Washburn A-20

  • Washburn A-20V electric guitar

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1980
1985

Introduced in the early 1980s Washburn Stage A-20 had a truncated explorer style body shape with neck through body construction. These were Japanese made (Matsumoku) with good specs like an ebony fingerboard and maple topped ash body. Also available with a vibrato bridge as the A-20V model.

Specifications (22)

Controls

Pickup selector controls3-way selector switch
Tone controls2 tone controls
Volume controls2 volume controls

Electronics

Pickups brand and modelWashburn Power Sustain pickup(s)
Pickups configuration2 humbucker pickups

General

Made inJapan
Bindingwhite binding
Number of strings6 strings

Body

Body materialash body
Body styleExplorer-style body
Body top materialmaple body top

Hardware

BridgeWashburn harmonic lock bridge, tremolo bridge
Hardware colorchrome hardware

Fretboard

Fingerboard inlay materialbrass fingerboard inlay material
Fingerboard materialebony fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersring fingerboard position markers

Neck

Neck jointneck through body
Neck materialmaple neck
Neck profileV shaped neck
Number of frets22 fret
Nutbrass nut
Tuner layoutsix-in-a-row tuners

Prices (3)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
1987£280good
2013€300new
2000$250wornWattoGreat sound, and action. A real bargain!

Reviews (3)

Washburn A-20 reviewed by James

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
I own an original 1980's A20V. Figured maple top and in excellent condition with only a small ding or two. Original hard shell case too. Awesome guitar, some of the best quality guitars made. And that amazing V-shaped neck profile.

Washburn A-20 reviewed by Steve H

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Had an 82 brand new,and traded it foolishly. Just bought an 80,could not be happier! Great guitars.

Washburn A-20 reviewed by kevin mccarty

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
I have several washburns from the 80's - the sound, feel ,quality and materials used are much better than many new guitars that cost 1000.00 up - played a 2300.00 dean - I wouldn't trade my g10v or my a20v washburn - love these guitars! - one day the price will match the quality - right now you can find at a fair price, but hard to find

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