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Festival Series / Re: model J30SCEB
« on: July 02, 2018, 10:38:22 AM »
So you are looking to sell it haven't seen to many black ones but at best you may see around $300 for it they dont come up for sale very often at all and they were a fairly short run of 2 years only it very similar in playing like the J28Cumberlands if you had the case to it would be a bit higher like around 425.00 they were decent enough.

Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: Washburn New Model 1887?
« on: June 12, 2018, 08:46:42 AM »
Looks like a model 101 with a cedar or mahogany neck made around 1890 as for value well kind of hard to determine these days  and not sure if those cracks have been fixed so will give a best will run anywhere from $900-$1400.
rosewood b/s 18 fret ebony board no binding on top back or fret board color rings and back inlay

Announcements & News / Re: production numbers for acoustic guitars
« on: June 09, 2018, 08:39:02 AM »
Forum duties were part of the internal marketing dept.  The marketing duties are now handled by an independent firm who were not aware that the forum was the responsibility of the marketing dept. I am going to assist them in the transition.  Washburn has a huge history...I started at Washburn in 1980...worked till 93, left the guitar biz in 2000, and returned to Washburn as the repairman in 2010.  Love my Washburns and the fact that we have always taken some chances in the design of the guitars and stringed instruments. We are embracing that path again and I think you will see a lot more from us in 2018 that will honor our history, and turn a few heads.
 This is what webguy sent me I hope he doesn't mind my posting this but its the explanation as to why this is being allowed I can only conclude some idiot in marketing and this new company doesn't understand that is one of the reasons that Washburn sells on the market.
Jam should be aware of this but trying to get a hold of anyone there is like pulling teeth from a lion who is pissed off already so I don't understand why they don't make you Jim as part moderator so someone can look and delete these stupid bots no one seems to give a royal s**t so all this great information will be lost and sales will go down are you listening you dumb ass's

Yep I am familiar with Steve's site and his work and often communicate with him when he has questions that he doesn't have answers to great guy and very knowledgeable about  many old brands.

with the dots o as fret markers makes it a bit older more like 1908 - 09 and that tail piece as you can see was added later but yep still worth having it repaired the last one I saw with repairs sold for around the $1700 ( canadian )and it had some serious cracks front and back but very well repaired.

Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: Info on 1980 D50
« on: May 24, 2018, 07:00:58 PM »
wow gibson l-30 now that also is s very sweet guitar only seen pics of them

nice old parlor 1889 was around the $32.00 mark back then making it a semi high priced instrument was a concert size guitar  rosewood b/s could be either cedar or mahogany neck  18 frets  ebony finger board and should have no fret markers ebony flattened bridge no binding on the top colored rings around sound hole and a fancy back stripe and more pics would help

Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: Info on 1980 D50
« on: May 23, 2018, 06:18:34 PM »
Very nice guitar made in 1980 solid spruce top and solid Rosewood back/sides only seen one since my dealings with Washburn and enjoyed playing with it I believe it was made in Japan it is in the right time period as for value well thats a hard one but I would put it around the $500 - $625

Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: Washburn D-68 Made in the USA???
« on: May 12, 2018, 09:06:20 AM »
Hey Buck that guitar was made in Japan ( Yamaki made pick guard )  and not in the US that label was stuck in later as it isn't part of Washburns labels I think it might be a bit older also like 1979 I sure miss mine was a fantastic guitar and just had enough power to make it a great playing instrument.

Cleating the top cracks is a much better way to repair it once you have humidified the guitar properly best to actually use a proper insert then trying to get moisture from a boat and it will also be better once he glues the bridge back down.

I don't know where you saw those postings, they were made from 1992 -1994 great instruments I had the D-68S(W) 1984 no electronics nor cutaway so what you have is exactly what it says you have a nice looking D-68SW CE not sure what more I can add other then to say thanks for sharing the pictures always nice to see someone else's Washies. ship

Show Us Your Washburn / Re: My J-5, J-6, J-7, and J-600
« on: April 25, 2018, 08:49:56 AM »
very nice collection there

Hey Dugly I am going to disagree with Tony here the D-62SW is completely different then the D-61SW and from a different time and maker,24745.msg155094.html#msg155094 here is a better estimate for what they are worth in great shape as yours had cracks in the top would reduce the price somewhat significantly so its kind of hard to say because of a difference in time so my best guess would be around $850.00 retail or if you go MSRP would be about another 200 or so
They were great guitars remember playing one when we were in Las Vegas that belonged to whats his name dang my memory ( Squint ) and heres another one that sold in 84,15346.30.html
hope this helps some.ship

Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: Vintage Washburn Identify Please
« on: April 18, 2018, 03:58:55 PM »
well thats what I thought keef is the most knowledgeable person in the world when it comes to pre war Washburns he actually wrote a book on the subject so its like I thought its not a real Washburn and looking back I do remember seeing a label like that once before on a pieced together old parlor some one was trying to sell on Ebay

Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: Vintage Washburn Identify Please
« on: April 12, 2018, 05:39:58 PM »
Howdy I myself am very unsure that it is a Washburn made guitar that label looks like nothing in any of my catalogues nor does it looks right with what looks like maybe had the whole top by the neck cut out and replaced with some other piece, I have sent a message to the one person who knows a lot more about these older models but I am sure he maybe confused by the label inside and with no center spline I am thinking someone may have made the label and stuck it in to represent Washburn.
Can you tell us what else the label says and those numbers make no sense.Looks as if someone deliberately removed a name on the head of the neck.

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