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Offline MapleFlix

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Washburn D66SW Prairie Song Custom
« on: July 30, 2017, 03:18:29 PM »
Hi!
found this D66SW on ebay, couldn't resist.. :D
S/N: 791888, does that mean it's from 1979?





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Offline DaveTrees

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Re: Washburn D66SW Prairie Song Custom
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2017, 09:48:39 PM »
Most likely yes, for Washburns of that era.  Nice unit !!

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Re: Washburn D66SW Prairie Song Custom
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2017, 11:10:08 PM »
Dunno. I though that early steel-string acoustics were all snakehead. Certainly, it's unusual even for Washburn.

Much lack of information. It's not in the condensed Blue Book, I can't find my Big Book, & it's not on their site.

Someone on eBay sold one as a "1973," which is impossible. That leads me to suspect its s/n was 73xxxx, & that therefore this doesn't have a two-digit year code, but one-digit. If all that conjecture holds together, I'd guess it at 1987... okay, maybe 1997. ::) Something about the headstock inlay says "1990s" to me, but now I can't find my notes. But really very unlikely to be 1979.

In any case, please keep it humidified!! A lovely instrument.
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Re: Washburn D66SW Prairie Song Custom
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2017, 11:21:16 PM »
Dunno. I though that early steel-string acoustics were all snakehead. Certainly, it's unusual even for Washburn.

Looks exactly the same as the one pictured in the 1981 catalogue.

My D62 Prairie Song is S/N. 80xxxx and is a 1980 (I bought it new in 1984 in Australia, and it had been in stock a while ... )

The "Martin-style" headstock was standard on the late 70s/early 80s Washburn MIJ (Yamaki-built) dreads.  The "V" headstock is mid-80s onwards I believe.




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Re: Washburn D66SW Prairie Song Custom
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2017, 05:52:44 PM »
Nice find!.....I think it probably is a 1979.  Really well built Japanese guitars.....I'm fortunate to  have a 1981 12 string version:


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Re: Washburn D66SW Prairie Song Custom
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2017, 06:05:22 PM »
yep on 1979 part of the Yamaki line they dont get much better
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Re: Washburn D66SW Prairie Song Custom
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2017, 05:02:02 AM »
Thanks all!

Hey bigcity, that 12-string is cool!
I have a d61sw-12 and I really like the spacing, stringed with 6 strings, much more for fingerstyle, which is what I mostly play now. My D66' spacing is the narrowest of all my Washies.
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Re: Washburn D66SW Prairie Song Custom
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2017, 02:02:15 PM »
Hey ship, thanks for stopping by and the confirmation  ;D
My Washburns: D-20SN (1988) - D-30SN (1989) - D-61SW12 (1989) - D-66SW (1979)
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Re: Washburn D66SW Prairie Song Custom
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2017, 07:19:02 PM »
My Washburns: D-20SN (1988) - D-30SN (1989) - D-61SW12 (1989) - D-66SW (1979)
Other: Alhambra A4 Steelstring (2015) - Epiphone Sheraton (1989) - Epiphone Mandolin (1990)
Music: soundcloud.com/tonflix