Washburn made most of the vintage bass, electric and acoustic guitar in Japan and Korea (Samick which started a factory in Indonesia en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samick
) with custom shop in USA.. I am merely speculating about Washburn operation... to avoid being label as foreign-made guitar
the country of manufacture
, model name
and serial number
were printed on paper (which in time the paper fell off), while in some of their other guitars had the information printed on the guitar itself.
I own 2 Maverick BTM mini electric guitars, the red (rare mint) Grover Rotomatic tuners, with info on paper, and blue (used) trapezoid tuners... missing all the paper stickers.