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Offline mbehe87

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newbie help please!! d49cespk
« on: February 20, 2011, 10:02:28 AM »
I am thinking about purchasing a second hand Washburn d49cespk.  I searched google for informaiton and was not able to find much.  Can anyone provide any info about this guitar?  The owner claims only 500 were made however it looks very similar to the d46cespk.  Is $400 a good deal?  Thanks!
 

Offline Coen623

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Re: newbie help please!! d49cespk
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2017, 10:09:12 AM »
I have just bought this guitar your talking about today and yes there are only 500 made your lucky to even find one foe sale let alone own one apart from mine witch is number 129 outta 500 iv only ever seen one other for sale and it was number 120

Offline Tony Raven

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Re: newbie help please!! d49cespk
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2017, 12:35:33 AM »
  • you don't say what condition the guitar is in, whether it's been adjusted recently, whether it's even had initial setting-up, &c
  • if in great shape & needing no work AND with OHSC, it's a decent deal; for comparison, I bought my D46CESPK new for $420
  • with Washburn, 500 units IS NOT RARE; as crazed Washie collector Jim Smith said, many of the better models of Washburn guitar only had 200 units built
  • (though I haven't made a study of it, I've been seeing a majority of "limited" models with lower serial numbers, & a clear minority nearer the run size, which -- speaking as a former statistician -- indicates that such runs are often not completed &, if I were a collector, I'd want one of the LAST guitars... ;))
  • before anyone tells you otherwise: there is no "S" in the suffix, because it's an all-laminate guitar; it's actually "SP" for "spalt maple veneer"
  • my 46 is distinctly quieter than my (laminate) Alvarez; however, as it was intended to be a stage guitar (amplified), & has an excellent range of tone, this is a positive for me, though YMMV
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