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We used to be Washburn dealers about 15 years ago.And used to sell this very guitar.In what way is this guitar a custom shop?Or even American for that matter?The instruments that we sold at our store had the exact same logo,and we sold over a dozen of those within a one year period,in a SMALL town.I'm in no way trying to butcher your sale....but the facts need to be correct.It's a very nice guitar either way.
 

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To help clarify: There were two different versions of the SS- the SS80 in the pics was a US made Custom Shop model, as opposed the the SS40 import, which is probably the one you sold dozens of. The SS80s are very hard to find.
 

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exactly. SS40 had washburn tremolo instead of schaller, washburn pickups instead of SD's, wasn't made in USA,.....

SS80 and SS100 are US models. Mine has customshop logo on backplate. And these guitars ARE rare. I frequently check **** and other sources. SS were made instead of N4 very short period of time.

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In the mid 80's Hamer Guitars (then based in Chicago) issued the Steve Stevens model I and model II shaped similarly to a Gibson Les Paul Jr. with a honduran mahogany body, set in neck, humbucker-single coil-single coil pick up configuration and a Floyd Rose tremolo system. Steve then left Hamer guitars after leaving the Billy Idol band in 1986-7. Steve then worked with Washburn guitars custom shop to produce the Steve Stevens Signature Series.This comprised of three versions, two produced in the Chicago custom shop and a mass produced model made in Korea, the SS40. These guitars, first produced in 1993,were the SS80 and the much more rarer SS100. The technical specifications of the two American made models were identical,the differences were cosmetic with the SS100 having a white front and a black sides and back. Located on the front of the guitar was a Frankenstein's monster airbrushed graphic.The SS80 was produced in solid black with gold hardware, the SS100 having black anodized hardware. Both guitars were fitted with the treble side of the pickups angled towards the neck. These pickups were Seymor Duncan JB models, with the [[SS80 having gold plated polepieces.The bodies were poplar,a Schaller liscenced flush mounted Floyd Rose tremelo, with an R2 nut was used.The neck was a 22 fret, one piece quarter sawn rock maple, with a walnut skunk stripe,pearl dot inlays and Dunlop 6110 fret wire.Rare first run models have an unfinished headstock on the SS80 with a Famous Monsters Washburn logo,later models have body color headstocks with both the Monsters type logo and a script logo.Steve played the 1993 NAMM show for Washburn,made the aforementioned videos with the Vince Neil Band,but when the tour started in 1993 with Van Halen, Steve had apparently left Washburn and was using Ernie Ball-Musicman guitars given to him by Eddie. Steve recently collaborated with Bare Knuckles a pickup manufacturer from England, to produce his signature model Rebel Yell pickup model. These can come with Steve's trademark rayguns etched onto the covers. Steve has a new album Memory Crash due out October 2007. Currently he uses new model Gibson ([Les Paul]) models, fitted with Tone Pros locking bridge systems.
 
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