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Hi all, I'm looking to acquire an original Washburn Status S1000 and I cannot find one ANYWHERE!! For some reason they seem to pop up more in the States than here, or maybe it's because they're so good no-one wants to part with them? If you have one or know someone who has and a sale is possible please get in touch. I appreciate that they are up to 40 years old so I'm not expecting a case queen but the better the quality the better the bass and the colour is irrelevant but green or red grain would have me twitching. Drop me a line if you can help. Thanks.   

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I had one - came up on ebay and snapped it up for about £200 IIRC.

There are lots of them about - once you've bought one another two will come up in the following week.

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I wish it was that simple! Can't seem to find one anywhere! I thought that there would be a few knocking about but this doesn't seem to be the case. Hopefully I'll get offered 3 and be inundated but I'm not holding my breath. If I could nab one for £200 that would be even sweeter! Cheers.

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8 hours ago, Lord Percy said:

I wish it was that simple! Can't seem to find one anywhere! I thought that there would be a few knocking about but this doesn't seem to be the case. Hopefully I'll get offered 3 and be inundated but I'm not holding my breath. If I could nab one for £200 that would be even sweeter! Cheers.

I had one and the wooden neck is very bendy

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I bought one on Sunday. Its left handed, it cost me £450 which I felt was a fair rate considering what I'd seen others go for in the last few years. Considering the price of a new Status they're a good deal, but second hand Statii can be quite good value, so might be worth holding out for one of those, though I have no idea if right handers hold their value better. 

There are headless, bodied, alternatives. Or does yours have to be the Washburn for any reason? 

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£4-500 is about the going rate for these. I had one for a while, thought it was excellent if not exactly lightweight. A proper slap machine.

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47 minutes ago, BreadBin said:

£4-500 is about the going rate for these. I had one for a while, thought it was excellent if not exactly lightweight. A proper slap machine.

Slight tangent... How did you find the EQ? Mine has crazy thick and dead strings on it right now, got some Status 0.35s in the post, but even with the dead and stiff strings I'm not finding the EQ very inspiring, though the core tone has a lot of potential. 

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I had D'addario NYXL 45-100s on, the EQ was a bit odd as its just a single tone control but with quite a boosted sounding top end when wide open. I managed to get some decent tones from it, it had quite wide range.

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Hi all,

Quick upd : I was contacted by a seller who said he was on the Isle of Wight. Very convincing conversations regarding the bass and his failing health followed with a batch of photos showing a nice walnut faced example.

Cut to the chase, I was scammed and I've lost £330 altogether. I don't think they got my details from here as I advertised on a number of sites, but beware of anyone using the name Marlon Sims, email [email protected] and mobile number 07857951972.

I've set karma in motion so it's not over yet but please be mindful as I'm not gullible and I got stung.

Still looking for an S1000 though!!!

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8astard!!

Hope you're able to get your money back

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2 minutes ago, Lord Percy said:

Hi all,

Quick upd : I was contacted by a seller who said he was on the Isle of Wight. Very convincing conversations regarding the bass and his failing health followed with a batch of photos showing a nice walnut faced example.

Cut to the chase, I was scammed and I've lost £330 altogether. I don't think they got my details from here as I advertised on a number of sites, but beware of anyone using the name Marlon Sims, email [email protected] and mobile number 07857951972.

I've set karma in motion so it's not over yet but please be mindful as I'm not gullible and I got stung.

Still looking for an S1000 though!!!

hey mate that's stinky poo. I hope you can get it sorted

Good luck with the hunt

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45 minutes ago, Lord Percy said:

Hi all,

Quick upd : I was contacted by a seller who said he was on the Isle of Wight. Very convincing conversations regarding the bass and his failing health followed with a batch of photos showing a nice walnut faced example.

Cut to the chase, I was scammed and I've lost £330 altogether. I don't think they got my details from here as I advertised on a number of sites, but beware of anyone using the name Marlon Sims, email [email protected] and mobile number 07857951972.

I've set karma in motion so it's not over yet but please be mindful as I'm not gullible and I got stung.

Still looking for an S1000 though!!!

Mate, that's awful. I think this last year has brought about a serious rise in scam behaviour. Hope you get your money back and justice is served to the scoundrel. 

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1 hour ago, Lord Percy said:

Hi all,

Quick upd : I was contacted by a seller who said he was on the Isle of Wight. Very convincing conversations regarding the bass and his failing health followed with a batch of photos showing a nice walnut faced example.

Cut to the chase, I was scammed and I've lost £330 altogether. I don't think they got my details from here as I advertised on a number of sites, but beware of anyone using the name Marlon Sims, email [email protected] and mobile number 07857951972.

I've set karma in motion so it's not over yet but please be mindful as I'm not gullible and I got stung.

Still looking for an S1000 though!!!

How did you pay the money to him?

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1 hour ago, TheGreek said:

8astard!!

Hope you're able to get your money back

Hi, thanks, just been told I'll have it back tomorrow!

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Good....

What I don't get is how I keep getting spam emails without trying. Where is the place to leave somebody's details so they get tons of them?

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