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Offline clayuto

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my f 36 sw
« on: April 26, 2014, 01:48:09 PM »
  I have an f 36 sw acoustic that got as a gift from my parents in about 1980 and can't find any info about it. It's in good condition but I am thinking about having it restored. Should I look for a private luthier?  Someone told me to look into sending it to Washburn for the work. Don't know where to start my journey.  Looked all over the web, but can't find any info about this model.  D 's yes F's nothing.  Can any one help?  I live in the greater Seattle area  if anyone knows of a reputable Luthier around here.  Thanks!

Offline Tony Raven

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Re: my f 36 sw
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2014, 03:11:44 PM »
Oh, you've got benches & luthiers & builders thick on the ground!! Google or a phone book.

All I can figure is that your axe is a "folk" config version of the D36SW "Tahoe"...which I'm fair certain weren't made before 2000.  Yah, weird.

From abject curiosity, what sort of "restoration" could the poor thing possibly need?
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Re: my f 36 sw
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2014, 04:09:32 PM »
Hi all,  Thanks so much for your comments.  I finally figured out my Facebook album with pics of this guitar wasn't set to public.  I fixed it so you should be able to see it now.  Please let me know if it doesn't work.

https://www.facebook.com/clay.baldwin.75/media_set?set=a.779806445365841&type=3

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Re: my f 36 sw
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2014, 09:57:57 PM »
No photos...but then, perhaps one must be a Facebook member to see them...I am not.

How about getting a photobucket account and posting the IMG link so those of us who don't Facebook can see the instrument.  I don't think I've ever heard of an all solid wood folk model Washburn and I'd like to see it.

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Re: my f 36 sw
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2014, 07:29:32 AM »
I think we determined that this was an incorrectly marked F-66 SW from the late 1970s.
« Last Edit: January 11, 2015, 09:26:04 AM by jimsmithsr »

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Re: my f 36 sw
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2014, 09:49:17 AM »
Thanks, Jim...that explains it.

Cheers!

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Re: my f 36 sw
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2015, 10:18:20 AM »
WOW! Absolutely delightful piece!

There are so many features to like about this guitar...obviously, the folk-guitar size, but also the Martin style headstock, the volute on the back of the neck, the artistic manner in which the position markers were inlaid into the fretboard...and OMG, those beautiful secondary woods, and particularly that beautifully bookmarked back construction. 

Thanks for the photos, Jim...I'm a bit surprised to see it be a 14 fret-free model, I thought most "Folk" models were 12 fret-free, but regardless, if one came up for sale I'd be a bidder. This is a true winner in my book!!!

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