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Title: 1996 Paramount
Post by: luvmyshiner on February 18, 2010, 09:36:05 AM
(http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m159/luvmyshiner/1996Paramount.jpg)
Title: 1996 Paramount
Post by: Pike on February 18, 2010, 09:51:22 AM
Nice! That it the coolest ad Shiner...
Title: 1996 Paramount
Post by: norfolkngood on February 20, 2010, 04:20:45 PM

Would I dare play it? Or just hang it on the wall and look at it?

No-one mentioned this in the best camp-fire guitar thread...
Title: 1996 Paramount
Post by: Pike on February 21, 2010, 11:58:47 AM
quote:
Would I dare play it? Or just hang it on the wall and look at it?
Dana built Englemann over Braz NFG? I don't care how fancily she's dressed, I think we'd be playing her. A lot.
Title: 1996 Paramount
Post by: vheissu on April 15, 2010, 07:14:46 AM
ok...so who wants to treat me? [:p]
Title: 1996 Paramount
Post by: Pike on April 15, 2010, 10:47:55 PM
Sweet guitar Jim, I don't think I've ever seen a nicer rosette...
Title: Re: 1996 Paramount
Post by: lone wolf on August 06, 2012, 06:14:59 PM
Hi Jim, Is this the one from Orlando?

                                                      Don
Title: Re: 1996 Paramount
Post by: ship of fools on August 06, 2012, 07:31:51 PM
Wow Jim I have to wonder if they really know just how many Dana B built for them and it makes me wonder about the rest of his builds for them as to how close of a count that was really. by chance do you know if he is interested in selling and did he provide some more photographs.ship
Title: Re: 1996 Paramount
Post by: nogin007 on August 07, 2012, 08:03:03 AM
Jim, since you mentioned that Washburn issued the serial numbers, maybe I can make a small hijack, and ask a question about serials. Did Washburn also issue the serial numbers for the Tacoma built guitars? The reason I ask is, that my guitar has a 4 digit serial, like Tacoma would use. Other guitars I've seen posted have serials following Washburns system, more numbers. I'm just curious. Thanks.
Title: Re: 1996 Paramount
Post by: Tio Kimo on August 23, 2012, 02:43:02 PM
I've just had the pleasure of authenticating a fifth Washburn Paramount (D-96SW) built by Dana Bourgeois.  Up to this point, only four were thought to exist, plus a prototype. Congradulations to it's new owner, Mike Glackin. 
So....rewrite the history on this great model......5 built and one prototype.....is there a sixth one hiding in someones closet?

WOW. That's some new Jim. Very Jealous that you get your hands on so many of these.
What is it about Florida? My Cherokee was came from Florida last fall.
Title: Re: 1996 Paramount
Post by: Tio Kimo on August 23, 2012, 02:49:31 PM
Wow Jim I have to wonder if they really know just how many Dana B built for them and it makes me wonder about the rest of his builds for them as to how close of a count that was really. by chance do you know if he is interested in selling and did he provide some more photographs.ship

Back in the day, there was some input here on the forum from a guy who worked at Bourgeois at the time, and still worked with him at the time he was posting (2006, I believe)

He stated volume estimates on the 5 different styles that have always seemed to hold up to any thing I've read. To be off by 1 on the Paramount doesn't strike me as calling the whole shebang into question.


Title: Re: 1996 Paramount
Post by: ship of fools on September 01, 2012, 06:40:01 PM
Well if the information was coming from someone who worked with Dana B, but I have found that a lot of info coming from Washburn at times were way off. I remember having a conversation with John Stover about the amount of builds he did for them in the Custom Shop and it seems that the numbers never matched up to the numbers John had said he built for them.
So I always wonder just how many were actually built I believe Jim once said that there might have been other Dana B prototypes built by Dana that never were put into production for whatever reason and we also know that Washburn had many guitars that never went into production that are one offs or two offs and so forth.
So yep Tio I am always going to wonder just how many more are out there after all they were just estimates that he thought Dana had built.ship
Title: Re: 1996 Paramount
Post by: niagarabill on January 08, 2013, 04:03:42 PM
hello from Niagara !.....I have read this interesting post and would like to know if someone can identify this guitar ...HARVEST is on the in laid logo and it looks very similar to the style of the guitars mentioned in your posts here about the Dana B guitars.......I will add pics once I can figure out how ?...heres my email if someone can help .  tubertone@gmail.com....cheers thanks!




