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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:01 pm 
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One of the Swedish lads over at Matt forums has done a fair amount of research on the Wing series - he's got an Eagle and a Raven, I think - and I think he's well convinced that they were probably Fujigen-built but of course, nowadays no-ones really sure!!
regardless, mate, that is a stone-cold stunner; I've wanted a Wing for so long it hurts... :D

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 2:26 pm 
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Thorny wrote:
Very NICE. Those are fantastic guitars! That whole series of neck-thrus are...

I had an A20 from that era for a while. Really liked it - neck through, same maker, same bridge, flamed top though. The pickups looked like dimarzio copies - just like dimarzios except they had the three screws and didn't have the dimarzio logo. Some people thought they were dimarzios, but I always thought they were very good Japanese copies. They were not very high output as I recall (at least the ones in the A20). I thought they were between 7-8K windings. It has been 10 years since I owned it though - wish I still did. UPS destroyed it in shipping to the guy that bought it. It arrived with TIRE marks over the middle of the box. \ :bawl:

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They actually pushed the pots into the cavity from the top of the guitar. So if you all hear me bash UPS - you know why :x It was packed very well but there wasn't any doubt what had happened to it. I let the buyer collect on it and he kept what was left of the guitar. I think he put a pick guard on it so he could still use it. It didn't run over the neck, just the main part of the body.

Not trying to throw a wet blanket on things or steal your thunder here. That is a killer guitar! Don't let UPS have it!

Hey Thorny-I was in the "Bell-Air" pawnshop on Broadway in south St.Louis,they have the exact Washburn-looked minty, for $499. Don't have any idea what they are worth,but looked crisp for the cash-remembered your post,thought I would pass it on. Joe :oops:

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:34 pm 
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That is a good price if it is really nice like you said. STL is close enough to drive too, but unfortunately, I don't have $500 I can spend right now. Man, that is tempting. Anyone need a kidney? :D

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