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Offline korodesu

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« on: October 27, 2008, 09:37:30 PM »
So I recently aquired a classical guitar and can't find anything about it. It is a Washburn c-50 and has your standard shaped headstock but doesn't have washburn on the headstock. The blue paper label inside says George Washburn and has the model as c 50. The serial # is 1383. I was wondering if anyone on these forums knows anything about the guitar and could tell me about it. It's probably 10-20 years old.
 

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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2008, 12:11:00 AM »
Hi korodesu, congrats on acquiring a Washburn classical. The blue book lists a C40 and a C60, no C50 though. You're sure it's a 5? Could you post a few pics?
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2008, 08:21:21 AM »
Wow--major droolage happenin' here [:p] ---that's one of the nicest Washburn classicals I've ever seen, love the way that fretboard extends past the margin of the soundhole, COOL [^] !

Hand Crafted.....hmmm....wonder if this is a custom shop piece?  Not in the book, eh, Pike?  Interesting.....there appears to be a cleat down the center of the back....that might mean solid wood sides and back....[?]

Nice find, Korodesu--nice enough to give this old classical guitar lover a case of......uh, oh, get ready......Classical GAS [:o)] !

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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2008, 08:36:27 AM »
Yep, nice, never seen one. Maybe Jimsmithsr has. Jim, you around?
 

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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2008, 05:28:47 AM »
This is a student grade model made late 70's to about 1988.  Most were made in Korea.  Your's is a 1981 model.  We have a 1983 model in our collection.  The model retailed for $290.00 to about $400.00, depending on the year of manufacture.[:)]
Nice guitar....not too many of them around.
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2008, 11:19:20 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by YerDugliness
...[edit]..nice enough to give this old classical guitar lover a case of......uh, oh, get ready......Classical GAS [:o)] !

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....would 'classical gas' make you an 'old fart'? mwhuhahahah.

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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2008, 01:31:38 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by kewltunes

....would 'classical gas' make you an 'old fart'? mwhuhahahah.

Really bad pun Dugly, I love it keep 'em coming [:D]



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I'm a fan of bad puns, too....love to call them groaners.....

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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2008, 01:35:02 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by jimsmithsr

This is a student grade model made late 70's to about 1988.  Most were made in Korea.  Your's is a 1981 model.  We have a 1983 model in our collection.  The model retailed for $290.00 to about $400.00, depending on the year of manufacture.[:)]
Nice guitar....not too many of them around.



Thanks for that, Jim....can you tell me if they were all solid wood?  That cleat down the inside of the back sure suggests so....

I find the look that unusual fretboard gives the guitar to be quite inviting...not that I ever play that far down the neck [:o)] , I just like the look [;)] !

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Washburns: WD32SW and D61SW
Epiphones: a Dot '63 ES335 repop,  Masterbilt AJ500RC (FINALLY!!)
Yamaha Classical guitars: G231-II and G60A
Hippner #506 concert grade classical (arrived damaged, repairs underway)
Takamine 2005 LTD Edition
Breedlove custom shop Deluxe Build Revival 000 slot-headed 12-fretter
A Hohner classical I left at a vacation home in SW KS.
Ibanez RX20

« Last Edit: October 29, 2008, 01:37:34 PM by YerDugliness »
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Other fine acoustics: Breedlove custom 000 Revival, Darren Hippner #506 Hauser, Takamini 2005 LTD, Epi Masterbilt AJ500RC

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« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2008, 04:26:41 AM »
Laminated rosewood sides and back.[:)]
Most of the C models ( including the C-10....made late 70's to late 80's and all laminate) have a cleat running down the center back of the guitar.  The CL-10 CE, made in the late 1990's, is one of the exceptions....having a laminated Mohogany back without the cleat.
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« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2008, 07:36:32 PM »
My 2 cents - it's older than 1981.  Probably mid-70's. 1978 = $229 MSRP.
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« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2008, 05:21:48 AM »
gtracer;
   Do you have a serial number scheme for this model?  (How do you go about identifing year of manufacture with this 4 number system?)
Do you have any information on the WN series of classical guitars?  You wouldn't happen to have a Washburn catalog from 1978?! (If you have one, I'd sure like to have a scanned copy....it would help me, immensely, in identifing Washburn models from that transition period.)
Thanks [:)]
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« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2009, 09:24:00 PM »
I also have a Washburn C50, serial number 80422. Bought it used six or seven years ago for 4-500.00 at Beat Street Music in Manlius NY. Had the tuners changed and bone nut and saddle installed. It plays great, great voice. My friends who have played it are amazed at the sound. Out of all my guitars, the two I play most, anymore, are a Martin 00-21 and Alvarez Yari, but occasionally like tonight I take this Washburn out. Like I said it plays great.

Lee Murray