After the end of the Japanese Wing Series-era in 1984, Washburn re-introduced the Wing guitars 3 more times.

The first re-issue version of the Washburn Wing Series guitars was introduced in the late 1980's to early 1990's, the exact production year and origin of these (high end) guitars is unknown. They are a close copy of the A-model Falcon (version 3), neck-through (5 piece) with the jack-input on the front of the guitar and the old Washburn logo on the headstock. The most visible differences are in the shape of the (aluminium) electronics cover on the backside and the shape of the (plastic) trussrod-cover, which has a SB-number (SB-20) engraved into it. Not sure if they have a serial nr. They seem to have perloid ring inlays in the (ebony) fretboard and are equipped with Washburn tuners.

The second and most common re-issue version guitars were introduced around 1992. These Wings are mainly Korean (Samick) made and came in a large number of different versions. Some higher end guitars and/or early ones might have been made or assembled in Washburn's own custom shop in Chicago, USA. The guitars are either set-neck or neck-through. Most are set-necks and have a Les Paul-like pick guard. There is a different Washburn logo on the headstock. All have pearl "Wing" inlays in the fretboard. The guitars are either equipped with Washburn or Gotoh tuners. At least 3 different versions of bridges were used. Serial nrs. start with "S", followed by 7 or 8 digits, some neck-through's have no serial.

The third re-issue version is a new Eagle, introduced in 2008 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Washburn Guitars. Probably it's a limited edition. The guitar is set-neck, old logo on the headstock, pearly bound edges, equipped with the Buzz Feiten tuning system, Grover tuners. Only available in high gloss black. These guitars were made in Indonesia.


Washburn SB-80 - Wing-Series Eagle Re-Issue (2nd re-issue version)
manufactured in 1992
Ash body
Arched maple top
Rosewood fingerboard
Grover tuners
Tune-o-matic bridge
Gibson TP-6 fine tuning tailpiece
Washburn Eliminator pickups
No split coil feature
Pearl Wing fretboard inlays
Weight: approx. 9 lbs.