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Title: 1925-1936 Models
Post by: WB-Nick on March 09, 2010, 12:08:17 PM
1925-5270 Bell
(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv42/wb-nick/back-2-1.jpg)

(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv42/wb-nick/back-4.jpg)

(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv42/wb-nick/front-4.jpg)

(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv42/wb-nick/head-7.jpg)

(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv42/wb-nick/top-4.jpg)

1932-5200
(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv42/wb-nick/back-3.jpg)

(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv42/wb-nick/front-3.jpg)

(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv42/wb-nick/head-6.jpg)

(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv42/wb-nick/top-3.jpg)

1932-5202
(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv42/wb-nick/back-2.jpg)

(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv42/wb-nick/front-back-1.jpg)

(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv42/wb-nick/head-5.jpg)

1934-5255
(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv42/wb-nick/back-1.jpg)

(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv42/wb-nick/front-2.jpg)

(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv42/wb-nick/head-4.jpg)

(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv42/wb-nick/top-2.jpg)

1934-5258
(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv42/wb-nick/front-1.jpg)

(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv42/wb-nick/head-3.jpg)

1934-5259
(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv42/wb-nick/fronht.jpg)

(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv42/wb-nick/head-2.jpg)

(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv42/wb-nick/top-1.jpg)

1935-5227
(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv42/wb-nick/front-back.jpg)

(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv42/wb-nick/head-1.jpg)

(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv42/wb-nick/top.jpg)

1936-5256
(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv42/wb-nick/back.jpg)

(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv42/wb-nick/front.jpg)

(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv42/wb-nick/head.jpg)

AM6269
(http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv42/wb-nick/AM6269.jpg)







Title: 1925-1936 Models
Post by: Junior88 on March 09, 2010, 01:22:30 PM
Those are TOO cool Nick! Thanks!

That Bell, I would love to plat that thing!

Washburn N2, Washburn F10S
I've got some other stuff too.. Everything from guitars to a Balalaika.

Official Ambassador to all new Junior Members (U-17)
Title: 1925-1936 Models
Post by: WB-Nick on March 09, 2010, 02:26:46 PM
Hey Shiner, uh, i mean Junior, shouldn't you be in school? :)
Title: 1925-1936 Models
Post by: Junior88 on March 09, 2010, 03:06:16 PM
quote:
Originally posted by WB-Nick

Hey Shiner, uh, i mean Junior, shouldn't you be in school? :)



Hehe.

Spring break man! 2 weeks of guitar playing and video gaming [;)]

BTW Nick, I love those Satin necks you guys are pumpin out now, the one on my F10S is great!

Washburn N2, Washburn F10S
I've got some other stuff too.. Everything from guitars to a Balalaika.

Official Ambassador to all new Junior Members (U-17)
Title: 1925-1936 Models
Post by: Pike on March 09, 2010, 03:53:18 PM
Beauties Nick! Now if you could re-issue one of those!
Title: 1925-1936 Models
Post by: cedwards on March 09, 2010, 09:12:36 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Junior88

quote:
Originally posted by WB-Nick

Hey Shiner, uh, i mean Junior, shouldn't you be in school? :)



Hehe.

Spring break man! 2 weeks of guitar playing and video gaming [;)]


TWO weeks!!??[:0] Things must be way different out there on the West Coast.
Title: 1925-1936 Models
Post by: Junior88 on March 09, 2010, 10:19:16 PM
quote:
TWO weeks!!?? Things must be way different out there on the West Coast.


My school was supposed to have 3, but they moved one back so we could have a week off at the olympics [:D]

Washburn N2, Washburn F10S
I've got some other stuff too.. Everything from guitars to a Balalaika.

Official Ambassador to all new Junior Members (U-17)
Title: 1925-1936 Models
Post by: vodecker on December 11, 2010, 11:18:20 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Pike

Beauties Nick! Now if you could re-issue one of those!



Beatiful collection.   I have my dad's old model 5259 auditorium.  It has some damage though :( and the person my dad took it to for repair did a bad job.  Wish it could be restored.  It has such a deep rich sound to it.
Title: 1925-1936 Models
Post by: wayside on April 22, 2011, 07:54:50 AM
My 5203. One of the finest fingerstyle guitars I've played.

(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m276/wayside616/Washburn/front.jpg)

(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m276/wayside616/Washburn/back.jpg)

(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m276/wayside616/Washburn/bridgeanddecals.jpg)

(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m276/wayside616/Washburn/tuners.jpg)
Title: 1925-1936 Models
Post by: cblanch on May 30, 2011, 08:18:08 AM
quote:
Originally posted by wayside

My 5203. One of the finest fingerstyle guitars I've played.

