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Offline 1dsflyman

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model J30SCEB
« on: June 28, 2018, 06:25:50 PM »
I have this Black Jumbo cutaway.  I've had it for years.  I've never seen another model like it.  In fact, the serial number is 98100001.  I don't know how many they made, but it looks like I own the first off the line.  I'm thinking of letting it go, but I'm trying to learn as much as I can about it.  I bought it from my buddy who bought it from guitar store in San Diego.  He bought it simply because it was black and pretty badass.  I'm guessing its from 98 or 99, but going through old Washburn catalogues I can't find the model.  I just don't think they made many and if they did only a few were black.  Anybody have any info on this sweet baby?
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Re: model J30SCEB
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2018, 11:38:02 PM »
After looking around the forum a little more I found a bit more info.  Made in Japan (actually a sticker on the back of the head stock) and based on the serial number manufactured in 1998.


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Re: model J30SCEB
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2018, 07:02:16 PM »
That is unusual enough that I would have to boot it up to someone with far more knowledge than me.

If you don't have a great guitar shop nearby -- a place that deald primarily in quality acoustics -- there are a few online options. My first recommendation would be Elderly Instruments; they charge $50, & will send you an actual written appraisal, the sort of thing that'd hold up in court. ;)
https://www.elderly.com/appraisal.html

Even better might be Gruhn Guitars, though they charge $75.
https://guitars.com/appraisals

But if you want to know what it might actually sell for, rather than just what it's "worth" (in a perfect world, under ideal circumstances), you can check with actual auction houses. I've been treated well by Heritage Auctions, who regularly have guitar auctions, & are in the business to make money so will be blunt about what you might realistically get for it.
https://www.ha.com/free-appraisals.s
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Re: model J30SCEB
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2018, 10:38:22 AM »
So you are looking to sell it haven't seen to many black ones but at best you may see around $300 for it they dont come up for sale very often at all and they were a fairly short run of 2 years only it very similar in playing like the J28Cumberlands if you had the case to it would be a bit higher like around 425.00 they were decent enough.