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Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: UniqueGuitars on January 02, 2009, 04:32:09 PM
Here Is An Early 2001 - 03 WI64PL Acquired In 2007.  I Added This Intriguing Yet Eye Catching Venue Ready Beauty - To My Choice Of Unusual...But Exceptional Guitars.

With Over 40 Years Of Family Involvement In Stringed Instruments, Music & My Personal Interest In Custom Guitar Work...We Found The WI64PL Quite Nice To Play And Enjoy. 

Equipped With WB630 High Output Pickups, Buzz Feiten Tuning System, Plus The Voice Contour Control System - Tonality Is Very Distinct Allowing For A Wide Variety Of Music Styles, Genres, And Technical Players.

Boasting Nice Features Including Gold Hardware, Two Humbuckers, A Straight Neck, 22 Level Frets, 18:1 Grover Tuners, Remarkable Sound, And Excellent Stage Appeal...This Is A Super Guitar That Continues To Deliver Serious Performance.

I Would Definitely Regard This Extraordinary Axe An Amazing Candidate For Pushing The Envelope Even Further With Future Tailored Upgrades, Pickup Tone Taps, And Aesthetic Enhancements Ready To Astound Any Musician's Most Discriminating Taste.

According To Washburn...They Made Around 300 WI64PL’s For An Exclusive Dealer.  They Are Essentially The Same As The WI64...But With A Spectacular Pearloid Finish And Gold Hardware.

A Direct Email Reply Received In 2008...From Washburn Regarding The Limited Production Of This Guitar Is Kept With The WI64PL And Washburn Hard Shell Case.

~The Buzz Feiten Tuning System~  This Method Is The Precise Placement Of The Shelf String Nut Between The Top Of
The Neck - The First Fret - And The Bridge On The Guitar...Therefore Resulting In Balanced Intonation And Constant Pleasant Tones...Regardless Of The Instrument's Scale Length And Which Fret Or Note That Is Played.

A Truly Desirable Collectible In Its Right Due To the Select Number Of "PL's" That Were Produced...And Still Exist.  Surprisingly Excellent.




(http://i551.photobucket.com/albums/ii459/tvhguitars/WI64PL-1.jpg)

Do You Have An Unusual Or Unique Washburn?  Share Your Guitar With Us! 

Post Your Photos Here!  Enjoy The Forum.  TVH.
Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: BlueBuddha on January 02, 2009, 04:48:44 PM
thats a pimps guitar right there!

What do you want to do tomorrow?
Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: Cornish Boy on January 03, 2009, 08:14:51 AM
Now that is an impressive finish, not my choice but i'm glad that you've put a picture of it up. One question, how would you compare the Washburns Pearloid finish to finishes on other guitars in your collection? Taking into consideration the retail price of course.

I Roll With The Eighties And Rock With The Washburns

Coincidence?     Item number: 220338199107 On USA Ebay $450 BIN
Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: UniqueGuitars on January 03, 2009, 10:29:38 AM
Hi BlueBuddha, Chuckle this one does appear flashy in the light.

We are always looking for the unusual yet appealing instruments that side step the traditional with a creative approach.
Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: T-Bone on January 03, 2009, 03:39:47 PM
What kind of special customizing would you do?
Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: soundwoods on January 03, 2009, 06:09:50 PM

Hi, I have a Washburn EA86? I could use some
help with where I can find some info? I was told maybe form the 70’s era.
No body seems to know much about the model.
Hopefully you can help, please at your convenience.


Thanks
Boyd
Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: Cornish Boy on January 03, 2009, 06:36:21 PM
Hi Soundwoods and welcome to the forum. There's some info on>>

http://www.washburn.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13593&SearchTerms=EA36

I Roll With The Eighties And Rock With The Washburns
Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: UniqueGuitars on January 03, 2009, 08:20:45 PM
Hello Cornishboy,  We lean towards instruments with a eye grabbing finish, styling, and the appearence that stands alone from the majority. The pearloid finish was one that you dont see every day in your music store.  Alot of guitars have a nice finish...but just don't get your attention. Some instruments are attained by model, year, and price; others by finish, features, tone, and much more.  Thanks for your reply, question, and added info. Have a great day.
Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: UniqueGuitars on January 03, 2009, 08:56:43 PM
Hi T-bone, basically we would start with the appearence and study the guitar for areas that would be improved by any positive changes made.  This could be hardware, pickguard, adding to the finish, installing different pickups, frets, controls, fine tuning, etc. No two guitars or people are the same, this is what makes customizing challenging, creative, and exciting.
Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: T-Bone on January 04, 2009, 12:24:33 PM
quote:
Originally posted by UniqueGuitars

Hi T-bone, basically we would start with the appearence and study the guitar for areas that would be improved by any positive changes made.  This could be hardware, pickguard, adding to the finish, installing different pickups, frets, controls, fine tuning, etc. No two guitars or people are the same, this is what makes customizing challenging, creative, and exciting.


