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Title: HELP ME PLEASE find out about this 79'd29s
Post by: 1 nutboy on September 15, 2011, 05:49:26 PM
can someone help me? my friend has a d29s from 79-80. the thing that's different from all the others, is there is no serial number,and no paper label. the only thing on it is D29S stamped inside next to the George Washburn belt logo, also stamped inside. the only numbers are next to the truss rod inside # 2 05 , it dose not have the diamonds,or the w on the 12 fret.the bridge is normal not fancy,it has George Washburn tune keys that are silver not gold. the neck, sides,and back is mahagony, rosewood fretboard, and 22 frets with dots( double 7th-12th)dots. please  if anyone has any info on this guitar let me know.this guitar was bought 2nd hand from the original perchiser,and it was definetly bought in 1979 brand new. we've been serching all over and have found every kind of d29s  but this one. HELP ME
Title: HELP ME PLEASE find out about this 79'd29s
Post by: Pike on September 15, 2011, 06:03:54 PM
It has the Martin style headstock?
Title: HELP ME PLEASE find out about this 79'd29s
Post by: 1 nutboy on September 15, 2011, 06:41:47 PM
yes, and it has no serial # the only numbers on it are a bigger 2 then 05 offset and smaller next to it by the truss rod
Title: HELP ME PLEASE find out about this 79'd29s
Post by: soso on September 24, 2011, 01:40:35 PM
any chance to post a pic of the guitar ( if you know how ) ???
My guess is that is a Yamaki build guitar for washburn. from what you describe looks similar to their D28S or the D30S that they build for washburn in the '70.
just for reference I will post here a link to that catalog. without seeing it my guess is that you will find the resemblance to your guitar
ok, here's the link
http://www.oldguitar.jp/catalog/daion/YAMKI_WASHBURN_0002.jpg
Title: HELP ME PLEASE find out about this 79'd29s
Post by: soso on September 24, 2011, 02:14:43 PM
or.... if you look in this catalog you can see some specs ( saying similar to the D31S ) and if you look thru the entire catalog you can see that they use the die-cast chrome tune keys a lot. hope that helped :))

http://www.oldguitar.jp/catalog/washburn/WASHBURN%20Folk%201981_0018.jpg
Title: HELP ME PLEASE find out about this 79'd29s
Post by: gordonjb on October 28, 2011, 08:33:17 PM
My D29S has gold tuners and brass saddle, bridge pins and nut. It also has a serial number 83842 on the back centre brace. I bought the guitar new on 13/7/1982. I've been playing it this morning. It's a great guitar.
Title: HELP ME PLEASE find out about this 79'd29s
Post by: Gitguy on November 20, 2011, 08:08:18 PM
My D29s has spruce top, mahogany back/sides.  My serial number is 821182.  Is mine a 1982 build?