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Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: How do you post pics?
« on: January 18, 2018, 12:46:17 PM »
To post photos, take a look at the information in the first "sticky" on the General Discussion board. It's all about posting photos, which suddenly got much more difficult when Photobucket decided to discontinue their free service offerings.

Cheers!

Dugly 8)

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Show Us Your Washburn / Re: My Washburn
« on: January 18, 2018, 12:43:49 PM »
To post photos, take a look at the information in the first "sticky" on the General Discussion board. It's all about posting photos, which suddenly got much more difficult when Photobucket decided to discontinue their free service offerings.

Cheers!

Dugly 8)

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General Discussion / Re: Odd Oscar Smchidt guitar
« on: January 09, 2018, 02:11:55 PM »
I cannot figure out how to post the photo of this guitar.

Look on the General Discussion area of the forum. The top thread is all about posting photos.

Cheers!

Dugly 8)

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I wonder if Washburn uses real bone for their nuts and saddles. Somewhere in my memory it seems that Washburn was using "synthetic bone", for lack of a better term...perhaps graphite with resin? If that is the case, then yes, the pin would melt the substance. Perhaps you could call Washburn's Customer Service department and ask about the composition of their "bone" nut and saddle?

I'm not a fan of "fake" stuff like a "graphite" saddle...I like the real thing..good old bone! I hope your luthier in Europe can help you, but if he can't Bob sure can!

Good Luck...please keep us informed about how this issue is resolved.

Cheers!

Dugly 8)

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Check above...while you were posting I found good news about the saddle and nut!

Cheers!

Dugly 8)

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Something just occurred to me...If I am remembering  correctly, Washburn started producing it's guitars with a bone "equivalent" saddle and I think matching nut. Bridge pins are probably still plastic.

I mention this b/c you may ALREADY have bone nut/saddle from the factory. To check this out is easy...just grab a sewing pin with a pair of locking hemostats or a pair of needle-nosed vice-grips and hold it in a flame until it gets very hot, then take the pin and poke an out-of-the-way area with the hot tip. If the (for example) saddle is bone, that pin will just leave a small black mark about the size of the pin point; if the saddle is just plastic, the hot pin will melt into the material.

I'll look further.

EDIT---I just went to the grey bar above this grey field where we type in our posts...where it says "Search". Believe it or not, I clicked on that "Search" and got a WHOLE LOT of forum posts regarding the WD7S, which is a couple of years old already. This is what it had to say (in part...all I was looking for was the nut/saddle material):

WD7s   Solid spruce top  Mahogany back and sides  ............  Rosewood fingerboard  Dot inlay  Rosewood bridge  Custom wood inlay rosette  Cream multi-lam  ............  headstock binding  Rosewood fingerboard and bridge with bone nut and saddle

There ya go...all you need may be the bridge pins.

Dugly 8)

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OK, so here goes...if it were up to me (and it has been a few times) I'd pull a bridge pin, the saddle, and the nut off the guitar and send them to Bob Colosi at:  www.guitarsaddles.com

The reason I recommend that is there are variations within the Washburn line regarding the taper on the bridge pins as well as variations from the factory on the sizes of the saddles and nuts. If you go to Bob's website he has a section that describes how to take your own very precise measurements for the taper on the bridge pins, etc...but those measurements can be quite precise and even a little bit of variance from the true measurement could certainly make a big difference.

Bob has his phone number on his website and he's the guy who answers the phone. Call him and ask him how he'd prefer to proceed, he won't steer you wrong. When I had Breedlove build me a Revival model (a slot-headed, 12-fretter 000) I had Breedlove contact Bob and give him the specs; he then manufactured the entire "gruppo" (to borrow a term from the bicycle crowd) out of a material of my choice.

It should be noted, however, that even after Bob crafts his new saddle and nut, it will be delivered (intentionally by Bob) slightly oversized so that a luthier or good bench tech can custom fit it to the instrument. The bridge pins will be machined to the size of the bridge pin you send Bob...no need to custom fit the bridge pins to the holes in the bridge, that's why they are tapered.

If you're not handy with a micrometer, leaving it up to Bob is a good choice!

Cheers!

Dugly 8)

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Show Us Your Washburn / Re: Help Identifying my guitar
« on: December 19, 2017, 08:24:57 AM »
Hey, Tony, here's another perfect example of how the production date codes in the serial numbers must represent the date of shipping to a dealer and not the date of manufacture. Bluebook says it was made only up until 2010...and yet the serial number definitely seems to indicate it's a 2011 model. The info fits...produced in 2010 and not sent out for sale until 2011, when the label inside the body of the guitar would have been printed and affixed into the guitar.

