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Offline Gitfiddle

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« on: November 30, 2009, 02:01:43 PM »
I have a Washburn D10.  I bought it on Craigs List for a rediculous price http://members.cox.net/ppitt1/D10two.jpg   and it goes where no guitar has gone before (in a Road Runner gig bag).   It is a really nice acoustic guitar and plays very well.  Ser# G01020341 .. which I assume is laminate sides and back and a spruce top.  I put a Tusq saddle on it and it plays EVERYTHING!  (country, blues, jazz .. andything I can read)

So: I see all kinds of letter suffixes (D10S, D10I, D10-this, D10-that) .. now that has meaning if it is cutaway or a built in electronics; otherwise what do these letter designations tell about the plain vanilla D10?  

I have a no-laminate Tacoma DM10 which I also like a lot. http://thestringshoppe.com/used/Tacoma%20DM-10/01.JPG   But honestly the two sound very close (same size drednaught).   I cannot hear a difference but my friends say the Tacoma is a little bit louder and mellower while the D10 is crisper (and I think the Tusq saddle did that -- it doubled the sound output)($10 upgrade plus elbow grease).

So I just call it a D10 (no letter suffix).   Can anyone explain the letters?

 

Offline WB-Nick

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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2009, 09:56:18 AM »
D10S is solid top.  Not sure about D10I.
 

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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2009, 11:03:09 AM »
D10-
S - solid (as Nick said)
C - Cutaway
Q - Quilted sides
B - Black
E - Acoustic/Electric
K - Includes case
SB - Sunburst

These are a few off of the top of my head.

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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2009, 02:53:14 PM »
Well... that makes sense!  I've just been calling mine a D10 and I think they were all solid top when that one was made.
 

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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2010, 11:05:41 PM »
Does somebody know the difference between cases GC110 and GC EWD?
 

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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2010, 12:16:28 PM »
Ijust purchased a D-10 A(TR)...what does the A stand for?
 

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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2010, 12:14:51 PM »
I've had a D10N since 1991.  I made a bone saddle for it since the original plastic broke.  I also adjusted to relief on the neck years ago so now it is very playable.  I feel this guitar sounds and plays excellent.  It is the only acoustic I have and it's a dandy one.  Does anyone know what the N stands for?
 

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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2010, 01:52:47 PM »
Welcome to the forum buddy. The N simply stands for Natural (uncolored) top. Got any pics you could share with us?
 

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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2010, 01:57:13 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by Kaustin1975

Ijust purchased a D-10 A(TR)...what does the A stand for?


Probably Ash back and sides. Could you post a pic of the back?
 

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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2010, 05:16:05 PM »
DL Delux
Washburn D10SCEDLK
Washburn C64SCE
Washburn Rover RO10
Ovation Adamas W597
Fender Custom Tele
Fender Acoustasonic
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« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2010, 07:55:32 PM »
TR is Trans Red, I believe.

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'73 Washburn W240
'08 Washburn D10SCE
'08 Washburn D10QBK (Son's)
'09 Washburn C104SCE Classical
'89 Washburn C10N Classical
'73 Sivertone Model 319
'85 Ibanez DCL St.Chorus
Rocktron Compressor
DiMarzio Acoustic Pickup
Peavey Backstage Amp
Lots of Smiles ;)
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'73 Washburn W240
'08 Washburn D10SCE
'08 Washburn D10QBK (Son's)
'09 Washburn C104SCE Classical (Son's)
'10 Washburn WC150SW Classical
Washburn Rover RO20 Travel Guitar
Behringer ACX450

Offline SOUTHERNCAL

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« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2010, 07:55:20 PM »
Welcome to the forum buddy. The N simply stands for Natural (uncolored) top. Got any pics you could share with us?

Not yet Pike but I will in the future! Thank you for the information.  As corney as it sounds I feel that my D10N totally rocks!  After putting a bone bridge saddle on it, the sound got louder and way more alive sounding!  I highly recommend this mod on all acoustic flat tops that don't have bone or ivory bridge saddles.
 

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« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2010, 09:20:07 PM »
SoCal, welcome aboard.  Nothing corny about a D10 that rocks! Lots of folks with higher end guit's have one and love them.  I've got a couple of D12S's (very similar model) that I'd put up against anything near the price range.
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Offline mitchell

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« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2010, 05:46:56 PM »
what does WR stand for?
 

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« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2010, 05:53:01 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by mitchell

what does WR stand for?

Is it red? If so, I'll guess Wine Red.
Washburn made an HB35-WR which was Wine Red.