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Offline luvmyshiner

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1996 Paramount
« on: February 18, 2010, 09:36:05 AM »
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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2010, 09:51:22 AM »
Nice! That it the coolest ad Shiner...
 

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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2010, 04:20:45 PM »

Would I dare play it? Or just hang it on the wall and look at it?

No-one mentioned this in the best camp-fire guitar thread...
 

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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2010, 11:58:47 AM »
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Would I dare play it? Or just hang it on the wall and look at it?
Dana built Englemann over Braz NFG? I don't care how fancily she's dressed, I think we'd be playing her. A lot.
 

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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2010, 07:14:46 AM »
ok...so who wants to treat me? [:p]

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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2010, 10:47:55 PM »
Sweet guitar Jim, I don't think I've ever seen a nicer rosette...
 

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Re: 1996 Paramount
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2012, 06:14:59 PM »
Hi Jim, Is this the one from Orlando?

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Re: 1996 Paramount
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2012, 07:31:51 PM »
Wow Jim I have to wonder if they really know just how many Dana B built for them and it makes me wonder about the rest of his builds for them as to how close of a count that was really. by chance do you know if he is interested in selling and did he provide some more photographs.ship
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Re: 1996 Paramount
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2012, 08:03:03 AM »
Jim, since you mentioned that Washburn issued the serial numbers, maybe I can make a small hijack, and ask a question about serials. Did Washburn also issue the serial numbers for the Tacoma built guitars? The reason I ask is, that my guitar has a 4 digit serial, like Tacoma would use. Other guitars I've seen posted have serials following Washburns system, more numbers. I'm just curious. Thanks.
 

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Re: 1996 Paramount
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2012, 02:43:02 PM »
I've just had the pleasure of authenticating a fifth Washburn Paramount (D-96SW) built by Dana Bourgeois.  Up to this point, only four were thought to exist, plus a prototype. Congradulations to it's new owner, Mike Glackin. 
So....rewrite the history on this great model......5 built and one prototype.....is there a sixth one hiding in someones closet?

WOW. That's some new Jim. Very Jealous that you get your hands on so many of these.
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Re: 1996 Paramount
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2012, 02:49:31 PM »
Wow Jim I have to wonder if they really know just how many Dana B built for them and it makes me wonder about the rest of his builds for them as to how close of a count that was really. by chance do you know if he is interested in selling and did he provide some more photographs.ship

Back in the day, there was some input here on the forum from a guy who worked at Bourgeois at the time, and still worked with him at the time he was posting (2006, I believe)

He stated volume estimates on the 5 different styles that have always seemed to hold up to any thing I've read. To be off by 1 on the Paramount doesn't strike me as calling the whole shebang into question.


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Re: 1996 Paramount
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2012, 06:40:01 PM »
Well if the information was coming from someone who worked with Dana B, but I have found that a lot of info coming from Washburn at times were way off. I remember having a conversation with John Stover about the amount of builds he did for them in the Custom Shop and it seems that the numbers never matched up to the numbers John had said he built for them.
So I always wonder just how many were actually built I believe Jim once said that there might have been other Dana B prototypes built by Dana that never were put into production for whatever reason and we also know that Washburn had many guitars that never went into production that are one offs or two offs and so forth.
So yep Tio I am always going to wonder just how many more are out there after all they were just estimates that he thought Dana had built.ship
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Re: 1996 Paramount
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2013, 04:03:42 PM »
hello from Niagara !.....I have read this interesting post and would like to know if someone can identify this guitar ...HARVEST is on the in laid logo and it looks very similar to the style of the guitars mentioned in your posts here about the Dana B guitars.......I will add pics once I can figure out how ?...heres my email if someone can help .  tubertone@gmail.com....cheers thanks!




 





   
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Re: 1996 Paramount
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2013, 06:52:45 PM »

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Re: 1996 Paramount
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2013, 07:16:55 PM »
thanks Tom !....I added pics to the post . cheers