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Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Wild Bill on August 29, 2006, 10:13:34 AM
HOW ABOUT A ONE STOP SHOPPING SPOT FOR ALL INFORMATION GATHERED ON DECODING WASHBURN SERIAL NUMBERS!
I NEED TO DECODE S/N 0C02081417
WASHBURN PRO X SERIES
ANY HELP OUT THERE
WILDBILL
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Deacon on August 29, 2006, 11:12:36 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Wild Bill

HOW ABOUT A ONE STOP SHOPPING SPOT FOR ALL INFORMATION GATHERED ON DECODING WASHBURN SERIAL NUMBERS!
I NEED TO DECODE S/N 0C02081417
WASHBURN PRO X SERIES
ANY HELP OUT THERE

I would say that it's a 2002.

---
Jim Dirkes - aka Deacon
Charleston, SC
The Pack:
2005 Washburn J56SW Timbercraft
2005 Washburn D34SCE Augusta
2004 Washburn WD18SW
2004 Washburn NV100C Classical
1996 Washburn D46S Cheyenne
1998 Washburn XB925 Zebra wood

The Rest:
2005 Epiphone Les Paul Classic
1981 Electra Phoenix X140N
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: nogin007 on August 29, 2006, 12:06:10 PM
And I think the C stands for China.
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Wild Bill on August 29, 2006, 01:00:35 PM
DEACON,I SEE THAT YOU HAVE NUMEROUS WASHBURN'S.
THIS WASHBURN HAS A METAL PLATE THAT HAS WASHBURN PRO (WITH AN EAGLE PICTURE) HANDCRAFTED.
S/N 0C02081417 I THINK IT IS LIGHT MAPLE.
IT HAS 'WASHBURN X SERIES' ON THE NECK FRONT.
THE GUITAR BODY IS BLACK.
IT HAS TWO POTS AND A FIVE POSITION SWITCH.
COULD YOU PROVIDE THE MODEL NUMBER?
THANKS BILL
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Deacon on August 29, 2006, 04:04:10 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Wild Bill

DEACON,I SEE THAT YOU HAVE NUMEROUS WASHBURN'S.
THIS WASHBURN HAS A METAL PLATE THAT HAS WASHBURN PRO (WITH AN EAGLE PICTURE) HANDCRAFTED.
S/N 0C02081417 I THINK IT IS LIGHT MAPLE.
IT HAS 'WASHBURN X SERIES' ON THE NECK FRONT.
THE GUITAR BODY IS BLACK.
IT HAS TWO POTS AND A FIVE POSITION SWITCH.
COULD YOU PROVIDE THE MODEL NUMBER?
THANKS BILL

How many pickups?  I tell ya... you need to ask ACCEPT2.  He's a wiz with electrics.  It sounds like an X-10, but it's hare to be sure.  I think that the X-50 is neck-thru.  Are the pickups Seymour Duncan?

---
Jim Dirkes - aka Deacon
Charleston, SC
The Pack:
2005 Washburn J56SW Timbercraft
2005 Washburn D34SCE Augusta
2004 Washburn WD18SW
2004 Washburn NV100C Classical
1996 Washburn D46S Cheyenne
1998 Washburn XB925 Zebra wood

The Rest:
2005 Epiphone Les Paul Classic
1981 Electra Phoenix X140N
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: rsquillacote on August 31, 2006, 09:37:46 PM
I have a d27 with koa sides and back made in Indonesia. Serial SI41106432... Any information you can provide?  Thanks Ray
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Deacon on September 01, 2006, 05:59:02 AM
quote:
Originally posted by rsquillacote

I have a d27 with koa sides and back made in Indonesia. Serial SI41106432... Any information you can provide?  Thanks Ray

The serial number will tell you a lot.  Sammick guitar factory in Indonesia (SI).  The first 1 or 2 numbers indicate the year of manufacture, so without knowing the condition of the guitar, or it's history, my first inclination would be to say it was a 2004.  If it's obviously older, a 94... but I am not sure about Washburn using the Indonesian plant that long ago.  Could be...

---
Jim Dirkes - aka Deacon
Charleston, SC
The Pack:
2005 Washburn J56SW Timbercraft
2005 Washburn D34SCE Augusta
2004 Washburn WD18SW
2004 Washburn NV100C Classical
1996 Washburn D46S Cheyenne
1998 Washburn XB925 Zebra wood

The Rest:
2005 Epiphone Les Paul Classic
1981 Electra Phoenix X140N
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: kcris on September 21, 2006, 11:59:05 AM
Hi,

I have a Washburn J-6 with s/n 9090058.
Where was it made? In Japan or Korea?

Thanks, kcris
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: vheissu on October 27, 2006, 03:34:57 PM
You'll have to ask ACCEPT2 seriously, hes ace with that sorta stuff.

NO MOMMY, DON'T DO IT AGAIN,DON'T DO IT AGAIN, I'LL BE A GOOD BOY. I'LL BE A GOOD BOY. I PROMISE. NO MOMMY, DON'T HIT ME. OW. WHY D'YOU HAVE TO HIT ME LIKE THAT MOMMY. DON'T DO IT. YOUR HURTING ME. OW. WHY D'YOU HAVE TO BE SUCH A BITCH?WHY DONT YOU... WHY CAN'T YOU f**k OFF AND DIE? WHY DON'T YOU JUST f**k OFF AND DIE? WHY DONT YOU JUST LEAVE HERE AND DIE? NEVER STICK YOUR HAND IN MY FACE AGAIN BITCH. f**k YOU! -Disturbed - Down With The Sickness
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: punkrock101 on March 23, 2007, 11:26:42 AM
why doesnt washburn make a page on its website for serial numbers and information to tell you where, when was it made?
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: grizz4life on November 23, 2008, 08:20:40 PM
've got an MG-70 sn:2060185 however theres a number on the base of the neck that one is  :MG70C/FVS ANY CLUE WHAT THAT IS?
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: JohnCub on November 23, 2008, 09:56:58 PM
quote:
Originally posted by punkrock101

why doesnt washburn make a page on its website for serial numbers and information to tell you where, when was it made?



I called washburn about my acoustic and they were unable to provide information about it.  So I'd say the reason they don't do this is that they don't have the information readily available.  ... though I don't understand that either.
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Mark Matuszak on June 02, 2009, 08:06:59 PM
just bought a J2004SWLTD S# 03101900 just looking for some information
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Grey on September 12, 2009, 12:34:23 PM
Hi,
I have Washburn WR series with s/n: 0C06060530.
0C - China
06 - 2006 year
060530 - ??? - what is it?
Thanks
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: wmjonson on September 20, 2009, 12:54:54 PM
I have been doing research on serial numbers and I suspect import guitars that have four and six digit serials are MIJ, seven digit serials are MIK and eight or more digits MIC or MII. This is purely speculation my part but it is what my research indicates. As for the factory that built the guitar it is mystery on the older Washburn's and some of the newer ones.

If anyone has evidence that contradicts my serial number theory please so state and present such evidence.
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: wmjonson on September 20, 2009, 12:58:24 PM
quote:
Originally posted by kcris

Hi,

I have a Washburn J-6 with s/n 9090058.
Where was it made? In Japan or Korea?

Thanks, kcris



I suspect your guitar was made in Korea 1999.

nogin is correct Korea 1990[:I]
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: nogin007 on September 20, 2009, 03:55:43 PM
Korea. 1990.
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: wmjonson on September 20, 2009, 11:20:59 PM
Yes nogin you are correct excuse me, my bad. I am about serial number silly after all the research I've done.
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: summerdog on September 25, 2009, 07:19:08 PM
I JUST GOT A WASHBURN DIME 333 OFF OF CRAIGSLIST IN PERFECT CONDITION SOLID BLACK A BLACKJACK..

