Originally posted by vheissu
Am I the only one that doesn't drool over these guitars?
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....)