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Offline Windlessair

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Washburn R-318SKK question
« on: July 06, 2010, 04:30:54 PM »
Hi, a couple years ago I bought new a Washburn R-318SKK (one of the numbered ones). I love everything about it.

It's time to change the strings. Overdue actually. Does anyone know what brand/gauge strings came on it? ??
I love this guitar so much I don't want to change a thing!

I liked it so much I ordered new, the big brother: WSJ124. First one that arrived was defective. Second arrived w/ a broken neck, and third just pales in comparison with the sound and quality of the  R-318skk. I am so disappointed by it I have just tucked it away in the coffin case, I couldn't deal with it anymore.

But back to the R-318SKK.. if anyone can help with the string question, I would be much appreciated!

long time Washburn player,

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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2010, 05:45:26 PM »
I'd suggest you spend some time reading this thread....but be forewarned, it's a long one!

http://forums.washburn.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=11620

Probably came from the factory with light gauge Vinci strings, but that's just a guess. Most Washburns come with Vinci's from the factory....Washburn produces the Vinci line of strings.

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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2010, 08:18:02 AM »
Mine came with Vinci strings.
 

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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2010, 11:55:36 PM »
Do you know what gauge?
 

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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2010, 06:38:00 PM »
I've replaced the strings on mine with D'Addario 12's works fine....any 12 guage should do
 

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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2010, 01:57:21 PM »
D'Addario J-15 extra light strings.

Washburn has not been associated with Vinci strings for a couple of years now.

 

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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2010, 09:44:09 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by deltacaster

D'Addario J-15 extra light strings.

Washburn has not been associated with Vinci strings for a couple of years now.





Thanks! Do you mean EJ-15 ? I would really like to have the EXACT strings that came on this guitar.
I appreciate any and all responses.
 

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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2010, 10:46:07 PM »
OK, let me get the big picture here.

You've had this guitar for a couple of years and NOW it's time to change the strings.

And.............you want the EXACT strings that came on it[?]



Just, want to make sure I have this correct.  If I do, I have a few more questions.[}:)]

But, I doubt even, well..er---uh    nevermind, would ask them.

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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2010, 10:48:27 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by Windlessair

quote:
Originally posted by deltacaster

D'Addario J-15 extra light strings.

Washburn has not been associated with Vinci strings for a couple of years now.





Thanks! Do you mean EJ-15 ? I would really like to have the EXACT strings that came on this guitar.
I appreciate any and all responses.



deltacaster doesn't visit very often.....perhaps if you printed off a copy of his answer and visited a music store they could verify which strings to buy.

However, once you do get a definitive answer, perhaps you would return and post on this thread so that in the future others can find the information.  I was surprised to hear that Washburn is no longer affiliated with Vinci.....

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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2010, 08:55:22 AM »
Yes, EJ15.
 

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« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2010, 10:20:31 AM »
We can always count on you, Nick!!!

Thanks.

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Washburns: WD32SW, D61SW, and C124SW
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Washburns:WD32SW,D61SW,C124SWK,
WMJ21S(2),WGO26SCE,WSJ60SKELITE,WG26S (2).
Other fine acoustics:Breedlove custom shop 000,Hippner #506 Hauser,Takamini 2005 LTD,Epi Masterbilt AJ500RC

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« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2010, 01:02:58 AM »
Hi Greg,

You know...too many guitars! Some times it takes awhile to wear 'em out.

I appreciate all the info this tread has produced. I have 6 Washburns and they all have a individual sound, purpose, and quality about them (now if I can get 'em all wrapped up in one)!


quote:
Originally posted by gregjones

OK, let me get the big picture here.

You've had this guitar for a couple of years and NOW it's time to change the strings.

And.............you want the EXACT strings that came on it[?]



Just, want to make sure I have this correct.  If I do, I have a few more questions.[}:)]

But, I doubt even, well..er---uh    nevermind, would ask them.

[xx(]




If it's got tuners, tits, or tires----it's gonna cost you.

 

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« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2010, 01:05:36 AM »
Right - thanks Nick. Much appreciated!

quote:
Originally posted by WB-Nick

Yes, EJ15.