I've just picked up a sunburst 1980 A-20V in a trade - a real diversion in style from the other type of guitars I own but, strangely, as a 68 year old musician playing in a blues band, its shape has really appealed to me for some time. This one has a lovely figured flame maple top and the quality is superb. I am a great fan of early Japanese builds. I own three 40+ year old vintage Yamaha guitars and they are amazing. This Washburn has had a pair of Tim Shaw PAF humbuckers fitted at some stage so the sound is fabulous. There was a little adjustment needed to the truss rod as it had some bow in the neck but it now has the best action of any of the guitars I own. The V profile neck turned out to be great to play despite my early misgivings - your hand just seems to rest 'right' no matter what you're playing! But the build quality - ebony fingerboard, through neck (it sustains for months!), Ash body, maple cap, brass nut - it's amazing to me that this guitar isn't more sought after!