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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-18-2008, 04:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thumbs up Back in the past - hail the KC40V

Many years ago my first 'proper' guitar with a locking trem was a Washburn KC40V (in limited edition Woodstone finish) and I treated the guitar pretty badly, in the 9+ years I had it when I came to sell it (for 100) it had worn out trem posts huge valleys in the frets most of the rosewood fingerboard had strange light patches in it the body had been touched up with model kit paint (to cover the chips!) and the lacquer on the back of the neck was mostly worn off leaving odd smooth then sticky patches.

Anyway last week I managed to bag another one exactly the same but I onlt paid 60 for it, really it was to see why I thought it was so good. Now I know the neck is superb, slightly thicker than a Wizard but really comfortable and the pickups sound fantastic and I re-ignited the old love affair the KC had with my Boss HM-2 Heavy metal pedal what a perfect sonic combination.

Criminally I don't play the JEMs anymore! Has anyone else had this experience? Are older guitars really better made?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-26-2008, 01:40 AM
 
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Smile Re: Back in the past - hail the KC40V

i have recently had the same thing kinda, ok not at all ... but it was putting down an Ibanez and playing a washburn, an N4 to be exact i now own 2 of them and they rock, although i would never get rid of my Jem

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-26-2008, 07:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Back in the past - hail the KC40V

I agree my VDY and DBK definately for keeps versatile with individual looks compared to standard rock guitars, but when I want to go out and play the blues or bring the roof down with thrash the KC40V still kicks amazing ass.

Is it better than a JEM? No, but is it a much more rugged and flexible gigging guitar? yes!
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