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Title: Washburn D-34s ??
Post by: 59 texas proud on August 22, 2017, 12:39:28 PM
Hi....just purchased a D-34s 12 fret slope shoulder.  I can't find any info. .  This baby is nice and loud!  Can anyone help?  Thanks!
Title: Re: Washburn D-34s ??
Post by: YerDugliness on August 22, 2017, 01:19:13 PM
The "Slot-Headed 12-fretter" is my favorite body style...easy to tune, hold, and play.

Washburn may have used the "D-34S" model identifier multiple times...they have a way of recycling model numbers, so perhaps some more descriptive information would help. Can you post a few photos? Photobucket use to be our go-to place for photos, but recently they got "greedy" and wiped out all of our photos unless we paid them something like $400.  Not many of us have paid it, but others have found websites that do not charge for photo-hosting.  If your photo-hosting website offers "IMG" codes to go with their photos, those are the ones that work on this website. Photos of things like the rosette (sometimes the difference between two models is nothing more than how many rings the rosette contains), the head, and front, side and back photos of the body. If the neck or head have any inlays or decorations, they might be of assistance in determining the precise "model".

At any rate, photos would help, and serial number may help identify the year of production and MAYBE the place it was made (chances are good it won't be made in the USA). Washburn has produced some custom shop acoustics (not any longer) and some custom shop electrics (these are continuing to be made in their custom shop, IIRC).

The slope-shoulder version you have is very attractive, BTW!


Dugly 8)
Title: Re: Washburn D-34s ??
Post by: ship of fools on August 23, 2017, 06:25:38 PM
southern jumbo slope shoulder spruce top mahogany back/sides 95-99 nice jumbo fun to play
Title: Re: Washburn D-34s ??
Post by: YerDugliness on August 23, 2017, 06:38:25 PM
 I just got a Washburn SJ, Ship...nice play, for sure. Wish mine were a slot-headed 12-fretter...but, that pretty well describes my Epi AJ500RC...different tonewoods, but definitely similar construction.

Ship is a treasurehouse of Washburn info, 59 TX Proud...I'd say you've stumbled on a keeper  ;D


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