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Offline billtapp

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Old Washburn Parlor Guitar
« on: February 14, 2014, 03:20:46 PM »
I just faded for an old Washburn parlor guitar.  It is 12 1/2 inches across the lower bout.  The serial number on the paper label 296,313.  Any information you could share about the beautiful little guitar would be very much appreciated.






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Re: Old Washburn Parlor Guitar
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2014, 10:32:36 AM »
A very nice example of a model number 135 size 1 rosewood b/s ebony headstock mahogany neck, w volute 18 fret with pearl inlays 1,3,5,7,9,12,15,and 17 white celluloid snow flake shape inlay on headstock. Ebony flattened bridge w pearl in ivory bridge inlays, ivory bridge pins/nut, pearl ring, bone end pin built around 1906. Which is kind of funny as I just had the pleasure to see one of these just 4 days ago and it was a little more distressed then yours had 5 cracks on the top and a couple on the back but still had a great sound to it. ship
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Re: Old Washburn Parlor Guitar
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2014, 03:11:48 PM »
Welcome to the forum.  Very handsome old Washburn parlor.  Probably built in the very early 1900's, 1905-1910.  Looks to be in very good shape.  Brazilian rosewood back and sides.  Terrific score, well done.
 

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Re: Old Washburn Parlor Guitar
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2014, 03:41:24 PM »
Thanks for the information.  Do you know anybody that makes a good case for this size guitar?  It came in a cardboard case that is falling apart.