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I found a flint hill d52sw for pretty cheap online but I can't tell where it was made,

Can you post the serial number off the paper tag inside the body of the guitar?

Quite often those serial numbers start with two letters, which tell the place of manufacture (for example, CC is "Cort, China" and SI is "Samick, Indonesia". Tony Raven has posted in the General Discussion forum a thread regarding what you can and what you cannot tell from the serial numbers.  Here is a link to that thread:,26561.0.html

As I read the above linked thread, I realize it says that identifying the place of manufacture is a crap shoot because there is no telling what the abbreviations for the place of manufacture match...but IIRC there is a Wiki page somewhere that lists some of the abbreviations, so try searching Wikipedia, too.

Let us know about the serial number if you can!


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Guitar Care, Repair, Modification & Lutherie / Re: Wiring diagram
« Last post by telecode101 on Today at 06:14:17 AM »
Hi, I am in a similar situation. I have a 70s Falcon and I want to upgrade the pickups to SD humbuckers.

I installed the humbukers and opened the back and I saw all the circuit board stuff and got lost.

Would anyone have some diagrams or schematics or advice how to wire the pickups on this one?

General Discussion on Washburn Electric Guitars / Re: Fret Size on a Washburn N2
« Last post by THRobinson on October 17, 2017, 04:31:39 PM »
Thread kinda died quicker than expected.  :-\
General Discussion / Re: used Washburns on the market
« Last post by YerDugliness on October 17, 2017, 02:17:00 PM »
Most of the folk guitars I have played had not only wider necks than most steel string guitars, but they also did not have a radiused fretboard, like most steel string guitars have. The fretboard was flat like a classical guitar (that's important when choosing a capo).

(Edit: it's been a while, but other differences were the folk guitar had a peg-head rather than a slot-head, like a classical...finally, I can't remember, but it seems some folk models were 14 frets free and others were 12 frets free...but, logic tells me they were all 12-frets free.)

Bob Dylan played a folk guitar a lot at one would expect.


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General Discussion / Some Washburn history presented by Washburn, itself!
« Last post by YerDugliness on October 17, 2017, 02:12:31 PM »
We all hear about the long history Washburn has, but because of a factory fire long ago a lot of records were destroyed. This video contains dates and may go a short way toward getting historical references direct from Washburn.


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Hollowbody & Jazz Series / Re: HB35 very dark sounding
« Last post by Tony Raven on October 16, 2017, 10:33:55 PM »
So, any updates on the Great Capacitor Miracle? ;)
Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Re: D10F-SB
« Last post by Tony Raven on October 16, 2017, 09:57:01 PM »
The "F" is a new one on me. Lacking photos, I found a secondary source that says it signifies a flame-maple veneer (which seems to like up with Washburn's use of "Q" for quilt maple).
Hollowbody & Jazz Series / Re: New J6 owner
« Last post by MiguelloJ-6 on October 16, 2017, 07:41:26 AM »
Yeah there's no way I'd stick a 12-15k pickup in a hollow body and expect goodness. My 66 Harmony Rocket feeds back n the clean channel, with DeArmond single coils, lol. I will most likely be trying out some mellow jazz licks, to satisfy my curiosity on the matter. I have ten well now 11 electric guitars, including 4 Les Paul style, a Thinline Tele, two MIM Strats, etc. I have orange drops on nearly everything I own, just because they're cheap and if it helps then just fine. To me it does seem to tame the raspy jagged edges on some guitars when running OD. I've started looking into strings now. I tried some flatwound a loooong time ago, so I may try them at least briefly on this beast.

I've been wanting a jazz guitar for a while now, and missed out on a similar Oscar Schmidt in black a year or two ago for $250. I gave myself a day or two to think about it, and someone made the call by buying it, lol. This one ended up being about $315 + tax.. I should be able to pick it up Friday. I am starting a new job this week, so waiting on my final check from the last job.

It looks exactly like this one, but less perfect of course.

Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Re: new member / Japanese acoustics
« Last post by Pike on October 15, 2017, 08:48:34 PM »
Thanks for posting that cool photo Jim!

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