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Offline WB-Nick

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« on: March 09, 2010, 12:08:17 PM »
1925-5270 Bell










1932-5200








1932-5202






1934-5255








1934-5258




1934-5259






1935-5227






1936-5256






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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2010, 01:22:30 PM »
Those are TOO cool Nick! Thanks!

That Bell, I would love to plat that thing!

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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2010, 02:26:46 PM »
Hey Shiner, uh, i mean Junior, shouldn't you be in school? :)
 

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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2010, 03:06:16 PM »
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Hey Shiner, uh, i mean Junior, shouldn't you be in school? :)



Hehe.

Spring break man! 2 weeks of guitar playing and video gaming [;)]

BTW Nick, I love those Satin necks you guys are pumpin out now, the one on my F10S is great!

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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2010, 03:53:18 PM »
Beauties Nick! Now if you could re-issue one of those!
 

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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2010, 09:12:36 PM »
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quote:
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Hey Shiner, uh, i mean Junior, shouldn't you be in school? :)



Hehe.

Spring break man! 2 weeks of guitar playing and video gaming [;)]


TWO weeks!!??[:0] Things must be way different out there on the West Coast.
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2010, 10:19:16 PM »
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TWO weeks!!?? Things must be way different out there on the West Coast.


My school was supposed to have 3, but they moved one back so we could have a week off at the olympics [:D]

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« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2010, 11:18:20 AM »
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Beauties Nick! Now if you could re-issue one of those!



Beatiful collection.   I have my dad's old model 5259 auditorium.  It has some damage though :( and the person my dad took it to for repair did a bad job.  Wish it could be restored.  It has such a deep rich sound to it.
 

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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2011, 07:54:50 AM »
My 5203. One of the finest fingerstyle guitars I've played.







 

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« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2011, 08:18:08 AM »
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My 5203. One of the finest fingerstyle guitars I've played.









 

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« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2011, 06:37:14 AM »
Hi...That 5203 (Concert size DeLuxe) looks to be a J R Stewart built instrument, probably from 1928 or early 1929 and is in amazing, virtually mint, condition. I have a 5238 (DeLuxe, Grand Concert size) built in 1930 (by Regal, from Stewart parts bought out of the bankrupcy) and I agree with you that these Walter Kirk designed instruments are right up there with the very best fingerstyle guitars ever made.
 

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« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2012, 11:54:57 PM »
Thank you for sharing these pictures! Those are beautiful Washburns! :D

I love the first one!  8)

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« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2013, 09:55:54 AM »
I bought a 5258 at gattuso (now defunct) music in bradenton fl in 1993 w extremely figured tiger stripe maple back (carved) and sides and carved spruce top w herringbone trim, ebony fretboard, parrellogram abalone markers, , round sound hole, approximately om size.  the finish had a greenish tinge.  came w original case which had its own arromatic scent (possibly spruce). Great finger picker and flat picker,

 I regret the day I sold that one.

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« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2013, 03:45:25 PM »
Hello Everyone,

I'm a newbie here on the forum and looking forward to hearing from people about this post!

I recently bought a vintage Washburn 5256. It's a beautiful sounding guitar and it has been well-used as evidenced by some pretty serious damage around the sound hole. Looks like it has been repaired, not exactly restored. I will post pics after I get home so people have a look.

I am curious to know about a few things, but most of my questions will have to wait until I can post the pics. For now, I was wondering: based on the model number alone, are all 5256 models considered "Solo"models?

Thanks in advance for any and all help.

Glad I found this forum:)
Tim


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« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2013, 01:07:04 AM »
Tim

The model 5256 was indeed noted as the "Solo" model of the Washburn line in the Tonk Bros catalogs. The 5256 was Solo with  mahogany sides and back, and the 5257 was the rosewood version of the Solo. Those two versions of the Solo model were made in 1935-1936.  For 1937, all model numbering patterns were changed so the Solos became a model 5244 (mahogany) and a model 5246 (rosewood). 

Here is a 5256 from 1935 - yours should look similar to this one.

Cheers,

Markd