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General Discussion / Re: Washburn build by Matsumoku and/or Yamaki?
« Last post by ET Music on December 15, 2017, 03:37:31 PM »
Fascinating thread...

This is totally speculation, but speaking of Terada...its possible that they made the Washburn Hollowbody guitars in the late 80s (1988-1989).  My reasoning for this is that Terada was known for making the Barrington Guitars, including the beautiful BGW-200.  Here is a late 80s Barrington BGW-200



Now....here is a Washburn HB-60... from the same era 1988-89:



Very similar in birdseye maple.

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Show Us Your Washburn / Re: Help Identifying my guitar
« Last post by YerDugliness on December 15, 2017, 02:54:40 PM »
Throughout the years Washburn has reused and revised the identifying model numbers for the Festival Series. I've tried to view your photos but the administrator for our computers routinely posts a response something to the effect of "your connection is not secure" and will not display the photos.

So...The Festival series is a very thin hollow-body A/E guitar with  a sharp cutaway. Yours may be a very unusual specimen because the cutaway on yours is a "soft" one. There is a special board on the forum for the Festival series, here is a link to it:

http://forums.washburn.com/index.php/board,28.0.html

If you want to find out about your EA16 I'd suggest you start your research there.

Washburn also has a large archive section, so if the search of the Festival Series board doesn't prove fruitful, I'd suggest you use the search function on the grey bar at the top of the screen and search for
"Washburn EA16". 

I managed to view your photos on my cell phone, and from the label inside the body it appears yours may have been produced in 2011, so it's a newer model. To narrow your search down a bit, you might try adding the date of production...2011. Here is what I came up with by doing just a Google search for "2011 Washburn EA16 Guitar":

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Washburn/EA16-Acoustic-Electric-Guitar-Natural-1274115030178.gc

My experience with the festival series is that because the body of the ones that I have played (which were different models than yours, they were much thinner) are rather shallow they sound rather "thin" when played as an acoustic, but when played plugged in to a PA or sound system they really shine. One of my favorite musicians says his plays better than any other guitar he's played when using a bottleneck slide. I can attest that it sounds great when played with a slide!!!

Hopefully this will provide some guidance for you to search further.

Cheers!

Dugly 8)



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General Discussion / Re: Are you kidding me!
« Last post by elkeweiss on December 15, 2017, 04:27:30 AM »
LOL !! I agree, i mean like reallyyy... THe subjects and threads are making me loose my mind as well. I was thinking about posting a thread myself about my assignment writing service but the topics i saw here made me retreat and think again.
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General Discussion / Re: How to post a picture. This is how. This gets asked a lot.
« Last post by elkeweiss on December 15, 2017, 04:24:48 AM »
A great guitar.
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Thanks, Ship;  I was hoping it would be you who chimed in since I'd seen you answer a lot of other folks with similar questions. 

Regarding the Style # on the label, I had gotten that notion from another thread, where a fellow had posted a similar question.  Someone pointed out that it was often on the label, but usually very faded.  Turns out that the original poster had one that was indeed faded, but when you looked close, there it was.  Here's the post:   http://fretsnet.ning.com/forum/topics/dating-a-vintage-washburn-acoustic.

Here's the picture;  the stamp is pretty much dead center on the part of the label that is over the center reinforcement strip, below the words "Label is not" in the white space in the label and above the word 'Diploma' on the red border.  Very faded but there.  On my laptop's screen, if I tilt the screen away from me, the contrast seems to improve and you can see it clearer.

http://api.ning.com/files/ie5nt2KxHYpDa9Lx4JMPxPV2hxaNuICIiWPqBQ-0Y*74MWI8EKEVZi0rZyGsCP-ypWEf5hquRk0ozTkSkynjat4MuC0xsbrE/IMAG0477.jpg

Having read that post, I double-checked my label, and sure enough, it's there, too; I can read the word STYLE, but can't make out the 3-digit number below it, except the 1st digit is a 3. 

