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Title: Serial Number ??
Post by: izikalon on January 07, 2010, 01:23:31 PM
Hello everybody,

I have a Washburn Nuno Bettencourt Model with s/n 4070259.
In which year was it made ?
Where was it made? In USA ,Japan or Korea?

Thanks.....
Title: Serial Number ??
Post by: shaulin on January 08, 2010, 03:09:00 AM
year is usually the first two digits of the serial number
looks like yours was built in 2004
country of origin would usually be printed on the back of the headstock

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'04 Washburn X50 w/ Bareknuckle Mule & Black Dog
'04 Washburn WI64D w/ Bareknuckle Warpigs
'06 Washburn PI80 w/ Bareknuckle Warpig & Mississippi Queen P(ig)90
'07 Washburn N4
'06 Washburn X33
'98 Gibson Les Paul Studio
'08 Washburn WM526 (White)
'09 Washburn WI568
'09 Washburn WM526 (Ferrari Red)
Title: Serial Number ??
Post by: izikalon on January 08, 2010, 11:25:41 AM
Thank you for trying, but this guitar is probably from the 90'.
She was closed in the gig bag for at least Ten years......
Title: Serial Number ??
Post by: Cornish Boy on January 08, 2010, 12:41:15 PM
Hi izikalon, reckon your Nuno is a 94 model, if it's a USA model the serial# plus USA will be stamped on the back of the headstock. Otherwise depending on the model N2, N3, N4 etc, it could be either Korean or Japanese built. If you put some pictures up it will help. The link below is free and reasonably easy to understand.

http://photobucket.com/
Title: Serial Number ??
Post by: izikalon on January 08, 2010, 10:00:55 PM
I found an EBAY saler that sale exactly the same N2 model (see the link below).His serial No. #3061432 and it's from 1993,so I guess mine is indeed from 1994. but,I can't find anyware the country built....


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&Item=290388730986&Category=33048&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26its%3DI%26otn%3D2
Title: Serial Number ??
Post by: Cornish Boy on January 09, 2010, 03:48:01 AM
Hi again izikalon, if there's nothing on the back of the headstock it's made in Korea. There are a few that were made in China, but yours is too early for that. So I'd say definately Korean.
Title: Serial Number ??
Post by: chandi on May 29, 2010, 11:36:16 PM
Hello everybody,

I have a Washburn Nuno Bettencourt Model N2 with s/n 1060622, have a neck plate
In which year was it made ?
Where was it made?

Thanks!
Title: Serial Number ??
Post by: vheissu on May 30, 2010, 09:40:59 AM
Most likely an '01 make. Probably chinese, although i'm not 100% on that, someone else should be along soon enough to help you out.
Title: Serial Number ??
Post by: Junior88 on June 03, 2010, 08:38:02 AM
Sorry Ben. It would be a '91. You know for sure because of the neck plate or the extra tone nob. If it was an '01, the serial number would be 01xxxxx
[:)]
Washburn N2, Washburn F10S
I've got some other stuff too.. Everything from guitars to a Balalaika.
Title: Serial Number ??
Post by: gerardo_v8 on July 20, 2010, 11:47:31 AM
Hi!!! I m Gerardo From Argentina.
I have a Washburn Nuno Bettencourt Model (N2) with s/n 05036506
In which year was it made ?
Is USA ,Japan or Korea?

Thanks!!!!!!!!
Title: Serial Number ??
Post by: Cornish Boy on July 20, 2010, 05:49:51 PM
Made in 2005, if the fret markers are central it's Korean built, if they're to one side of the fretboard, Chinese.

Title: Serial Number ??
Post by: chandi on July 22, 2010, 09:21:00 AM
Hello everybody again,

I have a new Washburn Nuno Bettencourt Model N2, has a plate in the back of the body with s/n 3080988 and one knob.
In which year was it made ?
Where was it made?


Thanks once again for your help!

Title: Serial Number ??
Post by: radenshirinji on July 22, 2010, 11:09:16 PM
quote:
Originally posted by chandi

Hello everybody again,

I have a new Washburn Nuno Bettencourt Model N2, has a plate in the back of the body with s/n 3080988 and one knob.
In which year was it made ?
Where was it made?


Thanks once again for your help!



Thanks....



Year 2008.
Title: Serial Number ??
Post by: Junior88 on July 22, 2010, 11:40:02 PM
quote:
Originally posted by gerardo_v8

Hi!!! I m Gerardo From Argentina.
I have a Washburn Nuno Bettencourt Model (N2) with s/n 05036506
In which year was it made ?
Is USA ,Japan or Korea?

Thanks!!!!!!!!


it's an '05, from Indonesia. Just like mine [:D]

quote:
Hello everybody again,

I have a new Washburn Nuno Bettencourt Model N2, has a plate in the back of the body with s/n 3080988 and one knob.
In which year was it made ?
Where was it made?

Actually Rad, you are incorrect. It's a '93. Made in Korea.

