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NGD Washy Falcon

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:31 am

This arrived on Thursday, Friday saw me address the stoned flat frets and clean the board/general de-funking.











Not as heavy as I'd read online, including hard case it came in at 8.7Kg
I think it's Ash with the rosewood top, the pickups look very much like Mighty Mite, unbranded bases but the same wiring arrangement as my other MM buckers.
Not really had a chance to crank it as yet, though all sounds good.
Push/pull coil split (cut?) on both volumes, but neck is pull to engage single coil, bridge is pull for full bucking..I like it.

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Re: NGD Washy Falcon

Post by The Chad on Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:04 am

cheers 

Score. 

Love those things!!!  Congrats Sarge, looks in great shape.  Sure was well taken care of.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:12 am

Thanks!

It was, I've seen guitars 3 years old in terrible condition, yet this is near spotless!
the mind boggles.

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Post by Adey on Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:51 pm

The bodies on those are ENORMOUS  Shocked . It must take most of a complete tree to make one...!!!

Laughing Laughing

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Re: NGD Washy Falcon

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:53 pm

Yep, from those magical ashmaplewalnutrosewood trees!

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Post by corsair on Sat Oct 03, 2015 3:22 pm

That's a bit nice, eh!? I fancied an Eagle for years and years but never ever saw one come up for sale.....

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Post by Barry on Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:12 pm

Dayum, that's nice!!! Love Flag Love it Pete!




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Re: NGD Washy Falcon

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:17 pm

Thanks,  it certainly is nice. 
Been having lots of fun annoying the kids and dog today with uit today Wink

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Post by mortarman120gang11c on Sun Oct 04, 2015 5:09 pm

That's one nice example. Congrats on a great score.

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Re: NGD Washy Falcon

Post by xbarnesx on Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:07 am

nice score Sarge

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Re: NGD Washy Falcon

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:12 am

Thanks fellas! 

Just if anyone is interested,  it weighs in at a smidge under 11Lbs!

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Re: NGD Washy Falcon

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:08 am

There's some debate as to the origins of these, yes they're in the Mats catalogues, but on the circuic board in the tin box control cavity is printed "made at Yamaki"
Some say these are Mats built and sent out to Yamaki for electrics...


thoughts?

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Re: NGD Washy Falcon

Post by Catalyst on Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:30 pm

Nice looking Washy Sargey....always fancied one from the wing series myself.
As far as I know the Washburn wing series was built at the Yamaki factory at exactly the same time as those beautiful Daions.

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Re: NGD Washy Falcon

Post by hoax on Sat Oct 31, 2015 3:42 pm

Pete

Yours is Yamaki


This site explains all

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Re: NGD Washy Falcon

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Nov 21, 2015 4:13 am

Oops,  I did reply to your post Graham,  must have forgotten to click send! 
Lots of good info on that site,  which correlates withmost other gleaned info,  just a Facebook user and THAT dude from Boston say 100% mats.....

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Re: NGD Washy Falcon

Post by westcoaster on Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:38 am

I'd happily swap a P250 for that beauty. Just saying ☺

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Re: NGD Washy Falcon

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:34 am

And you'd be laughed at,  just saying. 
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Re: NGD Washy Falcon

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:20 am

Sgt. Vimes wrote:And you'd be laughed at,  just saying. 
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Don't remember posting this, but looking at the day/time I sent it there's a good chance I got tanked before thw football.....

Didn't mean to be rude to you westcoaster, well I don't think I did!
If that was an offer then thanks but I have a P250 already.
With Christmas round the corner I will consider serious offers but it would have to be a big offer as I'm not thinking of selling it.
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Re: NGD Washy Falcon

Post by westcoaster on Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:33 am

No worries (I think I was well into a second bottle of red when I posted) it was in jest, I'd never get rid of a P250. Although, if one of those washy falcons in that condition ever came up I'd need to have a serious look at my finances.
Enjoy, she's an absolute beaut.

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Re: NGD Washy Falcon

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sun Nov 29, 2015 11:40 am

Care to test the water?

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