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Washburn Electric Guitars Forums => X Series => Topic started by: Tony Raven on December 28, 2017, 10:47:06 AM

Title: random questions: X-30 & X-29
Post by: Tony Raven on December 28, 2017, 10:47:06 AM
I have an X-33 (s-s-s, vibrato), & have considered getting a companion X-30 (h-h, stoptail). Scanning through BlueBook Online, I just now noticed that the X-30 has a five-stop blade switch rather than the usual thre-way toggle. Does anyone know how this is wired up?

I've been offered a good deal on an X-29. Never heard of such a beast, & BlueBook is no help. In photos it looks like an X-30. A Guitar Center run, maybe?
Title: Re: random questions: X-30 & X-29
Post by: psp742 on January 01, 2018, 09:33:40 AM
Hello,  your guess is as good as mine, Washburn has poor reputation of keeping records of the different variations guitars they make..  did you write Washburn and inquire about the X-30.  I have a X-33 too made in Korea..  the original owner I bought it from had the black Korean made and tobaccoburst Indonesian made..  he said he preferred that to the Korean because the neck were slight different feel.
Title: Re: random questions: X-30 & X-29
Post by: Tony Raven on January 29, 2018, 12:54:42 AM
About the X-33. I've guessed that those with the "X" inlay were an earlier MIK version, & those without a later MII version.

Either way, probably Cort manufacture, but I suspect their Indonesia facility had initial "teething" problems (much like the early Mexico Fenders) so I wouldn't be surprised at variations & irregularities.