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Offline 00p225

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« on: August 07, 2006, 12:19:31 PM »
I have a chance to buy an older Washburn Acoustic for $125 locally.  They say it's about 30 years old and was never used.  Here's a link to a pic.

http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=12006599&uid=3467294

Does anyone recoginize this model, and if it's worth checking into?  Thanks in advance!
 

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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2006, 12:23:37 PM »
See if they can provide a serial number.  If so, they likely have the model # as well.

Either way, I'm sure more details could be unearthed.

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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2006, 07:00:39 PM »
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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2006, 08:01:08 PM »
Well I checked it out.  It's a George Washburn C30, serial # 70012.  Also, it's classical guitar.  Condition looks unplayed, and looks to be a solid spruce top and mahogany back and sides.  The case is pretty nice as well.  I searched the web for C30 and found nothing though.  

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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2006, 08:41:58 PM »
Used guitars can often be like used bikes. People buy them thinking their going to use them daily then just never do. Years later they want the storage space back and sell something mint for cheap. This looks like one of those times and good luck to you.

   Still check it out closely though - really examine the neck for warpage and if its been unused I bet the action is extremely high (which is the most common reason, I've found, that guitars sit unused)
 

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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2006, 08:52:02 PM »
Thanks for the info everyone.  The gentlman that owns it said he's been married to his wife for 25 years, and it was given to his wife before they were married.  She wanted to learn to play, but never did so the guitar sat in the closet.  

The neck is flat and not warped, and the action is actually pretty low, around an 1/8, maybe a bit more, at the 20th fret.  I recently bought a d10sce in natural, and love the guitar, just not sure if I'd like a classical.  One thing though, the C30 has the original strings, and strums as loud as my D10??  

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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2008, 02:54:07 PM »
If you bought this and want to sell it now, let me know. I had one and my bridge broke off and separated the ply layers. If the person that had it still wants to sell, let me know! My email is homantim@yahoo.com

Thanks,

Tim
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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2008, 03:01:34 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by homantim

If you bought this and want to sell it now, let me know. I had one and my bridge broke off and separated the ply layers. If the person that had it still wants to sell, let me know! My email is homantim@yahoo.com

Thanks,

Tim



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