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bought used Washburn M3SWK mandolin - when was it built?
« on: November 30, 2012, 07:46:54 PM »
I just purchased my first mandolin.  It is a used M3SWK model with a serial number of DC07060016.  I love it.  The owner's son sold it to me and he figured his father bought it new about 2-3 years ago.  Does this serial number mean it was built in 2007 June?

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Re: bought used Washburn M3SWK mandolin - when was it built?
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2012, 08:02:10 PM »
Welcome yes and yes in China. On 8 digit it is USUALLY the first two numbers. And the C would be China.  So is yours Solid top Walnut with case?  Or is it Solid Wood with case?   Do you know?    Tom.   :)

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Re: bought used Washburn M3SWK mandolin - when was it built?
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2012, 08:09:08 PM »
From what I have read it is all solid woods with a solid carved spruce top and maple back.  And yes a hard shaped case but I can't see any branding on the case.

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Re: bought used Washburn M3SWK mandolin - when was it built?
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2012, 08:15:22 PM »
M3SWK  = M = Mandolin  SW= Solid Wood, K = case....   #3 must be model level.     Tom.  :)  P.S. would you be able to post a pic of your Mando up close of the Maple?   If you need I will copy the link how to , to here.
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Re: bought used Washburn M3SWK mandolin - when was it built?
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2012, 08:31:01 PM »
I found a Made In Canada tag inside the case so this case is not from Washburn.  Yes I will be able to post a picture but not till Monday as my daughter just borrowed my digital camera today so she can take pictures tomorrow night at the Justin Bieber concert in Toronto.  When I get it back I will take a picture.  Thanks.

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Re: bought used Washburn M3SWK mandolin - when was it built?
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2012, 08:38:11 PM »
Cool,  Is it Quilted Maple? either way I bet it is good looking.   Tom.   :)

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Re: bought used Washburn M3SWK mandolin - when was it built?
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2012, 04:28:13 PM »
I took the picture.  I think I need the link on how to post it here.  The literature I read says it is solid figured maple.

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Re: bought used Washburn M3SWK mandolin - when was it built?
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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2012, 08:17:35 AM »
Sorry.  I can't make any sense out of the instructions for uplaoding a photo.  Am I supposed to first go to www.photobucket.com.  If so, it requires and ID. 

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Re: bought used Washburn M3SWK mandolin - when was it built?
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2012, 07:49:50 PM »
Now that is real nice.  Looks like even the back has multielam binding on it.  I thinking of A mando,  like this years looks.  Tom.   :)

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Re: bought used Washburn M3SWK mandolin - when was it built?
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2012, 08:27:05 AM »
Thanks.  I put on a new set of strings, lowered the bridge and moved the bridge to correct the intonation.  I am very pleased with how it plays and sounds.