I AM TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHERE IT WAS MADE..

HERE IS SERIAL NUMBER: S 50681741

I WILL HAVE PICTURES SOON.. ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEAS?

Thanks Bill

Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: nogin007 on September 25, 2009, 09:45:50 PM
With the S beginning the serial, it should be Samick, Korea, 1995.
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Termo on October 21, 2009, 04:19:07 AM
Hello. I,m russion, sorry of my english. I have a guitar with serial number: IS(LS) 01100357, and i don,t have information for this guitar. Help plz
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: nogin007 on October 21, 2009, 07:49:52 AM
Without pictures, we can't tell you much. It's made by Samick, in Indonesia, in 2001.
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Termo on October 22, 2009, 10:37:40 AM
The model is known to me, it was necessary to learn the country of manufacturing and year. It is very grateful to you for the information. Thanks for you information
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: nogin007 on October 22, 2009, 09:16:17 PM
Most welcome.
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: gjt on November 10, 2009, 05:35:20 PM
I have a G-5V with a droopy headstock. The serial # is K850576. Is this Korean 1985? Anybody know what kind of PU's.
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: kingbob on January 01, 2010, 09:29:43 PM
I really don't know very much about my guitar. i got it a few days ago for my birthday and i was hoping to learn more about it since it was a used guitar. it is a P290 the serial # is 7107472. where it was made has worn away fully. if u can tell me anything at all about it please do
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Cornish Boy on January 02, 2010, 04:20:11 AM
Hi Kingbob and welcome to the forum. I have put a link to the relevant page of the Washburn Archives which should answer your questions. Your P290 is a 97.

http://www.washburn.com/images/stories/documents/archives/1997.pdf
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: what_hacemos on January 04, 2010, 11:22:13 AM
Hi! I want to buy a Washburn HB-30 and i need info,
i hope help please!  (sorry for my english)

Serial is SK021016506

THANKS!!!!!!!
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: nogin007 on January 05, 2010, 08:06:19 AM
SK021016506

Made by Samick, in Korea, in 2002.
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: FarBeyondDriven on January 12, 2010, 07:11:22 AM
So if I take SK for Samick - Korea then my Dime 333 Dimeslime with the serial SK00017512 was made by Samick in Korea in 2000 ?
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: nogin007 on January 12, 2010, 07:36:50 AM
That's right.
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Lollofunky on January 24, 2010, 10:40:48 AM
hi all
i see you are very good with Washburn Serial numbers, I need a little help, I found a used N2 serial number  00120171, the owner / seller is not able to tell me which humbucker on this model i understand guitar was made in 2000, but no idea of where and if it is a good series or not....many thanks for your attention and help, ciao from Italy
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: FarBeyondDriven on March 20, 2010, 09:11:56 AM
Where is a Dime with the serial S5089172 from and when was it made?

Summerdog posted a Blackjack with the serial S50681741.
nogins response: With the S beginning the serial, it should be Samick, Korea, 1995.

So I guess the same goes for the one i am looking at. Samick, Korea, 1995. Correct?
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: hermit on April 06, 2010, 12:39:58 PM
What can you tell about HB-30 s/n S5105441?
Is it '95? And where it was made?
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: nogin007 on April 07, 2010, 03:57:20 PM
95. Samick, Korea.
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Left_Coast_Picker on April 22, 2010, 10:53:30 AM
Regarding Washburn serial numbers - anybody have any evidence or theories that the two numbers following the production year number/s represents the month of production?  I know Epiphone has done that at times with their guitars produced in plants in China & ROK.   I only ask since I have a HB-35 with s/n SK0007XXXX.  Using what we know, the s/n indicates my HB-35 was produced in 2000 @ Samick, ROK which is OK.  Having some experience with production of high value items with serial numbers, manufactures use serial numbers to encode useful/needed information (usually related to quality assurance issues).  Taking the remaining numbers from my guitar, they could indicate 1)it was produced in July of 2000 and the remaining four digits represnt its actual production number for the month, or 2) the last six digits could indicate somebody though the Samick plant was capable of producing up to 999,999 guitars in a year (83,333/month or 3788/day in a 22 day work month).  Knowing it would be a lot easier & faster to located when a bath of defective guitars was made if the serial number clearly showed factory/yr/mo data (as oppposed to searching through factory production records) it just seems to make sense to me.  Only problem is I have no idea of the scale of production of some of these Asian manufacturing plants.  Anybody have any ideas or comments on any of this?

By the Way - if anybody cares I'm living in San Diego and have the day off today for a Snow Day - serious (I work up in the mountains east of San Diego - 3500')!
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: nogin007 on April 23, 2010, 08:15:53 AM
1)it was produced in July of 2000

This is what I was told by previous Washburn management(before Nick). This applies to guitars made in the 90's, and after, with the longer serials First 2 digits are year. Next 2 digits are month.
     Enjoy your day off(snow day).
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: neilb on April 27, 2010, 03:01:14 PM
As far as i know(but,sorry if i`m wrong!!!)the letters are the country of production,the first no`s are the year,second no`s are the month and last no`s for the amount made(i.e.455 would be the 455th guitar of that month.)
so a serial no,for example,of is02040567 would be made indonesia,in 2002,in april and it would have been the 567th of that month.Am i correct?
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: domenneva on September 13, 2010, 11:46:31 PM
I have a Washburn Montgomery J-6 SN:S6114976. I wonder where the year of manufacture and where was it made? Thanks for the reply
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Mik on September 18, 2010, 05:32:59 AM
Hello,

I have a Washburn D-15M. I bought it 2nd hand 11 years ago. It still sounds really good. I looked inside while changing the snares and i saw the serial number, and that made me a bit curious. The serial number is: 8309016 Now what I would like to know, the first two numbers ( 83 ), could this be that the guitar is build in 1983? If so, it would be great, because that means the guitar is build in the year of my birth, what makes it a bit more exclusive for me ;)
thanks for answers!
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Pike on September 18, 2010, 08:16:42 PM
Hi Mik, yep, 83. I have one of these also, nice sounding for an all laminate... Got any pics?
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: t.y. on September 27, 2010, 02:36:29 AM
Hello. I just bought a guitar of e-bay. new seald in box.  but i think it is a few years old.  heres its info.   made in  Indonesia  #08120685  . thanks,  Tom.   p.s. 229.99 shipped free.
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Pike on September 27, 2010, 10:32:42 AM
What model t.y.?
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Mik on September 28, 2010, 10:50:42 AM
http://be.fotoalbum.eu/troncquo/a535583/00000001 This is the link for a picture.
Saturday I tried a Larrivée L-03 limited edition, and bought it instantly :)
gr!
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Eagle55 on September 28, 2010, 07:14:19 PM
Hello,   I am new to the forums. I just purchased a Wing Series Electric that has chrome Grover tuners. I believe this is an Eagle R. The serial # on the back of the headstock is 802324. It is printed  and lacquered over. Washburn has not done a very good job of archiving documentation and preserving their history. Puzzling why that is. Can anyone help with validating what I have, and when and where it was made. This guitar has the nicest intonation and action I have ever played.
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Hawklord on September 29, 2010, 12:26:57 PM
Hiya folks and this is my first post!

