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Offline Gitfiddle

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« on: September 12, 2009, 03:36:38 PM »
J6 - Wes Montgomery bought in 88 and serial J6 8839 (Mission Viejo)
My bet is it was Asian made but it says in the Chicago tradition (I replaced them with Seymour Duncan Seth Lover.  $330

My other Washburn is a D10 I bought it on Craigs list (for a song??)
I( replaced the saddle with Tusq (sanded down using a feeler gauge and  a Korg CA30 tuner).  Doubled the sound (beautiful guitar)  

I cannot brag enough about my J6 -- or my D10.  They are excellent guitars.  I have not needed very much support but Washburn Support responds immediately and are really top notch.  Washburn is a top notch guitar and you cannot beat the value. I did not realize that when I bought the J6.  When I take the J6 out of the case other guitarists gasp (I like that)  ..and say can I play it?  It's that nice. Lots of respect.  And it plays well.  A really nice guitar.  

So what about the D10? .. same thing.  A very nice looking and terrific sounding acoustic.  Goes anywhere.  

 


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Offline Pike

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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2009, 03:49:51 PM »
Hi Gitfiddle, welcome aboard. Nice bunch of guitars!
 

Offline Tio Kimo

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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2009, 05:05:14 PM »
Welcome to the forum, Gitfiddle. nice to see another mature Washburn fan from Chicago.

Nice collection!

quote:
Originally posted by Gitfiddle

J6 - Wes Montgomery bought in 88 and serial J6 8839 (Mission Viejo)
My bet is it was Asian made but it says in the Chicago tradition (does anybody know)??



As to your J6, I'm gonna try and suck you into an ongoing discussion a few of us are having about asian made Hollowbody electrics, and your serial number being 4 digit is very interesting...

check in here if your interested...

http://forums.washburn.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=16184

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Offline mcloud10

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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2009, 01:48:44 PM »
Nice collection.  I had a similar *cheap* facsimile of the J6 style years ago, but it was junk - cracks in the body and it had a rubber neck!

I like my D10, also.  Just put new Martin Marquis Light gauge on it.  The D10s really have a nice sound!

Mark

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Offline nogin007

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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2009, 07:20:46 PM »
The J6 could have been made in Japan, as it was in the period when Washburn was making a move to Korea. They wanted a cheaper source. I have a '92, and it is made in Korea.