Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Re: Slightly unusual acquisition
Any pictures of the Nuno sigs I've seen only have one volume and one tone control. I don't know which came first, but one is definitely a variant of the other. Zim Zum apparently has/had a few of these too.
Fretboard is ebony with abalone raindrop markers.
Playing wise, lovely - a sort of souped-up LP vibe; similar weight, a more even sound distribution top to bottom (the Seymour Duncans aren't as booming on the bass end), neck quite a bit thinner, much like a PRS standard neck. Action medium low, and with the self-lubricated Feiten nut and the roller bridge, really does play like a dream. If only it weren't so heavy....
The front is pretty much unmarked aside from the chip at the top of the headstock and one ding in the front which hasn't damaged the finish. Back is quite heavily weathered and has major buckle rash.
Glad y'all like it - I don't think Washburn has ever had a distributor in South Africa, so I've only very rarely seen them. If this is benchmark, I'm really impressed.