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Festival Series / Re: EA26 help
« Last post by Tony Raven on March 11, 2018, 12:31:42 PM »
Actually, that looks like a dreadnought case. The Festival is not a dreadnought. The guitar must bounce around a lot in there. :o
General Discussion on Washburn Electric Guitars / KC or WT wanted
« Last post by j4q0 on March 10, 2018, 10:04:51 PM »
I'm looking for a KC-100 or WT-100 model, if anyone has one that would like to part with please let me know.

Festival Series / Re: EA26 help
« Last post by chrisbcritter on March 10, 2018, 07:33:58 PM »

Festival Series / Re: EA26 help
« Last post by chrisbcritter on March 10, 2018, 07:31:23 PM »
Thank you so much for your help. I must have lucked out because it came with a really nice hard case, and there is hardly a mark on the guitar, or the case.
#2 -- two similar-looking guitars from the same brand will likely never have identical numbers. Nowadays, most s/n use half their digits to indicate approximate manufacture date, which will take a century or more to repeat. It's possible that two entirely different models (but same brand) from different factories would have the same number, but one or both would have a prefix (one or two letters) to differentiate.

#1, part 1 -- there's never been anything particularly wrong with non-US guitars. Arai (Aria) in the 1950s found that acoustic guitars built in Japan, even if top-quality, would split & warp after a few months in the United States. Arai learned how to properly cure tonewood for long-term stability, a lesson quickly picked up by Japanese manufacturers in general. Converseley, there's plenty of low-end mass-production USA garbage (Harmony, Kay, Valco, etc.).

#1, part 2 -- new factories have "teething pains" as they work the "bugs" out of supply, construction, assembly, finish, & shipping. I consider Mexico Fenders to be as good as their USA twins, but early MIM Fenders are often worse than current $300 Squiers. Early Korea guitars & early Red China guitars, much the same. The sole exception might be Indonesia, & that mostly because MII guitars are almost certainly Cort, who opened a huge factory there in the '90s.

Korea Washburn electrics ~1996-2010 are generally great guitars, & their market value seems to creep up daily.

Overall, an early-run guitar might beat the jinx & still be an incredible instrument, so it's not damning... but anyone who buys blind (without actually playing the guitar first) & pays "collectible" prices is foolish.
Guitar Care, Repair, Modification & Lutherie / Re: Where do these two wires go??
« Last post by Tony Raven on March 10, 2018, 12:17:32 PM »
In reality, YOU ripped the wires out from cranking insanely on a knob that most players rarely touch, which was so loose it would've fallen into the guitar if the knob had let go.  ::)

You say there are two wires "out of place"... you fail to mention what is each one still attached to?

In many standard three-pickup electric guitars (except the Strat), the pickups run to a switch, the switch runs to the potentiometers, the potentiometers run to the output jack. In almost all other cases, it's pickup --> pots --> switch --> jack. There are diagrammes all over the Internet. As you get no sound at all, you likely either broke the connection to the jack or the switch.

If you tore a wire out of a pickup, it may be beyond your abilities to repair.

First, check the solder lugs on the Tone pot & the switch & maybe output jack to see where there's solder that looks a little ripped up or shiny.
Festival Series / Re: EA26 help
« Last post by chrisbcritter on March 10, 2018, 11:03:27 AM »

Festival Series / Re: EA26 help
« Last post by chrisbcritter on March 09, 2018, 11:08:37 PM »
I apologize. I can't seem to figure out how to add pictures.
Guitar Care, Repair, Modification & Lutherie / Washburn A15V Wiring schematic
« Last post by db82000 on March 09, 2018, 12:36:02 PM »
I need a wiring schematic for an A15V. Has three single coils and is basically the same set up as a strat but it has a 5 way switch I am unfamiliar with and I have no idea how to wire it. A strat type 5 way wont fit in the pick guard, the screws are too far apart. Just instructions on wiring the switch would get me by.
General Discussion on Washburn Electric Guitars / unknown Washburn
« Last post by newguy69420 on March 09, 2018, 09:29:59 AM »
My first Washburn.  Pawn shop find from yesterday. 

Any idea what model this is?  I did a BUNCH of searching last night and came up with nothing.

No serial number, no place of manufacture, not scratched out, just not there at all.

Haven't taken the pickups out to see which if either is stock.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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