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Offline wfrogers1925

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Washburn D-20?
« on: December 28, 2017, 11:42:26 AM »
I have a Washburn guitar that I purchased new in early 1984.  It has ash sides and back and is marked D-20 on the back.  Serial number (on neck block) is 83XXXX.  When I try to find other examples like it on the internet, I find that "D-20's were not made during that time" or guitars that are completely different.  Can anyone give me more info about this guitar?  I can provide pictures, but this site doesn't like my photo format.
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Re: Washburn D-20?
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2017, 12:44:08 PM »
Pictures would really help here.
You can't post directly on this site but use a picture hosting service instead ie. Postimage ( there Are few but photobucket doesnt work anymore)
My Washburns: D-20SN (1988) - D-30SN (1989) - D-61SW12 (1989) - D-66SW (1979)
Other: Alhambra A4 Steelstring (2015) - Epiphone Sheraton (1988) - Walden CG 2010 (~2010) - Epiphone MM-30s Mandolin (~1990)
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Re: Washburn D-20?
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2017, 02:40:03 PM »
I am adding this in hopes that it will allow readers to see photos of the guitar I posted about earlier.

https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipN1KlBqBMSrtkSJTHYT3NLJK5vDsvbqL9lNwdnz

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Re: Washburn D-20?
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2017, 03:48:03 PM »
The Link doesnt work, can you check it?
My Washburns: D-20SN (1988) - D-30SN (1989) - D-61SW12 (1989) - D-66SW (1979)
Other: Alhambra A4 Steelstring (2015) - Epiphone Sheraton (1988) - Walden CG 2010 (~2010) - Epiphone MM-30s Mandolin (~1990)
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Re: Washburn D-20?
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2017, 04:58:43 PM »
Per BlueBook Online --
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WASHBURN ACOUSTIC: DREADNOUGHT/SOUTHERN JUMBO MODELS (D SERIES)
Most Dreadnought and Southern Jumbo models are listed here. Models that aren't include the D20, D20 12, D25, and D25 12. These are all laminated guitars that had short runs in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Over the years, there have been other complications. Not unusually, Washburn will re-use model numbers: D56SW, D46S, D42, D34S, D31S, D30S, D29S. And they have also made "special runs" only sold by large retailers, such as the common D100.
M1SDL; XB-400 (natural), XB-400 (burg), XB-500 (teal); X-10, X-33; D46CESP, WCSD30SCE; BT-3, BT-4, BT-6, JB-80; WS-4; WI-66V; Lyon LCT24; OS Autoharps

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Re: Washburn D-20?
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2017, 03:58:46 AM »
Interesting coincidence: yesterday I spotted a D-25S at GC Online. That bridgeplate definitely dates the guitars, eh?

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/D25s-Acoustic-Electric-Guitar.gc

BlueBook sometimes has quirky criteria for inclusion. In these instances, I'd say these were dropped for being short-lived AND not particularly pretty or well-appointed. Though the D10/D10S family is not high-end either, it HAS been around constantly since 1990.
M1SDL; XB-400 (natural), XB-400 (burg), XB-500 (teal); X-10, X-33; D46CESP, WCSD30SCE; BT-3, BT-4, BT-6, JB-80; WS-4; WI-66V; Lyon LCT24; OS Autoharps

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Re: Washburn D-20?
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2017, 03:04:47 PM »
interesting..
browsing around I found the 1984 D-20 model from the catalog, i.e. here:
https://www.musicgoroundannarbor.com/p/571212/used-washburn-washburn-d-20-acoustic-guitar-wood
looks like Ovangkol back and sides and laminate spruce top
My Washburns: D-20SN (1988) - D-30SN (1989) - D-61SW12 (1989) - D-66SW (1979)
Other: Alhambra A4 Steelstring (2015) - Epiphone Sheraton (1988) - Walden CG 2010 (~2010) - Epiphone MM-30s Mandolin (~1990)
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Re: Washburn D-20?
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2017, 09:14:08 PM »
Thanks.  It is definitely a match to the D-20 N.  I still regret not buying the D-20-12N on the shelf beside mine.
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Re: Washburn D-20?
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2018, 11:47:39 AM »
I found another example of Washburn's odd naming, or maybe just a mistake:
this (overpriced) offer is also looking like the D-20 2.version, but marked in the warranty card with the added "S" for solid top

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Washburn-D-20s-With-Hard-Shell-Case-/202167117536?
My Washburns: D-20SN (1988) - D-30SN (1989) - D-61SW12 (1989) - D-66SW (1979)
Other: Alhambra A4 Steelstring (2015) - Epiphone Sheraton (1988) - Walden CG 2010 (~2010) - Epiphone MM-30s Mandolin (~1990)
Music: soundcloud.com/tonflix