MAB himself has one of these puppies -- one of my favorites.
-1988 100% fully original EC-29 with OHSC -working midboost -29 frets -ebony fretboard -neck-thru construction -Hardended steel string-thru 600T tremelo -Red Magma crackle
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This guitar is in excellent condition has been one of my most favorite guitars. It was Washburn's top-of-the line back in '88/'89 and the only neck-thru Stephens Extended Cutaway model ever made (SECs are mostly known as the bolt-on Nunos). A relic from the 80s hair days -- excellent mojo. This is has lately been sitting in it's case for years without playing time. I don't believe in hoarding, so here she goes.
Yep! I remember seeing that one. Washburn made some good guitars back in the late 80s/early 90s. I played the USA MG series which were produced when Grover Jackson was in charge of the custom shop -- good quality. It's too bad they didn't sell well enough. I would keep this lovely being, but I've been picking up this little friend when I have to chose:
The midboost is just a knob that increases/decreases mid-gain on the active pickups -- very similar to what the Charvel Model 6s had. It makes heavier distortion and sustain -- very powerful sound. I lay back on it when I use the neck single for clean sounds though.
I removed frets for notes G#, A#, C#, and D# -- Eliminated dead spots from the tight scale. The notes are now whole notes that can be accessed easier. For example, the highest note is still a third-octave high e, but with no option for the # or flat because the fret next to it has been taken out and scalloped. In essence, I eliminated some sharp notes for whole notes so I could actually hit them without dead spots. The 25.5 scale length is too short to actually hit all 36 notes with ease. I'm actually in the process of creating a 7 string/36 fret guitar with a 27.5 scale length (baritone length) in order to hit the higher notes a litter better.