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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2011, 04:18:01 PM »
Although yours has a rather unique paint job, other characteristics point toward it being an EA-10.

Take a look at this thread:

http://forums.washburn.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=19946

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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2011, 05:14:09 PM »
I think this one might be an EA-20....most EA-20s have a bound headstock, the EA-10 doesn't.  The EA-10 has a deep body and the EA-20 has a shallow body but it's really hard to tell the difference between the two when they are photographed directly from the front.
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2011, 07:06:31 PM »
It is actually my brothers in Thailand tryin  to get him check for the Mod #
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2011, 09:26:59 PM »
 The EA-10 has a deep body and the EA-20 has a shallow body  The EA 10 I bought a couple of months ago('09 model) has a thin body, the same as the EA20's, and the EA40, I've owned.
 

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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2011, 11:48:42 PM »
I think the festival for this one was the electric koolaid acid test
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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2011, 05:26:18 AM »
Sorry Nogin...I meant to say the ones built up to about 1998.  I think they got rid of the bound headstock on the EA-20 from 1999 to about 2004.  I think, in 1999, the EA-10 became a shallow body style, also. (to save money...less material cost)
In the 2000 product cataloge, the EA-10 and EA-20 are  identical except for the preamp type and finishes.

I have a 1996 EA-10 and it's massive...probably 1 and 2/3 again as deep as the current EA-20s.

Ripple: I recall seeing a finish similar to this in a 1995 EA model advert. I don't know what the finish is called, but maybe your model dates from about that time period.
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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2011, 09:47:57 AM »
That seems like about the time my brother got it I wish he knew what he had but I guess thats what makes this forum fun.
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« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2011, 11:09:43 AM »
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Originally posted by binder1

I have a 1996 EA-10 and it's massive...probably 1 and 2/3 again as deep as the current EA-20s.



I have an early 90's D61SW(CE) from the Yamaki factory.  It's a standard dreadnought body shape, but it, too, is about 1/3 again as deep as any of my other Washburn dreads have been.  I wonder if there is any connection....were most of the Washburns made deeper in the 90's, then slimmed down later?

I'm SO glad there are others with more knowledge than myself on this board who could clear this up.....I just took a shot in the dark based on the location of the electronics on the lower bout.

I've played Childbride's EA....nice play, sorta weak sounding acoustically but I've heard that these EA models really sound good when plugged in. I've heard only one, played by a slide player in a small group, and it sounded great to my [^] ears.

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