Guitar used by ABBA?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by trapdoorspider, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. Bullfrog

    Bullfrog Well-Known Member

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    Damn fine looking guitars. :thumb:
     
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    I thought it was an Ibanez ;) Just needed to let ya'll figure it for yourselves lol
     
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    Ok guys, jeez, let it go! :D

    I will have to say that the Abba guitar that I showed is a Washburn Eagle and was owned by the man in question. The pic of it was from when it was auctioned off.

    I guess my whole point is loosely based around the fact that I actually have no point. :cool:


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    Nice monkey ! :cheers:
     
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    For what it's worth, I reckon the Washburn Eagle/Falcon/etc. series is one of the great guitar designs from the late '70s and mostly overlooked (although a few people are beginning to appreciate them and prices rising). The through neck with heel-less design is a brilliant idea. If I found one at a reasonable price I'd buy it in a flash.

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    Yes....Matsumoku made (?) with great binding.
     
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    I'm really digging the white one that java posted!
     
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    Poor monkey, somebody cut his teeth ... Stupid !
     
  9. jml77

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    The OP seems to show something that isn't a Washburn wing series guitar. I have a later series, Model C, Washburn Hawk 1983. It's not thru neck like the B-model shown above, having a set neck and no heel carve, and doesn't have a carved top, it's a slab body. Plays well, but it is neck heavy, and the body waist is very much toward the neck, which makes it very awkward to sit and play without adopting a classical hold. Despite it's looks, access to the upper frets is not easy or comfortable.
    I did read somewhere that the B-model was made by Yamaki, the later C-model is reportedly Matsumoku, but I've not seen any mark inside or out which would confirm this, and Washburn aren't saying.
     
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    Those ibanez artist guitars were great. Right up there with the Yamaha SG2000. However they both suffered from the same problem. They were back breakingly heavy. At least all the ones I played were.
     

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