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Offline Acewindum

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Washburn D-32-S Date?
« on: August 19, 2017, 06:57:28 PM »
My dad has a Washburn D-32-S  Serial number 84995, and I'm trying to date it for him so he can sell it.  Any help dating / pricing would be much appreciated.  It's in nearly perfect shape, minus a small scratch on the front.

Other info:
Solid Cedar top.
Solid Mahogany Neck.
Deep Grained Makassar back and sides.

(I posted this in another section, but I wasn't sure what the appropriate section is.  Thanks for your patience if I broke protocol)
« Last Edit: August 19, 2017, 09:43:05 PM by Acewindum »

Offline evenkeel

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Re: Washburn D-32-S Date?
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2017, 09:14:17 AM »
Welcome to the forum  Here is some info for you.

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.

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.


D32 S
- Similar to D30S, except has Macassar back/sides, bound fingerboard/headstock, Macassar veneer on peghead, mfg. late 1980s-1994.
Grading 100% Excellent Average
N/A $350 - 425 $200 - 250
Last MSR was $800.

D30 S (FIRST VERSION)
- dreadnought style, solid cedar top, round soundhole, bound body, three-stripe purfling, five-stripe rosette, rosewood back/sides, mahogany neck, 14/20-fret rosewood  fingerboard with herringbone/snowflake inlay, bound headstock with three-per-side chrome diecast tuners, rosewood bridge with pearl dot white pins and bone saddle, tortoise pickguard, available in Natural finish, mfg.
1978-early 1980s.
Grading 100% Excellent Average
N/A $375 - 450 $200 - 250

So.. bets guess is your father guitar was built in 1988 (first digit of the ss#).  Value, condition depending of course is about $300-$325.
 

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Re: Washburn D-32-S Date?
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2017, 02:10:59 PM »
Awesome info.  Thank you!