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Announcements & News / Jam Industries acquires US Music
« on: June 30, 2011, 10:42:56 AM »
Now that U.S. Music (and, by inference, Washburn) is in new hands, would love to see Washburn expand their line of acoustic guitars as well as other Washburn accessories and apparel.

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Timbercraft Series / Timbercraft vs. D10
« on: January 18, 2011, 01:27:13 PM »
The tonal quality of my D52SW is, as expected, superior to that of my D10S which, by the way, was the guitar I first purchased to learn to play at ~ age 52. The solid wood construction of the D52SW creates a better resonance than the laminate sides and back(?) of the D10S. I have been toying with purchasing one of the new WD series, but am not sure if the construction is as good as that of the D10S which too seems to improve with age, thanks to the solid wood top. If I do purchase another one, one of my existing collection would have to be sold...to keep my significant other happy. [:(]

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Timbercraft Series / Well what have we here??????
« on: January 18, 2011, 01:19:16 PM »
I too own a Washburn D52SW. This guitar is proof that you don't have to pay Gibson and Martin prices to get an acoustic solid wood guitar with comparable sound. Though I don't play it as much as I should, its sound has improved in the three or four years that I have owned it.

Ed G.

My Guitars:

Washburn D10S
Washburn D52SW
Epiphone Dove
Epiphone Masterbilt EF-500RVS

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I have a D52SW and replaced the original strings with D'Addario lights resulting in a great sound. With the solid spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides, it produces a great sound even without amplification.

My Guitars:

Washburn D10S
Washburn D52SW
Epiphone Dove

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The D10S was the first guitar I purchased when, at the age of 52, I decided to overcome my apprehension about learning guitar. I purchased the D10S from a local Music-Go-Round store for approximately $150 and have found absolutely nothing wrong with it. I still play it along with my D52SW and two Epiphone acoustics (Dove - natural finish and Hummingbird - Ebony finish). The D10S stays in tune and still sounds good, one of the features of a solid wood top.

My Guitars:

Washburn D10S
Washburn D52SW
Epiphone Dove

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That's for sure.  Anyway, fewer inhibitions now that I'm older.
Presently learning to play Dust in the Wind (Kansas).  Good piece for practicing Travis picking.

Ed

quote:
Originally posted by Rodney Boyer

Hey Ed,

Let's hear it for the 50's it is never to late to learn, huh?

Rod

ROD



My Guitars:

D10S
Epiphone Dove
D52SW

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I live in Cary, North Carolina just west of Raleigh, the state capital.  Born in Portsmouth, Virginia and later attended graduate school in South Carolina, then worked in Maryland and New York before returning to my native South.

I am now in my mid-50s, but finally overcame the uncertainty and began learning to play acoustic guitar at age 51-52 (afterall, before the electrification of guitars, all guitars were acoustic).  As a result, I have gained an appreciation for music that I grew up with, but never developed much interest in.  Even my teenage kids know that music better than I do.  Anyway, I guess you could say I am trying to make up for lost time.

Regards,
Ed

My Guitars:

D10S
Epiphone Dove
D52SW

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Welcome to the Southeast US Washburn Jam Group. / Where is everyone?
« on: April 02, 2007, 08:04:36 AM »
Ed

From Cary, NC.

Ed

D10S
EA-8
Epiphone Dove
D52SW

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Show Us Your Washburn / Washburn D52SWCE
« on: April 02, 2007, 07:08:12 AM »
Have to agree.  I purchased the D52SW and it has a beautiful tone that can only improve with age... a real plus for solid wood guitars.

Ed

D10S
EA-8
Epiphone Dove
D52SW

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Welcome to the Southeast US Washburn Jam Group. / D56SW
« on: August 31, 2006, 08:53:41 AM »
Although I am still very much a beginner, just got a D52SW - my 3rd Washburn acoustic.  It too has a great sound.  Only difference between it and D56SW is the wood on sides and back (mahogany vs. rosewood).

D10S
EA8
D52SW

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General Discussion / Washburn Guitar Club
« on: July 14, 2006, 10:47:24 AM »
Has anyone had experience with or is a member of the Washburn Guitar Club?  I received a membership form and sent it in along with the membership fee, but have not received confirmation of receipt and have not received any responses to e-mail messages.[:(]

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Announcements & News / Washburn
« on: March 23, 2006, 08:15:59 AM »
Yes, I bought both my daughter and me each a black EA8 through Music123.com. Although I am a beginner guitarist (< 2 years), in my opinion it has a nice mellow sound even without being connected to an acoustic amp. Also bought the matching hard case which fits the guitar snugly so that there is no movement of the instrument in the case. Am very pleased.[:D]

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By way of introduction, I have some music background having taken piano for five years as a child and playing in high school band for four years (tuba player).  I am a newcomer to guitar, having only begun acoustic guitar last year at the age of 53.  Began taking lessons, along with my teenage daughter, through the NC municipality where I live.

Quite by accident I purchased what I later discovered was a good choice for a first guitar, a D10S, and have been very pleased with it. I have since purchased a black EA-8 through an on-line distributor - I treated myself to a Christmas present. My daughter liked the look so much that I purchased a second one in the same color - along with the WA20 acoustic amp - as a Christmas present for her.

Am progressing moderately well learning chords and some finger playing, along with acquiring callused fingers on the left hand, and am experiencing the truth that barre chords do come with practice and building finger strength.

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I bought an EA-8 before Christmas and ordered the Washburn hardshell case (GC75 hardshell case) at the same time.  This case is currently available through them for $98.99. This case fits my EA-8 just right. I suspect that this case will also fit the EA-9.

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