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Show Us Your Washburn => Show Us Your Washburn => Topic started by: LaBoscoII on May 11, 2015, 03:29:59 PM

Title: What do I have?
Post by: LaBoscoII on May 11, 2015, 03:29:59 PM
I took this nice looking Washburn in and not really sure what I have. Serial number looks to make it a 1995 but beyond that, not really sure.

(http://www.laboscojewelrycastle.com/images/ebay/glitter/1.JPG)
(http://www.laboscojewelrycastle.com/images/ebay/glitter/2.JPG)
(http://www.laboscojewelrycastle.com/images/ebay/glitter/13.JPG)
Title: Re: What do I have?
Post by: Cornish Boy on May 12, 2015, 03:54:29 AM
Hi Labosco11, and welcome to the forum. I've seen a couple of these pass through in different sparkle finishes, with two or three pups. I have put a link to the Vintage Washy site which shows the basic Custom Shop builds available in 1994-5, yours would appear to be a variation or special order of the LT series. I'm sure someone will come along with more info, just be patient as it gets a little slow here at the mo.

http://www.vintagewashburn.com/Images/Legacy%20Series/Washburn%201993%20Custom%20Shop%20-%2007%20-%20LT82,%20LT92%20%28Laredo%20Series%29.JPG

Nice guitar, I have the Korean made version of the model and it's a great sounding well made instrument.

(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn153/46traveller/WT522.jpg) (http://s303.photobucket.com/user/46traveller/media/WT522.jpg.html)
Title: Re: What do I have?
Post by: LaBoscoII on May 13, 2015, 10:27:38 AM
No worries! Thanks for taking the time to check out my guitar.
Title: Re: What do I have?
Post by: Tony Raven on May 16, 2015, 12:05:38 PM
LaBoscoII: does it say "made in U.S.A." beneath the "Washburn"? The photo's a little too grainy to tell.

I do NOT think it's an LT. But aside from shape of the headstock & body, it's distinctive: offset dots, pinwheel trussrod (with drill-&-fill rout), s-s-s, "reverse" control plate, no pickguard, bound top. If I spotted this, I'd immediately guess it as Jackson-era. If it had an "offset double-cutaway body" -- Strat-like, that is -- I'd happily say it's a first-series Mercury MG-something. The similarities to this MG-102 are clear --
http://www.elderly.com/items/30U-10327.htm (http://www.elderly.com/items/30U-10327.htm)

Something to run past Customer Service, I guess!! I'd be really interested in any further info you find on it (like the maker of the pickups), & what you get for it.
Title: Re: What do I have?
Post by: LaBoscoII on May 27, 2015, 09:47:11 AM
Thanks for checking out my guitar. It does say "Made In The USA" on the headstock. I've since found a couple more listed online but still not 100% on what I have.

https://reverb.com/item/738269-washburn-laredo-blue-sparkle (https://reverb.com/item/738269-washburn-laredo-blue-sparkle)
http://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/can-you-identify-this-guitar.897712/ (http://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/can-you-identify-this-guitar.897712/)
Title: Re: What do I have?
Post by: Tony Raven on May 29, 2015, 05:40:01 PM
A big problem in researching this sort of guitar is that USA-made units could (by any sane standard) be considered "custom shop," even if not actually from the, well, Custom Shop. How few would it take to make it a "custom" model-- 1,000? 100? 10? And then there's small special-order runs for Guitar Center, Boogie Street, Funky Munky, etc. So, some really cool stuff was never in any sort of catalogue.

In an older thread, there's reference to "an LT-92 in seafoam sparkle," but specifies it's s-s-s...which disagrees with both Blue Book AND Vintage Washburn.
http://forums.washburn.com/index.php?topic=12032.0 (http://forums.washburn.com/index.php?topic=12032.0)
The Laredo/Legacy/Silverado/Classic "series" was such a mess of Strat/Tele "tribute" models; I wouldn't be surprised to find that Washburn reused model names/numbers, thus confusing things further.

Well, heck: still a VERY unique guitar, & I'd guess its MSRP when new at $800-$1,200.
Title: Re: What do I have?
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