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Offline Deacon

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« on: January 26, 2007, 01:05:59 PM »
So I get home from work on Thursday, and this is sitting on my front porch!!!















It's a 2004 chinese built D52SWCE.  It was housed in one of the tolex covered plywood cases, and it was brand spanking new!  It's just been sitting on the shelf for a couple of years.

The mahogany is rich and striking to the eye, and the maple bindings offer an excellent contrast between the spruce top and the body.  After I got it tuned up, the sound matches the experience of the eye!  It's very light (I suppose that I was expecting it to be somewhat heavier), and it's very well balanced.  Check this out... the setup is almost perfect!!  No need to adjust the action, but it seems just a tad higher on the bass side than what I am used to.  I'm going to leave it as it is for now.

I did notice that a couple of control wires for the preamp popped loose, probably in shipping.  When I change the strings tonight, I will clip them back into place.  I also noticed the tiniest ding on the top.  I was giving it the major once over with ultimately close scrutiny, or I would have missed it for sure.  Hey... for $450, I'll take it!!

All in all, the sound is excellent.  Playability is superb, and I now know why Pike was interested in her.  VERY SOLID!!!  Quite a guitar!

Now to arrange the sale of my D34SCE Augusta.  This one is a keeper!

Here is a link with all of the pics.

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The Pack:
2006 Washburn J56SW Timbercraft
2005 Washburn D46SCE-12 Southwestern
2005 Washburn WD300SW Solid
2004 Washburn WD18SW Solid
2004 Washburn NV100C Classical
2002 Washburn D34SCE Augusta
1996 Washburn J28SCETS Cumberland
1996 Washburn D46S Cheyenne

The Rest:
2005 Epiphone Les Paul Classic
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 #1 on: January 26, 2007, 01:40:11 PM »
Thanks for the pics Deacon, she is a beauty!
 

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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2007, 02:10:48 PM »
ooooooooo I am a bit jealous now:))))

Real beautiful guitar!!!
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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2007, 02:15:50 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by KarmaKing

ooooooooo I am a bit jealous now:))))

Real beautiful guitar!!!

Thanks man... I think I was supposed to have this guitar!!! [:)]
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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 #4 on: January 26, 2007, 04:32:25 PM »
Looks like you got a realy beauty and at a great price too  [:D]  Thanks for sharing the pics Deacon.

GG
 

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« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2007, 05:05:39 PM »
Nice catch Deac!!

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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2007, 05:58:26 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by Squint

Nice catch Deac!!
 Thanks bro!  It's amazing that I got it at all, since I didn't win the auction.  I got one of those Second Chance offers, which of course I thought it was bogus.  I emailed the guy about it, and sure enough... it was legit.  I scored it for $425 plus shipping!  Ain't that the junk?

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Charleston, SC
The Pack:
2006 Washburn J56SW Timbercraft
2004 Washburn D52SWCE Timbercraft
2005 Washburn D46SCE-12 Southwestern
2005 Washburn WD300SW Solid
2004 Washburn WD18SW Solid
2004 Washburn NV100C Classical
2002 Washburn D34SCE Augusta
1996 Washburn J28SCETS Cumberland
1996 Washburn D46S Cheyenne

The Rest:
2005 Epiphone Les Paul Classic
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

Offline nogin007

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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2007, 06:44:34 PM »
Nice guitar, Deacon. Don't play it too much!!!
 

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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2007, 08:26:35 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by luvmyshiner

I know it's a little thing, but the tuning pegs are all lined up perfectly.  As much as I love Washburn guitars, that doesn't happen very often.
I almost mentioned that, because it really bugs me too.  I mean, how hard is that to pull off?
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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 #9 on: January 28, 2007, 10:58:11 AM »
Deacon, BEAUTIFUL acoustic! (all these sensational acoustics here in the forum have really got my GAS acting up!)

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« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2007, 03:57:07 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by chrisadam

Deacon, BEAUTIFUL acoustic! (all these sensational acoustics here in the forum have really got my GAS acting up!)
Thanks man... I'm not cured, but unless an incredible deal comes rolling along, I'm done for a while.  My wife was a bit ticked off at this latest purchase.  I showed her that they list for $1399.90 (I didn't explain about list & street pricing though) and then reminded her what I paid for this guitar.  I also told her that I was going to be paring back the fleet some too.  That ought to bring in another $1000 or so when I'm done.

Say... I was looking at your pics in the other thread, and I was admiring that PII.  I love the shape.  Quite unique.
« Last Edit: January 28, 2007, 03:59:13 PM by Deacon »
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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: March 20, 2007, 11:05:37 AM »
awesome.
 

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« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2007, 11:15:26 PM »
man that is just beautiful!!!
 

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« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2007, 06:39:01 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by Mark Bauer

man that is just beautiful!!!

Thanks Mark.  She sure is a sweet player!

If you would, post a few more pics of your D10 and that pic guard.
« Last Edit: March 28, 2007, 06:39:23 AM by Deacon »
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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 #14 on: March 28, 2007, 06:53:26 AM »
Hey Deacon... I'm always impressed by the number of WASHBURN guitar that past between your hands !!![:D][:D]
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