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Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: What is a Washburn Savannah Worth
« on: January 03, 2018, 05:43:53 PM »
Tony and Ship are correct. It is a Savannah sans label. There were 50 built. Dana might reply but for the most part is way past all of it. There is a forum member Mainesailes that worked on these in Dana's old shop that has shared information. Last I spoke with him he owned one of the Paramounts. Here's a thread, look at #9

Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: What is a Washburn Savannah Worth
« on: January 02, 2018, 06:24:33 PM »
I had one. Nice guitars.

- Southern Jumbo style, solid Sitka spruce top, solid curly koa back and sides, herringbone rope-style
binding and rosette, mahogany neck, 14/20-fret ebony fingerboard with pearl crown inlay, pearl
headstock logo with three-per-side chrome tuners, ebony Butterfly bridge, tortoise pickguard, Natural
finish, mfg. 1996 only.
Grading 100%        Excellent            Average
              N/A     $1,200 - 1,500     $700 - 850
Last MSR was $3,000.

Nice guitar the D44SW. I had one and also the D42SW which I still have. These are Washburn's best Korean builts.

Thanks for posting that cool photo Jim!

There are no other Japanese or Korean built Washburns that have come up to the quality of the Yamaki builds. I've owned most all of them, and most of the Beckmen's. The Beckmen's were not high quality and were probably not built by Yairi and I haven't seen anything Japanese built other than the Yamaki's that were built to such high standards. I doubt seriously Yairi built any Washburns but nobody really knows for sure exactly who built what back then. Here is a Washburn Prairie Song Custom in Yamaki garb. Same exact guitar. Cleared over wood pick guard and all. And here is a guitar, except for the pick guard, identical to the Washburn W600, three piece back version built by Suzuki.  I owned one of the two piece back versions. Just average.

Yamaki built the Japanese Washburn acoustics but not the Beckmen Imports. I've owned both and still have an early Prairie Song custom. The Yamaki's were superior guitars, the Beckmen's just OK, not sure what factory they came out of but not Yairi. The Yairi's, like the Daion's and Yamaki's were of better quality. Matsumoku built the wing series electrics.

Good thoughts and prayers Louis...

Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: D 15 m
« on: February 10, 2016, 10:54:39 AM »
The D15M has a laminated mahogany top...

Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: D 15 m
« on: February 05, 2016, 03:27:19 PM »
Probably a 1985 model. I have one, it's my beater but it does sound good....

It is, after all, a guitar Kio. We're not taking them with us. If I wanted to change up my Cherokee I'd have no problem with it either...

General Discussion / Re: Greg Tribbetts personal guitar
« on: February 22, 2014, 09:13:40 AM »
He also has or had a Washburn jumbo on ebay...

Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: Washburn Need help finding info
« on: February 19, 2014, 01:06:29 PM »
Nice line of guitars those Yamaki builts, although IMHO the best sounding Washburn Harvests were the 1995 Korean built D42SW's....

Want to make an offer? There's a lot of play time on it now and it shows a bit of it. No longer mint but still 90+ %...

Show Us Your Washburn / Re: Washburn D-52-12 NS
« on: January 19, 2014, 09:27:38 AM »
Yes, I also saw that W500 and also passed on it. You know the condition of my W600. I am open to an offer.

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