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« on: February 01, 2010, 07:49:08 PM »
Hey, all. I was given this 12 string about a decade ago. I absolutely love it (primarily the acoustic sound which is, to me, as good as it gets). I was curious if anyone can identify it and tell me something about it (woods, model, value, etc.). Much appreciated! Pictures at

http://s807.photobucket.com/albums/yy356/MyUserNameThisIs/Les%20Paul/

The insignia inside the guitar (which you can't make out in the picture) reads George Washburn. I don't see any other serial numbers, model names, or stamps.

Thanks a lot!
 

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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2010, 08:14:53 PM »
Hi TIMUN, welcome to the forum. Nice 12er, does it have electronics? Looks like a D23 CE 12. Is there a model number stamped inside on the neck block?
 

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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2010, 08:25:47 PM »
Thanks! It has electronics, a volume and a tone knob sticking out essentially parallel to the neck coming out of the body from the top (not sure if that description is clear: the knobs stick out a few inches above where the neck comes out of the body). I looked for a model number but didn't see one, but is there somewhere it might be hiding?
 

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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2010, 09:39:35 PM »

That's the 3200 electronics system that came on the D23CE 12er,
pretty sure that's what she is, here's the blue book info...

D23 CE 12
- similar to the D23 CE Missouri except in 12-string configuration and six-per-side tuners, mfg. mid
1980s-late 1980s.
Grading
100% ---Excellent ---Average
-N/A ---$300 - 350 --$175 - 225


D23 CE
- single dreadnought style, spruce top, uknown back and sides, mahogany neck, 14/20-fret rosewood
fingerboard with dot inlay, three-per-side tuners, rosewood bridge, pickguard, Washburn 3200
electronics, Natural finish, mfg. mid 1980s-late 1980s.
Grading
100% ---Excellent ----Average
-N/A ---$250 - 300 --$140 - 180

 

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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2010, 09:43:03 PM »
Thanks! Much appreciated!
 

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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2010, 11:32:36 PM »
You're welcome bud, what types of music do you play?
 

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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2010, 06:15:49 AM »
When I was seriously playing, it was all metal, all the time. In college, I mostly dragged this 12 around, so I made up a whole bunch of acoustic stuff. Now it's generally whatever suits my fancy, except jazz which I could never really figure out. :-)
 

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« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2010, 07:34:51 AM »
Cool. Brings this to mind...