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Offline Pike

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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2011, 06:36:03 AM »
Neat site Pike.  One of the former memebrs of my herd was a Tak copy of a Guild Jumbo.  Very nice guitar, great build quality and tone.  Could not warm up to the jumbo shape, just to big so I sold it.  I also passed on a Ventura with a Martin D-35 style back.  Beautiful guitar but the seller was a bit over priced.
 

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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2011, 11:04:43 AM »
Ya, the Japanese builders did some great work Keel. I'm surprised he doesn't mention the Yamaki Washburns... Here's a cool Guild knock off...

http://cgi.ebay.com/K-Country-D380-Kasuga-Gakki-Guild-Made-Japan-/230609166942?pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Guitars_CV&hash=item35b160a25e
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2011, 05:09:42 PM »
Very sweet Guild clone.  I'd bet she sounds a whole lot like a D50/55.  I looked over some of his other listings.  Bunch O' cool stuff from the best MIJ years.
 

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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2011, 01:44:52 PM »
Nice find! Thanks for sharing...
 

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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2011, 05:41:13 AM »
Hi Guys - I'm new to your forum, with an interest in Yamaki/Washburn.  This site may interest you, some interesting comparisons of Washburns and their Yamaki-branded equivalents:
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&sl=ja&tl=en&u=http://guitar.natsuya.jp/index02.html&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.com(Originally in Japanese, the link opens it in 'Engrish').  Apologies if this is old news to you.

@spt: I read with great interest the restoration/neck reset on your D60.  How did it turn out?  I have a Yamaki with similar issues (and more!) and was wondering if you could put me in touch with the luthier who did your work. I'm struggling to find anyone to take on the bolted conversion.
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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2011, 01:06:55 PM »
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Originally posted by Ian-the-Dog
@spt: I read with great interest the restoration/neck reset on your D60.  How did it turn out?  I have a Yamaki with similar issues (and more!) and was wondering if you could put me in touch with the luthier who did your work. I'm struggling to find anyone to take on the bolted conversion.



The conversion turned out great... (email sent)
 

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« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2011, 03:33:54 AM »
Hi Pike, and all.

Thanks for putting up the link to the blog. Guitars out of Japan at this time continue to impress me. I've quite a few more Yamaki entries to put up, so i'll refer to the Washburn tie along the way there.

Pike, am i right in thinking you have a W600 Washburn out of Japan from this time?
 

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« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2011, 06:16:33 AM »
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Pike, am i right in thinking you have a W600 Washburn out of Japan from this time?

Welcome to the forum BlueJay. Here's my W600. Looking forward to the pics.