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New (to me) Washburn EA45N - Festival Series
« on: February 06, 2010, 06:28:21 PM »
Hi Folks - I found this beauty on Craig's List today, and am learning quite a bit about it - just learned that the N behind the model stands for Natural



As you can see, it's in great shape - very much looking forward to having a proper setup done and doing some recording with it!



Thanks!
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New (to me) Washburn EA45N - Festival Series
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2010, 04:51:49 AM »
Hi Rvincent55 yes you have a nice washburn there, EA45 may be one of the monteray series? i have owned a lot of festivals over the years going back to the old woodstock, which one of my profesional music friends still owns and uses to this day. ive just bought a monteray deluxe model for studio work. look after it and good luck these are the best.
 

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New (to me) Washburn EA45N - Festival Series
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2010, 05:54:13 AM »
Hi chief - According to the knowledgable folks on this site, this EA45 was part of the Festival series, and was made in 1992. I've brought it to my tech for a setup with D'Addario custom lights (.11-.52), and it now plays like a dream (the action was a tad high when I bought it).
I also bought this for studio work, so it'll live here and not be carried around and about. Based on the very dry air in winter here (New England), I've put a Dampit humidifier in it when it's stored in the case, to keep the wood from shrinking.
The test recordings I've done with it sound great - that EquisII preamp has a lot of range, and I can dial in just the sound I want. I run this through a Fender Super Champ XD amp, using the Acoustasonic amp model...just a touch of chorus and reverb, and it has a great voice.[8D]
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