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Offline bradc

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« Reply #30 on: April 13, 2009, 10:40:08 AM »
Nick,

Would love the chance to check out the shop, can you send me info on dates/times that are available to see the shop? My brother and I (mid-30s) were talking about this over the weekend and both live in the Chicago area.

Thanks,
Brad
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« Reply #31 on: April 16, 2009, 01:06:32 PM »
bradc,
I'm going to send you an email.

thanks,
Nick
 

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« Reply #32 on: April 22, 2009, 04:55:57 PM »
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Originally posted by bradc

Nick,

Would love the chance to check out the shop, can you send me info on dates/times that are available to see the shop? My brother and I (mid-30s) were talking about this over the weekend and both live in the Chicago area.

Thanks,
Brad



Did you get my email?
thanks,
Nick
 

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« Reply #33 on: April 30, 2009, 04:43:06 PM »
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Originally posted by Cornish Boy

Hey Nick, how about getting together a factory tour DVD for people that have no chance of taking you up on a personal walk about. Just please make sure it's available to the UK and Euro mob. Thanks.



We have posted a Washburn factory tour on our website under Latest news and Reviews.  Please check it out.

thanks,
Nick
 

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« Reply #34 on: April 30, 2009, 05:22:21 PM »
Short and sweet Nick, would have liked a bit more time to wander round but that's quite a nice trailer for the main event. I expect the boys will be more excited over the Nuno event which is sure to be put up for view.
Oh and did the receptionist that Jim mentioned have her child?

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« Reply #35 on: May 01, 2009, 11:01:01 AM »
We'll work on a more comprehensive tour.  I haven't heard from her but she's been off for about 2 weeks now.

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Nick
 

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« Reply #36 on: July 30, 2009, 10:35:15 PM »
Hi all,
Nick has scheduled a Washburn factory tour for my 14 year old son and I on Tuesday August 18, about 10am.  He asked me to post here to let everyone else know.  So, if anyone is in the Chicago area and would like a tour of the Washburn factory on August 18, please post here to let Nick know.

Thanks, and thanks to Nick.
 

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« Reply #37 on: January 14, 2010, 02:01:29 PM »
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Originally posted by WB-Nick

I've made this offer a couple of times before and i've had a few people take me up on it.  I just thought i'd throw it out there again.  If you're going to be in the Chicago area and want to visit the Washburn/Parker custom shop, shoot me an email.

thanks,
Nick



I live in the Western Suburbs and would love to. I'm an oldtime acoustic guitarist and I'm sure my wife (the fiddler) would love to come also. What kind of dates/days/times work best for you ?

Thanx, Glenn
 

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« Reply #38 on: January 19, 2010, 07:19:42 AM »
Hi Glenn,
I just got back from a trade show (Namm) and i'm leaving for China next week and then Frankfurt in March.  It's a pretty busy time for me but we can set something up when i get back from China.  Send me an email around mid February to remind me.  
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« Reply #39 on: January 20, 2010, 12:32:57 PM »
Sounds good. Will do. Thanx, Glenn.
 

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« Reply #40 on: February 03, 2010, 01:51:30 PM »
I will be in Chicago this fall,  I hope this offer is still open (for a tour).
:D
As a side note,  Fender does not allow tours of their facility.  What a shame...
+1 for Washburn
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« Reply #41 on: February 11, 2010, 04:53:21 PM »
I sent you an email.  I emailed Washburn Customer support today and they said they don't offer tours.
 

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« Reply #42 on: January 16, 2011, 06:46:06 PM »
Hi Nick,

I am very interested in a tour of your facility.  Is late spring a possibility?  Take care.
 

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« Reply #43 on: January 18, 2011, 07:05:47 PM »
i'll send you an email.
 

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« Reply #44 on: January 10, 2012, 05:08:37 AM »
Hi,
I have been (favourably) impressed by the Washburn Factory Tour (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXyM89SAQGA).
Since I guess that chinese people can use the same CNC machines and programs shown in the video, I'm convinced that a Washburn guitar made in China can have a lot in common with the one made in the USA (except for the price, obviously).
But ... how Washburn makes the remaining Quality Control ?
The chinese factory works only on the specs, and the QC is made only at the finish (in the USA ?), or there is someone coming from the USA that does the QC all along the line ?
Thanks