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Looks to be a Wing Series Hawk model from 1978, really nice guitars made in Japan

>Check Out

http://www.matsumoku.org/models/washburn/wing/wing.html

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Announcements & News / Re: The Washburn Guitar Collection
« on: July 02, 2018, 03:42:38 AM »
WoW  thank's Jim, next time my lady moans about me having a few Washburns I've got proof that it could be worse.

Great Guitar Collection thank's for sharing......

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Show Us Your Washburn / Re: 1979 Sunburst Bass - Help Needed
« on: June 12, 2018, 02:32:38 AM »
Looks like a Vulture Bass to me, check it out.   http://www.g3h.be/wings/

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Hollowbody & Jazz Series / Re: HB35S date and country made?
« on: March 19, 2018, 05:17:07 AM »
Hi Frank, pretty sure your HB was made in the Samick Factory in Korea in 2002. nice instruments.

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General Discussion on Washburn Electric Guitars / RIP Tom Petty
« on: October 03, 2017, 04:28:33 PM »
Sad day for me and plenty of others, another  artist I've followed for many years gone too early.................

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Show Us Your Washburn / Re: Help Identify My Washburn!
« on: June 25, 2017, 01:14:48 PM »
Hi bleeblee, bit of a guess but I favour the 1985 and built at the Kasuga plant Japan. Over the years I've had a couple of early Washies with the K prefix and they turned out to be kasuga built.

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Announcements & News / RIP Chuck Berry
« on: March 19, 2017, 02:05:41 PM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11991161

One of the all time greats,loved and respected by many including myself..................

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Hi Vince, not totally sure but I would say built 1985 kasuga plant Japan. Pretty sure I will be corrected if I'm wrong, but going by my oldies that date makes sense.

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UK Washburn Lovers Unite / Re: Washburn Wings
« on: January 13, 2017, 05:16:28 AM »
Hi Rich, the Wing series are my favourite guitars as you can probably guess by the picture. Price wise in the UK in great condition I would say £500 wouldn't be over the top for a clean Falcon model. They do come up on auction sites occasionly but to find one in good condition is a challenge. Great Sound Great Build, what more could you want in an instrument ??


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Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / 1984 Force 8 Bass
« on: December 20, 2016, 04:43:07 PM »
Hi, as the title suggests I have a nice Bass which I am thinking of selling. I also have a Scavenger Bass which has been a friend for many years, but I've reached a point where I have a collection of nice guitars that are no longer played, mostly Washburns with the occasional Fender thrown in. If I do put them up for sale it would be nice to have a guesstimate of value from a player. PS I'm in the UK.


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Hi again, everything about this one is unusual and I'm sure the bridge was factory fitted as the strip down proved, no extra holes for the harmonic lock bridge. Also pure Yamaki wiring and no pull split coils fitted. The headstock has the MOP inlay which again I have yet to see annother like it. The guy I purchased it from insists he bought it in the States in late 1979 as a prototype for the HB35 series. I obviously asked if he had any receipts, but all he could tell me was that at the time he was looking at buying a 335 model by Epiphone or Gibson and the shop owner showed him the Washburn, and he fell in love with it. He also saved himself a good few bucks in the process. I have the original case which is bomb proof and deffo period related, cases now are flimsy by comparison. The wooden scratch plate is also a giveaway, never seen one before on a 335, washburn used plastic on production models. All in all a mystery build, but the quality shines through as with all MIJ guitars, and the wiring and pups are Yamaki grey with PAF Goto pups which a lot of early Ibanez's and Epiphones made in Japan were fitted with. Still produces a beautiful sound but the frets are in need of attention now 'cos this has been played " A Lot " .......
I've got quite a few Washburns Just sold an N4 and an N3, I just love the brand they have produced some great guitars over the years and although I'm retired now it's still my pleasure to play them when I have the time.       Cheers.

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Hi yep, i picked up a beauty some time ago in the UK. Goto pups String through  with a Leo Quan Bad Ass Bridge factory fitted. Looks to be an early one off or proto, no serial anywhere on this one, and I've never seen the dark stain colour on annother guitar.





Got a couple of Early Wings which I have picked up on the way, but these are a lot harder to come by in the UK.


Japanese Quality for these early guitars takes some beating, it's no wonder they command high prices......


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UK Washburn Lovers Unite / Selling Washburn Telecaster On Ebay
« on: June 24, 2016, 06:38:27 AM »
Hi all, just a heads up for players and collectors alike. Great condition, good sounds plus case.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191901835435?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1586.l2649

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General Discussion on Washburn Electric Guitars / Re: EC29 wanted
« on: May 11, 2016, 04:14:51 AM »
There's a Black EC29 on UK ebay at the mo, if the colour isn't everything.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Washburn-EC-29-Vintage-Guitar-/331847325147?hash=item4d43a455db:g:NsMAAOSwhRxXKQpg

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