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Offline David P

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I have a Japanese Made Washburn D-31S. The tuners are stamped with a George Washburn emblem. The nut is solid brass as are the bridge insert and bridge pins. The top appears to be a fine grained spruce. I am not sure of the timber used for the back and sides but the back appears to be book matched with a central decorative spine.
The serial number on the bottom brace is 90928. On the neck block there appears to be a capital letter N and below tha the number 807221. There is a Made in Japan sticker on the Headstock.
Hopefully someone can satisfy my curiosity
Dave P


Offline MapleFlix

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Re: How can I find out the year of manufacture of a Japanese D-31S
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2018, 03:24:24 AM »
Hi Dave! It would help a lot if you put up some pictures  ;)
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Offline Tony Raven

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Re: How can I find out the year of manufacture of a Japanese D-31S
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2018, 12:59:12 AM »
This one?
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D31 S (FIRST VERSION)
- dreadnought style, solid spruce top, round soundhole with several rings, select rosewood back and sides, natural hardwood purfling, mahogany neck, adjustable truss rod, 14/20-fret rosewood fingerboard with brass target inlays, three-per-side gold tuners, rosewood bridge, pickguard, Natural finish, mfg. early 1980s-mid 1980s.
https://bluebookofguitarvalues.com/#/SearchCategory/AcousticGuitar/675/5019/WASHBURN_ACOUSTIC_DREADNOUGHT_SOUTHERN_JUMBO_MODELS_D_SERIES_D31_S_FIRST_VERSION
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Re: How can I find out the year of manufacture of a Japanese D-31S
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2018, 07:25:51 AM »
Your D-31 S was built in 1980