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Postby Dynamic Mike » Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:35 am

Apparently I'm being (temporarily) evicted from my normal practice space to make room for a seasonal tree. Needed a guitar which was acoustically quiet to practise on in the next room to a sleeping wife, so my usual semi-acoustics were out of the question.

So I've resurrected an old friend (from 1987/88) & thought maybe I'd add post a little quiz for the forum nightowls.

Can you identify;
a) The make
b) The model
c) The colour

No tricks, it's totally stock apart from the hex bolts in the locking nut.

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Postby zenguitar » Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:52 am

I'm not really a guitar 'train-spotter', but I'll start off with a stab at a Jackson because of the shark fin fret markers. Possibly a Dinky.

But the trem is annoying me, can't quite pin it down.

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Re: Mini quiz

Postby Dynamic Mike » Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:55 am

Nope but I think the trem is quite unique so you're onto something there.
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Postby Wonks » Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:46 am

Charvel model 6. Kahler trem.

I almost bought one.at the time.
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Re: Mini quiz

Postby Dynamic Mike » Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:10 pm

It's not a Charvel, nor is it a Kahler. The trem and the guitar are the same make!
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Postby zenguitar » Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:14 pm

Hmmm Washburn Wonderbar?

No clue to the guitar model or colour.

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Re: Mini quiz

Postby BJG145 » Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:28 pm

I was going to suggest Jackson/Charvel in ivory.
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Re: Mini quiz

Postby Dynamic Mike » Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:36 pm

Washburn G15V. Actually a Washburn 2001 trem. Very quickly discontinued as it was too expensive to make. A bugger to set up but amazing when it is, you can divebomb chords in tune if that's your sort of thing. The entire guitar is beautifully made and still plays like new. Scarf jointed Canadian rock maple neck (not sure why you need a pitched neck with a locking nut?), alder body, rosewood bound fingerboard. Active coil tapped HSS with mid range boost.

Warren DiMartini played one for a bit when he was in Ratt, but pretty sure nobody else of note used one. Internet searches return pretty much nothing!

The colour is brilliant white (& still is underneath if you remove the trem) but it's polyester so it's just aged in the light like an old fridge. I like it & at least I avoided the 'crackel' finish that blights the Stephens Washburns of that era.

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Postby ManFromGlass » Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:41 pm

Very similar headstock to my Charvette.
Yours looks like a honey to play!
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Re: Mini quiz

Postby Dynamic Mike » Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:55 pm

ManFromGlass wrote:Very similar headstock to my Charvette.
Yours looks like a honey to play!
It's odd. Plugged in it sounds amazing with a huge range of tones. But acoustically it's as dead as a dodo, really quiet. I suspect it's the thick polyester finish that does it.

What I love is you can set all the tuning pegs in a straight line and then use the fine tuners to get it to pitch. Just me? OCD? Thought so :oops:
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Postby Murray B » Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:05 pm

It's a Washburn, not sure of the model G-23v perhaps? and in Pearl Off White / Pearl White?
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Re: Mini quiz

Postby Murray B » Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:06 pm

Replied to an un-refreshed page after the reveal :headbang:
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Postby ManFromGlass » Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:19 pm

Dynamic Mike wrote:.

What I love is you can set all the tuning pegs in a straight line and then use the fine tuners to get it to pitch. Just me? OCD? Thought so :oops:
That’s what I liked about the Charvette so I’m in that club too sometimes
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Re: Mini quiz

Postby Luke W » Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:36 pm

Dynamic Mike wrote:What I love is you can set all the tuning pegs in a straight line and then use the fine tuners to get it to pitch. Just me? OCD? Thought so :oops:

Love it :lol:

My guess would have been a Jackson of some sort as well.
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Re: Mini quiz

Postby Dynamic Mike » Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:49 pm

Luke W wrote:
Dynamic Mike wrote:What I love is you can set all the tuning pegs in a straight line and then use the fine tuners to get it to pitch. Just me? OCD? Thought so :oops:

Love it :lol:

My guess would have been a Jackson of some sort as well.
It probably would have been a Jackson if I'd had that kind of money to spend :lol:
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