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Offline bumble

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« on: August 08, 2006, 04:53:00 PM »
Hello,
 Can anyone give me any idea to when this guitar was built, the SN 704001
Any help much appreciated
 

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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2006, 01:25:18 AM »
I'm thinking, since the Festivals rolled out in '79-'80, it's probably an '87.
 

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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2006, 05:08:25 AM »
Hello Pike,  The thing is I've Had this since 1980, and my brother had it before that for at least 2 years. I Know the 1980 date to be correct, I could be wrong about the 2 years, but he was playing in a band at that time and he used it then. Could it be a pre-production model? I've been told that the serial numbers are not the  most reliable. Thanks for your help.
 

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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2006, 11:27:02 PM »
Teagle's book states that the Festivals, of which the Woodstock is one, came out in 1979 - 1980. But there are mistakes in his book as well.  I was thinking that the first number, the 7 meant 1987. But you are right about the serials. I have a 1986 D15M that had a '76 serial number that was overwritten to '86 in pen. Customer service let me know that it is an '86. Have you tried asking customer service? Sometimes they know. Either way, it's a great looking guitar.
 

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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2006, 02:39:09 PM »
Hi Bumble, I have 2 festival series guitars a six and a twelve. I got the six string monterey new in 77, which doesn't match up with what Pike said, so I'm confused. Great guitars, aren't they? Here's mine.



Kewltunes & My Close Personal Friends,
Washburn EA20
Washburn EA20-12
Washburn W200
Washburn X10
Ovation CSD225 {double neck 6+12 a/e}
Kewltunes & My Close Personal Friends,
Washburn EA20
Washburn EA20-12
Washburn EA18
Washburn W200
Washburn X10
Ovation CSD225 {double neck 6+12 a/e}
ANOTHER PROUD MEMBER OF THE FESTIVAL GUILD

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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2006, 10:03:33 PM »
OK, good, point noted, seems another Teagle error.
 

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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2006, 03:18:32 PM »
Hello ,I was told that the first two numbers show the year it was made, but I don't think it was 1970. I'll try customer service, didn't think of that. Yes, they are great guitars. I sold it once about 15 years ago, but I missed it to much, and for about a year I pestered the guy and bought it back. Mine was only gigged a few times when the guitarist didn't have an acostic. Mainly used for recording. Does yours have the BB pick-up. I like the fret board inlays. Any idea where these early guitars were made? Thanks for your help
 

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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2006, 04:45:15 PM »
I think it was from '86 or '88 on that the first two numbers were the build year. Anybody know for sure?
 

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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2006, 09:45:06 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by kewltunes

Hi Bumble, I have 2 festival series guitars a six and a twelve. I got the six string monterey new in 77, which doesn't match up with what Pike said, so I'm confused. Great guitars, aren't they? Here's mine.
Kewltunes & My Close Personal Friends,
Washburn EA20
Washburn EA20-12
Washburn W200
Washburn X10
Ovation CSD225 {double neck 6+12 a/e}

I cannot locate my Blue Book of Acoustic Guitars right now, but I am ALMOST positive that the Monterey is an EA-40 or an EA-44 (once I find my book, I'll know for sure), and not the EA-20.  Are you 100% about that?

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2004 Washburn WD18SW
2004 Washburn NV100C Classical
2001 Washburn J28SCEDLM Cumberland
1996 Washburn D46S Cheyenne
1998 Washburn XB925 Zebra wood

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2005 Epiphone Les Paul Classic
2003 Dean Tradition QS12GN 12 String
1981 Electra Phoenix X140N

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2006 Washburn J56SW Timbercraft
2004 Washburn D52SWCE Timbercraft
2005 Washburn D46SCE-12 Southwestern
2004 Washburn WD18SW Solid
2004 Washburn NV100C Classical
1996 Washburn D46S Cheyenne

