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Offline freddy_j

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D 46SPK
« on: December 29, 2010, 10:25:33 PM »
I have a couple questions about this guitar.  First, I'm looking at getting the straight acoustic and was wondering if the top, sides, and back were solid wood or laminate?  And second, does anyone know if it comes standard with a case?  I read somewhere that the K meant it did but the add on Amazon didn't mention one.  Anyway, glad to be a new Washburn owner and look forward to owning another (Lord willing)

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D 46SPK
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2010, 10:43:19 PM »
All laminate. Usually a spalted maple veneer on either plywood or a lower grade tonewood.

D = Dreadnought
46 = Model #
SP = Spalted
K = Case (Kase)

Offline freddy_j

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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2011, 02:32:45 PM »
Well boys and girls...I've made the plunge.  This baby should be here soon.  I'll update this once it arrives.  I ordered it off the web so we'll see how it arrives sight unseen.  Cheers to antsy anticipation!!!

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D 46SPK
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2011, 07:57:06 PM »
Cool, be sure to post some pics...
 

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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2011, 09:50:33 AM »
I will.  I still need to post pics of my J58SW as well.  But that's for another thread.

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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2011, 02:57:11 PM »
Well, finally talked to springdale music.com and they informed me they no longer had the d49spk in stock. So all guitar purchases are on hold.

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D 46SPK
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2011, 03:57:20 PM »
There are a few new D49spk's on ebay if you search for them. A rare cutaway D49spk is ebay item #370461036120. The others do not show up under a d49 search. they show up when you do a washburn acoustic guitar search and then go through all 500 or so results.

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Re: D 46SPK
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2015, 11:20:56 AM »
Seems to be lots of misinformation being posted about the D46S series re. solid/laminate.  These guitars have solid tops & laminate back & sides.

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Re: D 46SPK
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2015, 09:57:08 PM »
Not this model...while most model numbers with solid wood tops have an "S" suffix in them, in this case the suffix is "SP", which indicates that the top is laminated spalted maple. That is a gorgeous product, but the attractive pattern is due to the maple veneer used for the outer surface of the soundboard coming from a maple tree that has developed some "rot", for lack of a better term. This weakens the wood and that is why you won't see solid wood tops of spalted maple. Best bet is to get a "CE" model, which stands for "cutaway electronic"...we call CE models " juiced" because the electronics allow them to be played through an amp or a PA system...they do not produce much volume otherwise.

The "K" in the model designation indicates the guitar was shipped from Washburn in a dedicated case.

Hope this helps!!

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Re: D 46SPK
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2015, 10:28:02 AM »
Seems to be lots of misinformation being posted about the D46S series re. solid/laminate.  These guitars have solid tops & laminate back & sides.
You'd really have to offer examples, rather than just "SOME people are WRONG!!" ;D Have you actually TOUCHED a D46SP, or are you just making stuff up from stale air?

(If it helps any, I've got the CESPK about 20 feet away.)

If an "S" is immediately after the digits, it's probably a non-ply top. We cannot expect that Washburn will never violate these simple assumptions. ::) So, with the D46CESPK, the "SP" was put far away from the digits... which didn't work out with the no-frills D46SPK.

No international conspiracies, no alien mind-control. 8)

Washburn COULD have avoided the whole thing by instead using "M".

And near as I can figure, "K" stands for "kit" -- I saw it used with some entry-level acoustics with bag, strap, booger rag, peg winder, & DVD.
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