Cheers!

Doug

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Show Us Your Washburn / Re: Help Identifying my guitar
« on: December 15, 2017, 02:54:40 PM »
Throughout the years Washburn has reused and revised the identifying model numbers for the Festival Series. I've tried to view your photos but the administrator for our computers routinely posts a response something to the effect of "your connection is not secure" and will not display the photos.

So...The Festival series is a very thin hollow-body A/E guitar with  a sharp cutaway. Yours may be a very unusual specimen because the cutaway on yours is a "soft" one. There is a special board on the forum for the Festival series, here is a link to it:

http://forums.washburn.com/index.php/board,28.0.html

If you want to find out about your EA16 I'd suggest you start your research there.

Washburn also has a large archive section, so if the search of the Festival Series board doesn't prove fruitful, I'd suggest you use the search function on the grey bar at the top of the screen and search for
"Washburn EA16". 

I managed to view your photos on my cell phone, and from the label inside the body it appears yours may have been produced in 2011, so it's a newer model. To narrow your search down a bit, you might try adding the date of production...2011. Here is what I came up with by doing just a Google search for "2011 Washburn EA16 Guitar":

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Washburn/EA16-Acoustic-Electric-Guitar-Natural-1274115030178.gc

My experience with the festival series is that because the body of the ones that I have played (which were different models than yours, they were much thinner) are rather shallow they sound rather "thin" when played as an acoustic, but when played plugged in to a PA or sound system they really shine. One of my favorite musicians says his plays better than any other guitar he's played when using a bottleneck slide. I can attest that it sounds great when played with a slide!!!

Hopefully this will provide some guidance for you to search further.

Cheers!

Dugly 8)




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General Discussion / Re: Help Identify my guitar
« on: December 12, 2017, 07:44:45 AM »
Washburn has named and renamed the "Festival" series of guitars for some time.

Here is a link to the forum board for Festival guitars...hope you find what you're looking for there.

http://forums.washburn.com/index.php/board,28.0.html

If I were you I'd do a search for "Washburn EA16"...the search function is on the grey bar at the top of this grey panel.

I see that the EA16 is not in the current offerings on Washburn's website.

Cheers!

Dugly 8)


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Not all guitars use a compensated bridge/saddle...classical guitars don't. Have you tried a classical?

Some people are VERY sensitive to tonal variations...some aren't.  You may be one of those who is!

Cheers!

Dugly 8)

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Thanks again to all for the detained information. I've posted the guitar for sale in the dealers section.

Please check your forum P.M. inbox for a message from me.

Thanks!

Dugly 8)

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General Discussion / Re: Washburn build by Matsumoku and/or Yamaki?
« on: December 08, 2017, 09:24:37 AM »
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As for the 200 orders at the time. I think that sounds about right. Its a number we have heard before but we have also heard numbers saying 50, 100, 250 and 500. Even 12 (Yamaki build Harptones). I think the answer to this is that they didnt focus on the 200 as a number. They would order more a specific model and that was it :).

I know for a fact that they order smaller runs. When I ordered my C124SWK I asked one of the moderators how many were received and was told the total production run was only 26. For the C124SWCEK model I was told it was even smaller (IIRC I was told it was 12).

I have played classical guitars for over 40 years and with the single exception of a handmade Hippner model, this C124SWK model is my best classical. To be truthful, there are things about my C124SWK that I like better than the Hippner (like the floating arm rest, for one!).

Cheers!

Dugly 8)

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General Discussion / Re: Washburn build by Matsumoku and/or Yamaki?
« on: December 08, 2017, 09:18:11 AM »
There may be a time limit keeping you from posting more than a certain number of posts at a time. Wait a bit and try again or try to fit everything you want to say into 1 post.

Database Error
Please try again. If you come back to this error screen, report the error to an administrator.

I keep getting that notice, too! I notice that if I can't get the information to post, the forum software deletes my intended post in quick order, too. It is quite frustrating, as I do tend to create rather lengthy posts.

Cheers!

Dugly 8)

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General Discussion / Re: used Washburns on the market
« on: December 05, 2017, 08:36:00 AM »
If you'll post the entire serial number we may be able to provide an approximate date of manufacture.

If you want more info, we'd need a model number and photos really help. We use to use Photobucket before they got greedy, so check out the thread in the General Discussion board regarding posting photos.

Cheers!

Dugly 8)

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