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Offline Mickhere2003

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1880's parlor
« on: December 20, 2012, 12:56:13 PM »
[So I have a really old parlor washburn stamped 112   227862 on top of the head.  227862 is hand lettered in the sound hole.  Any idea of exact year.  It looks like 1887.  How about value?
It sounds better than my Martin, my Taylor, and even my Avalon!

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Re: 1880's parlor
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2012, 01:43:50 PM »
The guitar was made around 1884 - 1887 and is what is called a standard size. Rosewood b/s & headstock overlay, cedar neck 18 fret ebony fb w 3 pearl dots at 5,7 and 9th fret ebony flattened pyramid bridge, black bridge pins with pearl dots should have a ebony nut.
As for value well that can be subjective but with more description of the guitar such as if it has had any work done cracks and such and photo's really do help ( especially of the label )and we can get a rough idea as to what you can be looking at for value.
LB 12"  UB 8"  depth LB 3 1/2"  depth UB 3 3/8" body length 18"  scale length  24 1/4"
hope this helps. ship
« Last Edit: January 03, 2013, 03:11:50 PM by ship of fools »

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Re: 1880's parlor
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2012, 01:28:00 PM »
Thanks for the info   How do I send pics?  Is email possible? mmccoys@gmail.com

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Re: 1880's parlor
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Re: 1880's parlor
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2013, 01:22:14 PM »
You have a Style 112, the second cheapest Washburn made at the time, which was manufactured in the 1897-1905 era. A 227K serial number would  imply that it was made around 1903/04.
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Re: 1880's parlor
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2018, 07:40:41 PM »
Still wondering where I go to post a few pictures of this old Washburn.  Any help appreciated!