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Offline gaffers

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Re: new member / Japanese acoustics
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2017, 07:39:35 AM »
Thank you very much to Mr Smith! ,Tony raven,Pike , and everyone who has contributed or read this post.
This photograph constitutes the definitive  answer to all my questions!
I am now absolutely certain that i own two Yamaki made guitars (washburn D30S and a YW30 i would like a third a "wing"series electric and maybe ill be lucky again this Christmas who knows?
I must admit to feeling a little bit humbled that  such knowledgeable Washburn collectors and fans would take the time to clarify this for me thank you again.
I bought this guitar very cheaply  it was in good condition but needed some t.l.c. and a good set up, the guitar is now really nice to play, a quality instrument from the golden age of Japanese acoustics!
Unfortunately now that Jim has found and provided this proof it may be necessary for a change to the wikki entry ever so slightly to remove the Yairi reference

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Re: new member / Japanese acoustics
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2017, 09:27:13 AM »
it may be necessary for a change to the wikki entry
Already done; I take my job seriously. 8)
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Re: new member / Japanese acoustics
« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2017, 12:31:32 PM »
HI I am really pleased with this post, you guys at the washburn forum are really helpful
I Hope this works: here is a photo of the guitar in question
thanks again Gaffers


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Re: new member / Japanese acoustics
« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2017, 05:16:38 PM »
Yaj, I love those threads.. :D

while the Yamaki connection was sometimes overestimated, there is a very interesting japanese page that shows how some of the first Timber Ridge and Prairie Song models had a nearly 1:1 corresonding model Yamaki branded:
http://guitar.natsuya.jp/index02.html
same site with google translate:
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&sl=ja&tl=en&u=http://guitar.natsuya.jp/index02.html&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.com

Beware, I think not all specs are 100% correct, those guitar are not veneer woods, but the pictures speak for themselves.
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Re: new member / Japanese acoustics
« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2017, 08:48:34 PM »
Thanks for posting that cool photo Jim!

 

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Re: new member / Japanese acoustics
« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2017, 09:49:17 AM »
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Re: new member / Japanese acoustics
« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2017, 05:58:07 AM »
HI 
I dont understand why the post's and photo from bigcity2(j.s.) have been removed from this post ,  without the photo and bigcity2's comments this post no longer makes sense.

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Re: new member / Japanese acoustics
« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2017, 10:36:05 AM »
I believe he takes them out so others cant something from his past and yes it still makes sense
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Re: new member / Japanese acoustics
« Reply #23 on: October 21, 2017, 12:14:19 PM »
Yes ok I understand now , that makes sense, and i thank him for the info!