(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m276/wayside616/Washburn/front.jpg)

(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m276/wayside616/Washburn/back.jpg)

(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m276/wayside616/Washburn/bridgeanddecals.jpg)

(http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m276/wayside616/Washburn/tuners.jpg)

Title: 1925-1936 Models
Post by: cblanch on July 07, 2011, 06:37:14 AM
Hi...That 5203 (Concert size DeLuxe) looks to be a J R Stewart built instrument, probably from 1928 or early 1929 and is in amazing, virtually mint, condition. I have a 5238 (DeLuxe, Grand Concert size) built in 1930 (by Regal, from Stewart parts bought out of the bankrupcy) and I agree with you that these Walter Kirk designed instruments are right up there with the very best fingerstyle guitars ever made.
Title: Re: 1925-1936 Models
Post by: satriani08 on July 30, 2012, 11:54:57 PM
Thank you for sharing these pictures! Those are beautiful Washburns! :D

I love the first one!  8)
Title: Re: 1925-1936 Models
Post by: manuelderegil on June 08, 2013, 09:55:54 AM
I bought a 5258 at gattuso (now defunct) music in bradenton fl in 1993 w extremely figured tiger stripe maple back (carved) and sides and carved spruce top w herringbone trim, ebony fretboard, parrellogram abalone markers, , round sound hole, approximately om size.  the finish had a greenish tinge.  came w original case which had its own arromatic scent (possibly spruce). Great finger picker and flat picker,

 I regret the day I sold that one.
Title: Re: 1925-1936 Models
Post by: Blackbird on October 09, 2013, 03:45:25 PM
Hello Everyone,

I'm a newbie here on the forum and looking forward to hearing from people about this post!

I recently bought a vintage Washburn 5256. It's a beautiful sounding guitar and it has been well-used as evidenced by some pretty serious damage around the sound hole. Looks like it has been repaired, not exactly restored. I will post pics after I get home so people have a look.

I am curious to know about a few things, but most of my questions will have to wait until I can post the pics. For now, I was wondering: based on the model number alone, are all 5256 models considered "Solo"models?

Thanks in advance for any and all help.

Glad I found this forum:)
Tim

Title: Re: 1925-1936 Models
Post by: MarkD on October 10, 2013, 01:07:04 AM
Tim

The model 5256 was indeed noted as the "Solo" model of the Washburn line in the Tonk Bros catalogs. The 5256 was Solo with  mahogany sides and back, and the 5257 was the rosewood version of the Solo. Those two versions of the Solo model were made in 1935-1936.  For 1937, all model numbering patterns were changed so the Solos became a model 5244 (mahogany) and a model 5246 (rosewood). 

Here is a 5256 from 1935 - yours should look similar to this one.

Cheers,

Markd

(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e4/markdemaray/washburns/020_zps7a908afc.jpg) (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/markdemaray/media/washburns/020_zps7a908afc.jpg.html)

(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e4/markdemaray/washburns/031_zps1841ee40.jpg) (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/markdemaray/media/washburns/031_zps1841ee40.jpg.html)

(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e4/markdemaray/washburns/026_zps101027ef.jpg) (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/markdemaray/media/washburns/026_zps101027ef.jpg.html)
Title: Re: 1925-1936 Models
Post by: Blackbird on October 10, 2013, 11:23:38 AM
Hi Markd,

Thanks so much for getting back to me so quickly!

Yep, that's the one. The serial number is #587 and I would like to post some pics, but I can't figure out how to get the files uploaded.

Is there a post somewhere on the forum for how to do that? I can't find it in the "Help" section:(

Best,
Tim
Title: Re: 1925-1936 Models
Post by: db82000 on February 15, 2014, 02:37:34 PM
That cool
Danb541
Title: Re: 1925-1936 Models
Post by: Father_k on May 21, 2014, 01:12:11 PM
I am new here, but I just inherited a 5258 model, s/n 460.  Unfortunately, it is in some need of repair as the metal bridge support is broken.  I am would like to find the part to repair it, so I thought I would start here.  I will post pictures when I find out how to do that. 
Title: Re: 1925-1936 Models
Post by: MarkD on May 24, 2014, 01:00:00 AM
This would be a Tonk Bros. Washburn from about 1934.  Large body, 15 ½” lower bout arch top, 7 piece laminated neck, 25.5" scale length, carved spruce top, flamed maple back and sides, ebony fingerboard and bridge, ivoroid bound tortoise celluloid pickguard.  It should have bar frets, mother-of-pearl inlayed Washburn on the solid peghead – here is a photo of one I had that should be the same guitar.

Mark

(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e4/markdemaray/100_2102_zps77647de8.jpg) (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/markdemaray/media/100_2102_zps77647de8.jpg.html)

(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e4/markdemaray/100_2100_zpsb2f80474.jpg) (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/markdemaray/media/100_2100_zpsb2f80474.jpg.html)

(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e4/markdemaray/washburns/100_2097_zps46ae4b0b.jpg) (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/markdemaray/media/washburns/100_2097_zps46ae4b0b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: 1925-1936 Models
Post by: cblanch on September 26, 2017, 12:44:27 PM
The guitar you've tagged as '1932-5202', with the 'sailor's cap' headstock and 18 fret fingerboard, would have been built between 1925 and September 1928 (ie, during the same period, immediately prior to the sale of the 'Washburn' business to JR Stewart, as the 'shrine' guitar you've shown at the top  )..  ;D