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 Post subject: That elusive "WAL" finish
 Post Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:01 am 
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Hi folks,

On a German website i recently saw a beautiful 370/12 with the WAL suffix. Seems to me a regular Fireglo, only darker and more brownish at the edges, a really sweet finish. Unfortunately, the guitar disappeared... :-(

She didn't resemble the old Walnut Glo, and obviously she's NOT of the W Series... Is that a limited model for certain countries or a standard finish?

Thank you in advance,

- Matteo


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 Post subject: Re: That elusive "WAL" finish
 Post Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 6:17 am 
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Without seeing the instrument ad you are referring to I can't be certain. but based upon your description I would bet the guitar was Montezuma Brown which was the COY circa 2004 to 2006.

http://www.rickresource.com/register/ga ... =0&month=0

RIC did a run of 25 "Walnut Burst" 360/6 guitars in week 08 of 2012 for the UK distributor. I would bet that the seller saw those and figured that was the finish for his 370.

Just a guess mind you.

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 Post subject: Re: That elusive "WAL" finish
 Post Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:32 am 
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Could the finish have been Amber Fireglo? They're rather a bit darker than standard Fireglo.

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 Post subject: Re: That elusive "WAL" finish
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 Post subject: Re: That elusive "WAL" finish
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We produced a limited number of 370/12 Walnuts for our German distributor a year or two ago.


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 Post subject: Re: That elusive "WAL" finish
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That's almost enough to get me to trade off my Maple Glow.. almost.

Wow- she's a pretty one!

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 Post subject: Re: That elusive "WAL" finish
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matbard wrote:
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I would trade my 360MG (and any other guitar in my collection) for one of those...


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