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Show Us Your Washburn / Re: Help Identifying my guitar
« Last post by Tony Raven on Today at 03:02:04 AM »
Per BlueBook, the EA16 was in two versions.

  • - single smooth cutaway thin unbound body, maple top/back/sides, 14/20-fret bound rosewood fingerboard, matching headstock with three-per-side chrome tuners, rosewood Butterfly bridge, B-Band electronics, available in Metallic Blue, Metallic Cherry, Pearl Black, or Pearl White finish, mfg. 2001-04.
  • - single smooth cutaway thin bound body, spruce top mahogany back and sides, mahogany neck, 14/20-fret bound rosewood fingerboard, three-per-side chrome tuners, rosewood Butterfly bridge, B-Band/WT-82 electronics, available in Metallic Blue (2005-08), Natural, Pearl Black, or Tobacco Sunburst finish, mfg. 2005-2010.
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Show Us Your Washburn / Re: Help Identifying my guitar
« Last post by Nitz on Today at 02:35:41 AM »
Wow! Thanks man for the insight. Helped a lot.
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I noticed a WG-580 up for auction: https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/46744012

Naturally, I wanted to compare to what else is on the market, so found another WG-580: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Washburn/WG580-Solid-Body-Electric-Guitar-113421151.gc

Problem is, they're a 24-fret with black hardware & a 22-fret with chrome hardware.

BlueBook, generally a source of obsessive chatter, doesn't mention a fret count, or even the Rose-type bridge, though it says the hardware is black.

My first example clearly has black Grovers. Enlarging a photo, the serial number says it's 1999, & it's Korea.

Available 2000-2002, is it possible Washburn changed factory (even nation) in the middle of its run? Given the "200 unit" thing, did they maybe resurrect the model after an initial run, at the behest of Guitar Center or similar?
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General Discussion / Re: Washburn build by Matsumoku and/or Yamaki?
« Last post by ET Music on December 16, 2017, 01:38:18 PM »
That is not my HB-60.... however its very similar to the Barrington... both have 5 piece necks btw.

I just listed one of my Yamaki Made HB-35s on Ebay.  This is a 1982 and is very close to being "mint" condition.  The reserve is hidden but is $949 plus shipping.  I love this guitar but am selling this and some others to help pay for my girls engagement ring.  She is expensive.  :)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/292373269359

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General Discussion / New guitar website
« Last post by guitarfloor on December 16, 2017, 09:05:17 AM »
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Your reviews or comments are welcome.
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John
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General Discussion / Re: Washburn build by Matsumoku and/or Yamaki?
« Last post by Mbechmann on December 16, 2017, 06:14:13 AM »
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.

It is possible yes. The best way to prove it, is to use the serial numbers. Since it wasnt allowed to use 2 different styles of sn, you find a Terada with a sn, and compare it to yours. If the sn match it was made by the same people :)
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General Discussion / Re: Are you kidding me!
« Last post by Tony Raven on December 16, 2017, 02:27:55 AM »
Apologies, bigcity2; I meant to say something when you posted, but apparently the system ate it. ;)

Seems to me that most Washburn owners have just one Washburn guitar, which limits discussion points greeatly.

And though the brand carries a (deserved) patina of quality, this seems to encourage people to snag a Washburn instrument in hopes of getting rich rather than :o having a pretty darned good guitar.

So, lots of people show up here to find out exactly how rich they're going to get.

I know happy Washburn owners who see no reason to come here -- they each have their main guitar, & are quite satisfied, nothing more to say.
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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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