Just wondering if anyone can assist with reading a couple of numbers... one looks like 824065 (last digit a bit splodgy) and the other is x88145 (where x = splodge). Which number's the important one, I wonder.

I had a bit of fun photographing the interior and then contrast-enhancing the pic in photoshop, and here's the result:

(http://www.lifeprobe.co.uk/forum/2010-09-29-washburn-int.jpg)

(Don't interiors look strange when over-lit and contrasty?)

Thanking you in anticipation!
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: t.y. on October 22, 2010, 02:51:02 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Pike

What model t.y.?

 black X50. Randall pups  UL & SL, although add says ultra XL. love it though.  Tom.
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: xxguitargirlxx12 on June 14, 2011, 07:52:45 PM
Aye, I'm trying to sell my washburn that i've never used before. my uncle gave it to me when he was drunk...i have no idea what the year is or ANYTHING. can you tell me what year and how much it might cost?

serial: SC02090312

thanks.
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Tone Scavenger on June 16, 2011, 10:10:02 PM
I have a Washburn EC26 Serial number behind the headstock is 1054... nothing else. The guitar has Stephen Extended Cutaway and it only says
HANDMADE IN U.S.A.
STEPHEN'S EXTENDED CUTAWAY
U.S. AND FOR. PATS. PENDING
It's Cherry Sunburst on a Thick maple top / alder body and maple fretboard... Has a SD Hot rails on the neck and a SD JB on the bridge with a Kahler Spyder Floyd rose licenced tremolo.

 I have no clue on the origin of this guitar and if it was a custom ordered versin or what. I suspect is gotta be either a 1988 or a 1989 as far as the Washburn archieves goes.
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Cornish Boy on June 17, 2011, 03:07:25 AM
Your EC 26 built in 1991 http://www.washburn.com/images/stories/documents/archives/1991.pdf
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Tone Scavenger on June 17, 2011, 03:09:34 PM
Well, from those lists is where I thought it was from 1988-89, since in 1991 those guitars only came with Basswood bodies and Rosewood fingerboard. Only on Black white and red colors. Mine is none of that. THis is the list that got me confused since I was thinking it was 1991 from the get go... Since short the serial # does start with a 1.

http://www.washburn.com/images/stories/documents/archives/1988.pdf
http://www.washburn.com/images/stories/documents/archives/1989.pdf

The EC26 on these links does have a code for my guitar color which will be CS As in Cherry Sunburst. It also doesn't specify the body wood neither the fingerboard wood. It just confuses me, and I've read that washburn destroyed all their records from that era...
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Tone Scavenger on June 17, 2011, 03:13:52 PM
Unless it was indeed a special custom order in 1991...
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Cornish Boy on June 17, 2011, 05:39:44 PM
Special order possible TS, but would think that the small numbers produced of that particular model could well have been sprayed in a good number of different colors-finishes-pup configurations, over that period. Then bodies matched with necks according to someone at the plants choice of how sales were going with different combinations. Guess we'll never know for sure, personally I think that's part of the attraction of these elderly Washburns, 'cos if anybody does know the story of that era, I hope they keep it to themselves. It's better to own a mysterious guitar than a bog standard axe that can have it's entire history revealed, gives you something to do when you're not playing...Search for answers .....
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Tone Scavenger on June 17, 2011, 05:57:43 PM
I think you are right and that's what's awesome about it. I know I have a guitar that even when I know there's other EC26's out there... they are so rare and scarce that I highly doubt anyone else has another one exactl like mine. I also think it's awesome that I've been ooking for a guitar that had all the characteristics I was looking on it, from the wood choice, the size and the feel! I'm just changing the bridge pickup to a Seymour Duncan SH12 Screamin' Demon because it's the pickup I swear by... any other thing in this model is awesome(altough some people's opinion is that it was made with the ugly chisel, I love it's special ackwardness)
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: darreno27 on June 18, 2011, 11:11:45 PM
There are a few EC26s/29s/36s floating around that don't go exactly by standard factory options.  Washburn was notorious for doing this at that time.  The EC26s were probably shuffled around between Godin (the company who CNC'd the parts) and Steve Davies' Seattle shop at that time.  They 26s were more customized than the Japanese-made EC29s and 36s because they were produced in small quantities - it's not unlikely to see deviations in them.

As for the serial #, Washburn gives no clue on how to decipher it.  Could be made in '91 and 54 total produced...could be 4 for that year.  Who knows.  They were made from '88-'91 - They stopped producing them when the USA N4 came about.
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: elrado_wash on June 20, 2011, 03:38:52 AM
Hi there,
can someone decode the serial of my D46S?
it's CC090825505.
I know it's made in China, but where stands the first C for? I assume it's made on August 2009, the 25th and it's the 505 guitar made that month.
Is this correct?
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: thenutzrutz on July 28, 2011, 10:03:39 AM
Hi there noob here

Can someone tell me when this was made and what model it is as im looking at getting it but dont want to be ripped off etc,

serial code on neck base plate is 0020135

(http://www.freeimagehosting.net/t/7c5b9.jpg) (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/7c5b9)
(http://www.freeimagehosting.net/t/a3a37.jpg) (http://www.freeimagehosting.net/a3a37)
cheers
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: darreno27 on August 01, 2011, 03:36:31 PM
Looks like a KC series.  Made in the late 80s.
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: jerrylee on August 11, 2011, 08:19:44 PM
I have a d-18  ser # 91195... I know of another that is 91193... so I interpret this to mean MIJ  cerca 1991
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: paul823guitar on August 24, 2011, 03:18:16 PM
I have a Made in USA that I got as a gift - I know nothing about it - the serial # is 9408107 - its a strat shape - s-s-h (seymour duncan) with a floating Wilkinson tremelo - translucent blue quilted top - 22 frets - 5 position switch, 2 pots (master volume, master tone)tuning gears clamp the string in using a flathead screwdriver.
any idea what I have?

thanks
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Post by: darreno27 on August 25, 2011, 12:20:54 AM
Pics are needed to fully identify, but it sounds like an MG series.
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: solid24 on September 07, 2011, 07:19:55 PM
I have bought an HB-30 with serial number 05076118. where is the year and factory?
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: YerDugliness on October 05, 2011, 06:09:53 PM
Just curious if anyone knows what the W stands for at the beginning of the serial number on my Washburn C124SWK (serial #W0810xxxx)?

The label specifically says Made in China.

Must have been manufactured October of 2008, if the normal code sequence is correct.  The label does state Celebrating 125 Years of Excellence and carries the dates 1883-2008.

Cheers from.....

Dugly [8D]

YerDugliness, Esq./Post No Bills
Guitar Playin' FOOL, retired & attempting to age disgracefully!!
Washburns: WD32SW, D61SW, C124SW, and WMJ 11S
Other fine acoustic guitars by Breedlove (custom shop Revival Series 000), Darren Hippner (#506), Takamini (2005 LTD), Epiphone (Masterbilt AJ500RC), and Yamaha (G231-II)

Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: philpm on October 05, 2011, 06:56:28 PM
quote:
Originally posted by YerDugliness

Just curious if anyone knows what the W stands for at the beginning of the serial number on my Washburn C124SWK (serial #W0810xxxx)?

The label specifically says Made in China.

Must have been manufactured October of 2008, if the normal code sequence is correct.  The label does state Celebrating 125 Years of Excellence and carries the dates 1883-2008.

Cheers from.....

