florente Copy - $290 for all
Peavey Triumph 60 - $110
POD 2.0 - $50
CrybabyFromHell - $10