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Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: Washburn D-68 Made in the USA???
« on: May 12, 2018, 09:06:20 AM »
Hey Buck that guitar was made in Japan ( Yamaki made pick guard )  and not in the US that label was stuck in later as it isn't part of Washburns labels I think it might be a bit older also like 1979 I sure miss mine was a fantastic guitar and just had enough power to make it a great playing instrument.

Cleating the top cracks is a much better way to repair it once you have humidified the guitar properly best to actually use a proper insert then trying to get moisture from a boat and it will also be better once he glues the bridge back down.

I don't know where you saw those postings, they were made from 1992 -1994 great instruments I had the D-68S(W) 1984 no electronics nor cutaway so what you have is exactly what it says you have a nice looking D-68SW CE not sure what more I can add other then to say thanks for sharing the pictures always nice to see someone else's Washies. ship

Show Us Your Washburn / Re: My J-5, J-6, J-7, and J-600
« on: April 25, 2018, 08:49:56 AM »
very nice collection there

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,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 84,15346.30.html
hope this helps some.ship

Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: Vintage Washburn Identify Please
« on: April 18, 2018, 03:58:55 PM »
well thats what I thought keef is the most knowledgeable person in the world when it comes to pre war Washburns he actually wrote a book on the subject so its like I thought its not a real Washburn and looking back I do remember seeing a label like that once before on a pieced together old parlor some one was trying to sell on Ebay

Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: Vintage Washburn Identify Please
« on: April 12, 2018, 05:39:58 PM »
Howdy I myself am very unsure that it is a Washburn made guitar that label looks like nothing in any of my catalogues nor does it looks right with what looks like maybe had the whole top by the neck cut out and replaced with some other piece, I have sent a message to the one person who knows a lot more about these older models but I am sure he maybe confused by the label inside and with no center spline I am thinking someone may have made the label and stuck it in to represent Washburn.
Can you tell us what else the label says and those numbers make no sense.Looks as if someone deliberately removed a name on the head of the neck.

Announcements & News / Re: Shut It Down
« on: April 08, 2018, 11:36:54 AM »
wrote to webguy Al and suggested that very thing

Announcements & News / Re: Shut It Down
« on: April 07, 2018, 09:48:10 AM »
looks as if no one left gives a s**t about the site Jim and that all the knowledge you have will go down in flames and without a site they have no understanding that they will never capture the market no matter how good the guitars are anymore like a builders those that have a site survive and don't that dont have free flowing information will disappear from the market and looks like they are going to let that happen here to bad.

think Nick is gone Doug and not sure anybody gives a rats butt anymore here can never get admin to delete spammers anymore until several days later well you would think they would spend some time fixing things especially with the big show being over and them getting great reviews at NAMM

Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: Identify this old 12 string
« on: March 01, 2018, 08:53:04 AM »
picture of electronics could help also, the closest I can get right now is a EA-20 or a EA-40.

Doug try to sign in in the other spot not up top in the right corner but that bar that has home help search and so forth if I sign in on the top right my posts disappear but honestly I think there is only one guy left so with all his work I doubt he has much time left for this place, shame but thats life.

Show Us Your Washburn / Re: 19??s Classical
« on: February 18, 2018, 11:34:48 AM »
thanks for that info will update my info Jim as always and bigcity knows more then any of us.

Show Us Your Washburn / Re: 19??s Classical
« on: February 17, 2018, 12:14:36 PM »
well what you have is a 1994 ( only made during that year) spruce top mahogany ( laminate ) b/s was one of the lower models but all that matters is that you love it I have never had an opportunity to play one so can't really tell you much more. good luck and enjoy

Show Us Your Washburn / Re: 19??s Classical
« on: February 16, 2018, 02:37:51 PM »
Is the label inside you could try something like this but if you cant tell us what the label says and serial number

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