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Title: is this worth $100 (stupid question)
Post by: jonyrotten on May 01, 2018, 05:51:45 PM
don't even pay any attention to the subject, just look at this warped ass looking guitar.  for some reason i think this looks so f***ing cool, and i dont' even know why.  i'm a big washy fan as you may know, so this has to, it just has to be worth $100, right?  i'm not familiar with this model at all, so....

i do see it's got a les paul style tail and bridge, which i can get my head around.  anyone have any experience with these demons?

Title: Re: is this worth $100 (stupid question)
Post by: psp742 on May 01, 2018, 06:26:31 PM

its a Washburn 'Maverick series' model: BT-2, it has Tune-o-matic bridge, Humbucker Humbucker, 3-way switch, made in Indonesia by Samick..  price range from $50 to $125 depending on condition and/or desireable color.

maybe you can ask for better price $75 to $80
Title: Re: is this worth $100 (stupid question)
Post by: jonyrotten on May 02, 2018, 02:38:16 AM
too late, i already bought it.  i have a terrilbe habit of asking questions then just doing s**t.  i was bored so i gave him 100 bucks for it.  baby ended up getting some maverick for $60 because it's purple, so that's 2 new ones.  no idea what she bought, that's her problem.  i'll post some pics when i get a chance

it has Tune-o-matic bridge

i've had a little experience with those tails.  another ladder pic hehehehe

Title: Re: is this worth $100 (stupid question)
Post by: Tony Raven on May 03, 2018, 02:58:10 AM
Yah, one of my favorite Washburn series. :) I started a long thread about the Mavericks:,24556.0.html (,24556.0.html)

It was previously the BillyT line, & here's why:,24572.0.html (,24572.0.html)

Most models from BT-2 to BT-10 had a mahogany body. The scale is 24.75", so bending is wildly easy if you're more a Strat guy. ;) Almost all had stock Grover tuners (14:1). All in all, it's sorta like an SG but with a properly contoured body, especially the stoptail BT-2; in fact, I saw one with an aftermarket Bigsby. My experience thus far is that fit-&-finish of the BTs is at least Very Good, & no sharp frets. FWIW, I've got no complaints about the basic Washburn pickups from that era.

The cherryburst on the BT-2 varies wildly. On some it's quite pretty; others have earned the name "clown paint" because it's just garish yellow surrounded by garish red. It might be the most-common color on that model, too.

I'd argue it's the most undervalued Washburn series. If I was just going to go by Blue Book valuation, I'd put a clean BT-2 at $150-$200. However, right now you can probably walk into a Guitar Center or Music-Go-Round & spot one for $100 or less.

So, if you want to back up your LP with a great little axe, one that'll likely not LOSE value even if you put some miles on it, then $100 is very decent.
Title: Re: is this worth $100 (stupid question)
Post by: Cofaler on July 05, 2018, 03:51:35 PM
I paid $70 for a BT-3 in black in a Denver area pawn shop a few months ago, very plain and a little rough, but everything works as it should. I paid $100 for a black BT-2 'PRO' series in another Denver area pawn shop that is very clean and has a very nice flame maple neck. Everything works on that one as well and it looks like its barely been played. Not sure what you get with the 'PRO' series moniker, it's stamped on the neck plate. Both have the Grover tuners, so I guess that is worth something.
Title: Re: is this worth $100 (stupid question)
Post by: Tony Raven on July 07, 2018, 11:42:20 AM
Like "Special Edition," "Pro" is nothing but a marketing gimmick. Moreso when it's stamped on a neckplate that's easily removed & maybe could be placed on a non-Pro model to jack up the price. :o

The BT-3 is interesting, being essentially a Strat with a shorter Gibson-length scale. In four decades, Washburn has produced very few s-s-s models at all (fewer than 20).

Aside from the CSB, it was available in black, Ivory (white), red, & Tiffany Blue. The BT-3 was offered 1997 ($333.90) & 1998 ($349.90); the blue & CSB were only available 1998. I see more black than anything; very few red, only a handful of blue.
Title: Re: is this worth $100 (stupid question)
Post by: Pickoflife on July 30, 2018, 05:26:17 PM
I wouldn't mind paying even a tad bit more than a $100  ( this one. For some reason, Washburn guitars (Most quality guitars ( when they get a little used sound even better.
Title: Re: is this worth $100 (stupid question)
Post by: Thalia on August 05, 2018, 09:03:19 PM
It's not a Les Paul but they it looks is really cool which make me appraise to $100-150 in retail.  8)