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New to Washburn, Basses, and this forum
« on: January 23, 2018, 02:11:54 AM »
I just came across a black AB-20, white trim, and rosewood fingerboard. Serial #1990111507
I'm thinking this was made in 1990. Is this right? It has the Equis 300 equalizer, and has a great voice.
Easy to play looks good, from the front, and easy on the wallet.
When you turn it over, you see the issues. It looks like the p.o. tried to use it to hammer nails and chop wood.
The amp plug was held in place with a car fender washer and black tape. One of the sound board braces is loose one one end.
Then there are cracks and holes in the lower bout and bottom edge.
I may be crazy, but the repairs is part of the reason I wanted this instrument. Luthiers are becoming fewer and further between.
Besides, as much abuse as this one has been through, it needs a lot of TLC beause it's still singing.
May have to personalize it with some carving.
Woodwork is one of my hobbies.
cut a rug (Michael)