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Offline shec

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Help identifying the guitar.
« on: August 22, 2016, 01:53:01 PM »
This is the first acoustic guitar I ever bought. I believe it was in the early 90's (in Sweden).
Does anyone know what model it is? Or any other info about it would be helpful.











Offline MapleFlix

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Re: Help identifying the guitar.
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2016, 03:02:47 PM »
It could be a Washburn D-12 YBR, at least I found matching pictures in google.
Laminate Spruce Top, Laminate Mahoany Sides and Back, retail in 1990 catalog $279.90
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Re: Help identifying the guitar.
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2016, 12:03:32 PM »
Yea. That seems to be it!  :-)

Thanks a lot. 

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Re: Help identifying the guitar.
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2016, 01:16:58 PM »
That soundboard sure does NOT look like spruce...looks more like Bubinga.

Spruce is a light colored, very straight grained wood...not at all like the figuring on that second photo. The "BR" part of the model designation could actually be for "Bubinga/Red"...that's what I see when I look at that soundboard, bubinga graining and red stain. I'm not sure what the "Y" part would be....not sure I've ever seen that letter used in a model designation before.


Are we sure that's right?

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« Last Edit: August 25, 2016, 01:23:01 PM by YerDugliness »
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Re: Help identifying the guitar.
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2017, 09:17:29 AM »
I doubt it's bubinga, my guess it's some effect color finish.
On google I find a few matching examples of Washburn D-12 YBR that look like this one.
This for example:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1990-Washburn-Acoustic-Guitar-D-12YBR-/131740017359?hash=item1eac5122cf%3Ag%3A5iMAAOSw%7EOVW1NuV&nma=true&si=PFozOIAjcvuKGcDQKPSGPgduA9E%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
The first foto in this article show that the top has a straight, spruce-like grain pattern.
Nothing sure though..
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Re: Help identifying the guitar.
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2017, 04:46:08 PM »
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