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Washburn Acoustic Guitars Forums => Vintage and Rare Washburns => Topic started by: Pike on July 12, 2012, 09:02:32 PM

Title: W300
Post by: Pike on July 12, 2012, 09:02:32 PM
Picked this up recently, '73 Washburn W300. Great condition for a 40 year old guitar, and sounds great for a lam back and sides. Thumpy, nice trebles, solid bass. 

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c188/Pikeusa/W300-2/DSCN3647.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c188/Pikeusa/W300-2/DSCN3650.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c188/Pikeusa/W300-2/DSCN3649.jpg)

(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c188/Pikeusa/W300-2/DSCN3648.jpg)
Title: Re: W300
Post by: Gitguy on July 12, 2012, 09:18:09 PM
that 3 piece back is awesome....rosewood like the d28?  i think i saw this guitar on ebay....nice score!
Title: Re: W300
Post by: Pike on July 12, 2012, 09:56:24 PM
Thanks Gitguy. Yep, rosewood. Nice chimey trebles. The voice is entirely different from other MIJ's I own including the other Beckmens...
Title: Re: W300
Post by: evenkeel on July 13, 2012, 05:59:38 AM
Nice score Pike.  If that's the one I was watching on EBay then you scooped 'er up for a pretty nice price.  Well done.
Title: Re: W300
Post by: Pike on July 13, 2012, 07:47:40 AM
Thanks Keel. This is a sweet one, I'll play her for a while. One of the things the builders did to this one is give her a very thin cut maple bridge plate. Braces not forward shifted or scalloped, but shallow and shaved like some of Guild's series including my D40... yep, and for the price I'll make a few bucks should she end up elsewhere...
Title: Re: W300
Post by: cedwards on July 13, 2012, 08:30:45 AM
Nice, Pike! Very clean and elegantly understated look. I love the style of that, especially the plain bridge and headstock.
Title: Re: W300
Post by: ship of fools on July 13, 2012, 08:58:45 AM
Good thing we didn't bid each other up and you have to admit that the headstock really looks nice.Can't tell from the photo's but does it have an arched back like my W-300-12 and about they year does your have a number inside to indicate the year.ship
Title: Re: W300
Post by: Pike on July 13, 2012, 09:59:41 AM
Thanks Chris, yep, love those old Martin type headstocks. Built in '73 ship, arched back...