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1981 Electra Phoenix X140N

Offline nogin007

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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2006, 08:46:20 AM »
The Woodstock was EA40. I had one. The Monterey was a lesser number.
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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2006, 11:15:40 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by nogin007

The Woodstock was EA40. I had one. The Monterey was a lesser number.
You're right... maybe that's what I was thinking of.  I think my wife ditched my Blue Book... but that won't stop me!!  Bwahahahahahaha!!!  [:D]

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Jim Dirkes - aka Deacon
Charleston, SC
The Pack:
2005 Washburn D34SCE Augusta
2004 Washburn WD18SW
2004 Washburn NV100C Classical
1996 Washburn D46S Cheyenne
1998 Washburn XB925 Zebra wood

The Rest:
2005 Epiphone Les Paul Classic
2003 Dean Tradition QS12GN 12 String
1981 Electra Phoenix X140N
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Jim Dirkes - aka Deacon
Charleston, SC
The Pack:
2006 Washburn J56SW Timbercraft
2004 Washburn D52SWCE Timbercraft
2005 Washburn D46SCE-12 Southwestern
2004 Washburn WD18SW Solid
2004 Washburn NV100C Classical
1996 Washburn D46S Cheyenne

The Rest:
2005 Epiphone Les Paul Classic
1981 Electra Phoenix X140N

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« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2006, 12:42:22 PM »
Thanks for the input chaps. Anyone got any other ideas as to the age of this fine instrument. Thank you[:)]
 

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« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2006, 05:00:31 PM »
Deacon,

No I'm not positive it's an EA20 sigh...Ive done my best to ID my guitars but I'm not that certain. I do know it's a Monterey, and I know the year I bought it ('77) and that I've seen pics labeled EA20 that look just like it. I thought all the ones iwth that shape were EA20's, but you said the Woodstock is an EA40 maybe so I guess I don't know what my EAs are [:(]. I'd love to be sure. I have a serial number for the 6 string but can't see a number inside the 12 and it doesn't have a sticker that I can see. If one of you guitfiddle loremasters can help me make a positive ID I'd be really grateful.


Kewltunes & My Close Personal Friends,
Washburn EA20
Washburn EA20-12
Washburn W200
Washburn X10
Ovation CSD225 {double neck 6+12 a/e}
Kewltunes & My Close Personal Friends,
Washburn EA20
Washburn EA20-12
Washburn EA18
Washburn W200
Washburn X10
Ovation CSD225 {double neck 6+12 a/e}
ANOTHER PROUD MEMBER OF THE FESTIVAL GUILD

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« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2006, 05:27:28 PM »
The Festival Series: I know recently Washburn has had an EA-8 and EA-9. They also had EA-10, EA-20, EA-30, EA-40, and EA-45. I think there was another number also, but can't recall at the moment. In the earliest models, they were also called a name, in addition to the numbers,i.e., Woodstock, Monterey, etc. I looked in Teagles book, and according to him, there was also an EA-44,50,46,36,22,41,48, and the names of the guitars were changed from one to another. At one time the Monterey was the EA-44. Like I asked once in another topic, why couldn't Washburn come up with different names and numbers for different guitars, instead of having one name or model number covering two or more models?
 

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« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2006, 04:07:01 AM »
Hello All,
 I've just found another set numbers on the guitar, they are inside the sound hole on the heel of the neck. The number is 503075, the second 0 is a bit messed but thats what I think it is. I have no idea why this guitar has two sets of numbers or what this means. I'm going to send this to customer services and see if they have any answers. This may clear the water, but I have a feeling it's not going to. Anyone out there have any ideas. THANKS[:)]
 
Just to let you know that I had a reply from customer services. They tell me that it's an ea40, made in Japan and that the Woodstock wasn't made untill 1987. If that's the case why is my ea40 stamped with woodstock at least 7 years before it was made. (I have a photograph that shows myself, and my eldest daughter with it in 1981). I would appreciate any help. Thanks you, from,  Confussed of London.[?]
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