Dugly [8D]

YerDugliness, Esq./Post No Bills
Guitar Playin' FOOL, retired & attempting to age disgracefully!!
Washburns: WD32SW, D61SW, C124SW, and WMJ 11S
Other fine acoustic guitars by Breedlove (custom shop Revival Series 000), Darren Hippner (#506), Takamini (2005 LTD), Epiphone (Masterbilt AJ500RC), and Yamaha (G231-II)





Dug, I wonder if it is a factory code similar to what Epiphone has used on theirs in the past.  I'm sure someone has the goods on that.

Phil
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Post by: BoatGuy1970 on October 14, 2011, 08:44:56 PM
So I guess I need to pile on this thread.  I have a Washburn electric I'm guessing from the late 70's or early 80's.  It originally was my sister's guitar, but when she moved away to college she coulnd't find it.  [;)]  It's been mine ever since. [:D]  Anyway, the serial number is CB800404.  It's a double cutaway with 2 humbuckers, a 3 position switch, and 4 knobs (2 volume, 2 tone).  My parents bought her the guitar new when she was 12, so I'm guessing it's not top of the line.

I'd really like to know more about the axe I've been playing for 25 years.  Model?  Pickups?  Etc?

Interesting side note about the guitar:  It was sold to us by Mike Reznor, father of Trent Reznor of NIN.

Thanks for your help.

Cheers,
Mike
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: philpm on October 14, 2011, 11:39:53 PM
Mike, do you have any pictures that you can post for us?  That'll help immensely in determining model and year.

Welcome to the forum, hope you enjoy your time here!

Phil
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Cornish Boy on October 15, 2011, 03:32:03 AM
Hi BoatGuy70, I've put a link to the Washburn models on the Matsumoku site, as the CB80 at the start of your serial number would suggest to me that you have probably got a Raven model from the Wing series, check out the pics. Happy Hunting.

http://www.matsumoku.org/models/washburn/wing/wing.html
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: BoatGuy1970 on October 15, 2011, 01:04:51 PM
Right on, Cornish Boy!  It's a Raven.  It looks just like the cherry Raven on the link you posted.  Thank you so much for the info.  Can I assume this guitar was made in Japan by matsumoku?

Cheers,
Mike
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Cornish Boy on October 16, 2011, 01:33:36 PM
Hi again BoatGuy1970, there are a few disputes over Matsumoku with another Japanese Plant Yamaki, who seemed to supply the electrics on some models. Whichever factory made them, whether or not they only supplied the bodies and the electrics were installed elsewhere, I don't think we will ever know. The records were destroyed by fire at the plant, and Washburn themselves don't have anything from that era either. Whatever, they are quality guitars with a strong sound that have passed the test of time, and are still quite sought after by players and collectors. Some of the best guitars to bear the Washburn logo, play on....................
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: BoatGuy1970 on October 16, 2011, 03:41:28 PM
Thanks again everyone for your help.  It's nice to finally know about the guitar after all these years.  Here are a few pics if anyone is interested in what a 31 year old Washburn Raven looks like:

(http://www.digitalwaterworks.com/washburn/IMG_5301.jpg)(http://www.digitalwaterworks.com/washburn/IMG_5297.jpg)

One more question, what's the right forum to find out why the neck is so flimsy/loose?  The necks on my strat and Les Paul don't change the pitch nearly as much when I pull on them.  It makes keeping the Raven in tune much more difficult.

Cheers,
Mike
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: YerDugliness on October 16, 2011, 05:07:54 PM
quote:
Originally posted by BoatGuy1970

One more question, what's the right forum to find out why the neck is so flimsy/loose?  The necks on my strat and Les Paul don't change the pitch nearly as much when I pull on them.  It makes keeping the Raven in tune much more difficult.

Cheers,
Mike



Try the lutherie board, here's a link:

http://forums.washburn.com/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=51

[edit--OOPS, I see your Flimsy Neck post on the Lutherie board....[:I] ]

Cheers from.....
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: wodahs on October 20, 2011, 05:50:53 PM
Hello, I am new to forums and new to guitars and to old myself.  I am going to try to learn guitar and i guess i can but at my age i know it won't be easy. Anyway i have a washburn x-40 i bought on an online auction , payed to much for it i imagine,so what. Looking for info on s/n says its made in korea and s/n is n2080163 what ever you can tell me i would love to hear (i think). Is the quality any good or did i buy a flop? Any ideas on how best to learn? I have no known musical ability but will give it a long and good try as i have longed to play for years. Best to you all,Ray
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: 333LP on November 02, 2011, 12:48:00 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Cornish Boy

Hi Kingbob and welcome to the forum. I have put a link to the relevant page of the Washburn Archives which should answer your questions. Your P290 is a 97.

http://www.washburn.com/images/stories/documents/archives/1997.pdf



This link was very helpful thankyou, so the only thing im lacking is knowing the year of my twins D10S (&) D10S/12
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: 333LP on November 02, 2011, 01:22:57 AM
I own twins D10S & D10S/12 both start off with CC072 - 02855 (/12)15639 both with matching Washburn cases. I am at a financal crunch and they were bought as twins and I wish I dint have to sell these beautiful awsome sounding guitars. I am unshure why looking on the net that I am finding a wide price range from $149.99 - $399.00 with out mention of cases. I'm not shure if i'd be better going to a pawn shop or guitar store. just looking at all my options as the Goverment has changed rules again and im left with out any way to pay my storage fees. So knowing the year may help in assessing value if anyone can help with the coding system of my babies.
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: nogin007 on November 02, 2011, 07:10:20 AM
2007.
Title: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Pike on November 02, 2011, 09:04:17 AM
quote:
I'm not shure if i'd be better going to a pawn shop or guitar store
Neither one, 333. E-baying them out or selling them on craigslist will get you the best price in today's market. Here's some blue book prices...

D10
- dreadnought style, select spruce top, round soundhole, black pickguard, three-stripe bound body and
rosette, mahogany back/sides/neck, 14/20-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlay, rosewood
bridge with pearl dot black pins, three-per-side chrome Grover tuners, available in Black, Blueburst,
Natural, Trans. Red, or Sunburst finish, mfg. 1990-2000.
Grading 100% Excellent Average
$245 $125 - 175 $75 - 100
Last MSR was $350.
Grading
 Excellent -------Average
 $175 - 225 --- $100 - 130

D10 S
- similar to the D10, except has a solid spruce top, available in Black or Natural finish, mfg. 2001-
present.
Grading
  Excellent ------Average
$150 - 200 -----$90 - 120


D10 S 12 12-String
- similar to D10 S, except in 12-string configuration, six-per-side tuners, available in Natural finish, mfg.
2001-present.
 Excellent -----Average
 $180 - 230 ---$100 - 130
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: rosie_s on February 02, 2012, 11:38:07 PM
I have a guitar with a serial number of 283931 (and a beautiful tone, BTW). I attached a couple of pictures. It's hard to get a good clear picture of the label. Can anybody tell me anything about the history of this type of guitar? My dad told me they can't verify the serial number because a lot of records were destroyed during the depression. Thanks.

(http://i44.tinypic.com/wbry53.jpg)
(http://i43.tinypic.com/sgl2z7.jpg)
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: mojomojo on February 07, 2012, 12:08:52 PM
Can anyone tell me the year\model\more info on this washburn?

(http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg401/scaled.php?server=401&filename=20012012093.jpg&res=medium)

serial number is:8033194

thnanks.
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: rkdodz on February 12, 2012, 11:19:11 PM
Hey everyone, I'm new in washburn products.
I just bought a apparently old, cheap 4string bass washburn xb-200 bantam series with s/n S93111445. 3 volume knobs and 3 way pickup selector.
can't find any information about it on the internet.

