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Announcements & News / Re: SERIAL NUMBER
« Last post by Jansin on Today at 05:31:09 AM »
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Show Us Your Washburn / Re: What do I have?
« Last post by Jansin on Today at 04:36:53 AM »
Hey, I want to leran guitar. My hobbies are listen music. So i practice many times.   I know your post is attractive and interesting. Thanks for the wonderful post. I share my reviews about your post in essayroo reviews sites. Thanks for this posting. Keep posting. Because i really like your post.
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Vintage and Rare Washburns / Pre-war Washburn 5250
« Last post by dave-o on September 23, 2018, 06:27:27 PM »
I have a Washburn 5250, inherited, and am thinking of restoring it... not to sell it, but to get it back in better shape for another 90 years or so :).

It's missing one gear and 2 screws from the tuners, and I haven't had any luck finding replacement parts online. The 12:1 gear ratio seems a thing of the past. I has a repaired split in the top, missing a couple inlays, and quite a bit of wear on the neck... it was definitely played! It does have what I believe to be the original case with velvet interior. It has a solid headstock which doesn't seem to match pictures I've seen online. It also has a slightly different inlay pattern. Serial number is 100.

Anyone know why it would have a different headstock? It looks original, Washburn inlay and all.

Any recommended restoration pro's in the Seattle Area?

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Thanks in advance!
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Hollowbody & Jazz Series / Re: Deconstructing Serial Numbers
« Last post by dhfifield on September 22, 2018, 10:58:52 AM »
Thank you, Tony.
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General Discussion on Washburn Electric Guitars / Re: the BT/Maverick line
« Last post by Tony Raven on September 22, 2018, 03:35:09 AM »
Does anyone know if the transparent would be the Caribbean Blue, or maybe the Tiffany Blue?

In all seriousness: is there any particular NEED to refinish it, or are you just bored with the color? I've seen very few blues on the market.

Removing paint is one thing. If it's a stain (rather than a tinted clearcoat), that's quite another & would require removal of some wood, which is hardly an easy process on a guitar body.

As far as I can determine, only the BT-2Q had a veneer. In any case, it's VERY unlikely a guitar in that price-range would have the back veneered. :o
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Hollowbody & Jazz Series / Re: Deconstructing Serial Numbers
« Last post by Tony Raven on September 22, 2018, 03:22:16 AM »
Short version? Samick (Indonesia), 1997, probably March, 7,967th guitar built that month for Washburn.

That's it -- no Magic Decoder Ring necessary.

Long version:
http://forums.washburn.com/index.php/topic,26561.0.html
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Hollowbody & Jazz Series / Re: Deconstructing Serial Numbers
« Last post by dhfifield on September 21, 2018, 10:03:45 PM »
Thanks, Wrmurphy.

Yeah, seems pretty slow around here. Maybe the action is more lively in other Washburn sub-forums.

Thanks for the suggestion.

D.
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Hollowbody & Jazz Series / Re: Deconstructing Serial Numbers
« Last post by wrmurphy on September 21, 2018, 06:13:08 PM »
Action on these forums has gone to hell lately. To get an answer to your question it might do you well to run a search on your question. I don't know much about serial numbers but above is a series of actions, one is labeled search. You might find an answer there if you run a search re your question. I'm sorry but that's the best I can do, unless a more knowing person replies .    murph
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Hollowbody & Jazz Series / Deconstructing Serial Numbers
« Last post by dhfifield on September 21, 2018, 02:19:30 PM »
I am trying to figure out what information is embedded in the serial number.

I have heard that the first, or first two digits give the build year. What else can be found in the S/N?

This one is mine:  S7037967 for a black J-9 without a bigsby. Does the "S" designate a build location? Does the 7 mean 97?

Who can help me?

Douglas
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General Discussion on Washburn Electric Guitars / Re: the BT/Maverick line
« Last post by sqweexv on September 21, 2018, 12:35:54 PM »
I have a BT-2 in a trans blue/green color.  It was my first guitar. I bought it lightly used back in 1999 I think?

I'm tempted to refinish it, but I can't quite tell what I'll find.  It either has a veneer on both the front and back, or the body pieces are very well matched. If it is a veneer, it's VERY thin.  I'd hate to find it's a paper thin veneer covering up really poorly matched wood.
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