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Johnzim63:
I'm new to the board, so please forgive my ignorance.   :D  I recently acquired a J28SCEDL.  I love the nice bright acoustic sound; perfect for "church music".  But when plugged in it produces an ear-splitting CRACK when the 1/4" plug is rotated even the slightest bit.  Is this just a matter of cleaning?  This guitar hasn't been used much at all, so I'd be surprised if it was that simple.  I've swapped out the cable and the problem remains.  Thanks for any advice you can supply.

Also, can anyone identify this preamp with Taylor-esque controls?  I've NEVER seen an acoustic/electric with the master volume knob in the top.  Not 100% sure, but it looks factory-installed.

Lastly, any help decoding this serial number?  I'd like to know the year of production, and any other hidden gems.  Thanks!!

t.y.:
Welcome,  made in China in 2009.  Nice looking guitar. The SCE stands for solid top cut out electric. I cant see if the J stands for Jumbo or not. The DL is Deluxe, and the N is for Natural color wood finish.  As for the Master volume I don't know.      Tom.  :) As for the crack sound on plug in,  start off cleaning every thing,  that is always a good place to start, as for the end plug that is easy to change.  :) Here is a cut & paste from my 09 Washburn price list.  That guitar was not cheap. does not tell what electronics were. It is from the Cumberland series.  :)

t.y.:
D52SWCEK N Satin $1,199.90 GC67 $139.90 Included
D52SWK N Satin $1,119.90 GC67 $139.90 Included
Baby Jumbo Series Color List Case List
WB400SWCEK N $1,759.90 GC64 $139.90 Included
WB400SWK N $1,519.90 GC64 $139.90 Included
WB200SCESJK GRAPHIC $1,499.90 GC64 $139.90 Included
WB200SCEK N $959.90 GC64 $139.90 Included
WB200SK N $799.90 GC64 $139.90 Included
WB10SK N $499.90 GC112 $129.90 Included
Cumberland Series Color List Case List
J32SCEK GRAPHIC $1,279.90 GC72 $149.90 Included
J28S12DLK N $1,279.90 GC72 $149.90 Included
J28SCEDLK N $1,279.90 GC72 $149.90 Included
J28SCEDLTBK TB $1,279.90 GC72 $149.90 Included
J27CEK N Ebony $1,199.90 GC72 $149.90 Included
J28SDLK N $1,119.90 GC72 $149.90 Included
Southwest Series Color List Case List
D46SCE12K N $1,039.90 GC70 $139.90 Included
D46CESPK N $1,039.90 GC70 $139.90 Included
D46SCEK N $959.90 GC70 $139.90 Included
D46S12K N $879.90 GC70 $139.90 Included
D46SPK N $879.90 GC70 $139.90 Included
D46SK N $799.90 GC70 $139.90 Included
"The Bluegrass" Color List Case List
D64SWK N $1,279.90 GC70 $139.90 Included
D10 Series Color List Case List
D10SCEDLK N $879.90 GC110 $129.90 Included
D10SDLK N $799.90 GC110 $129.90 Included
D10SCE12K N $799.90 GC110 $129.90 Included
D10SCE12BK B $799.90 GC110 $129.90 Included
D10CEQSBK QSB $719.90 GC110 $129.90 Included
D10SCELHK N $719.90 GC110 $129.90 Included
D10SRCEK Natural Rosewood $719.90 GC110 $129.90 Included
D10SCENSK Natural Satin $669.90 GC110 $129.90 Included
D10SCEK N $669.90 GC110 $129.90 Included
D10SCEBK B $669.90 GC110 $129.90 Included
D10S12K N $669.90 GC110 $129.90 Included
D10QSBK QSB $559.90 GC110 $129.90 Included
D10SRK Natural Rosewood $559.90 GC110 $129.90 Included
D10SLHK N $559.90 GC110 $129.90 Included
D10SNSK Natural Satin $499.90 GC110 $129.90 Included
D10SK N $499.90 GC110 $129.90 Included
D10SBK B $499.90 GC110 $129.90 Included
D10STSK TS $499.90 GC110 $129.90 Included
D10SWHK WH $499.90 GC110 $129.90 Included
F10SK N $499.90 GC111 $129.90 Included
Festival Series Color List Case List
EA20SDLK N $1,199.90 GC75 $139.90 Included
EA21HMBK B $1,199.90 GC75 $139.90 Included
EA21HMWRK WR $1,199.90 GC75 $139.90 Included
EA21HMWHK WH $1,199.90 GC75 $139.90 Included
EA10SDLK N $799.90 GC110 $129.90 Included
EA17K N $639.90 GB70 $39.90 Included
EA17TRK TR $639.90 GB70 $39.90 Included
EA17DAOK N $639.90 GB70 $39.90 Included
EA16NK N $499.90 GB70 $39.90 Included
EA16BPK BP $499.90 GB70 $39.90 Included
EA16TSK TS $499.90 GB70 $39.90 Included
D9 Series Color List Case List
D9CEK N $479.90 GC110 $129.90 Included
D9K N $399.90 GC110 $129.90 Included
D6 Series Color List Case List
D6S N $319.90 GC110 $129.90
Classical Series Color List Case List
C114K N $639.90 GC140 $129.90 Included
C104SCE N $559.90 GC111 $129.90
C64SCE N $479.90 GC111 $129.90
C80S N $399.90 GC111 $129.90
C40 N $289.90 GC111 $129.90
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Johnzim63:

--- Quote from: t.y. on April 20, 2013, 11:40:17 AM ---Welcome,  made in China in 2009.  Nice looking guitar. The SCE stands for solid top cut out electric. I cant see if the J stands for Jumbo or not. The DL is Deluxe, and the N is for Natural color wood finish.  As for the Master volume I don't know.      Tom.  :) As for the crack sound on plug in,  start off cleaning every thing,  that is always a good place to start, as for the end plug that is easy to change.  :) Here is a cut & paste from my 09 Washburn price list.  That guitar was not cheap. does not tell what electronics were. It is from the Cumberland series.  :)

--- End quote ---
Thanks, Tom; most helpful of you.  I sprayed a little auto brake cleaner into the 1/4 jack and swabbed with q-tips:  Problem solved!  Whew, that's a relief!!  My life is rarely so simple.   ???  ;D

It is a Cumberland Jumbo.  I got it for $250 with the original Washburn hardshell case!  I knew it was a steal, even if the pickup/preamp is WAY to microphonic.  I figure it would've been a good deal at $500.  So I may spend another $200 or so to get the right amplified sound.  Just sitting around playing it acoustically is like a dream; the fretboard is a joy to touch!
BTW:  Your zebra-wood D10 is amazing looking!  How does it sound?

wrmurphy:
John, welcome to the forum. I was told when plugging and unplugging my guitar I should always turn the volume off, both on the guitar and the amplifier. This will eliminate the cracking and also save your electronics. Also check for a looseness in the jack. Good luck. murph

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