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Offline bigcity2

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Washburn 135 USA dreadnought
« on: October 14, 2018, 10:00:56 AM »
This is a current model.....just wondering if anyone has had the time to check one out.  This model is being  retailed in the $1,999.00 range and claims to be a USA build.


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Re: Washburn 135 USA dreadnought
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2018, 01:22:37 AM »
Nope. sorry.  $3000, street $2000. Seems IMO what an older model will bring.

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Re: Washburn 135 USA dreadnought
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2018, 06:32:24 PM »
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Re: Washburn 135 USA dreadnought
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2018, 01:33:08 AM »
I laughed when I read this on the Sweetwater website ...

"Moonwood" is sourced from spruce trees that were fell during a specific phase of the lunar cycle, believed to add a bigger, bolder, and more balanced tone to your RSD135-D acoustic

As someone with a graduate degree in Forest Science and 40 years experience in the forest management industry, I have a reasonable level of understanding of tree physiology & timber characteristics ... and I call Bull$hit.

"Believed to .... " is marketing code for "we have no evidence whatsoever for this, but it sounds cool and might fool some people".  ::)

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Re: Washburn 135 USA dreadnought
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2018, 05:12:10 AM »
Agree with both of your points....this model is selling, however!?  Just wondering who is buying.

I bought the one above  from someone that received the piece as a gift to learn how to play.  ( Nice gift! ) 3 months later, that someone decided he didn't have the time to learn how to play guitar, and sold the piece to me.  I gave about 1/3 actual retail. 

Nice acoustic guitar.....but I, personally, would have never paid retail for it.

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Re: Washburn 135 USA dreadnought
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2018, 02:49:54 PM »
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Re: Washburn 135 USA dreadnought
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2018, 04:55:11 PM »
Nobody is selling these in Canada Jim and honestly I don't see it as going over very big here with so many guitars available from makers to hand builds

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Re: Washburn 135 USA dreadnought
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2018, 08:07:48 PM »
This price seems really high for this even if it is made in USA.
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