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Offline Tomc

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Washburn d47sce acoustic electric
« on: November 23, 2015, 09:38:33 PM »
Any info on this guitar would be greatly appreciated
« Last Edit: November 23, 2015, 09:40:17 PM by Tomc »

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Re: Washburn d47sce acoustic electric
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2015, 06:32:59 AM »
Hi, Tom...welcome to the forum!

Your D47SCE is a pretty nice acoustic guitar with a built in electronic pickup!

The "D" indicates the guitar is a "dreadnought" size, a fairly large body style developed long ago as guitars were becoming more prominent in orchestras. At that time most guitars were the smaller "parlor" guitars and they were overpowered by the rest of the instruments in the orchestra, so the larger body of the dreadnought design helped increase the guitar's volume.

Within the dreadnought series, the larger the number the better the construction. 47 is a pretty high number, so it is a nice axe!

The "S" in the model number indicates that the top is made of solid wood and the sides and back are of laminate construction. IMHO that is perhaps the best combination. The solid wood soundboard will result in an improvement in tone over time as the cytoplasm in the cells dries out, leaving the cells hollow, which causes each cell to vibrate better...like a bell made with very thin sides will ring with a more pure tone than one made with thicker sides. For many a guitar made with all solid woods is the "Holy Grail", but they can be somewhat fragile and require considerable maintenance. For a studio guitar they can be quite desirable, but for a stage guitar in a touring group the model with laminated sides and back still offers the tonal improvement of the solid wood soundboard combined with a less fragile nature.

The "C" in the model number indicates it is a "cutaway" body, which provides improved access to the fretboard at the junction between the neck and the body.

The "E" indicates factory installed electronics (often referred to as a "juiced" guitar), which allows it to be played plugged into an amplifier or a PA system.

If you can post the serial number and some photos we can probably identity at least the year and month of manufacture. Most of us use Photobucket and if you copy the IMG code and paste it into the body of your text your photos will be visible.

As for tone woods, go to the Washburn website and search the archives...most dreads seem to have soundboards made of spruce...but not all. Most also seem to use either mahogany (sapele) or rosewood for the secondary tonewoods, but, again, not all.

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Re: Washburn d47sce acoustic electric
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2015, 12:29:45 PM »
Thanx Dugli the info you gave me was very helpful.I got this guitar in a trade and was wondering the value of guitar.

Tom

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Re: Washburn d47sce acoustic electric
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2015, 01:24:42 PM »
S/N is SC02120166 made in china in 2002 i believe

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Re: Washburn d47sce acoustic electric
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2015, 01:35:54 PM »
was wondering the value of guitar.
$400.
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