Yeah, I know that.  I was just wondering if you had any specific plans in mind with upgrading that guitar...just curious (tech talk). [:)]
Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: username on January 04, 2009, 01:04:30 PM
What pickups does it have? They DO differ from those on WI64DL[:)]
Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: UniqueGuitars on January 05, 2009, 10:40:06 AM
Hello Username, we have not checked on the model pickups in the WI64PL. We know that some of the WI64DL's use the WB630 pickups. We are not a fan of open faced pickups so they would prabably be swapped out in the future. Washburn or someone in the forum may be able to answer this topic for you. Thanks.

Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: UniqueGuitars on January 05, 2009, 11:26:22 AM
Hello T-bone, No immediate WI64PL plans yet.  But...if we were to start a project on this one, the pickups would be covered humbuckers of our choice, the frets would be stainless, the stock plastic nut would be replaced with more solid material, etc., the pickguard changed and redesinged, the bridge would be a roller, controls would be changed to accomodate stock or standard tone with a pushpull switch.  Maybe fresh styled inlay and a set of stainless flatwound strings...yada yada. The rest...is sheer imagination and creativity to completion.[:)]

Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: eurotrashed on January 05, 2009, 05:42:50 PM
If you get rid of the plastic nut you loose the Buzz Feiten tuning system, IIRC.

The pickups are the same as the WI64DL I believe.  I have a set of my stock pickups sitting here and there isn't any markings on them other than R on the bridge pickup and F on the neck
Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: BlueBuddha on January 05, 2009, 06:04:39 PM
gotta ask, your speaking from the point of view of 'we' ? is Unique guitars a shop or something?

What do you want to do tomorrow?
Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: UniqueGuitars on January 05, 2009, 10:24:28 PM
Hello eurotrashed, thank you for your reply.  Basically the Buzz Feiten tuning system is the precise placement between the nut and the saddle. Any nut material may be used. Buzz Feiten uses what they call a shelf nut design. Tuning & intonation is done according to specific, precise pitch offsets. Guitars with LSR, Wilkinson or Floyd Rose Nuts require modification to the fingerboard and nut screw mount holes.  Thanks. [:)]

Check Out these websites for more information and details on the Buzz Feiten tuning system:                 http://www.catalinaguitars.com/buzz_feiten.htm#toTop  Or
http://www.buzzfeiten.com  

Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: UniqueGuitars on January 05, 2009, 10:59:19 PM
Hello Blue Buddha, Yes, As indicated above, our involvement in instruments, music, and custom guitar work spans 4 decades. we would include family members with special talents that bring it all together. thank you for your question.  [:)]

Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: BlueBuddha on January 06, 2009, 06:06:11 AM
do you have a website where we could see some of customisations? they sound very interesting! have you tried using the Earvana compensated nut?

