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R320SWR vs R320SWRK
« on: August 20, 2013, 03:47:11 AM »
What's the "K" and the end of model designation signify?  What's the difference between "SWR" and "SWRK"??
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Re: R320SWR vs R320SWRK
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2013, 06:04:42 AM »
"K" means it comes with a case.  Better not to ask why.  Welcome to the forum.
 

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Re: R320SWR vs R320SWRK
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2013, 01:18:53 AM »
Thanks for info. I'll be glad to get a case.  I've wanted a parlor sized guitar for quite a while (fingerpicking ragtime & blues) then fell for an R320SWRK online last week, expecting arrival at weeks' end.  Currently owning 3 Washie acoustics: WG26s, WG15s, and not least, a WMJ21s-- my default player.   good instruments for the very modest cost,  comfortable  neck & action, well crafted, solid-topped, tastefully trimmed....  Not too hard to look at either.  I'm a fan of the cedar tops.
   
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Re: R320SWR vs R320SWRK
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2013, 06:14:29 AM »
Nice herd of Washies.  How about posting a few pics?? :) :) :)
 

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Re: R320SWR vs R320SWRK
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2013, 07:45:05 PM »
Currently owning 3 Washie acoustics: WG26s, WG15s, and not least, a WMJ21s-- my default player.   good instruments for the very modest cost,  comfortable  neck & action, well crafted, solid-topped, tastefully trimmed....  Not too hard to look at either.  I'm a fan of the cedar tops.   

Couldn't agree more...my WG26SCE is great with a pick, but the WMJ 21S (I have two) does fingerstyle better. They are quite different in finish.....quite!

You'll see most of my crew is cedar tops, too....what's the secondary wood on the WG15S?

Ever seen ziricote wood?

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Re: R320SWR vs R320SWRK
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2013, 03:31:16 AM »
WG15s is spruce over mahogany... sounds a bit louder and crisper than the cedar tops, but similar in feel.  I have widened the string spacing at the nut on all my guitars (recut the 1st string groove and file the 6th groove, adjust others, to gain about 1/16" additional spacing)  Also lowering all the strings at the nut (got some handy nut files) and adjusting the bridge saddle height and neck tension rod for smooth fretting and light, low action.  Nice.  The Washie necks are pretty good as delivered, but especially those with multiple layered fingerboard binding  (eg WG26s, WG15s) have enough "un-used" width to allow more comfortable string spacing, especially conducive to fingerpicking.  (Martin necks are too narrow for my stubby fingers!
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