  (http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m638/tubertone/IMG_0829_zps49106ceb.jpg)

(http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m638/tubertone/IMG_0827_zpsfc61d3a8.jpg)

(http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m638/tubertone/IMG_0825_zpsf345d112.jpg)

   
Title: Re: 1996 Paramount
Post by: t.y. on January 08, 2013, 06:52:45 PM
Here you go.   Tom.  :)    http://forums.washburn.com/index.php/topic,21807.0.html
Title: Re: 1996 Paramount
Post by: niagarabill on January 08, 2013, 07:16:55 PM
thanks Tom !....I added pics to the post . cheers
Title: Re: 1996 Paramount
Post by: nogin007 on January 09, 2013, 09:18:19 AM
Do you have any numbers on it? Show a picture of the neckblock. Are you saying it's a guitar built by DB?
Title: Re: 1996 Paramount
Post by: niagarabill on January 09, 2013, 09:39:16 AM
 hello .....no there is no # or label or any markings inside ......I was told by a very knowledged collector  it could be an earlier D.B  ?....its a great toned guitar , cedar top ,rosewood sides and back . There are a lot of similarities towards a D.B guitar  in his earlier stages .

   is this a Dana.B   ?  ....cheers and thanks for any input !
Title: Re: 1996 Paramount
Post by: ship of fools on January 09, 2013, 12:26:14 PM
I am afraid its not a Dana B guitar, Dana clearly marked all of his guitars from the time he started, with all of those inlays I would think that its made somewhere in Asia Philippine's , Thailand somewhere around there. Those inlays just scream Asian.
Dana started building in the late 70's and started to build with Martin,Paul Reed, Gibson and started building for himself around 1995 and then built some for Washburn in 95/96 and has built for himself since.
ship
Title: Re: 1996 Paramount
Post by: niagarabill on January 09, 2013, 01:09:58 PM
thanks Ship !.....I had my doubts about it as well  but had to ask .........the name .....the butterfly bridge ......the inlay ....headstock  although slightly different  , its just got a bit of a washburn flavor to it .  Plays decent nice and bright  but the neck inlay makes me want to order  chinese food !..............cheers ! ....thanks     
Title: Re: 1996 Paramount
Post by: Zed on January 24, 2013, 02:04:44 PM
Here are two shots of our D-96 SW: {From the Washburn Acoustic Guitar Collection}

(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii181/jimsmithsrr/01.jpg)

(http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii181/jimsmithsrr/02.jpg)


[:)]

Beautiful guitar ... how many is it made?
Title: Re: 1996 Paramount
Post by: OwariAsahi on June 29, 2015, 12:39:20 AM
Niagrabill-
Looks like an Antoniotsai custom special. About a $200 to someone who wants a fancy wallhanger.

But I could be incorrect.
Title: Re: 1996 Paramount
Post by: Peachlander77 on April 03, 2018, 01:22:57 AM
I recently picked up a 1996 Washburn Savannah that I'm enjoying playing.  It took me a long time to find (3-4 years) but finally found it and it's a keeper in the collection.  So, I'm setting my sights one step higher now...  The holy grail of Washburn Loar....  If anyone has a link or any suggestions for how to find and locate a Paramount, let me know.  Regards, Brian.
Title: Re: 1996 Paramount
Post by: Adsixnine on May 26, 2018, 04:53:19 AM
That's cool.

I love it.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: 1996 Paramount
Post by: Cec7777 on March 03, 2019, 07:47:17 AM
Have number 5 paramount d96 for sale
Title: Re: 1996 Paramount
Post by: Cec7777 on March 03, 2019, 12:54:57 PM
I have a paramount d96 for sale number 5