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Can you identify this guitar?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by TeleSparkleH, May 15, 2011.

  1. TeleSparkleH

    TeleSparkleH Member

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    I just bought this guitar. I know it's a Washburn telecaster (sparkle blue). No pick guard and 3 pick up. The Serial number is 9701086. I can't find any information on this guitar. Is this a rare protoype? Here are the pics.


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  2. PVH5150

    PVH5150 Senior Member

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    Pics are invisible.
     
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    Isn't that the new x-Box guitar?
     
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    I see no pics. Is this it? If so, it's a Laredo one off or prototype.

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  5. TeleSparkleH

    TeleSparkleH Member

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    Yes, that's the one. I will try and post the pics again. Do you have any idea of the value?
     
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    Limited production USA Chicago Custom designed while Grover Jackson was running Washburn USA in the mid 90's. It is a variant of the Laredo and all I have seen were built in 94 or 95 till now. The first 2 digits on Washy USA's are the date code and yours is a 97.
    Should be an absolute killer player with workmanship and material that rival the best of the boutique stuff out there. The pickups should be Duncans and the couple I have seen sell have sold in the $850 range which is much much less than a guitar of that quality should sell for.
    I currently own a bunch of those USA Grover Washys and have actually talked to Grover about some of the history on the MG series.
    Check this site out for more info.
    http://www.armleg.com/vintagewashburn/index.php?mforum=vintagewashburn
     
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    Thought I would chime in well after the fact. I just bought that weird Laredo proto with the 2 covered tele rhythm pickups... Should be here today.
    I am hoping this to be a fine addition to my NON fender tele collection :)
     
  9. patrick88

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    Never picked up a Washburn till I found this one. Great guitar! Little to no info on them.
     

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