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Title: Where was D97 LTD made ?
Post by: Nigan on May 16, 2019, 01:20:13 AM
Hello everyone,, ( ( (
I own a D97 LTD acoustic which  I purchased brand new back in the day and it has a serial number 0379/1997.
There is no solid info on the web and I haven't been able to find anything on the guitar that could tell me where it was made.
They were solidly priced back than ($700-800) now I see the value has gone down a fair bit. The guitar has nicely matured, sounds quite nice. Perhaps someone can give me bit more info or if there is a way to track origin based on the serial.
Title: Re: Where was D97 LTD made ?
Post by: Tony Raven on June 16, 2019, 12:10:34 PM
Given the year, I'd guess one of their Korea vendors.

My observation has been that very few of the "LTD" acoustics from the 1990s actually sold at retail, but were commonly given out as gifts, sales incentives, and promotionals; one year had the store's name printed on the soundhole label. As fewer than 2,000 were produced, the model never appeared in Washburn catalogues or pricelists (though I suppose there might have been a flyer for the authorized sellers).

If anyone's got a credible review of one or more model years, and/or a spec sheet, I'd enjoy learning more.