Pawn shop Washburn hollowbody.

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  1. John Backlund

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    Scored this Washburn J-600 a couple weeks ago. Found it hanging at one of our local pawnshops. Liked it, put some money on it, then picked it up last week. I liked it's slightly relic'd 'old appearance', and it plays nicely too. It wasn't an especially good deal money-wise, but one of those 'bird in the hand' things, and I got to try it out in person, so there's that.

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    Dang! They sure do have perty headstocks, don't they?....
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  2. richiek65

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    Absolutely stunning! And I hear that Washburn semis are right up there quality wise
     
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    That’s gorgeous!
     
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    That's gorgeous. Congrats!
     
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    Oof. That looks nice. I had a Washburn J-3 several years ago that I eventually didn't bond with, but it wasn't like your J-600 (2 humbuckers). It might have been a good rockabilly guitar, but I was looking for a jazz box. It didn't fit the bill.

    I have a Washburn HB-35 (1988 MIJ) and that's a guitar I'll never get rid of. I wish you the same reaction with your new guitar. Congrats!
     
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    That looks like a great find. I definitely would have yanked that off the wall and given it a try, too.

    Edit: Do I see some sort of protective paper under the bridge? Double-sided tape maybe?
     
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    Nice! I had one a while back, nice guitar and a great value
     
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    Cool!
     
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    Ya know, I'm not sure. I may have been so mesmerized by it that I didn't notice. I'll be back home tomorrow morning and take a look at it.
     
  10. Dan German

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    I’d be tempted by that. Looks sharp!
     
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    I would love that...

    Just get a Bigsby B3, a couple of dogear P90 and some risers and would make a rockabilly machine out of it
     
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    I don’t have a true hollow body in my bunch. I would have definitely gone for that. Congrats…….. let us know how it works for you.
     
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    Very pretty. I have heard good things about Washburn hollowbodies, though I have not held one in my hands.

    Congrats!
     
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    Very nice, body looks like a nice size.
     
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    Not my thing but wow! Nice axe!
     
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    It's still got the foam under the bridge foot from when it was new. Remove it, adjust the action, and the tone will be greatly improved.

    These import Washburns are fantastic guitars and fairly well regarded among jazz cats as a great starter/intermediate guitar. Several years ago I converted a new Washburn HB15C into a poor-man's ES175; I installed two humbuckers and a switch, and made a smaller pickguard because the original was comically huge. It's a beast of a player for about $400. Click on the pic to embiggen it.

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    excellant score John , very nice
     
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    Nice. I was tempted to buy a similar Washburn a couple years ago. What's the neck shape like ? thin? Thick? etc
     
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    I can’t speak to the full hollow (though now me want!)

    But this Japanese semi from the late 70s is the best “335” I’ve ever picked up.

    The only things I changed were: (1) dodgy unoriginal tuners, (2) 1m pots with treble bleeds (which I do on all humbucker guitars) and (3) strap button to the horn. 7.55 lb machine. Plays amazing. Sounds amazing.
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  20. bettyseldest

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    Have you changed the bridge? I have the non-cutaway version, and have never been able to get the intonation spot on, as the bridge leans towards the neck as I tune the guitar up.
     
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