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UK Washburn Lovers Unite / N4 Padauk For Sale *SOLD*
« on: October 22, 2009, 03:21:49 PM »
Hey N4ESA! I got the strat yesterday...a lovely 1977 USA Strat....I took it to my guitar tech Mark Pressling....He is the head luthier guy at Fender Europe.

He checked it out and discovered that the neck was badly twisted....I then went sraight back to the guy and got my money back :)

I'll probably get a slightly newer one....a good one though I quite like Strat Plus's or fat strats...we'll see.

I really want a Malmsteen, Clapton or a John Mayer Strat...I'll hold out or something great! No use getting rid of a good N4 to get a Strat thats not too good :)

So dude, where are you based? I'm in West London.

Speak soon

D

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UK Washburn Lovers Unite / N4 Padauk For Sale *SOLD*
« on: October 22, 2009, 09:57:30 AM »
I know what you mean....the difference in age between the neck and the body is 6 or 7 years...
Maybe the neck broke??? Maybe the guy dropped it??? Who knows, I just went by what the guy told me...

Congrats once again on building the Padauk, it looks great!

Where are you based? Maybe you could build one for me :)


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UK Washburn Lovers Unite / N4 Padauk For Sale *SOLD*
« on: October 22, 2009, 06:48:43 AM »
I bought the guitar in Texas...Manny's music in New York told me that Padauk Necks were bad...they warp or something...

I too love the N4 but I don't like it when people assume that mine wasn't real Padauk and assume it's a stained model. The neck was stained and that's about it.

Did you build that N4 yourself N4ESA_UK? Looks really nice! I'm liking the gold hardware...Is it the angle of your photo, or is your low E string really far from the edge of the fretboard....or is the action high??? hard to tell




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UK Washburn Lovers Unite / N4 Padauk For Sale *SOLD*
« on: October 22, 2009, 03:23:59 AM »
That's you preference, but don't forgot the new ones are a horrible colour, all bright red...mine was 16 years old and was much darker in colour than when new.

I was told that Padauk necks were bad by a Washburn Dealer in New York....Manny's Music to be precise. I guess that's why the neck was changed to a stained one....who knows???

Anyone else got a Davies N4 on here???

N4 Davies
Musicman Sub1
Mesa Boogie F-50
Roland JC-50

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UK Washburn Lovers Unite / N4 Padauk For Sale *SOLD*
« on: October 21, 2009, 04:08:42 AM »
I was talking about the original run of Padauks!

They were only made in 1993 and 1994. The ones you have are the newer ones.Plus it is real Padauk as only Padauk weighs as much as mine does!

The serial on the neck is 00003013, no typo!

Look I aint gonna argue with u lot anymore, I've been a Nuno fan since I was a kid and I know my stuff. Met the guy, he signed my other N4, etc.

By the way, I sold my padauk (REAL PADAUK, and not the horrible newer ones) for $1100 - so much for that $500 aye....

N4 Old
N4 Padauk
Mesa Boogie F-50
Roland JC-50

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UK Washburn Lovers Unite / N4 Padauk For Sale *SOLD*
« on: October 20, 2009, 02:16:22 PM »
Also....Padauks were only made in '93-'94 according to the washburn archives...
Stained models were made thereafter...mine is an original :)

N4 Old
N4 Padauk
Mesa Boogie F-50
Roland JC-50

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UK Washburn Lovers Unite / N4 Padauk For Sale *SOLD*
« on: October 20, 2009, 02:14:19 PM »
the serial number is 00003010....year 2000 neck???

It is genuine Padauk and not stained...Only the actual Padauk guitars get darker with age and look this good...plus it weighs a ton! :)

N4 Old
N4 Padauk
Mesa Boogie F-50
Roland JC-50

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UK Washburn Lovers Unite / N4 Padauk For Sale *SOLD*
« on: October 20, 2009, 09:26:46 AM »
Unfortunately, that shop is no longer there. The only guitar shop in the area is Peter Cooks Guitar World....It's a bloody good shop!
I lived in Hanwell for over 20 years and am now just up the road in West Ealing :)


N4 Old
N4 Padauk
Mesa Boogie F-50
Roland JC-50

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UK Washburn Lovers Unite / N4 Padauk For Sale *SOLD*
« on: October 20, 2009, 07:48:14 AM »
Oh well....I'll see how it goes.

Personally I hate Ebay and the charges to post adverts...I know they gotta make money...I've put in on gumtree and the preloved website...so I'll see how it goes...

I just really want a strat or something different as I have my other N4 that I use 99.9% of the time and it's nicely worn in and looks mega old :o) Doesn't look far off Nuno's N4 to be honest and no it's not one of those factory reliced versions....personally I think they are horrible...

Cheers Cornish, I'll see how it goes anyway :o)

N4 Old
N4 Padauk
Mesa Boogie F-50
Roland JC-50

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UK Washburn Lovers Unite / N4 Padauk For Sale *SOLD*
« on: October 20, 2009, 02:05:13 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by Junior88

whats the serial number?

The small, but mighty collection:
Washburn N2, Barracuda Strat Copy, Art & Lutherie Acoustic, Greg Bennet D-5 Acoustic,Rover RM-50B Mandolin




Is there a serial number anywhere on the body?
Seeing as the neck was replaced, the serial number on the back of the headstock would be newer...

Any ideas???

N4 Old
N4 Padauk
Mesa Boogie F-50
Roland JC-50

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UK Washburn Lovers Unite / N4 Padauk For Sale *SOLD*
« on: October 19, 2009, 03:06:31 PM »
*BUMP*

N4 Old
N4 Padauk
Mesa Boogie F-50
Roland JC-50

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UK Washburn Lovers Unite / N4 Padauk For Sale *SOLD*
« on: October 19, 2009, 09:01:27 AM »
Ah, I didn't realise that they were back in production now...

Well it's worth far more than $500 I think as it's an old one :o)

Thanks for that though, I had no idea that Washburn were making the Padauk again....those stained models are bloody awfull!!! hahaha

I already have an old N4 (Natural) from 1994-1995...I think anyway, I'll have to look at the serial number...and it's aged nicely and naturally :o)

N4 Old
N4 Padauk
Mesa Boogie F-50
Roland JC-50

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UK Washburn Lovers Unite / N4 Padauk For Sale *SOLD*
« on: October 19, 2009, 08:46:59 AM »
Bluebuddha are you sure??? I thought that only the stained models were being made still and not from actual Padauk wood....Padauk is an endangered wood is it not???

Cornishboy, I got the guitar with this pickup configuration and it sounds great....It's very heavy (due to the Padauk of course)...

Original case and still got that lifetime warranty card :o)

N4 Old
N4 Padauk
Mesa Boogie F-50
Roland JC-50

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UK Washburn Lovers Unite / N4 Padauk For Sale *SOLD*
« on: October 19, 2009, 08:13:26 AM »
Hey guys!

First of all I would like to say hello to all the fellow UK members and secondly to show off my N4 Padauk which I have up for sale.

I am selling because I want a Strat (a good one) and I would be open to swaps for a good strat or anything else of equal value.

I'm open to offers as I'm not sure how much it is worth, but I do know that is is worth quite a bit and is a collectors item as these aren't made anymore...

My N4 Padauk is actually Padauk and not the horrible stained model...
The neck is Stained however as the Padauk necks aren't that great.

As you'll see, the grain is beautiful...

Recent re-fret and set-up from Mark Pressling over @ Fender Europe.











N4 Old
N4 Padauk
Mesa Boogie F-50
Roland JC-50

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