Measurements of the body are"   19 5/8" long,  14 1/2" wide lower bout, 10 3/8" upper bout.
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Well, i have no idea about my guitar. Can you have a look at the pics and lemme know what would this be and around how much priced? Thanks!!
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Hi folks

I have a Washburn comfort 18 cen acoustic electro guitar, that's the one with the thin body.

I sandpapered the underside of saddle to lower action and just put on a new set of strings, I notice that, on a the fifth string played open and on 10 fret of fifth string when plucked I seem to get a buzzing vibrating sound along with the note.

At first I thought it was fret buzz, but I think its the electronics inside the guitar that are somehow resonating to the sound of a particular note. Does seem to go away if I pluck note when guitar is front face up.

I wonder if you can tell me if some of the wires inside or any other electronic parts are held to the body by tape when shipped to stop vibrations and somehow this has come loose?

Because its a thin body guitar I can understand how more vibrations might happen compared to a full body?

Any advice appreciated regarding the Washburn buzzy sounds.
Many thanks for reading and any help.
Joe
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Guitar Care, Repair, Modification & Lutherie / Re: Compensated bridge/bridge saddle
« Last post by Tony Raven on December 13, 2017, 12:04:51 PM »
In your case, I strongly doubt that problems "keeping it in tune or getting it in tune" have anything to do with the bridge, unless by "second string" you mean the wound A.

More likely to be a narrow nut slot binding the string, or a faulty tuner, or the ball end not being properly seated, or more than four wraps of string around the tuner post.
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General Discussion / Re: Washburn build by Matsumoku and/or Yamaki?
« Last post by Mbechmann on December 13, 2017, 09:51:15 AM »
Sorry but I am still uncertain about the claim that Terada ever made acoustics for Washburn I have checked with several folks who know Washburns and they have never seen one either that was built by Terada. I do recall someone mentioning that they did build some proto type guitars for them but they never went into production so I myself would NEVER include them with just the serial numbering in any written books without proper proof, i look at it as liking buying a vintage guitar you want documentation or you would want someone like Jim Smith Sr. to weigh in and say that he has guitars built by Terada as right now he is the most knowledgeable person in all of the world on Washburn guitars and where and when. I do not consider myself an expert by any means but I have bought many Washburns and have searched catalogues and the net for any connection to Terada and found nothing but speculation that he might have.

Thats just it. I am also not specifically looking into Terada as a builder for Washburn. I am looking into Yamaki/Washburn/Daion instruments. Thats where my focus is :). That being said, there are some things that I know because of this research we have done. Tereda is one of the factories.
However, if you want a tip to figure this out, you should study Terada branded instruments and their serial numbers. Find out what style of serial number they were using. After you have done that, you compare that style to Washburns. Since you KNOW that by JP law they were not allowed to have 2 different styles at the same time, you now have proof about Washburns.

After that you confirm that proof can by comparing this with catalogs + people that worked there and so on.

Thats the process we have been going through with Daion and Washburns. We dont use serial numbers as the only proof. We use serial numbers + our Daion contact as well other contacts in Japan to get this confirmed all the way. We have multiple confirmations saying the same thing. Thats also why we are so sure that this is correct.
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General Discussion / Re: Washburn build by Matsumoku and/or Yamaki?
« Last post by ship of fools on December 13, 2017, 09:30:39 AM »
Sorry but I am still uncertain about the claim that Terada ever made acoustics for Washburn I have checked with several folks who know Washburns and they have never seen one either that was built by Terada. I do recall someone mentioning that they did build some proto type guitars for them but they never went into production so I myself would NEVER include them with just the serial numbering in any written books without proper proof, i look at it as liking buying a vintage guitar you want documentation or you would want someone like Jim Smith Sr. to weigh in and say that he has guitars built by Terada as right now he is the most knowledgeable person in all of the world on Washburn guitars and where and when. I do not consider myself an expert by any means but I have bought many Washburns and have searched catalogues and the net for any connection to Terada and found nothing but speculation that he might have.
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