So anyone here can help me and tell me something about it?
Thanks! 

Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: t.y. on February 13, 2012, 02:08:50 AM
 Welcome.   mojo-1980.   rkdodz- 1993-And I believe the S is for Samik Korea.  Tom. :)
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: rkdodz on February 13, 2012, 07:34:46 PM
Thanks, sir.
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Julia on February 19, 2012, 04:12:34 AM
Hi!
I have a Washburn X-Series, I am not sure about the model, probably it's a Washburn X-24
24 fret
1 vol and 1 tone knob
5-way switch
bridge - licensed under floyd rose patents
h-s-s

http://s017.radikal.ru/i427/1202/b1/e86a42aecc44.jpg
http://s58.radikal.ru/i161/1202/e0/f1ed68704bb9.jpg
http://s017.radikal.ru/i429/1202/f9/dd42c26e5f5b.jpg


But there isn't any information about such model with such characteristics in the catalogs...
Serial Number 0C040430551
C - China
04 - 2004
It's corrent?


Your ideas about this guitar...
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: tomas.10 on March 16, 2012, 09:18:38 PM
Hi!
I have a WI-66V. The serial number is NV04080099

Anyone can tell me something about it?
Thanks
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: psp742 on March 24, 2012, 10:23:27 PM
i recently got a George Washburn Festval model: EA20 B  with serial number: 902314

I am guessing it is 90's and made in Korea... at least im hoping its Korean...  I think quality of Japan made is top notch, and rated number 1 followed by Korean made guitars.

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/54785347@N00/6848405780/in/set-72157629311838732/)http://www.flickr.com/photos/54785347@N00/6848405780/in/set-72157629311838732/
serial number

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/54785347@N00/6994579475/in/set-72157629311838732/)http://www.flickr.com/photos/54785347@N00/6994579475/in/set-72157629311838732/
headstock

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/54785347@N00/6848405746/in/set-72157629311838732/)http://www.flickr.com/photos/54785347@N00/6848405746/in/set-72157629311838732/
Washburn EA20 B

(http://www.flickr.com/photos/54785347@N00/6994801845/in/set-72157629311838732/)http://www.flickr.com/photos/54785347@N00/6994801845/in/set-72157629311838732/
Washburn Equis II (EQ300)

so far i dont see any lettering on the wood by the trus rod.  so not quite sure if my guess on country of origin is correct...  Can anyone confirm or correct me...  thanks to everyone who helps in dating and country of origin.
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: jc_413freak on March 26, 2012, 10:24:29 PM
I have a Washburn PRO: Rocker Series with a  silver plate on the back with a picture of an eagle. The body is blue and neck is a sand color. The S/N: 0C02070967

can anyone tell me something about it, please?

thanx,
Sarah
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: psp742 on March 27, 2012, 08:27:56 PM
Hi Sarah,

I'm not very familiar with Washburn electrics but is your guitar similar to this one - as seen on eBAY ad http://www.ebay.com/itm/Washburn-X-Series-Pro-Electric-Guitar-Blue-/320875250653?pt=Guitar&hash=item4ab5a7c3dd  Usually necks are maple with maple fretboard or rosewood fretboard.  ebony fretboard is expensive so are on more expensive stratocasters...  i own a couple Fender Strats and 2 Squiers MiK and MiJ.

your S/N: 0C02070967
0C - China
02 - 2002 year

I did a little research in this forum and they say the Washburn customer support will provide information on your guitar, product dating etc.
read here - http://www.washburn.com/about/faq.php#electronics

look for  -->  OLDER MODELS NOT IN CURRENT PRODUCTION   -  What is my instrument, and what is it worth?  within the answer they provide link to write to WASHBURN CUSTOMER SUPPORT  us here

write to guitar.support@usmusiccorp.com

hope you get your answer.

Ric,

Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: LakotaDakota on March 28, 2012, 08:22:49 AM
Hi, new here but can someone please help me properly identify this guitar. I'm guessing an N4 of some sort due to the Stephens extended cutaway but if anyone knows better then please jump in. Serial is #0302059 & made in USA. Thanks in advance.

(http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/7882/dscf7040v.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/708/dscf7040v.jpg/)

(http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/9297/dscf7042h.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/689/dscf7042h.jpg/)

(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/5625/dscf7043j.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/198/dscf7043j.jpg/)

(http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/4278/dscf7046e.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/716/dscf7046e.jpg/)

(http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/236/dscf7048h.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/220/dscf7048h.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Ellary on April 24, 2012, 05:44:50 PM
Can you please tell me about this washburn guitar?
On the head there`s only "Idol", i cant understand what this model is.
(sry. for bad English)

SN: 08032016

(http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/6067/x4d0646a5.jpg)
(http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/5937/x7dea5a7e.jpg)
(http://img812.imageshack.us/img812/5262/59363200.png)
(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/5920/x8f4b9f16.jpg)

 :'(
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: cfhmachado on May 18, 2012, 08:42:10 PM
Can some one tell me about this dime slime ? Is it a USA model
9708041

Did Washburn do buzz feiten at this time?
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Psycho86 on May 19, 2012, 07:01:02 AM
Hey cfh :) on my 98 it has the buzz feiten :) where did you find the USA slime? And Yh it should have the buzz feiten on the back :) 
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: cfhmachado on May 19, 2012, 12:15:27 PM
It looks legit. It's lightly stamped made in USA and has the serial above that.
1piece body, volute, nice burst and fade of green.
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: lime on November 26, 2012, 10:08:51 AM
Nuno N2

3081449


Any help?

Thanks  :)
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Klyse on January 02, 2013, 04:21:59 PM
Hello! My mom's step-dad bought her a Washburn more than 16 years ago and we were both wondering about it.

The model number is: D-10
And the serial number is: 96110802

I don't plan on selling it (It's a really nice guitar), but I'm curious if any of you might know about how much its worth?
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: YerDugliness on January 02, 2013, 05:03:17 PM
Hello! My mom's step-dad bought her a Washburn more than 16 years ago and we were both wondering about it.

The model number is: D-10
And the serial number is: 96110802

I don't plan on selling it (It's a really nice guitar), but I'm curious if any of you might know about how much its worth?

Welcome to the forum!

Your D10 guitar is a dreadnought size (large) all laminate guitar.  That's not necessarily a bad thing, as it can be taken anywhere and used without worrying about damages like you would have to do for a solid-wood guitar.  Chances are it was probably made in 1996, but could be 1999 (first two numbers of serial number are usually the year made, but exceptions occur). It's a beginner's guitar, not worth a lot, perhaps $100....hopefully somebody on the Acoustic Guitar Players' forum will be watching this and respond with a blue-book value.

It's a nice guitar, though....the D10 series is one of Washburn's most successful product lines.  At some point if you decide to pursue the guitar more seriously there is a D10S model that thas a solid-wood sound board.  That is a good thing as the sound of that guitar will improve with age as the cells of the wood become more hollow and therefore ring like a bell...the sound of the D10 will be the same years from now as it is right now. 

Hang around....if you don't get a better answer, post your question on the Acoustic Guitar Players forum, that'll probably get an answer.

I'd suggest a search, but there have to be a million hits on something like D10.....you'd never get through them all!

