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Offline DJN

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« Reply #210 on: January 31, 2009, 10:20:55 AM »
Anybody here played the laminated back/sides  125th Anniversary Washburn 318 parlors?
 

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« Reply #211 on: January 31, 2009, 07:18:00 PM »
Also, does the sharp V neck profile on these guitars make attaching a capo more difficult?
 

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« Reply #212 on: February 04, 2009, 06:22:13 AM »
Whilst cruising around EvilBay last evening, I discovered that there is a listing for a Washburn R305S parlor for only $729.  I got one I would sell for that price!
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« Reply #213 on: February 04, 2009, 07:27:10 PM »
Ebay recently sold two used R316'S for around $450, I don't know anything about the others, I had an R-308, but when I got the 316 I sold it. R-314, R-318 are all laminate back and sides...I had no problem with a schubb capo on this guitar. I'm telling you, though, playing Lay Lady Lay with all it's Barre chords was a chore. I don't recommend it for barre chords....lol....good luck in your search

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=160308323207

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=140292611155
 

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« Reply #214 on: February 06, 2009, 03:34:18 AM »
There's 2 BRAND NEW Washburn 316 , all solid wood, parlors on Ebay right now. Probably the last 2 new ones available in the world.

Type in Washburn parlor in the Ebay search box to find them..........$698 each.
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« Reply #215 on: February 14, 2009, 06:01:42 PM »
I'm looking at a Washburn R305S this lady has for sale. It's truly a work of art, but I don't know much about it. Do the R305S washburns come with a pick up in it? On the botton of this guitar is a jack so you can plug into an amp. I cannot find much on this Washburn, can anyone help? By the way she told me $360.00 Firm.
 

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« Reply #216 on: February 18, 2009, 05:40:42 PM »
Krash......that sounds like a good deal.....note: ply back and sides on the R-305S
 

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« Reply #217 on: February 25, 2009, 01:15:33 PM »
I just got a brand new R316swkk in the mail from ActiveMusician.com... #122 with free shipping $719...

Needs a little professional help with set-up, but I am pretty thrilled to get rolling with it.
 

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« Reply #218 on: March 03, 2009, 04:38:48 PM »
Congrads David, hope you enjoy the heck out of that guitar....
 

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« Reply #219 on: November 26, 2009, 01:59:33 PM »
Hi guys,

I'm new here and live in the uk.

Just bought myself an R314KK which I had shipped over from the US.

Not top of the range I know but I love the look of the thing (not too sure about the phoney distressed finish).

I'm only a hobby player but find the fretting a little difficult. maybe it's the wider fretboard or new strings. I usually use Earthwood Rock and Blues because I like the unwound third.

Anyway, wondered if you experienced parlor players tune up to concert pitch or a little below?

The guitar has quite a high ring to it and resonates and sustains well for a laminate top.

Wondered if dropping the tuning a bit might make fretting easier while maintaining the tone ok?
 

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« Reply #220 on: November 26, 2009, 10:32:02 PM »
Hi Hawthorne, have you gotten the guitar a pro set up?
 

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« Reply #221 on: November 27, 2009, 01:21:49 AM »
Hi Pike,

No but think I may try to lower the action myself.

If I'm careful should be able to use emery to take a little off the bottom of the nut and saddle without too much risk.

What do you think?
 

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« Reply #222 on: November 27, 2009, 06:23:38 AM »
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Originally posted by Hawthorn

If I'm careful should be able to use emery to take a little off the bottom of the nut and saddle without too much risk.  What do you think?



Check out this link for lowering action at the saddle.
http://frets.com/FRETSPages/Musician/Guitar/Setup/LowerAction/loweraction01.html

And another for the nut.
http://frets.com/FRETSPages/Musician/GenSetup/NutAction/nutaction.html

Lowering the action at the saddle is pretty easy.  The nut is a bit more complicated, but doable with the right tools.
 

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« Reply #223 on: November 28, 2009, 09:02:13 AM »
Thanks Evenkeel,

Had a quick wander through those and other pages on the site. Lots of interesting stuff I'll return to there.
Meanwhile I'll have a go at lowering the nut and saddle tomorrow morning.
 

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« Reply #224 on: November 29, 2009, 05:44:40 AM »
OK lowered the action at the saddle and it made quite a difference.

Maybe take a smidgeon off the nut later but couldn't seem to get it loose and didn't want to push my luck too far by forcing it.

Loads of useful tips on the FretsPages web site thanks Evenkeel.

Guitar sound sweet.....well to me anyway.