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Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: older instruments: caution
« on: September 13, 2017, 06:17:24 PM »
from what I understand newer guitars are more subject to the cities regulations and that builders need to prove the supplier and age of Rosewood and ivory well that's a tough one as for the raids they went no where as they were able to show the wood was old stock as for piano's it seems that it is hard for them to determine african and indian ivory and old pre - cities so hard to say I know some have claimed to have had problems taking their guitars across the border but every musician I know just shows them the sale of when they were bought.
so an old Lyon and Healy wouldn't have any problem as they can be dated by experts its only difficult when dealing with private builders who cant prove their old stock no one knew that it would be crazy like this sorry for late response this took 2 days fingers arent working so good anymore

usually only 1 cause for top to crack from other then dropping it lack of moisture sounds like it could use some cleats to stabilize the cracks and some moisture to prevent anymore drying out.
 these guitars are of great value to those that know them as fine Japanese made instruments but most will deduct a fair sum for the cracks which run around 20 - 25 per cleat so should run around a 100$ to fix the cracks then the guitar sells for around $250-400 with case

Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Re: Sup!
« on: September 02, 2017, 07:25:05 PM »
man watching cnn what a heart break lets hope that they can get the real help they need with re-building its a complete wash for some such devastation so very sad

Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Re: Sup!
« on: August 28, 2017, 11:45:06 AM »
stay safe in Texas

actually that price was the suggested retail sale price which is always way higher then what you would have put it on the floor for but never the less a beautiful guitar to say the least the last of the Yamaki line and thats all I will say on this other then good luck

Show Us Your Washburn / Re: 1992 Golden Harvest D-90 SWN
« on: August 27, 2017, 08:48:21 AM »
Beautiful guitar it needs to be played

Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: Washburn D-34s ??
« on: August 23, 2017, 06:25:38 PM »
southern jumbo slope shoulder spruce top mahogany back/sides 95-99 nice jumbo fun to play

Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Re: D26S year?
« on: August 17, 2017, 10:53:29 AM »
late 70's to early 80's so its a 1981 but I think the top should be cedar and yes japan made more likely Yamaki

yep it a Washburn a 1911 model 115 ( later model ) or depending on size of the guitar ( could be  217 or 320 ) now you must tell about a Canadian acoustic blues player west coast or east coast

no pictures so cant really tell you anything

Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: Washburn D66SW Prairie Song Custom
« on: August 01, 2017, 06:05:22 PM »
yep on 1979 part of the Yamaki line they dont get much better

Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: 1930's Collegian archtop
« on: July 27, 2017, 07:10:49 PM »
Hey Tony actually its an original bridge and tailpiece also it is missing a pickguard

General Discussion / Re: Have a listen
« on: July 27, 2017, 10:53:30 AM »
fun hows the little one.ship

Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: Looking for d48 Comanche
« on: July 09, 2017, 09:57:42 AM »
No I am sure that it could very well be made in 97 if they had some that were not finished in 1996 its like some of John Stover USA made guitars were finished after he had left the custom acoustic shop and the only way to tell if John had put them together was he signed the top of his made guitars as for the extra bracing well some say that that was an old wives tale, as far as I have seen and been told they were always the same price with dealer fluctuations of course, finding ANOTHER may prove difficult when I was able to play I was searching for all of the Dana and Tacoma made Washburns and had difficulty purchasing any ( mostly because those that owned them would only part with them for the right amount of money ) but the hunt can be fun. ship

Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: Looking for d48 Comanche
« on: July 05, 2017, 10:46:34 AM »
I do believe that these were only made in 1996 and yep great guitar blue book says around 450-525 in excellent shape and your are right about the pickguard should be tortoise it should have a crown logo if memory serves me.These were made by Tacoma and are very playable guitars with great sound.

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