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Offline Pike

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« on: March 16, 2010, 03:42:55 PM »
Three of 'em in American Musical Supply catalog. They look great, and what a great deal on some solid top guitars!
 

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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2010, 04:51:10 PM »
I took a peek at them on the AMS web site.  They do look great, and it does seem like a deal.  But I'm left wondering, at 2/3 of the cost of a similar featured D10S, where are they cutting costs?  What's different that these would be $100 less?  Well to be fair, it's not really $100 less, these new ones seem to be sans case.

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Martin 00-15
Martin 000-28
Trinity College Bouzouki
Raul Emiliani Model 928 (Stradivari model)
Scott Cao STV-950 (Hellier model)
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2010, 08:11:00 PM »
Huh, I don't see 'em here yet though...

 http://www.washburn.com/instruments/acoustics/

WB is giving someone here one of these in exchange for a broken D8C, wasn't it? ... anyone remember who that is?
 

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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2010, 10:24:41 AM »
I have a WD7SCE on order as a replacement for my DK20T that had a bad neck.  I'll let y'all know about it when it arrives.  

I do know the sides and back of the WD7 series are catalpa wood, maybe that's where they're cutting costs?  Found a telecaster forum with a catalpa wood discussion and all seemed to agree it's a great wood for making guitars.

The cost does concern me as it could be a cheap guitar but my DK20 wasn't a top of the line either and it sounded great, just didn't play well.
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2010, 12:41:10 PM »
My WD7SCE came in today and I posted some initial thoughts over in the Acoustic Guitar Players Comments/Questions forum if anyone's interested.
Mike W.
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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2010, 02:27:11 PM »
The series is now listed in the Acoustic guitar section.  Still no 2010 catalog, however.

Mark

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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
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'71 Yamaha FG-300 (in restoration)
'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
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2010, 04:26:28 PM »
Yep, there they are. I like the new look...
 

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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2010, 08:14:49 AM »
We are planning to have a new catalog done in time for Summer Namm which is mid June.
 

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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2010, 09:28:24 AM »
Thanks for the information, Nick!  Nice series, BTW.

Mark

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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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'71 Yamaha FG-300 (in restoration)
'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

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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2010, 12:24:25 PM »
they sound better than they look!!!![:0]
there is no money above the 5th fret..........but its a great place to hang out

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« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2010, 01:25:00 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by funkymunky

they sound better than they look!!!!

I don't like what that implies.
Why can't they produce models with looks to match the sound? Why would one be sacrificed to produce the other?
Weird!

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« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2010, 01:54:15 PM »
I think what Jon might have meant was, although they look good, they sound even better..
 

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« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2010, 11:59:05 PM »
Conversely, Rocket obviously appears to think they look poorly, so they would want to sound good.
 

Offline Quinn Spalpeen

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« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2010, 03:59:35 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by Pining

Conversely, Rocket obviously appears to think they look poorly, so they would want to sound good.


Is that what he said?  

They look a lot better than those Deaniod looking headstocks of latter years, hopefully that look is retired.

Hey Jon good to see you around, I'm still enjoying the F10S, not as much as the 00-15, but it's still my second favorite now.  That folk/00 size suits me well.  I was going to see you about one of those cedar topped thingys with the silly name (petit-jumbo-mini-maxie) but saw that it had an oddball scale length so I'm not sure about it.  I'm still wanting a cedar topped guitar, just not sure which one yet.



Nothing under the sun is new Watson. .... Sherlock Holmes

I have some of this, and some of that.
Nothing under the sun is new Watson. .... Sherlock Holmes

Washburn F10S (From Funky Munky, no G.C. stuff for me.)
Martin 00-15
Martin 000-28
Trinity College Bouzouki
Raul Emiliani Model 928 (Stradivari model)
Scott Cao STV-950 (Hellier model)
Eastman Master Model 905 (Stradivari model)
Roland F-110

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« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2010, 09:26:45 PM »
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Hey Jon good to see you around, I'm still enjoying the F10S, not as much as the 00-15, but it's still my second favorite now. That folk/00 size suits me well.


I ditto everything Quinn said, except about the 00-15 [;)]

Jon, you rock!

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