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Offline fidgety

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Washburn D12 BR
« on: May 01, 2017, 09:52:06 AM »
Good morning, I picked up a Washburn D12 BR yesterday for $40. A bit beat-up but it cleaned up well and will make for a fun guitar to noodle around with. Trying to determine the year manufactured. It has the Martin-style headstock, two-piece back, spruce top with mahogany back and sides, is stained dark brown and the serial number is 112902. Also, it appears the bridge split at one time and someone did a poor job of removing and regluing the bridge and slopping glue over the split. Going to remove the bridge soon and replace it with a new one.

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Offline evenkeel

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Re: Washburn D12 BR
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2017, 07:35:09 PM »
Here is some info on your D12

- dreadnought style, 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 diecast tuners, available in Black, Brown, Natural, White, Woodstone Blue (1990-91 only), or Woodstone Brown (1990-91 only) finish, mfg. late 1970s-1994.
Grading 100% Excellent Average
N/A $150 - 200 $80 - 100
Last MSR was $350.

and some serial # info

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.

Finally, the martin style peg head lasted from the mid 70's to the mid 80's.  Then, the "V" style came on the scene.  The 6 digit serial number and the martin style peg head is confusing.