Cheers1

Dugly 8)
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: t.y. on January 03, 2013, 01:47:25 AM
Welcome. About a yr, ago I paid about a 100.00 or so delivered off  E-Bay for a D10TR, I think 1998 or so. like new,  transparent red. Like Y.D. said yours is a 1996 should have real Grover tuners,  From Korea.  Do not know for sure the book value, but you can buy them off the Bay for about a hundred real regular.  The tuners are worth almost as much as the guitar.I wish I had been smart and swapped these new tuners for those old Grovers before I traded it.  Tom.  :)  P.S.  I have played tons of all lams, and that D10TR was the best sounding and the best build quality of any. So if yours is in real good shape, I would not get rid of it, unless I was trading up to a much better guitar. Just my .02.   :)
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Dave Seven on January 09, 2013, 03:18:22 AM
Hi i need help for identify my Dimebag Signature, Dimebolt serial number is D 950345,help me :) Thanx to all.
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: kcbolin on January 16, 2013, 10:27:43 PM
Hi.  I am hoping someone can provide information on a guitar that was given to me.  It is a D12 CE/B with serial number 8711001.  Was it manufactured in 1987 and what is an approximate value?  Thanks.
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Nncyfrlng on January 26, 2013, 06:46:47 AM
Can anyone tell me anything about a Nuno serial #3062810?  I know nothing about it but need to sell it and want to figure out what year and value.  Thanks.
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: t.y. on January 26, 2013, 12:06:48 PM
Welcome. it  is  a 2003 1993, its not a 1930 LOL. or a 2013.  Look on E-Bay and see what the price is going for.  Do you have the original case for it? And what shape is it in.  Don't remember when they started making these guitars.   Search    N- 1-2-3-4-  on here then figure out what yours is.  Maybe in your year they only made one or two.  Tom.   :)
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Zed on February 02, 2013, 08:07:18 AM
Hay,...I have two Wasburns a D56 with nummber G06010426 and D52 with nummber G05061274. are they 2006 and 2005 models?
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: t.y. on February 18, 2013, 07:07:51 PM
Yes on 8 digit numbers the first two are almost always the year on 7 digit the first number. And the letter the country or factory were built.  Tom.  :)
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: CanaDave on April 24, 2013, 12:33:06 PM
How about an AB-35 FL (Fretless 5 string acoustic bass, natural finish) with the serial number SK9912001?

My best guess:   
Samick - Korea - 1999 - December - the first one made that month?

My research on the site tells me that Washburn didn't offer this bass in natural finish until the 2000 model year... was this the very first AB-35 made with that finish?   That would be cool.
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: t.y. on April 24, 2013, 01:00:07 PM
Welcome.  If I was a betting man, I would bet your rite.  Tom.  :)
Title: Did I get scammed?
Post by: Insomniadam on July 13, 2013, 09:27:16 PM
I have just acquired a Washburn guitar and can't seem to find this model number anywhere. On the guitar it says j-6s serial # s4051320  it was presented as being a 70s model.

Did I get scammed?

Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: ship of fools on July 17, 2013, 10:59:17 AM
From the serial number I am thinking that it should be a either 84 or a 94 and I would lean towards the 94 I don't think they made any of the J-6's then, but you would be better to ask in the electric section some know more about them there then they would to look here.ship
oh the S stands for the Samick factory in the 70's the guitars were being built in Japan
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: red_racer1969 on August 03, 2013, 10:10:01 PM
I've been searching for info everywhere on washburn acoustic serial numbers and haven't had much luck so maybe someone can give me some insite or point me in the right direction. When my dad passed a few years ago I found an old was burn acoustic in his closet. All I know is that it has what looks like a stamped piece of wood with the  washburn stamp in the hole and the serial 85861. Does anyone have an idea on date it was made or a rough idea of what its worth? Thank you
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: ship of fools on August 04, 2013, 11:37:22 AM
hey Red some pictures would even help more can't give much of a value until we know what the guitar is some are more valuable then others.ship
most of the fellows here use photobucket
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: opfor on September 24, 2013, 09:51:40 AM
Hi guys, just found this forum and was hoping a thread like this was still alive.  I think I am on the right track with this one, but if anyone can help confirm that would be awesome.

Model is D10S12, friend received it as part of a barter agreement.  Guy claimed worth of $300 but I am thinking that's what it was when new, not now.
Serial is SC0110110

If I read previous posts/guidance correctly, does it look like Samick China - October 2001 - #110 ?  Trying to learn, really appreciate any assistance.

Images:
(http://i.imgur.com/Ljb27Vq.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/VZk3p4s.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/WUVjrZE.jpg)
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: wrmurphy on September 24, 2013, 02:24:25 PM
opfor, welcome to the forum. I think you nailed the numbers right on the head. I'm sure there are others that will come along and verify it.  murph
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Sextant1951 on September 24, 2013, 03:22:38 PM
Welcome to the forum opfor, don't have any deep knowledge when pertaining to acoustic guitars, but believe your thoughts on the serial # is right on as murph said. Hate to piggy back a question on top of your own, but; noticed in your images it seems that the guitar was originally produced to be strung as a 12 string. Seems the  nut was changed so to be strung as a six string? Was curious as to how this has affected the neck and/or body in any way, if at all? Does the lack of tension (strung with 6 strings instead of 12 affect the guitar in any way? (playability, warping, etc.)
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: opfor on September 26, 2013, 09:26:39 AM
@rwmurphy Thanks, I've read through the whole thread so I could ask this in an educated way - just learned from the best I guess ;)

@Sextant1951  It's actually the original bridge, but the guy offering it for barter didn't include the additional 6 pegs or strings.  My plan is to buy a complete set of strings and pegs to get it back to its original state.  I think the guy just got it years ago then gave up on the whole 12-string concept :)

Thanks guys
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Sextant1951 on September 27, 2013, 05:21:45 AM
Once you get her up to snuff, she looks like she'd be a decent player well into the future.......enjoy!
Title: washburn bass xb... i think? Can anyone identify? I need replacement bridge
Post by: beggarsrecords on November 23, 2013, 05:27:28 AM
Hi folks, i bought this bass new about 10 years ago, lost the badge and cant remember the model no. S/N is 01060502 (made in korea) says washburn hammerhead on head. buzz feiten tuning system. I snapped the bolt holder on the bridge and lost 1 of the saddles, taking to various music shops and they cant get replacements for these, any ideas? Thanks in advance. Image at link below
https://www.dropbox.com/s/59z9e5e58ikqyfg/IMG_1016.JPG
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: psp742 on December 18, 2013, 06:40:22 AM
beggarsrecord..  you have a Hammerhead RB2002 active bass...  not sure where you can buy replacement saddle. - www.musiciansnews.com/bass/34/new_and_improved_washburn_rb_series_basses.shtml (http://www.musiciansnews.com/bass/34/new_and_improved_washburn_rb_series_basses.shtml)
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Sinned on December 21, 2013, 04:19:28 PM
Hi Guys, New to this forum. I just bought a Washburn XM DLX2. Serial Number starts with S.  Does that mean its made in korea? .
Saw a Washburn selling online, Serial Number Starts with S, however it has a sticker saying made in China.   

