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Offline iceplop

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washburn sb-5?
« on: September 13, 2003, 09:59:53 PM »
im a beginer and i just bought a washburn sb-5 on ebay. i dont have a blue book can anyone tell me anything about this model?
 

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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2003, 10:50:01 PM »
Its the basic model of the Wing Series. If it says Made in Japan, then its part of the original ones from 1979-1984, but if not then its Korean, and part of the reissue from 1992-1996.
Here is link to check out if you have one of the originals.........

http://www.therathole.org/guitars/models/models.html
 

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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2003, 10:16:16 PM »
I thought all the SB's were re-issues made in Korea in the 90's - wasn't the basic wing guitar the Raven?

If it's an SB it's probably not worth a whole heck of a lot, but it's probably much better quality than other guitars at the price you paid for it.
 

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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2003, 05:32:54 AM »
Original Raven = SB5..........They had names and numbers even back then.
 

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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2003, 09:32:11 PM »
Thanks for the info, A2.  I looked up some catalogs from the 90's and saw that they actually had wing names then, too - I never knew that.

Now, what is an SB8?  Re-issues had SB5=Raven and SB10=Hawk.  I didn't see anything with an 8 in the 90's catalogs.  therathole.org mentions a T-bird, but doesn't have all the info on them.

Any info would be nice.  Thanks.
 

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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2003, 07:13:14 AM »
T-Birds are called TBirds because they had a trem. An SB8 was just an SB5 with a maple board. I think they showed up around 1980. They didnt last very long, and werent very popular. I think they disappeared around 1981.............

EDIT: Theres one on Ebay right now. It says its set neck. It looks like its a cheaper version of an SB10. The top doesnt look too good on it. Oh well, its definately not one to look for when theyre are so many Hawks, Falcons, and Eagles lying around.........
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2005, 12:56:58 AM »
i've owned an sb-5 for the past 6 years.its a great guitar for it's price range.nice fat tones.great with overdrives and hi gain settings.also good with clean tones.the sustain is ok.watch the neck though.it has a weak spot near the nut area.a drop on its head can easily snap the neck in 2.how much did yu get it fr by the way?

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Originally posted by iceplop

im a beginer and i just bought a washburn sb-5 on ebay. i dont have a blue book can anyone tell me anything about this model?