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Offline chrille115

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Washburn D-28S/N When and where is it build?
« on: December 22, 2015, 01:09:35 PM »
I just purchased a D-28S/N in mint condition!
But I wonder where and when it`s build? When I read a older topic in this forum there was a guy who had a serial number w. 6 numbers.
Mine is with 7 numbers:0970200 (the first "0" is a vague stamp and could be a bad "8" but I doubt) The first two numbers shows when it`s build. But this one is definitely not build 2009!
And there`s no "G" for China or "SR" for Korea.
Please help me out anyone!

/Christian from Sweden

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Re: Washburn D-28S/N When and where is it build?
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2015, 03:39:06 PM »
http://forums.washburn.com/index.php/topic,23454.msg150912.html#msg150912

Washburn's numbering system was VERY inconsistent in the 1980s. Many models were outsourced (to Samick, for instance), & no standard trans-Washburn system in place. Your number doesn't fit with any year/month pattern of which I'm certain, but (per a really old discussion) might have set year using the first two digits reversed, which would indicate 1990... but don't quote me on that.

The D28 was produced in two periods, 1978 through ~1982, then ~1988 through 1994; in the first period, most Washburn guitars were made in Japan. All non-USA production was moved to Korea ~1987. The simplest answer to your question would thus be "either Japan or Korea."

The only prefix of which I'm even moderately certain is "S" = Samick, sometimes "SK" for Korea & (more recently) "SI" for indonesia & "SC" for China. I've had a VERY lttle luck starting from the Epiphone list, which of itself is getting rather old:
http://epiphonewiki.com/index.php/Epiphone_Serial_Number_Decoding#FACTORY_LETTER_CODES
« Last Edit: December 22, 2015, 03:43:12 PM by Tony Raven »
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Re: Washburn D-28S/N When and where is it build?
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2015, 04:55:57 PM »
Hi Christian!
It would help if we could see some pictures!
Felix
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Re: Washburn D-28S/N When and where is it build?
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2015, 10:30:25 AM »
Thanks for all info!
I photographed the serialnumber w My best Camera and viewed IT in Photoshop.
Then I could read the first number of the weak stamp.
It was hard to see but it is an "8".
So it's made -89, somewhere...