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Offline guitarboy

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« on: July 12, 2010, 04:06:29 PM »
I have a 1995 Washburn Cherokee D55 SW, can anyone give me an idea what its value is today.  It is in like new condition.  My father bought it new and it has only been played a few times. Original case is in perfect condition.  This is one made by Bourgeois. Cole
 

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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2010, 04:17:42 PM »
you're gonna start a bit of a frenzy posting that on here. Highly sought after, by those who know about Dana's brief relationship with Washburn. I'll let the owners chime in on value.

How about some Pics??


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'81 Washburn D-60S(W) Timber Ridge (Yamaki)
'88 Washburn HB-35TS
'92 Washburn EA20-12N
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http://www.oldtownschool.org/
'95 Washburn D-55SW Cherokee (Bourgeois)
'04 Larrivée LV-03 w/ Fishman blend
'02 Heritage 535
'12 Heritage 150
'10 Larrivée RS-2
'11 Benford Tele
'12 Kirn Barn Buster
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2010, 04:38:46 PM »
I am new to the forum, I will try to upload some pics. Cole
 

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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2010, 04:52:03 PM »
How do you post pictures?  Cole
 

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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2010, 08:43:53 PM »
gonna need to sign up at a picture hosting website, then embed the code from those hosted pictures into your message. Really very simple. Hell, I can do it, you know it can't be hard.

Many of us use photobucket with great success. Go there and create your own profile.

Once you've got your pictures on your photobucket profile, you select the photo you wish to share. to the left of the the photo, you will see 4 code options, copy and paste the img code into the text of your message and ...viola

http://www.oldtownschool.org/
'95 Washburn D-55SW Cherokee (Bourgeois)
'04 Larrivée LV-03 w/ Fishman blend
'02 Heritage 535
'12 Heritage 150
'10 Larrivée RS-2
'11 Benford Tele
'12 Kirn Barn Buster
Marshall AS50D
Little Lanilei 3350LT
Champlifier
Boogie DC-2

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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2010, 09:09:15 PM »
Kimo, you just like to show off the beauty don't you? [:D]

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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2010, 10:08:23 PM »
Here are 2 pictures of my Cherokee.[:)][8D]
Thanks Kimo

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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2010, 10:31:11 PM »
Well, you've got me drooling!

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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2010, 10:40:10 PM »
The bat shaped bridge looks really beautiful.
 

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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2010, 01:19:59 PM »
Does anyone have any idea what the value of a cherokee like this one is worth?  And is there a market for it?[:)][?]  Cole
 

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« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2010, 01:47:41 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by Junior88

Kimo, you just like to show off the beauty don't you? [:D]


[8D] who me?

Cole....do you play?
Since the folks here with first hand knowledge seem to be busy...I'm gonna go out on a limb and say, barring issues, it's likely a $800 - $1200 guitar, I can't see it being less than that, but certainly could see it go for more. These are simply top notch solid wood acoustics, made by one of the best luthiers in America. His guitars routinely sell in the 3k to 4k range today.

Having said all that, I'm guessing
http://www.oldtownschool.org/
'95 Washburn D-55SW Cherokee (Bourgeois)
'04 Larrivée LV-03 w/ Fishman blend
'02 Heritage 535
'12 Heritage 150
'10 Larrivée RS-2
'11 Benford Tele
'12 Kirn Barn Buster
Marshall AS50D
Little Lanilei 3350LT
Champlifier
Boogie DC-2

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« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2010, 06:59:13 PM »
it's likely a $800 - $1200 guitar

I think I remember Pike making a bluebook quote on one of these recently. I think it was more than that, but Not sure. Pike, or Jim needs to chime in on this.
 

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« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2010, 07:10:42 PM »
Do a forum search:
Search For: 55sw cherokee
Search Forum: Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions
Search By Member: Pike

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« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2010, 07:43:36 AM »
Am I the only one that doesn't drool over these guitars? I mean, sure, they SOUND nice, and have a good build quality. But I personally just don't get drooling over a photo of them. Maybe it's just me, but I honestly don't think they LOOK anything special. Not like certain other special guitars part of the washburn line.

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« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2010, 09:29:43 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by vheissu

Am I the only one that doesn't drool over these guitars?



yes  [;)]

I understand your point, but really, an acoustic is an acoustic, cosmetically. You can jazz 'em up with vines and inlays and rosettes and  and and (and personally, for me, that usually a detractor). The point is in seeing the guitar and realizing instantly how rare and high quality it is. Bourgeois guitar are excellent, and highly valued. Add to that the fact that these are so limited, and now, 15 years old, and you really have what amounts to the Holy Grail of Washburn acoustics.

Look at a picture of a 1939 Martin D-18. Based purely on aesthetics, it just a guitar. VERY plain and VERY utilitarian. Yet it's a benchmark of acoustic steel string guitars. If I handed one to a knowledgeable player, they would a)drop their mouth open, b)look at me in disbelief C)look it over slowly and speechlessly while trying to regain the ability to breathe. But on it's own, out of context, it ain't much to look at.

Guitarboy, if you are thinking of selling this, I sincerely hope you offer to the people on this forum prior to listing it in a more public arena (CL or eBay, etc....)

cheers!
« Last Edit: July 14, 2010, 09:30:20 AM by Tio Kimo »
http://www.oldtownschool.org/
'95 Washburn D-55SW Cherokee (Bourgeois)
'04 Larrivée LV-03 w/ Fishman blend
'02 Heritage 535
'12 Heritage 150
'10 Larrivée RS-2
'11 Benford Tele
'12 Kirn Barn Buster
Marshall AS50D
Little Lanilei 3350LT
Champlifier
Boogie DC-2