Thanks guys
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: psp742 on December 27, 2013, 09:42:06 PM
hello Sinned,

welcome to the forum...  As with other brands, Fender, Gibson (not sure), Ibanez etc. and Washburn, have outsource most production of their guitar in Asia (Japan, Korea, Indonesia, China).  Vintage Washburn from 80's are made in Japan.. Later they moved production to Korea to keep competitive cost down, and then Indonesia and then to China.   i have a 86' Washburn Force ABT B-30 metallic red MiJ by Kasuga..  and 95' Washburn Bantam XB-400 natural matte (sort of butterscotch) MiK by Samick.  according to Samick history, they opened a factory in Indonesia in 1992... during this era Samick had production in Korea and Indonesia.. not sure when most of production went to Indonesia, but i guesstimate around 1998 - now...  my 2004 Washburn WG587 (dual humbucker 7-string shredder) is MiC (made in China).  Unless they have special run or something, my best educated guess would be your Washburn XM DLX2 is MiC.  At first i was a snob towards China made guitars but looking at the quality coming out from Squier Classic Vibe standards or teles... and my latest guitar...  all i can say is who cares where or who made the guitar... as long as it plays beautifully and i am not planning on selling.  :)

please post some pictures of your ax.  thanks
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Sinned on January 04, 2014, 10:11:59 PM
Thank for the reply psp742.

What you said is so true. Love my guitar. I also have a Bantam Series XB600. Bought it in 1995. 
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Sinned on January 04, 2014, 11:34:45 PM
My XM DLX

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3765/11767884396_30d83bafac.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/39561910@N07/11767884396/)
IMG_3248 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/39561910@N07/11767884396/) by ramerfield (http://www.flickr.com/people/39561910@N07/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5505/11767377093_9d5633cac9.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/39561910@N07/11767377093/)
IMG_3256 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/39561910@N07/11767377093/) by ramerfield (http://www.flickr.com/people/39561910@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: littlebadboy on July 18, 2014, 12:30:56 PM
Hi I have recently acquired a Washburn WI66V with SN N02070779.  Any information on it?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v375/littlebadboy/My%20toys/CAM00482.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v375/littlebadboy/My%20toys/CAM00477.jpg)

Thanks!
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: psp742 on August 13, 2014, 11:32:39 PM
LittleBadBoy, my hunch is your Idol WI66v is a 2002, www.washburn.com/info/faq/..  So far I haven't found a 2002 catalog.
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: jflores3429 on October 10, 2014, 12:18:15 AM
Hello, I have the same problem, do not know what the model and year of my guitar. Could you please help me. The serial is:  s11102064.    where it was made​​? that year? Thank you.   Thank you for your help.

(https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t34.0-12/10723151_299967950195874_562019648_n.jpg?oh=edfc0753f83d744ebc044b69cdd55604&oe=54393095)

(https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t34.0-12/10721182_299967946862541_1090148059_n.jpg?oh=70519f1e8a739c9986410f6a9787cf89&oe=543A32E9)

(https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t34.0-12/10718969_299967923529210_1874505176_n.jpg?oh=74f9bf83f0cf2ac5f404b0a70245db91&oe=543A60B5)

(https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t34.0-12/10726607_299968033529199_713787972_n.jpg?oh=4d52c684135bb41e8e060a0bd9de668d&oe=543A390F)

Thanks!
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: jflores3429 on October 10, 2014, 12:23:02 AM
Only have:   s11102064

where it was made? that year? Thank you.
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: psp742 on October 12, 2014, 04:58:12 AM
Looks like an X-Series model from 2001. It is either made in Korea or Indonesia by Samick (my hunch tells me Indonesia.
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Cobo74 on October 15, 2014, 05:57:36 PM
Can help me to know the origin and year of manufacture of my guitar

HB-35 (sunburst)
Serial number: S98037527

Thanx!

 8)
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Tony Raven on November 21, 2014, 10:11:21 PM
I really have to read this whole thread sometime...

For now, the Washburn S/N Debacle makes my head hurt. Recent (very) examples:

Elsewhere, I read a post by a guy with an acoustic, #S80xxxx. He bought it in 1974. ???

There's this rather nice D98L, sold in 1998 as one of 1,998 --
https://reverb.com/item/50735-washburn-d-98l-limited-edition-anniversary-1998-blond (https://reverb.com/item/50735-washburn-d-98l-limited-edition-anniversary-1998-blond)
...aaaaaaaand the s/n is OO020013. :o

At the moment, I'm considering an A-10 -- 1980-1985 -- that's #79xxxx, which I guess makes it a VERY early unit.
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: sebis on December 23, 2014, 02:13:32 PM
Hi, I´ve got a HB35 with a strange serial: 4169

Thats the number, 4-digits, no other signs/numbers. Hardware is gold, with "Washburn" Logo on the  locking.

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Washburn-HB35-4-stellige-Seriennummer-/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/9E0AAOSw0vBUhDZl/$_57.JPG)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Washburn-HB35-4-stellige-Seriennummer-/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/4hEAAOSwQJhUhDZO/$_57.JPG)

Does anyone has an idea, when this guitar was made?

Greets Seb
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Tony Raven on December 26, 2014, 12:18:18 PM
Have you gotten through that thread yet? --
http://forums.washburn.com/index.php/topic,14181.0.html (http://forums.washburn.com/index.php/topic,14181.0.html)
I'll put some tips over there for you. Briefly, it's a four-digit serial number, so impossible to "decode."
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Rocky_Rhoades on January 22, 2015, 01:34:16 PM
I used to own an original 1984 Washburn A15V that I bought brand new, but had to sell in 1985 (Was equipped with a Wonderbar, have never seen another like it.). I have been looking for a similar guitar for years.
I recently purchased a Washburn Stage Series Reissue A10V (or possibly an A20V) that was in need of repair. I am working on it now, but would like to know what differences there are in the A10 vs the A20? These are very hard to find information on.
Mine is a Mahogany body and neck (Set) with a very thin maple top. All of the electronics are gone except the switch, and 1 volume, 2 Tone pots and knobs. There is no Floyd Rose, or Locking Nut, or tuners..... the truss rod cover is also missing.
The Serial number is S5035650.
I'm guessing Samick in Korea..... 1995.... made in March......?
Again, I'd like to know if it's an a10V or an A20V and/or how to tell the difference.

Thank You!
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Tony Raven on January 24, 2015, 01:36:41 PM
The "V" suffix stands for "vibrato."

Woulda been easy to tell which model if it was the original series: the 20 had a maple veneer, 5-piece neck (through), bound ebony fretboard, brass nut, brass inlays, & maybe coil tap. (I remember trying out a sunburst ~1981 & it was incredible.) For the '90s reissue, who knows??

The more such appointments yours has, the more confident I'd be in calling it a former A20, like veneer & binding. It's a labor of love but a cash-loser if you want to restore it 100% original -- OEM parts for a '70s Les Paul are probably easier to locate.
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Rocky_Rhoades on January 24, 2015, 10:14:10 PM
The "V" suffix stands for "vibrato."

Woulda been easy to tell which model if it was the original series: the 20 had a maple veneer, 5-piece neck (through), bound ebony fretboard, brass nut, brass inlays, & maybe coil tap. (I remember trying out a sunburst ~1981 & it was incredible.) For the '90s reissue, who knows??

The more such appointments yours has, the more confident I'd be in calling it a former A20, like veneer & binding. It's a labor of love but a cash-loser if you want to restore it 100% original -- OEM parts for a '70s Les Paul are probably easier to locate.

Thanks for the info......
I'm really not going to restore it to original, I'm just going to make it playable. I kick myself almost daily for selling my old A15V, uggh!
The maple top as I stated is very thin, so thin in fact that I sanded through it in a couple of spots, so it is going to get painted not stained.
Since it is the reissue I'm not worried about value, just playability. I went with a Kawasaki Green front and a black back with all black hardware.
I'll post pics when the guitar project is complete.
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: eivindhm on February 19, 2015, 04:25:31 AM
Hi i'm considering buying a Washburn guitar, but i have no idea of the model or worth. Could some of you fine gentlemen/ladies tell me the model and/or aproximately  the worth of this guitar?

