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Offline Tony Raven

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Re: Oscar Schmidt/ Washburn
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2017, 07:10:25 PM »
I cannot vouch that Oscar Schmidt numbers follow (or have followed) Washburn conventions.

The numbering system has changed repeatedly over the years. Sitting next to me is a Washburn BT-3, s/n I81xxxxx. The line existed 1995-2002. Therefore, it's more likely a 1998 than some uber-rare 1981.

Based on that, I'd guess that your OG-5 is more likely 1999, particularly as it's from Korea.

The OG-5 hasn't been made in years, in any case.

The model number is easy to decode: the "G" stands for Grand or fullsize... but that's iffy, because various OG models are dreadnought, mini-dread, concert, auditorium, jumbo-ish, slope-shoulder, & others.

Anyway, yours is Wine Red.
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