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Offline freddy_j

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« on: February 07, 2011, 10:48:24 AM »
I'm about to purchase one of these.  Anyone know if the sides and back are solid wood?

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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2011, 11:49:27 AM »
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Originally posted by freddy_j

I'm about to purchase one of these.  Anyone know if the sides and back are solid wood?



While I'm certainly no Washburn expert, I can tell you that Washburn uses a sort of code when it assigns a model designation.  Here's some of that:

D=Dreadnought (large, square shouldered body style)
36=specific model designation assigned by Washburn
S=Solid wood soundboard (top)
DL=probably DeLuxe, but there are probably also other possibilities that have never occured to me. [edit:  DL=Tree of Life inlay on fretboard [:D] ]

If the sides and back were solid wood, the model number would be D36SWDL...the SW (with only a couple of very arcane exceptions) means all solid-wood contruction.  It's a big enough deal that Washburn always mentions solid wood in their product description.  If it says select or perhaps nothing, just mahogany sides and back, it's laminate.  I used mahogany just as an example, your tonewood may vary.

Click on the search function at the upper right corner of this page (right above the large font LOGOUT) and type in D36SDL...I did and got two pages of hits (and I limited the hits to only those in the acoustic guitar players forum).

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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2011, 01:24:28 PM »
Well, I wound up purchasing it.  It needs new strings and to be setup but it's a beautiful guitar.  I'm going to try to post some pics.

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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2011, 02:16:10 PM »
Well, here she is!!







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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2011, 03:36:29 PM »
That's a beauty, Freddy.  Nice snag!
Does it have Rosewood back & sides?

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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2011, 04:07:06 PM »
it does but it's not solid wood.  I'm getting it set up and restrung right now.  She'll be coming home either tomorrow or the next day.  I'm excited to see how it sounds.

'85-ish CG Winner W790
'06 Washburn J58SW Timbercraft
'04 Washburn D36SDL Tahoe
'85-ish CG Winner W790
'06 Washburn J58SW Timbercraft
'04 Washburn D36SDL Tahoe
'08 Dean Exotica Quilt Ash

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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2011, 08:21:15 PM »
Yep, beauty bud, love that pick guard...
 

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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2011, 11:06:28 PM »
Pike, any idea where I might be able to look up its worth? Not that I'm looking to flip it, I'm just curious.

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'04 Washburn D36SDL Tahoe
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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2011, 01:37:30 PM »
Just got it back from getting set up.  LOVE IT!!!  Anyone wanna buy a CG Winner?  Lol...

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'06 Washburn J58SW Timbercraft
'04 Washburn D36SDL Tahoe
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'06 Washburn J58SW Timbercraft
'04 Washburn D36SDL Tahoe
'08 Dean Exotica Quilt Ash

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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2011, 06:46:33 PM »
love that fretboard, and pickgaurd, and that bridge ,they go good together. wood like to see the side & back as I bet they look nice also. my rosewood D10 Tb is beautiful.
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« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2011, 12:47:44 AM »
Here's the blue book info Freddy...

D36 S TAHOE
- dreadnought style, solid spruce top, rosewood back and sides, mahogany neck, bound body, ebony
finberboard and butterfly bridge, arrowhead inlays, 3-per-side tuners, crown style headstock, Buzz
Feiten Tuning System, available in Natural finish, mfg. 2002-03.
Grading
 100% --Excellent ---Average
$650 --$400 - 475 -$250 - 300
Last MSR was $900.

D36 SDL similar to the D36S, except has MOP tree of life inlay, mfg. 2002-05.
Grading
 100% --Excellent -----Average
$700 --$450 - 525-- $275 - 325
Last MSR was $1,000.





 

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« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2011, 09:49:11 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by YerDugliness

DL=probably DeLuxe, but there are probably also other possibilities that have never occured to me.



...and that was one of them.  Thanks for that, Pike [^] !!

DL=Tree of Life inlay on fretboard [:D]

Cheers from.....

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Guitar Playin' FOOL, retired & attempting to age disgracefully!!
Washburns: WD32SW, D61SW, and C124SW
Other fine acoustic guitars by Breedlove (custom shop Revival Series 000), Darren Hippner (#506), Takamini (2005 LTD), Epiphone (Masterbilt AJ500RC), and Yamaha (G231-II)

YerDugliness,Esq./Post No Bills
Guitar Playin' FOOL, attempting to age disgracefully!
Washburns:WD32SW,D61SW,D62SW,C124SWK,
WMJ21S(2),WGO26SCE,WSJ60SKELITE,WG26S (2).
Other fine acoustics:Breedlove custom shop 000,Hippner #506 Hauser,Takamini 2005 LTD,Epi Masterbilt AJ500RC

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« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2011, 12:35:31 PM »
It plays really nicely.  I got to really play it (at least, to my abilities) and it's awesome!!  Well worth the 225!  Now I just gotta justify keeping three guitars to the mrs.  Lol.

I'll get pics of the back and sides up either today or tonight.

'85-ish CG Winner W790
'06 Washburn J58SW Timbercraft
'04 Washburn D36SDL Tahoe
'85-ish CG Winner W790
'06 Washburn J58SW Timbercraft
'04 Washburn D36SDL Tahoe
'08 Dean Exotica Quilt Ash

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« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2011, 04:52:56 PM »
Wow love the guitar and the neck inlay , gotta find me one of those , yes a real keeper ,just a question ask your wife how many shoes she owns and why so many , she will answer because each serves a purpose , well there you go , each guitar serves a purpose , ;;;;;;;;;strings