#1
A friend of mine has this guitar and is considering selling it, he says he has it for 10 years or so now.
I might get it for 200 Euro or 270USD is that a Good price? Am i riping him off? Is he ripping me off?

http://www.guitar.com.au/guitars/electric/washburn/idol/wi64dl.html

http://www.washburn.com/products/electrics/idol/images/zoom_wi64dltgr.jpg


I currently have a Stagg S300 Stratocaster and it's somewhat noisy and hard-ish to play with although i'm used to it.

Should i go for his Washburn WI64DL ? I always wanted to see how Humbuckers sound like.
I'm still 3 Months into my Guitar Journey doing Playing Songs like
Marilyn Manson - Sweet Dreams
Death Metal at Both Standard and Dropped C and D tunings
80's Rock Stuff like Bee Gees or other similar Genres.
Metallica - Enter sandman except the Solo which i'll get soon

Bands like Killswitch Engage are still hard for me to play.

For that kind of music is it a good guitar? Is it better than mine ( Ofc it is>< ) much much better. ><
#2
Try and get a WI65 instead, you get seymour duncans in that one and it's still dirt cheap too I think, at least it is where I'm from.

Though you might want a guitar with EMGs for your death metal stuff etc. so consider an X50PRO FE.

What's your amp?
Gear n Shizz:

Washburn X50 Pro
Epiphone Korina Explorer
Line 6 Flextone III 75w
#3
I have a Washburn WI64PL, same as a DL but with Pearloid and limited edition. I must say it truely is the best guitar for under $1000. Fit and finish is excellent, nice set neck. All hardware is top notch. I just swapped out the PUs and its perfect. You get Grover tuners and Buzz Feiten, its a sweet guitar. And for $270, there is no excuse not to get it
#4
It's a Total Shit Amp that comes along with the S300 Guitar a small one

1 x 10 GA P amplifier: 10 W RMS, 1 x 6.5" speaker, high impedance instrument input, 3-band EQ w/parametric mid control, Vol & gain controls, Overdrive switch for versatile distortion, headphone input - Guitar colour: Black.



http://www.staggmusic.com/products/products_detail.php?langue=uk&oneid=422


The thing is i'm geting the guitar from a friend for 200Euro - 270 USD is that a Good price for the guitar?

I dunno if i cant afford geting a new guitar i dunno how much the WI65 is worth :P plus all i want is an upgrade from my Strat
#5
Well here in the UK you can pick up a WI65 for £200, so I figured it'd be pretty cheap.

edit: actually if you're amp isn't upto much then the pickups won't matter. Washburns make AWESOME guitars so get it off your friend NOW!
Gear n Shizz:

Washburn X50 Pro
Epiphone Korina Explorer
Line 6 Flextone III 75w
#6
Quote by eurotrashed
I have a Washburn WI64PL, same as a DL but with Pearloid and limited edition. I must say it truely is the best guitar for under $1000. Fit and finish is excellent, nice set neck. All hardware is top notch. I just swapped out the PUs and its perfect. You get Grover tuners and Buzz Feiten, its a sweet guitar. And for $270, there is no excuse not to get it



Sweet exactly what i wanted to hear


Well here in the UK you can pick up a WI65 for £200, so I figured it'd be pretty cheap.


:O Damn....


Well i hope he aint ripping me off :P Coz some prices i saw on the net are somewhat confusing. I saw one of these for 150USD and another for 799 and yet another for 499.... Weird pricing.
Last edited by Leenix at Oct 6, 2008,
#7
Sorry for the double post just wanted some more info about this guitar.

It's just when browsing the net i've seen other guitars like Washburn Wi65 for 150 USD, but

I have a Washburn WI64PL, same as a DL but with Pearloid and limited edition. I must say it truely is the best guitar for under $1000. Fit and finish is excellent, nice set neck. All hardware is top notch. I just swapped out the PUs and its perfect. You get Grover tuners and Buzz Feiten, its a sweet guitar. And for $270, there is no excuse not to get it



Well mine isnt a PL version and the Washburn site says the DL is worth 799USD and the PL 1100USD or something.
I've seen resellers / Used guitars / new ones for 466-ish USD.

I dunno can i have some more opinions on the price and guitar quality or how it compares to my Current Stagg S300 on a scale from 1-10 i'm geting the 10 Years old USED WI64DL?
#8
I don't know where you are getting that info from, I do not see the PL anywhere on Washburn's site, it has been out of production for years. I paid $350 new for it.

A PL is a DL, same features same everything except the PL has pearloid.

I am seeing WI64s go on ebay for around $300, and seeing as guitars are more expensive in England, I don't think $270 is that bad. Maybe haggle him down to 180 pounds.