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Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: What is a Washburn Savannah Worth
« on: January 01, 2018, 10:31:19 AM »
no need to take it to get evaluated it is an original Dana B the best person in the world is bigcity ( he has one of the largest collections of Washburns in the world even bigger then Washburn itself ) as for price well with the market where it is these days I would list it at $1400.00 US without the label it would have been more if Dana's initials where there oh and I see no difference in the soundhole

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Show Us Your Washburn / Re: Low # d28s
« on: December 31, 2017, 06:09:32 PM »
nope not from the sixties more like very late 78/79 with some very nice fret markers snow flake at the first last one I saw sold for around $300.00 Canadian solid wood top with a 3 piece rosewood back

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Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: What is a Washburn Savannah Worth
« on: December 29, 2017, 10:42:40 AM »
curious as to why you mentioned breedlove I do not recall them having anything to do with Dana B guitars from what I understand most of these guitars built by him sold fairly quickly and he just got to busy to build for them anymore so thats why the low numbers of his guitars or at least that what I think I remember

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Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: What is a Washburn Savannah Worth
« on: December 24, 2017, 09:49:38 AM »
Nice guitar only built 25 D-56SW or so of those and depends on if Dana B signed  it or his manager ( CPT initials ) built between 1995 - 1996 most folks wont know what it is you have but those that do I am sure it should be around the starting point of $1400.00 US in great shape with case and make sure you mentioned that it was built by Dana Bourgeois firstly for Washburn.
They did reuse the D-56SW as a timbercraft series called Praire Song but those were made later 2005.
jumbo style solid wood sitka top  curly koa back/sides pearl crown inlays

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General Discussion / Re: Washburn build by Matsumoku and/or Yamaki?
« on: December 13, 2017, 09:30:39 AM »
Sorry but I am still uncertain about the claim that Terada ever made acoustics for Washburn I have checked with several folks who know Washburns and they have never seen one either that was built by Terada. I do recall someone mentioning that they did build some proto type guitars for them but they never went into production so I myself would NEVER include them with just the serial numbering in any written books without proper proof, i look at it as liking buying a vintage guitar you want documentation or you would want someone like Jim Smith Sr. to weigh in and say that he has guitars built by Terada as right now he is the most knowledgeable person in all of the world on Washburn guitars and where and when. I do not consider myself an expert by any means but I have bought many Washburns and have searched catalogues and the net for any connection to Terada and found nothing but speculation that he might have.

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General Discussion / Re: Washburn build by Matsumoku and/or Yamaki?
« on: December 13, 2017, 09:28:10 AM »
Sorry but I am still uncertain about the claim that Terada ever made acoustics for Washburn I have checked with several folks who know Washburns and they have never seen one either that was built by Terada. I do recall someone mentioning that they did build some proto type guitars for them but they never went into production so I myself would NEVER include them with just the serial numbering in any written books without proper proof, i look at it as liking buying a vintage guitar you want documentation or you would want someone like Jim Smith Sr. to weigh in and say that he has guitars built by Terada as right now he is the most knowledgeable person in all of the world on Washburn guitars and where and when.

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1907-1908's and sorry but I would lean more towards the 112 model as for the style on the label cant recall ever hearing about the style written on the label and I would use silk and  as it was original on the guitar ( mahogany neck were introduced around 1905 ) cedar prior. Not sure that one is a 115 that you linked and not a 312 as for size well depending on the upper and lower bouts   measurements are needed for the real model number they went from a size  1 - 2 -3 -4

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2 versions first was 2001-04 unbound body with  maple top/back/sides second version has a  spruce top mahogany back/sides 2005-?

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General Discussion / Re: Washburn build by Matsumoku and/or Yamaki?
« on: December 08, 2017, 11:10:33 AM »
I still have not heard that Terada actually made any acoustics for Washburn I know they were very heavy into the electric and we also know that there were smaller runs of guitars made of basic models but I think that was after Rudy took over when we see a shift into different guitars. I have tried to reach out to the Beckmen Winery to see if he would provide any more info from when they owned it but never got a response back from him. All we can provide is the best info gathered from each and all of us and then one day who knows maybe someone will sit down and write the damn book on Washburn and clean up a ton of misinformation.

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General Discussion / Re: Washburn build by Matsumoku and/or Yamaki?
« on: December 07, 2017, 11:50:15 AM »
are you talking about electrics being built by Yamaki from 77-84 cause I am pretty sure they built acoustics before 77 can see why there is so much confussion records I can guess were not a big priority for them at that time

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Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: Dating a vintage Washburn Parlour, 1895?
« on: December 01, 2017, 09:08:16 AM »
looks like a model 111 made around 1905-1910 tail piece was not original on this guitar

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Post your thoughts on Banjos & Mandolins / Re: Model 1915 Series 1422
« on: November 28, 2017, 09:06:30 AM »
thats not why I wanted the serial number we can only get close to which years they were built with the serial number

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Post your thoughts on Banjos & Mandolins / Re: Model 1915 Series 1422
« on: November 24, 2017, 06:44:31 PM »
rosewood back and side mahogany neck flatback 2 symmetrical body points and I think they are the first flatbacks made by Washburn from 1915 -20 ( not 100% sure on that ) not the very finest but a decent player as for value and they were fairly priced close to Martin Mandolins at the time. Well it is really hard to determine that as mentioned before the $ value please try over at  https://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/ a good bunch of guys with tons of knowledge as to what the street price maybe in.
if you find the serial number on the label I can help to narrow the year better

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