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Washburn Acoustic Guitars Forums => Vintage and Rare Washburns => Topic started by: modgie on November 12, 2014, 10:13:01 PM

Title: 1981 B Model Eagle
Post by: modgie on November 12, 2014, 10:13:01 PM
Hi All,

I have an original 1981 B model Eagle (Black), with the original case. Any ideas on what this guitar is worth?

Title: Re: 1981 B Model Eagle
Post by: C-RAM on November 13, 2014, 09:45:53 AM
Dependent on a number of things -

Completely original / lightly modified / modified
Like-new condition / some dings and scratches / evident wear

Collectors and players value guitars differently; in my opinion, you won't get meaningful guesstimates without detailed photos.
Title: Re: 1981 B Model Eagle
Post by: modgie on November 13, 2014, 06:59:09 PM
Thanks C-Ram,

  I should explain that  I'm not looking for an appraisal, I'm not even intersted in selling, rather I'd just like to know a ball park number/range. There is precious little online about this model of guitar- by all accounts, including Washburn USA,  they are quite rare.  I have seen the blue book value, but I have already sold several guitars listed there for well in excess of what they value them at, so I don't consider them the benchmark or final arbiter of anything.

 There's an Eagle on Ebay now (, but it's a 2008 re-issue and the seller is claiming that original models are valued at $5K or more... that's his opinion, of course.  I saw another on Ebay UK in an older listing for 700 pounds but the auction was terminated before it's ending, for whatever reason.

 A good indication of their rarity/desirability might be to ask here-How many members of this forum own this particular guitar (Washburn Model B Eagle) ?
Not Wing series guitars, just Eagles and further to that, how many black ones, as I've been led to believe that they are the rarest. Any listeners/owners care to chime in?
 Who has one-who wants one?


 Incidentally, my Eagle is probably a 8.5/10 -it still has the factory stickers on the coil split pots. Considering it's 33 years old),and if they are as rare as people keep telling me, 8.5 may be a 10.

Title: Re: 1981 B Model Eagle
Post by: carl300367 on November 15, 2014, 02:20:33 AM
ball park £500-£600

based on looking for one for 10 yrs and owning and selling various wing models