#1
So I was recently accepted into a band, and the other guitarist had this Washburn Wr150 lying around. It's in roughish shape, electronics don't work, necks a bit bowed, paint chips errywhere, but it's definitely worth fixing up I'd say.

Specs:
Alder body
Rosewood Fretboard
Maple Neck

The rest of it I'm unsure of as of yet. Undecided on what to upgrade everything too. I'm not entirely afraid to drill holes, so I may add some fun electronics as the cavity is fairly large (read as MASSIVE)

Pics!







I'm thinking about refinishing it in a candy apple red finish, alla Charvel, but I'm beginning to grow fond of the metallic orange. What do you guys think?

My things:
Bowes SLx7
Washburn WG587
Washburn X40Pro
Washburn X50
Washburn HM24
Washburn WR150
Laguna LE200s
Arietta Acoustic
First Act
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#2
I think this could be interesting! Keep the orange finish if you're not gonna change all too much on it.
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#4
Well I dunno how these pups even sound yet, haven't gotten it to work But I dunno, still haven't really decided yet.

And yeah, I wish they did too. Much less obtrusive.

My things:
Bowes SLx7
Washburn WG587
Washburn X40Pro
Washburn X50
Washburn HM24
Washburn WR150
Laguna LE200s
Arietta Acoustic
First Act
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#5
Quote by valennic
Well I dunno how these pups even sound yet, haven't gotten it to work But I dunno, still haven't really decided yet.

And yeah, I wish they did too. Much less obtrusive.

Much easier to see too.
THough that orange finish will kill small animals......
#6
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Much easier to see too.
THough that orange finish will kill small animals......


Gotta find out a way to make it kill larger game too... Green pinstripes and purple flames?
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#7
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Gotta find out a way to make it kill larger game too... Green pinstripes and purple flames?



Yes....80's hair metal
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But theres no reason why i cant be free like a raspberry stuck to the back of a horny elephants ass.

This is maybe the worst comparison in the history of comparisons.
#8
Make sure you bring that guitar with when you go hunting. You wouldn't want to get shot by an ex vice president.

/lulz

HNFGD (free, mind you). Pretty cool looking guitar.
#10
So is the consensus to keep the finish on it?

My things:
Bowes SLx7
Washburn WG587
Washburn X40Pro
Washburn X50
Washburn HM24
Washburn WR150
Laguna LE200s
Arietta Acoustic
First Act
Valveking 112
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#11
yea, i like it too. it's a good 80's color.

are you sure it's not an ebony board? maybe it's just the pics but it looks pretty dark.

I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#12
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yea, i like it too. it's a good 80's color.

are you sure it's not an ebony board? maybe it's just the pics but it looks pretty dark.




That DOES look like an ebony board... Is it possible to get a closer look/pic on the fretboard/neck?
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#13
I agree that it does look like one, but it's most definitely rosewood. It's just an exceptionally dark piece of rosewood

No complaints from me honestly, I'm just as surprised to find a board quite so dark.

My things:
Bowes SLx7
Washburn WG587
Washburn X40Pro
Washburn X50
Washburn HM24
Washburn WR150
Laguna LE200s
Arietta Acoustic
First Act
Valveking 112
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#14
Quote by valennic
I agree that it does look like one, but it's most definitely rosewood. It's just an exceptionally dark piece of rosewood

No complaints from me honestly, I'm just as surprised to find a board quite so dark.

ebony isn't completely dark until you dye it.

i think we should send a sample a lab.

this is the only way to be sure.


congrats again Val.

you have to breathe life into it.
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#15


I'd rather avoid taking pieces out of the guitar , but either way, it feels great to play on, very smooth.

Thanks greg, I will definitely be breathing life into this little beast. Gonna make it gig worthy very soon.

My things:
Bowes SLx7
Washburn WG587
Washburn X40Pro
Washburn X50
Washburn HM24
Washburn WR150
Laguna LE200s
Arietta Acoustic
First Act
Valveking 112
VHT Deliverance