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« on: January 15, 2011, 07:24:47 PM »
I was at the NAMM show in Anaheim Ca today and at the Washburn Site Checked out the new models I was most impressed with the Ovongkol Ceder Top Solid Wood Unfortunately they did not have the Rosewood and had none of the the Timbercrafts or D series, What does this mean? Did see Nick There and mentioned the forum. Think I will try to get their again tomorrow to find out more That place is a guitar, and musical instrument Lovers Paradise, and a real sensory overload
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2011, 10:22:58 PM »
WD760SW was the model I wrote down
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2011, 02:32:48 PM »
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Originally posted by Ripple

I was at the NAMM show in Anaheim Ca today and at the Washburn Site Checked out the new models I was most impressed with the Ovongkol Ceder Top Solid Wood Unfortunately they did not have the Rosewood ...


Ovangkol is said to provide many of the same sonic characteristics as rosewood.  Sad to say, Brazilian Rosewood is as scarce as hens' teeth these days, and IMHO the now available substitute, Indian Rosewood, doesn't quite match it for tone, appearance, or most certainly for fragrance (my Hippner classical has such a strong fragrance of roses that at times it is almost overwhelming as I play it, not so much with the East Indian Rosewood on my Washburn C124SW or my Epiphone Masterbilt AJ500RC).

The tonewood combination of cedar soundboard and rosewood sides/back has become one of my favorites, although my Breedlove Revival 000 with a redwood soundboard and ziricote sides/back seems to be holding its own in the contest!

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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2011, 06:10:25 PM »
I tried a Tak with the Cedar Rosewood Combo but the Yairis were better guitars and the Rosewood Spruce Pantheon oom was great and  met the builder Dana, wish I had the cash.
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2011, 08:14:38 PM »
My grandpa's old guitar has a solid cedar top with solid ovankol sides and back. I love the sounds, it's great.

Considering it has also been opening up for 45 years [:D]

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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2011, 11:39:41 PM »
You met Bourgeois....very cool. That will be a story to tell someday. Fantastic guitars come from those hands.
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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2011, 01:03:11 AM »
I made sure to look for Pantheon and got lucky he said his best Washburn was the Savannah
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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2011, 03:52:37 AM »
Just went to Vintage Washburn . com.  4 of the 5 Bourgeois built Washburns are on page 3 of the Jim Smith Sr. collection.  Awesome guitars for sure.
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« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2011, 09:36:38 AM »
I have a Savannah, awesome guitar, but my DB Cherokee sounds better...
 

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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2011, 09:44:39 AM »
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Just went to Vintage Washburn . com.  4 of the 5 Bourgeois built Washburns are on page 4 of the Jim Smith Sr. collection.  Awesome guitars for sure.
Who wants that type of reputation?  Apparently Washburn thought it would be better to replace DB with 12-year old Chinese factory workers.

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« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2011, 04:49:15 PM »
Hummm....I'm not sure how my comment about where one could see images of the Bourgeois guitars has anything to do with a company reputation.

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« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2011, 05:30:16 PM »
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Hummm....I'm not sure how my comment about where one could see images of the Bourgeois guitars has anything to do with a company reputation.


It's a sore subject binder, it's not anything you said in your comment. Many people, (me included) would really like to see Washburn produce a line of guitars like the ones Dana did when he was associated with them.  

If it's an American brand, it should have an American made product as it's flagship. But Washburn for whatever reason doesn't think there is a place for an American made acoustic.

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« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2011, 04:00:22 AM »
Ripple

Any more to report from the NAMM show? Sounds like you're having a great time.

Speaking of American made, does anyone know if there were any prototype Washburn banjos or mandolins that were made in the US? (after 1974)
 
Was the Jethro Burns mandolin model (the one Jethro Burns played) built in the US or was it imported?
 
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« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2011, 01:39:49 PM »
I badly want to make US acoustics again.  I even spoke to Dana but he doesn't seem interested.  Right now i'm looking at a couple of other options in US, Canada and Japan.  No promises but i'm trying.
 

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« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2011, 03:18:28 PM »
Right on Nick!