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Title: Are any Washburns made in USA anymore???
Post by: onewilyfool on May 10, 2011, 12:00:13 PM
Just wondering....How about any Washburns made in Canada????? Basically are they making any Washburns like Pike has???....lol....
Title: Are any Washburns made in USA anymore???
Post by: Pike on May 10, 2011, 01:14:07 PM
Looks like them days is over ol' pal... There was some talk a while back about Washburn possibly re-issuing a USA built Cherokee. Never happened.
Title: Are any Washburns made in USA anymore???
Post by: onewilyfool on May 10, 2011, 02:37:44 PM
You think they could find an out-of-work luthier to build to their specifications.........I hate to see the tradition fade away like that....
Title: Are any Washburns made in USA anymore???
Post by: Pike on May 11, 2011, 12:37:53 AM
No kiddin' Wily, wonder what John Stover's doing?
Title: Are any Washburns made in USA anymore???
Post by: Toaster20 on May 11, 2011, 07:07:02 AM
I think they're still making some electrics in the States, aren't they?


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Title: Are any Washburns made in USA anymore???
Post by: Pike on May 11, 2011, 10:22:11 AM
I believe so Toaster.
Title: Are any Washburns made in USA anymore???
Post by: WB-Nick on May 16, 2011, 10:37:45 AM
Yes, we still make electrics in the US and i'm working with a luthier to build some acoustics.  I have given him specs for the first model and should have a sample soon.  If the price and quality are good on this first one then more will follow.  Sorry it's taking so long but there's alot going on here.
Title: Are any Washburns made in USA anymore???
Post by: DontTreadOnMe on May 16, 2011, 12:24:50 PM

Hey that's great news, Nick, thanks for sharing!  Of course now we'll be bugging you for updates... [:D]


Title: Are any Washburns made in USA anymore???
Post by: Pike on May 16, 2011, 01:59:05 PM
That IS great news Nick! I want one already...
Title: Are any Washburns made in USA anymore???
Post by: spt on May 16, 2011, 02:29:21 PM
Can't wait to hear more about this... Please keep us updated, Nick. We want to have the drums out and ready to roll...
Title: Are any Washburns made in USA anymore???
Post by: DontTreadOnMe on May 16, 2011, 03:05:34 PM

Nick probably needs some 'help'...[:p] so I think I'll start a 'wish list' thread...

Title: Are any Washburns made in USA anymore???
Post by: Ripple on May 16, 2011, 09:19:40 PM
D.B. at NAMM told me he was asked about this, lets hope it bears fruit by a great builder
Title: Are any Washburns made in USA anymore???
Post by: zorro4434 on June 09, 2011, 12:14:45 PM
I'm a newbie, but i have a long lost Norman 6 string that disappeared in my parting days. I notice that just about all acoustic guitars are made in China
Title: Are any Washburns made in USA anymore???
Post by: evenkeel on June 09, 2011, 04:52:27 PM
Martin, Gibson, Guild, Ovation, Breedlove, PRS are making production acoustic guitars in the USA.  Not an easy task, but it is being done.  Add to the list dozens of boutique builders.
Title: Are any Washburns made in USA anymore???
Post by: t.y. on June 09, 2011, 05:40:16 PM
Welcome Zorro4434,I have a 2011 Guild 30E-ASB  made in China it is very high quality I think,Sounds incredible. So China can make a good product, it is like all things, how much are you willing to pay. For me it was 850.00. I'm also looking for a new Marten or Taylor. Would be nice for a new medium or high end Washburn acoustic. Tom.  [:)]  ... Guild GAD30E-ASB,
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Post by: cedwards on June 10, 2011, 08:43:20 AM
quote:
Originally posted by t.y.

I'm also looking for a new Marten or Taylor.


Here's a Marten for you:


http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2011/06/08/weasel-dead-assault.html

[:D][:D]
Title: Are any Washburns made in USA anymore???
Post by: t.y. on June 10, 2011, 09:04:10 AM
LOL, That is one heck of a Marten. Never heard of assault with one before. Tom, [:)][:)][:)]
Title: Are any Washburns made in USA anymore???
Post by: Hawthorn on June 22, 2011, 02:11:39 PM
I'm English and we have the same problems with stuff that used to be made here now made in China.

BUT.......there are two things I always look for Made in the USA

Levis and guitars.

Good luck with the project.
Title: Are any Washburns made in USA anymore???
Post by: Ripple on June 22, 2011, 05:02:43 PM
Sorry but no Levis are US made

Washburn D26S Washburn D60SW Washburn D12S Alvarez Yairi DYK75P American Standard Srat Buffet R13
Title: Are any Washburns made in USA anymore???
Post by: Hawthorn on June 23, 2011, 01:45:33 PM
Sadly, not now, but I look for vintage US made Levis on Ebay