Washburn N2, Washburn F10S
I've got some other stuff too.. Everything from guitars to a Balalaika.
Title: Serial Number ??
Post by: rbranch on September 06, 2010, 10:23:51 AM
I'm looking to trade in a Washburn electric guitar s/n is S6127558, it's black with a white line around the the body. About all I know about it is that it's made in Korea. It's excellent shape, but I have no idea what it's worth. I got it in a trade about 6 years ago or so. Can anybody tell me anything about it? Hope so, and thanks!
Title: Serial Number ??
Post by: boynamedsuse on September 06, 2010, 07:17:19 PM
quote:
Originally posted by rbranch

I'm looking to trade in a Washburn electric guitar s/n is S6127558, it's black with a white line around the the body. About all I know about it is that it's made in Korea. It's excellent shape, but I have no idea what it's worth. I got it in a trade about 6 years ago or so. Can anybody tell me anything about it? Hope so, and thanks!


You have a picture? It would help. [:)]
Title: Serial Number ??
Post by: nogin007 on September 06, 2010, 08:08:38 PM
Don't look for much as a trade in. Most shops want you to give them your guitar. You won't be offered much. It would probably be better if you sell it yourself, then buy what you want.
Title: Serial Number ??
Post by: solsortus on October 13, 2010, 10:11:29 AM
Hello all good people: Have just bought a used Nuno Bettencourt N2-NM
serialnumber 4080038.

Can someone told me about which country it could be made in.


Regards

Ole
Denmark


Title: Serial Number ??
Post by: Supreme on February 21, 2011, 02:31:15 AM
Hey guys, i have an N6 with serial number 0208001. Supposedly it's a custom shop model, can someone confirm this or give me more details about it?
Title: Serial Number ??
Post by: binder1 on February 21, 2011, 03:27:25 AM
Are you sure you have an N6?  I don't think the N6 was being made in 2002.
Title: Serial Number ??
Post by: Supreme on February 21, 2011, 03:50:51 AM
That's what i was told m8, so no I'm not entirely sure. This guitars headstock is reversed, so its facing the right way, and is equipped with 2 Seymour Duncan humbuckers. I apologize for poor picture quality, but it shows the reversed headstock, and the pickup setup. I suspect it's an N4 of some sort, but again... I was told it was an N6

http://img510.imageshack.us/i/64226009.jpg/

http://img694.imageshack.us/i/20635958.jpg/

http://img218.imageshack.us/i/82451614.jpg/
Title: Serial Number ??
Post by: marcgeminy on April 22, 2011, 01:53:26 AM
Hi Everybody!
I have a N4 with this serial number 9309051.
In wich year was made?
It was made in USA?

Thanks a lot!!
Title: Serial Number ??
Post by: ncmreynolds on April 22, 2011, 04:40:55 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Supreme
http://img510.imageshack.us/i/64226009.jpg/

http://img694.imageshack.us/i/20635958.jpg/

http://img218.imageshack.us/i/82451614.jpg/



That looks like an NX3 that somebody has upgraded to me.
Title: Serial Number ??
Post by: vindicator69 on June 14, 2011, 01:08:33 PM
My WV 546 have the Nr.0901048. I think, its from 2009. My question is: How much Custom Shop WV 546 are made? Is my guitar the nr.1048?
Title: Re: Serial Number ??
Post by: dgeMars on February 09, 2015, 10:46:36 AM
Hi Everyone.

Someone is proposing to sell me a N4 davies, but it seems to have no serial number at the back of the headstock.
The owner says to me this one was a prototype...
Does anyone has information about this?
is it possible? Do I have to run away frome this deal?

I would appreciate any help on the subject.

Thank you
Title: Re: Serial Number ??
Post by: YerDugliness on February 09, 2015, 07:53:07 PM
My WV 546 have the Nr.0901048. I think, its from 2009. My question is: How much Custom Shop WV 546 are made? Is my guitar the nr.1048?

More likely the 8th piece made on January 4, 2009. The serial numbers have some rhyme and reason to them...but I'm nowhere as knowledgable about electrics as acoustics, so hopefully someone else will chime in with the real scoop!

Cheers!

Dugly 8)
Title: Re: Serial Number ??
Post by: cmac84 on February 21, 2015, 04:10:49 PM
Hi Everyone.

Someone is proposing to sell me a N4 davies, but it seems to have no serial number at the back of the headstock.
The owner says to me this one was a prototype...
Does anyone has information about this?
is it possible? Do I have to run away frome this deal?

I would appreciate any help on the subject.

Thank you




The Ibanez JEMs and Washburn N4s are two of the most faked guitars sold on the internet as per recent reliable statistics, although I'm sure the Chibsons will catch up soon.



Title: Re: Serial Number ??
Post by: Tony Raven on February 22, 2015, 02:11:42 PM
An N4 is high-end enough that I'd demand some sort of paper trail!!

You're talking, what, $1,000+? Unless it's got a verifiable COA or the extension number so I can call the Custom Shop (or Boogie Street or Funky Munky or Stephen Davies) directly, then at the very least I'd call it "shady." Where's the receipt from when HE bought it? ...or did it just "fall off the truck"?

Barring verifiable proof, you & the seller should meet up at a quality guitar shop, & be prepared to pay a few $$ to get a pro opinion on actual value. If you offer to pay the tab, & the seller still refuses to go, then I'd guess the guitar's either counterfeit or stolen.

You could maybe even try to bribe the man himself to get some verification -- you, of course, have already looked up Stephen Davies' guitar shop...?
http://www.stephensstringedinstruments.com/ (http://www.stephensstringedinstruments.com/)

Stephen's Stringed Instruments
1733 Westlake Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98109

206-286-1443