What do you want to do tomorrow?
Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: UniqueGuitars on January 09, 2009, 07:15:24 PM
Hello BlueBuddha, thank you for your question.  I do not currently maintain a website. The Earvana Compensated Nut has not been applied as of yet...but is an option of interest considered for a special future project.  Thanks. TVH
Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: rebirth on January 11, 2009, 11:25:32 AM
lol kinky lil axe strange finish for sure.
Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: UniqueGuitars on January 11, 2009, 11:48:04 AM
Hello Rebirth, I agree. The WI64PL is definitely an unusual Guitar. Thanks. TVH.
Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: Ascension on January 25, 2009, 10:58:12 PM
She is SO unusual!!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/rutledri/DSC00799.jpg)
I played it for the last 2 nights in Praise team for a Christian conference through a one off Red Fender Prosonic head that I bought from Brad Whitford. Is that combo different enough for ya? The head still has the little blue Property Of Aerosmith sticker with the bands inventory controll # on the back! Not you normal Church rig[;)]
[(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/rutledri/WhitfordProsonicFront.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/rutledri/WhitfordProsonicrear1.jpg)
Washburn USA's 1995 MG 100,102,120,122,1993 MG 104, One off Grover Jackson era Prototype ,  1999 WM4.
Carvin Customs 1989 V220R, 1990 X220C
Amps
Fender Custom Shop Prosonics
Red one off 100 watter built for Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, Black combo modded to a 1/12 and Black head
Late 80's Fender 2/12 cab.
Avatar Blond Oxblood 2/12 with GT-12 75's
Avatar Red 2/12 with Vin 30's.
Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: UniqueGuitars on January 31, 2009, 10:44:26 PM
Hello Ascension, I agree it's not the norm, but a very nice setup you have for sure.  Thanks, TVH.
Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: T-Bone on February 01, 2009, 12:38:58 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Ascension


I played it for the last 2 nights in Praise team for a Christian conference through a one off Red Fender Prosonic head that I bought from Brad Whitford. Is that combo different enough for ya? The head still has the little blue Property Of Aerosmith sticker with the bands inventory controll # on the back! Not you normal Church rig[;)


Well, I guess it depends on what you would consider to be the norm.  I wouldn't see any harm in it...just don't play any Love In An Elevator or such. LOL!  That probably wouldn't go over very well. :)
Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: Ascension on February 01, 2009, 09:59:45 PM
quote:
Well, I guess it depends on what you would consider to be the norm.  I wouldn't see any harm in it...just don't play any Love In An Elevator or such. LOL!  That probably wouldn't go over very well. :)


Funny you would use that song in particular as this head was used by Brad in the studio on that album! It is entirely possable that the song may have actually been recorded with this very same amp LOL!

Washburn USA's 1995 MG 100,102,120,122,1993 MG 104, One off Grover Jackson era Prototype ,  1999 WM4.
Carvin Customs 1989 V220R, 1990 X220C
Amps
Fender Custom Shop Prosonics
Red one off 100 watter built for Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, Black combo modded to a 1/12 and Black head
Late 80's Fender 2/12 cab.
Avatar Blond Oxblood 2/12 with GT-12 75's
Avatar Red 2/12 with Vin 30's.
Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: T-Bone on February 02, 2009, 06:08:38 PM
How ironic...that is funny. :)  How did you come across that amp?
Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: Ascension on February 02, 2009, 10:55:09 PM
Bought it on ebay from Brad!! I knew from Chris Brads guitar tec that Brad would be listing some stuff last year for sale. I was waiting for one of the Zinky amps to show up. I had no idea until the day after the auction ended what I had really bought though. Chris emailed me on some strange stuff about this one like it having no rec switch in the rear after the Amp tec checked it right before it shipped. I almst had an attack when he opened it up and told me it was a 100 watter!! I grabed the phone and called Zinky who remembered the amp well. He told me he had hand built this one for a particular unnamed artist who stiffed Fender so he just gave it to Brad. It is a true handbuilt one off.
This thing is SCARY!! Fender Blackface Twin like cleans with tons of headroom and a crunch channel that is unreal. It is just STUPID loud but also controlable and sounds incredable at very managable volume levels.
Funny thing is with all the other higher profile stuff Brad had listed it got ignored and only 3 folks bid on it. Thing is this was most likely the most tricked out piece out of the whole bunch of amps he sold and I got it for a song!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/rutledri/DSC00807.jpg)
I have given so much stuff away over the years at the Lords leading now cool stuff just finds ME! Like me walking into a Washburn dealer that caters to Bluegrass and Coutry players last week and finding the SN 002 USA Dime Stealth that was bought by them at the 2000 NAMM show!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/rutledri/My%20stuff/DSC01117.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/rutledri/My%20stuff/DSC01116.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/rutledri/My%20stuff/DSC01120.jpg)

Washburn USA's 1995 MG 100,102,120,122,1993 MG 104, One off Grover Jackson era Prototype ,  1999 WM4.
Carvin Customs 1989 V220R, 1990 X220C
Amps
Fender Custom Shop Prosonics
Red one off 100 watter built for Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, Black combo modded to a 1/12 and Black head
Late 80's Fender 2/12 cab.
Avatar Blond Oxblood 2/12 with GT-12 75's
Avatar Red 2/12 with Vin 30's.
Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: T-Bone on February 04, 2009, 01:08:24 PM
That's awesome!!  Cool story!  That amp was definitely a real find!
 
quote:
I have given so much stuff away over the years at the Lords leading now cool stuff just finds ME! Like me walking into a Washburn dealer that caters to Bluegrass and Coutry players last week and finding the SN 002 USA Dime Stealth that was bought by them at the 2000 NAMM show!