(http://finncdn.no/mmo/2014/12/vertical-5/20/9/543/661/79_1742854126.jpg)

(http://finncdn.no/mmo/2014/12/vertical-5/20/9/543/661/79_1290239549.jpg)

Serial number 5042069

thanks in advance for quick answers!
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Tony Raven on February 22, 2015, 11:52:15 AM
Apologies for not responding to your email. I'm not as smart as I appear online -- almost all of what you see posted is my successes, not the failures & dead-ends. While not an outright crash, I found no firm conclusions, so here's (a) some insights into my head & (b) some breadcrumbs so maybe someone else can catch that snipe.

Here's what I look at first in that photo:
-- trem
-- knobs
-- fretcount
-- pickplate

That's a Wilkinson VS series bridge. I've got four guitars with the VS-50K, two of which I snapped up just because they had factory Wilkies. (It's a very sensitive trem with good return-to-zero, especially for a non-locker.) I remembered that some Washburns used the VS-100, which is better: Gotoh-built, & dropping the arm locks the bridge in place.

Two knobs & 22 frets is very distinctive, as is the pearloid, & it's got "W"-branded pickups so I immediately think of my XB-series basses.

The photos sorta suck. The headstock decal sure looks like a "DESIGNED BY GROVER JACKSON" -- right above it, the Washburn series is probably named. That sure woulda saved me some digging & guessing, which is why I normally charge $40-$100 to do this stuff.

Since I love staring at guitars, I've been through just about everything on VintageWashburn.com at one time or another. One of the little voices in my head guesses it's a KC or Maverick or Mercury or maybe an early X.

Now, here's how I'd go about narrowing down the date. That will also help me determine series, & maybe even model if we go back-&-forth a few times.

If the decal DOES mention Grover, then that's like somewhere ~1992-1996; unless the s/n is totally wonky, my first guess is 1995, or maybe '94. I'm going to say 1995, but gearheads are welcome to correct me.

That eliminates the X & KC. The Mavericks were 1997-2002, so there's no "5" even possible.

It's down to the Mercury series. The first MGs (USA made) pretty much ALL had no pickguard & back-mounted pickups, though I suppose it's possible -- unless the decal SAYS "made in USA," I wouldn't get my hopes up, particularly because most had fancy wood tops.

The Good News: scanning the model descriptions tells me that a few MGs did indeed have the Wilkie VS100. These are salted among the Series 2 imports -- MG-300/340/401/522/700/701/821.

Per BlueBook, it's almost like a variant "version 2" MG-200 Special -- apparently good axes, but nothing super-special. I'd guess MSRP at ~$500; based on what little info I have, & the Wilkinson, I'd feel confident saying that current "book value" is ~$350 if in GREAT shape (98%), which that axe is not.

Those look like some nasty lower-bout chips in the second photo. If it's missing finish & not wood, that drops an otherwise 98% guitar directly down to 80% at best. That loses about 1/3 of 98% value right there.

HOME STRETCH -- my confidence that it's a Mercury: 95%.

I'm a HUGE fan of the "slimmed-down" Strat-type shape, & this reminds me a lot of my oddly rare slim (v.1) Arbor AS-300, including the pearloid -- if the Washie had gold hardware, they'd look like cousins if not siblings. That sentimentality might be biasing my numbers up a touch.

The "Grover Era" instruments were pretty good, IME, so I'd feel confident buying this one TO PLAY. If you wanna get rich on a fast flip, you need to find a hobby you're actually GOOD at ;D but (probably with a pro setup) you wouldn't be disappointed plugging this one in.

Given all the spiffy USA Mercurys, this one is more a "me too!" model, & will stay resellable at a fair price, but never collectible. In that shape, I doubt you'd get as much as $500 for it before 2055.

I wouldn't pay more than $150, almost half of that because of the trem. If I bought it to clean up & resell, I'd tag it $250-$300 & take the first $225 offer (but no gig-bag!).

If you were to take it to a Guitar Center or Music-Go-Round for cash, I doubt you'd get more than $150, likely closer to $100.
________________

added -- for reference purposes, here's a cousin presently up for sale, an MG-102.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Washburn-USA-Grover-Jackson-MG-102-Wilkinson-trem-Seymour-Duncan-Pups-Excellent-/111603063375?pt=Guitar&hash=item19fc0f9a4f (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Washburn-USA-Grover-Jackson-MG-102-Wilkinson-trem-Seymour-Duncan-Pups-Excellent-/111603063375?pt=Guitar&hash=item19fc0f9a4f)
It's a nice axe, & in pretty good shape, but the seller's a little optimistic on that price. Sure, it's 20 years old... only made in 1994... USA-built... swamp ash body... Duncans... & yeah, it last retailed for like $1,000. But without a good case (preferably era-correct Washburn) I don't know I'd put value higher than $800. As a main stage guitar, I'd consider paying that myself, but there's just no demand for MGs in general. Again: if you buy to PLAY, you wouldn't regret it.

Anyway. Unlike most of the MGs, notice it's got just 22 frets -- AND the Wilkinson trem. But it's clearly marked with Grover's name (& the "USA"). The two-knob layout was common fo most MGs, a trait carried over to almost all of the X Series guitars.
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: cmac84 on February 22, 2015, 12:51:05 PM
I don't think that's a KC, being an ex-KC addict I think I would of spotted it. Heck, I've even got a KC prototype lol.


The X series 6 string headstocks all had that lame fender swirl at the end did they not?... imo I think it's a mercury and I agree at the 100-150 mark.. it's not a gig beast or anything but a good bedroom guitar/garage band guitar.


*edit*


didn't read your whole post just scanned it, definitely on the mark with the mg idea. Washburn walking cataloger you are mate.



Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Laelson Abreu on July 10, 2015, 07:25:49 PM
I need information on electric guitar washburn WG200 series 7030667. Please answer me !
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Tamas on July 27, 2015, 09:37:51 AM
Hi there
I have bought  a Washburn N1 guitar a few weeks ago. The seller stated it was made in Japan but I am not sure about it. I have already written to the customer service as well but they didn't respond yet. So could you guys identify my guitar? Here are the numbers:  5012493
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: z13guitars on February 03, 2017, 11:22:37 AM
Hi I bougth Hb-15cts serial number is n06020474 can you anithing from this ?
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: YerDugliness on February 03, 2017, 12:29:46 PM
Most likely a 2006 build...probably an all laminate guitar, unless this is yet another case where Washburn did not adhere to their routine method of designating models (that's been happening a lot, lately, is why I mention it).

cutaway design?

Tobacco Sunburst finish?

We sure could use some photos...there's a tutorial in the General Discussion "stickies" that tells how to post photos.

There are a few who have much more detailed information, perhaps one of them will chime in with their "Blue Book" info.

Cheers!

Dugly 8)
Title: new topictckpcy
Post by: mps on October 04, 2017, 03:17:27 AM
I have a washburn acoustic jumbo type guitar model number 93394 with a 99 number near the sound hole made in japan.
can anyone help identify this please.
my first post ,not sure if i am doing it right.
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: MapleFlix on October 28, 2017, 04:46:46 PM
hey mps
can you post a picture?
Title: Re: SERIAL NUMBER
Post by: Kikito on October 30, 2017, 12:07:23 PM
I am trying my luck here as the other post has no answers. Sorry if I am doing sth wrong...

http://forums.washburn.com/index.php/topic,27019.0.html (http://forums.washburn.com/index.php/topic,27019.0.html)