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Offline Joe Strummer

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Washburn D61 SW
« on: October 10, 2017, 01:12:29 PM »
I have a D 61 SW "prairie song" model I've owned since 1988.  Great sound, wonderful instrument.  My baby.  Just curious of it's value/etc.  I get comments on how good it sounds.  Bought back in a time I knew little about quality or names.  Recommended to me at the music store as a "step up".  I think the serial number indicates it was made in 1984.

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Re: Washburn D61 SW
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2017, 01:52:07 PM »
Hi, Joe...welcome to the forum!

I also own a D61SW, but mine has been dated at 1994. It is my best Washburn Dreadnought!

As for value, I wish I could help more but the only one I have "priced" is my current D61SW, and it was purchased with the knowledge that it had a cracked bridge...IIRC I paid $325 plus shipping.

Yours should certainly be worth more and these Yamaki built guitars enjoy a huge reputation here at Washburn. If I were selling mine I'd say $400 would be my drop-dead low price and I'd certainly try to hold out for more...

Once you determine an asking price you might want to advertise it for sale here on this forum...use the "Dealers" forum to advertise private sale items.


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Offline Tony Raven

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Re: Washburn D61 SW
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2017, 11:17:03 PM »
Well, "value" depends a LOT on whether you're using the number to insure it or replace it or sell it (& where, & how quickly).

FWIW, last MSRP was $1,200. Book value in Excellent condition is something like $600-$750 (with hard case). If played hard but well-kept, say $400-$450.
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Re: Washburn D61 SW
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2017, 03:21:20 AM »
Hey Joe  :D
Prairie Songs are indeed very nice.
D-61SW was build from 1988 on, afaik, in the second version of this line that had the V-Headstock.
The serial number's first digit in this period was, probably or most of the time, only the last digit of the year.
I'd be curious to see the full number, and of course, some photos  :)
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