Funny how those things just seem to happen. [;)][;)][:)]
Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: shrevem on February 17, 2009, 02:29:41 PM
Hello UniqueGuitars.  I own a WI64-PL myself, and i have been looking all over the internet for info about it.  it's so weird to see a picture of one online!  would we be able to get in contact and you give me a little more information about it?  thanks!
Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: UniqueGuitars on February 21, 2009, 10:23:03 AM

Hello Shrevem, It's great to know of other owners of the WI-64PL.
Washburn...made around 300 of the WI64PL guitars for a specific dealer. They are definitely an interesting and likeable guitar with the pearloid finish and gold hardware. The specs are the same as the WI64DL.  Washburn uses the buzzfeiten tuning system.  The precise placement between the nut and the saddle. Thanks.  TVH. [:)]

Check out http://www.buzzfeiten.com or http://www.catalinaguitars.com/buzz_feiten.htm#toTop for details.
Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: sonic6 on March 26, 2009, 01:03:29 PM
Any one know how much this guitar is worth? Lostforest Wi68(http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n134/sonic6_2006/Washburns007.jpg)
Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: Tio Kimo on March 26, 2009, 01:10:24 PM
whatever someone would pay. But I'd say it has to be 700 or better.
Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: BlueBuddha on March 26, 2009, 01:15:10 PM
That is a really pretty guitar, and now I want it!

What do you want to do tomorrow?
Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: manintheburg on April 29, 2009, 12:09:41 PM
Inherited this setup.

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc67/mobronco93/100_4247.jpg)
Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: UniqueGuitars on May 02, 2009, 05:42:13 PM
Hello manintheburg, Very nice setup!...it's great to see another WI64PL.  Have a great day.  TVH.



Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: Agneta on September 07, 2009, 11:36:51 AM
Here is my N8. It is only 8 guitars in the world.
(http://[IMG]http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt264/Toste-95/Alla035.jpg)[/img]
Listening to the guitar then my husband plays. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci12koKTs2I
You can see the N8 in the background on this video.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJYrMx2BWBo
Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: darreno27 on November 03, 2010, 11:59:47 PM
Here's a modified EC36 I used to have.  I sold it to a SEC collector in Seattle sometime ago...wish I wouldn't have.  One of my most favorite and unique guitars I had.

(http://i908.photobucket.com/albums/ac287/Darreno27/Washburn%20EC36/SDC10860.jpg)

(http://i908.photobucket.com/albums/ac287/Darreno27/Washburn%20EC36/SDC10859.jpg)
Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: UniqueGuitars on December 27, 2010, 01:57:34 PM
Hello darreno27, very nice guitar...thanks for sharing one of your favorites with us.  TVH.
Title: The Washburn WI64PL - Show Us Your Unusual Guitar!
Post by: Ascension on June 17, 2011, 02:15:37 PM
Here are a couple more rather unusual guitars that I own.
1996 Washburn USA Chicago Custom A-30 there were only a small handful of the USA A-series guitars built and she is a real tone machine!!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/rutledri/DSC01521.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/rutledri/DSCF0451.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/rutledri/DSC01518.jpg)
 Some type of one off Washburn from the Grover era the SN dates it as a 94. Prototype maybe?? This one is absolutely stunning under stage lights!!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/rutledri/DSC00300.jpg)
With my 1995 MG 120 the colors on the Proto are SO vibrant!!!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v27/rutledri/DSC00302.jpg)

Washburn USA's 1995 MG 102,120,122,1993 MG 104, One off Grover Jackson era Prototype , 1996 USA A-30,
Carvin  1990 X220C
Amps
 Zinky 25 watt Blue velvet
Zinky designed Fender Custom Shop Prosonic Black combo modded to a 1/12
 Marshall JCM 900 MK III High Gain Dual Master Volume 1/12.