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Washburn Woodstock 5868596, what year ?
« on: March 22, 2015, 01:24:48 PM »
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Hello

Can you help me indicate my new Woddstock Washurn ?

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Re: Washburn Woodstock 5868596, what year ?
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2015, 09:31:43 AM »
Welcome to the forum.  You most likely have a EA40 Woodstock.  Built in 1985.  Here is a bit more info.

EA40 WOODSTOCK
- single sharp cutaway dreadnought style, mahogany top, oval soundhole, bound body, abalone purfling/rosette, mahogany back/sides/neck, 21-fret bound rosewood fingerboard, rosewood bridge with pearl dot black pins, three-per-side chrome diecast tuners, Washburn 3200/Equis II preamp system, available in Black, Natural, Tobacco Sunburst, White, or Wine Red finish, mfg. 1979-1991.
Grading 100% Excellent Average
N/A $500 - 575 $325 - 375
Last MSR was $1,000.
In the mid-1980s, a spruce top replaced the mahogany top. Circa 1987, EQ300 electronics were introduced (sliders instead of knobs). By 1990, Equis II electronics were being used. This model had birdseye maple back/sides with Natural finish as an option.
 

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Re: Washburn Woodstock 5868596, what year ?
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2015, 03:31:45 PM »
Hello,

Thank for reply !
But ar you shure ?there is something i cant understand, eq with sliders starts with 1987 year, so that cant be 1985,
thanks for ,, wecome in forum,, and sorry for my english .

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Re: Washburn Woodstock 5868596, what year ?
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2015, 07:24:06 AM »
But ar you shure ?there is something i cant understand, eq with sliders starts with 1987 year, so that cant be 1985,
thanks for ,, wecome in forum,, and sorry for my english .

Am I sure??  No.  It's a best guess.  W/O actually seeing the guitar it's always hard to be 100% sure.  The data I have says "circa" 1987.  So that means could be a bit earlier or later.  The serial number is usually a solid indicator of a build date.  I have already made a note in my copy of the data that examples of the EA40 with the slider 300 version of the E.Q. seems to have started in 1985.  Finally, the whole festival series is always a bit hard to figure out.  Washburn used the same name for different model numbers.  Changed serial number systems.  Used different materials in the same model.  So, while I can't say with 100% certainty that your guitar is a 1985 EA40 it's a pretty good bet.  Finally 1985 or 1987, does not matter at all value wise.