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Title: Unknown Model of Washburn Mercury
Post by: Autumnixir on February 05, 2018, 09:28:49 AM
I was looking to buy a guitar online and a listing of a Washburn caught my eye:

"bought in 1997 Washburn Mercury

double humbucker
Floydrose
Rosewood neck
lock system"

Behind the neck, below the logo, there is a number: 7060027

Can you help me identify what model this guitar is, or is it a real Washburn?

If you like doing detective stuff I would appriciate your help.

What I came up with so far:
Either the first 2 digits, or the first digit, are typically used to identify the year of manufacture.

For example, 8901827 indicate the instrument was made in 1989, 1988, or 1998. You can confirm the year of manufacture by visiting our guitar archives reference pricelists/ catalogs.

Instruments with serial numbers that have 5 or more characters are from the late 1980's-2000's

-Which means the guitar was made in 1997 or 1987. It can't be 1970 because there are more than 5 digits which means "1980's-2000's".

That's all I got. Would appriciate your help.

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Title: Re: Unknown Model of Washburn Mercury
Post by: Tony Raven on February 09, 2018, 01:53:05 AM
Yah, what he said, mostly. ;D

I'd put valuation a little bit higher, like up to $200... except for the fact that (1) black usually drags it down & (2) the Rose looks like it needs maintenance & maybe overhaul, which too few players learn.

Anyway, certainly not a bad guitar, & has a little cachet in some regions where everyone's a shredder. 8)