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Offline spiritofwood

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D44SW Golden Harvest
« on: September 06, 2017, 12:45:00 PM »
I found this beauty on ebay for 250. Such a nice ringing guitar with some soul...Any recommendations for strings?







Washburn D44SW Golden Harvest
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Re: D44SW Golden Harvest
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2017, 12:57:08 PM »
I use D'Addario EXP16's on all mine. But then different strings will give different results on different guitars. Depends on what music you play and the tone you want, and how you tune the guitar.

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Re: D44SW Golden Harvest
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2017, 02:14:54 PM »
Any recommendations for strings?

I use exclusively (for my steel string guitars) Dean Markley Alchemy GoldBronze strings in the light gauge (.011-.052). I like them for 3 reasons:

1.) They hold their tune for a long time! I seldom need to retune the guitar and even when I do it is always a minute amount. I would suspect your guitar has 18:1 Grover tuners, those would be perfect for these strings!

2.) They hold their tone for a long time! There are times when I bring an old "friend" out of its case and I am always amazed at how good the strings still sound...sharp tones!!!.

3.) These strings ARE expensive (close to $20/set for the last pack I bought) but they just, plain last a LONG time, so that evens it out compared to someone who needs to change strings every couple of weeks. I have never had them show any signs of corrosion (but, then, my fingers do not sweat much, so that would be expected).

That is a great looking guitar, BTW!!! (and IMHO a real STEAL for $250!!!)

Cheers!

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« Last Edit: September 06, 2017, 02:18:10 PM by YerDugliness »
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Re: D44SW Golden Harvest
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2017, 05:07:13 AM »
Thank you for the recommendations. I will get these today and will test them this weekend. Also i want so sand down the saddle to get a better string height. Does anybody know if this Guitar was equipped with bone saddle / bridge?

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Offline Tony Raven

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Re: D44SW Golden Harvest
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2017, 12:59:59 AM »
Dude, YOU own the guitar.  :o Can you tell the difference between plastic & bone?

(Hint: if a hot needle can take a piece from it, it is NOT bone...)

Before you go hacking on the saddle, have you set the trussrod properly?
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Re: D44SW Golden Harvest
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2017, 02:14:23 PM »
Trussrod is fine. Its Bone. The hot needle was a good idea. I sanded down the bridge and now this beauty plays perfect!
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Re: D44SW Golden Harvest
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2017, 03:32:30 PM »
Congratulations!

The Golden Harvest guitars are gorgeous!!!

Now that you are playing it, stick around and join in on our discussions  ;D

Almost all of us play guits from different manufacturers, but we're here because we love our Washburns  :)

Cheers!!!

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