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General Discussion / Lyon by Washburn LB-10 /SB
« Last post by wopiola on April 23, 2018, 03:45:03 PM »
Hello,
I need help determining the year of production of this guitar. No serial number is available. I only know that it's the LB-10 / SB model. in which catalog could I read about this bass? Is Lyon by Washburn the same as Washburn?
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I can give the price they were brand new in Australia ... but that probably doesn't help you much ! 

Hope you get is sorted Dug .. they're a great guitar
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Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: Vintage Washburn Identify Please
« Last post by Tony Raven on April 22, 2018, 12:44:06 PM »
Aside from fancy "presentation" models, very few L&H instruments have major value. At their peak, L&H cranked them out by the cartload, literally.

Being "commodity" instruments, most were used to death then parked in the basement or attic, with no maintenance at all. In my experience, good acoustic guitars eventually NEED to have their necks reset, & sometimes other work (pull up & reglue the bridge, reattach the braces, etc.).

The early "parlor-size" guitars were originally intended for gut strings; because of their short scale, they adapted moderately well to steel strings without collapsing the top or ripping the heel loose -- initially, at least.

And the adjustable trussrod hadn't been invented yet. Very few guitars had any sort of neck reinforcement at all. People who restore/upgrade larger guitars might add a trussrod & maybe rearrange the braces.

An acquaintance told me he'd paid $200 for a beat-up but playable L&H, planned on putting $500 or so into restoring it, & asked what it'd be worth. I said he'd have a pretty good $700 guitar. ??? Fixing a guitar is like building a hotrod: do it for the experience & to have a fun toy, because if you ever try to sell it you'll be lucky to recoup even the parts cost. Fixing a guitar for one's own use minimizes downside, & the value will likely remain stable for eventual trade/resale.

I wouldn't eBay the neck separately. So long as you don't misrepresent what you've got, there's probably someone who'll pay more for shipping to get a vintage"project" guitar.
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I'm not a huge fan of insurance companies (though I actually did work at Prudential corporate for a few years & they treated me great). It helps to keep in mind that insurance "is a dirty, nasty, bloody business," not charity.

Like, if I spend $1,000 on a used car, & put $1,000 into improving it, then some moron totals it parked next to my house, it's unlikely I will get what it cost me OR what it'll cost to get a reasonable replacement, instead likely ~$500.

If I buy a nice old guitar for $100, & it turns out to be resellable for more like $2,000, it's on me to either move it along or to get something specific put in my house policy. If it gets stolen, my insuror (despite the "we love you!" commercials they constantly run on TV) will likely try to give me no more than what it actually cost me -- assuming I've got a receipt that bears the seller's still-valid contact information ::) -- & at that might try to apply some sort of depreciation to that $100. Or they might skip that whole chase, say I didn't have a steel door or high-tech security system or armed guards, & deny my claim outright
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Show Us Your Washburn / Re: D100M/TWR
« Last post by Tony Raven on April 22, 2018, 11:38:01 AM »
Yah, exactly: another "tale of the model number."
  • D-100: dreadnought; a D-10 with some nice details, built specifically for large retailers (Musician's Friend, right?)
  • mahogany veneer (plywood) top
  • transparent wine red finish
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Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: Vintage Washburn Identify Please
« Last post by Oldgunhunter on April 22, 2018, 06:48:54 AM »
Thanks so much for the input.  Not sure now what I'll do with the old wall hanger.  Maybe dismantle and sell the cool old neck on eBay.
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Discuss Basses and Bass Playing / Re: Any B10 owners out there?
« Last post by toddccampbell on April 22, 2018, 12:55:52 AM »
I still have my first bass, the Washburn B-10  - Love this thing. Unfortunately, I have had some work done on it, and a tech replaced the active electronics with some kit. It's not the same, but it still plays well.  More details at a later date.
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Show Us Your Washburn / D100M/TWR
« Last post by BrentyRT on April 21, 2018, 11:36:17 PM »
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Hey Dugly I am going to disagree with Tony here the D-62SW is completely different then the D-61SW and from a different time and maker
http://forums.washburn.com/index.php/topic,24745.msg155094.html#msg155094 here is a better estimate for what they are worth in great shape as yours had cracks in the top would reduce the price somewhat significantly so its kind of hard to say because of a difference in time so my best guess would be around $850.00 retail or if you go MSRP would be about another 200 or so
They were great guitars remember playing one when we were in Las Vegas that belonged to whats his name dang my memory ( Squint ) and heres another one that sold in 84 http://forums.washburn.com/index.php/topic,15346.30.html
hope this helps some.ship
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