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Title: When was this washburn made
Post by: lesrob on February 24, 2012, 10:06:29 PM
HI there, I'm new to this site. We purchased a washburn from a pawn shop in the late 80's. Inside the on the label says w-220. Up in the guitar I think it is called the neck block are the numbers 730811. I found a picture of an old add on this forum that looked like my guitar, but not sure. Is this a collectors item. I don't want to send my son to school with it if it is.
Title: Re: When was this washburn made
Post by: t.y. on February 24, 2012, 10:18:11 PM
Welcome. Since it is 6 numbers, and you bought it in the late 80's. it probably is a 1987. I am not even sure what a W220 is. But some one will be able to help you. also have you searched here, and on google?  Tom.   :)
Title: Re: When was this Washburn made
Post by: t.y. on February 24, 2012, 10:25:36 PM
http://forums.washburn.com/index.php/topic,16646.0.html  -  This is the most I could find. not much help, but might help with year, and might be all lam.   Tom.   :) P.S. I cant remember when Wasburn started making guitars again. So don't no if your a 1973 87 or what. Maybe One of these guys with a blue book will be able to help you.   :)
Title: Re: When was this washburn made
Post by: jimsmithsr on February 25, 2012, 05:29:40 AM
Imported from Japan...this is a Beckmen era Washburn....made late 1973 to 1975.
MSRP in 1974 was $169.00 without a HSC.
Book on this model is $350-$375 N Mint condition....and add another $175.00 if you have a period HSC by Washburn.
The W-220 in  "The Washburn Acoustic Guitar Collection "  carries an insurance {replacement} value of $750.00....it's in near mint condition and has a period HSC.

A portion of the collection can be seen at:

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.108747969248515.10332.100003399378159&type=1&l=ffeefc5b7d

Hope this helps.
Title: Re: When was this washburn made
Post by: lesrob on February 25, 2012, 01:14:59 PM
thanks for your help, It must be from 1973 because the label was showing signs of age when we bought it 89. We have received a lot of compliments on its beauty that is why I wanted to do some digging into the history.
Title: Re: When was this washburn made
Post by: Pike on February 27, 2012, 08:48:46 AM
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The W-220 in  "The Washburn Acoustic Guitar Collection "  carries an insurance {replacement} value of $750.00....it's in near mint condition and has a period HSC.
I recently snagged a very nice condition vintage American built Gruhn/Walker Guild GF25 w/ original case for $700. Paid $225 some years back for my Beckmen W240 w/ case... $750's way up there for a used laminated import...
Title: Re: When was this washburn made
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