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Offline Nala_Nilbud

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Query re my new second-hand guitar
« on: December 01, 2016, 04:32:30 PM »
Hi. I just bought a D10-B, serial number 95050008. It was an online impulse buy, and I haven't received it yet, so I don't know how it feels or plays. I got it for 50, which seems like a great price.
I don't know much about guitars and currently have a Lag Tramontane T80D.
My questions are these:
1. What are the specs of what I just bought?
2. Should it be better than my Lag? Is this an upgrade?
3. Am I right in thinking I got it cheap?
Apologies for the basic newbie questions. Hopefully some of you good folk might take a moment to enlighten me.
Thanks in advance.
« Last Edit: December 01, 2016, 04:35:07 PM by Nala_Nilbud »

Offline Tony Raven

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Re: Query re my new second-hand guitar
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2016, 02:08:25 AM »
IMO, the basic D-10 is generally a great beginner guitar. Rather than the usual maple neck, Washburn favored mahogany, which does contribute to a tone many find "warmer" than a typical low-end guitar. They sell for ~$100 +/- $20. There are lierally millions about.

Value comes in with variations: piezo system, cutaway, solid top, unusual wood. Even with all the above, value rarely reaches $300.
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Re: Query re my new second-hand guitar
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2016, 09:34:00 AM »
Cheers Tony. I appreciate that.
How old is it? 1995?

Offline evenkeel

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Re: Query re my new second-hand guitar
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2016, 06:50:44 AM »
Cheers Tony. I appreciate that.
How old is it? 1995?

Here is a bit of serial # info for you.

Either the first 2 digits, or the first digit, are typically used to identify the year of manufacture.
For example, 8901827 indicate the instrument was made in 1989, 1988, or 1998. Instruments with serial numbers that have 5 or more characters are from the late 1980's-2000's
Instruments with serial numbers that have 5 characters or less are typically from the 1980's.
Instruments with serial numbers that have 4 characters are from the 1970's and early 1980's.
For instruments produced after 2010, usually the first 4 digits can indicate the year of manufacture.
There is no serial number information or tracking capability for pre-1978 models.

If the instrument does not have a serial number, it is likely a factory prototype or sample, and it is impossible to gauge its exact age.

And some skinny on the model.
D10
- dreadnought style, select spruce top, round soundhole, black pickguard, three-stripe bound body and rosette, mahogany back/sides/neck, 14/20-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlay, rosewood bridge with pearl dot black pins, three-per-side chrome Grover tuners, available in Black, Blueburst, Natural, Trans. Red, or Sunburst finish, mfg. 1990-2000.
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