I used to one the one with the preamp or eq built in. It was a great player. Some one offered me too much money, so I sold it.This is awesome that there is another early Washburn HB-35 owner on the board. I currently own 3 early 80s string-through HB-35s which were made by Yamaki in Japan. Yamaki also made the high quality Daion guitars and they use the same pickups and bridges as the Washburn Wings and HB-35s. I currently own a 1981 with the jack on the face of the guitar a 1982 and a 1983. In the past couple of years, I sold off a rare 1998 J-14, one of the 1982 HB-35s and a 2010 HB35. I know a lot about the history of this model. In fact someone stole the copy that I wrote on Reverb when I sold one of the 82s, and I commonly see people using my copy and words when they sell their early 80s HB-35s. The early ones are the best 335 type guitars that I have played.
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How do you like it? I’ve wanted a Starcaster since discovering them years ago. They seem big!