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1981 Washburn Raven

Very Good condition, 7/10, 4-bolt neck, string
thru body, originally sold at LT Musik Amal,
original chrome tuners, rosewood fingerboard with
11pc dots (even on the first fret), 2pc creme
DiMarzio pickups, 4pc gold speed knobs, 3-way
switch, slight fret wear, matching headstock,
including brown original hardcase with logo on the
top, more info: RavenThe Washburn Raven was the
entry model of the Wing-series, made in the period
1978-1981. The early Ravens ( 78- 79) have a
serial nr (5 digits + E) printed on a sticker on
the back of the headstock. Somewhere in 79 there
was a switch to a different system of serials (2
letters + 6 digits), engraved in the neck-plate.
The first letter is either a C or G (production
plant code?), the second letter is probably a
production month indication. The change in the
serial system might indicate a switch from one
manufacturer to another, but there s not enough
evidence to confirm that yet.Manufacturer:
unknownYears Offered: 1978 - 1981Body: arched
top, double cutaway, smooth body edgesBody
Wood(s): mahogany or plyNeck Wood: mahogany, 1
piece, bolt-on (6 screws.. 4 the usual way, 2
reinforcement screws inside out underneath the
neck pickup)Fingerboard: rosewood, dot
inlaysFrets: 22Scale: 630 mmTuners: Washburn
die-cast, sealed, 3xR, 3xLPickups: 78- 79: 2x
humbucker, no markings on bottom of the pickups.
79- 81: 2x humbucker marked Goto (and not Gotoh)
Electronics: 2xV, 2xT, 3-way pickup
selectorBridge-Tailpiece: Washburn die-cast,
string through bodyTrem: not availableHardware:
chrome, brass saddles, plastic nutFinish: see
through tobacco sunburst, see through cherry
sunburst, see through wine red, see through
tobacco brown, black, ivory white, yellow, candy
apple red, blue.Comment: pickups + rings are
coloured cream or black, depending on body
colour. The Raven was also available in a
left-handed version.First version: blank neck
plate, serial on sticker, oval shaped electronics
cover, no markings on pickups.Second version:
Washburn logo on neck-plate, serial on sticker,
oval shaped electronics cover, no markings on
pickups.Third version (most common): Washburn logo
and serial engraved on neck-plate, Goto -marked
pickups, oval shaped electronics cover, mahogany
used as body material.Fourth version: Washburn
logo and serial engraved on neck plate, Goto
-marked pickups, hex-like shaped electronics
cover, mahogany used as body material.Fifth
version: Washburn logo and serial engraved on
neck-plate, Goto -marked pickups, hex-like shaped
electronics cover, plywood used as body
material.The 4th and 5th version were produced
simultaniously, according to serial number
information.

Price: SEK 4900

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