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Offline tommy2shoes

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« on: December 04, 2010, 04:37:34 PM »
I bought this guitar 16 yrs ago. At that time I also bought a washburn History book called Washburn[over one hundred years of fine stringed instruments. Inside the oval sound hole it says, George Washburn. s/nP91174 further up on the headstock are #s 207065. The Tanglewood is what they call a full body model. Color is Tobacco Sunbrst.It has a solid cedar top,rosewood sides and back,mahogany neck,ebony fingerboard with pearl diamond inlays,bound finger board and head piece,delux washburn tuners 13:1ratio, washburn compensated bridge with bone saddle. Washburn original 3200 sound generator, gain, EQ control. Also original hard case Tan,alittle scuffed up,inside real good. The guitar is in very good shape. plays well. stays tuned. Could anyone tell me when it was made and what its worth?
tom pritchard

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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2010, 12:13:02 PM »
Hi Tom, welcome to the forum. Here's the blue book info...

EA45 TANGLEWOOD
- similar to EA44 except has a deep body, available in Natural or Tobacco Sunburst finish, mfg. 1979-
1985, 1987-89, 1992-94.
Grading
 100% ----Excellent -----Average
-N/A ----$525 - 600 ---$350 - 400
Last MSR was $1,150.
This model was introduced three seperate times, so the description may vary a bit. It is one of the three
original Festival guitars and did not have the EA45 designation until the mid-1980s. In 1987, the EQ300
electronic system was introduced with sliders instead of knobs, and the guitar was only known as the
EA45. In 1992, the Equis II electronic system was introduced, and the guitar was known as both the
Tanglewood and EA45


EA44 MONTEREY
- single sharp cutaway thin style, solid cedar top, oval soundhole, bound body, three-stripe
purfling/rosette, rosewood back/sides, mahogany neck, 14/20-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with
pearl diamond inlay, rosewood bridge with white black pins, bound peghead with rosewood veneer,
three-per-side chrome tuners with pearl buttons, acoustic bridge pickup, Washburn 3200/EQ300/Equis
II electronics, available in Black, Natural, or Tobacco Sunburst finish, mfg. 1979-1985, 1987-89, 1992-
94.
Grading
 100% ----Excellent-----Average
-N/A ----$500 - 575 ---$325 - 375
Last MSR was $1,100.
This model was introduced three seperate times, so the description may vary a bit. It is one of the three
original Festival guitars and did not have the EA44 designation until the mid-1980s. In 1987, the EQ300
electronic system was introduced with sliders instead of knobs, and the guitar was only known as the
EA44. In 1992, the Equis II electronic system was introduced, and the guitar was known as both the
Monterey and EA44.


 

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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2011, 08:41:55 AM »
Welcome Tommy!  I believe that the tuners should actually say George Washburn, and the EQ knobs should have a simulated wood base.  Can you verify if that is correct?
ANOTHER PROUD MEMBER OF THE FESTIVAL GUILD

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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2011, 11:01:57 PM »
Thanks pike for the info. It told me what I wanted to know
tom pritchard

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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2011, 11:09:39 PM »
hi gtracer, the tuners say george washburn. the egualizer and gain knobs are black and the base below the knobs seems to be wood.
tom pritchard