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CL South Florida: Matsumoku collector selling off 30 guitars

Post by drsyn67 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:57 am

Lots of Arias (7), Electras (2), Westburys (9) and others. No Westones listed, though:

http://miami.craigslist.org/brw/msg/3500494268.html

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Post by westcoaster on Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:54 am

That vaguely explorer like Washburn is stunning. I WANT IT NOW (but Christmas is over)

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:12 am

christmas isnt over till you've bought your last present Smile go for it

looks like the washburn A20, maybe A10. stunning looking guitars that just dont come available often enough.

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Post by westcoaster on Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:34 am

I was just checking it out - as you say, A20. This is going to be my next quest. So, if anyone out there is looking to move one on just give me a shout, good condition and reasonable price (well you can't fault me for trying).

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A20 BBR

Post by TVill25 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:44 am

I have the Black Black Red BBR version of that guitar(not for sale, sorry)
Great guitars
Issues posting pics??
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa9/TVill25/20120305_212511.jpg

Sold the other A20


Finally got it to post the pictures???


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Post by Barry on Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:28 pm

westcoaster wrote:That vaguely explorer like Washburn is stunning. I WANT IT NOW (but Christmas is over)
That looks exactly like the Quest brand on the Mats site. Wasn't aware of that connection until now.

Quest has always been something of an enigma.
He has some real beauties there.

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Post by Iceman on Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:31 pm

The Daion and Westbury look to be in extremely mint shape. You will notice he states he is in no hurry, knows what they are worth, and will CONSIDER selling them for the right price.

Doesn't look like there will be much in the way of bargains available with this seller.

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Post by Westbone on Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:29 pm

westcoaster wrote:I was just checking it out - as you say, A20. This is going to be my next quest. So, if anyone out there is looking to move one on just give me a shout, good condition and reasonable price (well you can't fault me for trying).

This one might be up for sale shortly.

It's mint and will want top dollar.




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Post by westcoaster on Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:11 pm

Drool!
Wow.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:35 pm

So westcoaster, might I need to raise some cash sooner rather than later? Very Happy

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Post by TVill25 on Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:48 pm

Is that a reissue A20. I Have owned two 80's BBR A20's(sold one) then a reissue A20 just like that one. The older ones have a better neck profile and sound much better with the older Washburn power sustain pickup(super distortions)IMO. The only ones I have not had my hands on are the 90's a10 reissue with a Floyd Rose tremolo.

Reissue on ebay now
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Washburn-A20-Explorer-style-guitar-Case-is-X-tra-/261148796619?pt=Guitar&hash=item3ccdae66cb

Good luck

Also finding a case is difficult. I bought a reissue that came with an original case then I sold the reissue.

Also a super nice on at guitar center. Search for Washburn A.

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Post by Iceman on Mon Dec 31, 2012 11:13 pm

If and when you DO decide to move that BBR TVill, just pick up that PM button and tap out the following...

I - C - E - M - A - N (first name T - H - E) Wink

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Post by westcoaster on Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:54 am

Sgt, I think I'm going to hold off for a while to get some gear tokens saved up. TBH, I really like the concord and it would be a hell of a wrench to let it go, but I'll PM if the situation changes.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:40 am

no problemo wc, I totally understand even having never touched it, I know for sure I would never let that go.

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Post by Westbone on Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:02 pm

Another variation of a Washburn.



This is a old Mats with a V neck, plays and sound well.

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Post by Iceman on Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:28 pm

Oooooow... RED looks nice there, Damian. Excited Drool

Chad should be along any minute now.

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Post by The Chad on Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:32 am

Laughing I do like those red geetars! Fortunately I don't like those Washburns, or at least not right now.

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Re: CL South Florida: Matsumoku collector selling off 30 guitars

Post by drsyn67 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:24 pm

I'm checking out one of these Washburn AV15Vs (like Westbone's) later today that has a pricetag for less than $100.

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Post by TVill25 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:37 pm

If its a set neck go for it

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Re: CL South Florida: Matsumoku collector selling off 30 guitars

Post by drsyn67 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:40 pm

~ I kinda think its an ugly design, but for the price... I'm going to drive around the block to check it out.

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Post by jim on Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:17 pm

Barry wrote:That looks exactly like the Quest brand on the Mats site. Wasn't aware of that connection until now.

Quest has always been something of an enigma.
He has some real beauties there.

Michael Wright 'the different strummer', wrote an interesting article on them a year ago:

http://www.myrareguitars.com/1984-quest-atak-6-mkii-electric-guitar


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Post by gittarasaurus on Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:20 pm

that blue westbury looks like a concord with humbuckers, nice! Excited Drool

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Post by drsyn67 on Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:10 pm

OK - so the aforementioned local Washburn A-15V is now mine. $99 with an ancient leather Dean Explorer case. I know this is the wrong forum to expound on it, but if anyone's interested, I can send (or post) some before & after pix once I get it cleaned up (that's going to be a week or more). Looks like Westbones, except the knobs & switch are white. Sounds amazing (very Tele!), clean pots, spotless frets but some love chips & dings here and there. She's kinda an ugly/pretty girl... I'd call her FuG-Lee. I truly didn't have the spare cash for this, but suddenly work is blowing up so the occasional splurge will not hurt so bad.

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