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Vintage and Rare Washburns / Lyon & Healy (early Washburn co.) harp
« on: February 17, 2010, 02:47:07 PM »
This harp resides at the Pittock Mansion, Portland, Oregon. It is similar to Harp#501 c.1889 that appears on page 64 of John Teagles Washburn book.

Vintage and Rare Washburns / 1974 W500 & W600 ad
« on: February 17, 2010, 01:39:03 PM »

Vintage and Rare Washburns / Mid 80's Prairie Song and Timber Ridge Customs
« on: February 17, 2010, 01:22:48 AM »
Great sounding high quality solid wood guitars, Japanese built by Yamaki company.

Vintage and Rare Washburns / 1995 1995 D42SW Harvest & D44SW Golden Harvest
« on: February 17, 2010, 01:15:27 AM »
Two very nice solid wood guitars.


Vintage and Rare Washburns / Washburn Natives ad
« on: February 17, 2010, 12:47:26 AM »
American built D51SW Apache & D55SW Cherokee, 1995 vintage.


Vintage and Rare Washburns / 1973 W600 spruce/brazilian
« on: February 16, 2010, 08:53:22 PM »
Built in '73, sold '74... Imported by Beckmen Musical Instruments. Only three I've ever heard of, mine, one I can't get the owner to sell to me, and another in Australia that's kind of beat up.

Vintage and Rare Washburns / Oldies to view at the FB..
« on: February 16, 2010, 08:45:50 PM »
...lots of them to look at on the wall at the *****zone.

Vintage and Rare Washburns / These are
« on: February 16, 2010, 07:09:49 PM »
Dana's Washburn Indians...

Vintage and Rare Washburns / Yep
« on: February 16, 2010, 07:08:14 PM »
This is going to be fun...

Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / DOH, sorry Quinn...
« on: February 16, 2010, 04:49:37 PM »
I meant let's name him, Quinn, not lets name him Quinn. Sorry bud, but I'm sure you know better.

Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Dana's Washburn Indians
« on: February 16, 2010, 02:15:21 PM »
These are two of the best sounding guitars I've played to date. The Apache is no doubt the best spruce/maple dreadnaught I've ever played. Approx. 150 Cherokees built, 25 Apache's There was talk of a Cherokee reissue. Would be great to see that happen...

Ad courtesy of WB-Nick...

Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / '95 Harvests
« on: February 15, 2010, 08:36:03 PM »
1995 Golden D42SW Harvest & D44SW Golden Harvests. I have both of these (and also the USA built D56SW, D55SW & D51SW mentioned in the ad) and they were not produced in the USA as Teagle's book might lead one to believe, but were actually built in Korea. Also, no ivoroid body and neck binding on the 44 as stated in the ad. OK guitars, but not top of the line instruments and nowhere near the quality of the USA builts as the book might also lead one to believe.

Blue Book info;

- dreadnought style, solid Sitka spruce top, bookmatched mahogany back and sides, mahogany neck,
14/20-fret rosewood fingerboard with 12th fret snowflake inlay, pearl inlayed crown headstock with
three-per-side nickel Grover tuners, rosewood Butterfly bridge, tortoise pickguard, Natural finish, mfg.
1995 only.
 100% ----Excellent ----Average
-N/A ---$325 - 400 ---$175 - 225
Last MSR was $800.

- similar to the D42 SW Harvest, dreadnought style, solid Sitka spruce top, bookmatched Indian
rosewood back and sides, ivoroid body and neck binding, mahogany neck, 14/20-fret rosewood
fingerboard with 12th fret snowflake inlay, pearl inlayed crown headstock with three-per-side nickel
Grover tuners, rosewood Butterfly bridge, tortoise pickguard, Natural finish, mfg. 1995 only.
 100% ---Excellent -----Average
-N/A ---$350 - 425 ---$200 - 250
Last MSR was $870.

Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Blue Book info
« on: February 15, 2010, 04:07:00 PM »

Misinformation about Washburn acoustic guitars abounds.......the information that follows should be useful to buyers and sellers alike, who are unfamiliar with the Washburn acoustic guitar line.
1} Washburn acoustic guitars made before the 2nd World War were made by various USA builders.

2} The Washburn trade name was NOT USED on musical instruments from 1939 to 1973.....period!  If someone states that he  has a 1968 Washburn acoustic for sale....he's misinformed!

3} In 1974, Beckmen Musical Instruments bought the Washburn tradename and began importing guitars from Japan, to sell in the USA.

4} All...All....All.... Washburn acoustic guitars made between 1974 and 1993 were IMPORTED { from various foreign vendors}.......period!  If someone states that he has a 1989 Washburn acoustic for sale....that was made in the USA.....he's misinformed!

5} Most Washburn acoustic guitars imported between 1974 and 1996 were of very good to excellent quality.....they were as well made or... better made than their American counterparts.

6} From 1994 to 2001, there are only 10 known Washburn acoustic models built in the USA....they are:

     D-43...2nd. version 1994-97....made by Tacoma USA... for Washburn *

     D-46 S Cheyenne...................made by Tacoma USA...for Washburn

     D-47 S Navajo.......................made by Tacoma USA...for Washburn

     D-48 SW Comanche..............made by Tacoma USA...for Washburn

     R-310 K................................made by Tacoma USA...for Washburn

     D-51 SW Apache..................made by Bourgeois USA...for Washburn

     D-55 SW Cherokee...............made by Bourgeois USA...for Washburn

     D-56 SW Savannah...............made by Bourgeois USA...for Washburn

     D-96 SW Paramount.............made by Bourgeois USA...for Washburn

     R-312 K Presentation............made by Bourgeois USA...for Washburn

All other Washburn acoustic guitar models made from 1994 to 2001 were imported......period!

7} In late 2001, a new line of  made in the USA acoustics was introduced by Washburn....this line has since been discontinued. {D-78 SW....D-80 SW...D-82 SW and the D-84 SW}....although the new line of Washburn acoustics were well made....lack of consumer interest and little or no profit margin in the product line led to its demise.

8} The quality of the Washburn imported acoustic models has dropped dramatically since 2000.....they're just not as well made as their 1974-1996 predecessors....

    Information for this guide was provided by American Multimedia Studios....owner of the most comprehensive contemporary collection of Washburn Acoustic Guitars in the world and a foremost authority on the Washburn acoustic product line.  For more information on Washburn Acoustic Guitars and American Multimedia Studios go to:


*{estimated 100 of these were built in late 1994 to early 1995, but stickers not applied to some units until 1996 and early 1997}


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