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Welcome to the forum.  It would be very helpful if you could post some pics of the guitar.  None of the blue book info I have includes a description of a 12 fret clear, D34S.

This is what I have.
D34 S
- Southern Jumbo style, solid spruce top, round soundhole, bound body three-stripe purfling/rosette, mahogany back/sides, mahogany neck, 14/20-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlay, rosewood bridge with white bridgepins, three-per-side gold diecast tuners, available in Natural finish, disc. 1995-98.
Grading 100% Excellent Average
N/A $325 -375 $175 - 225
Last MSR was $729.
D34 S AUGUSTA
- dreadnought style, solid spruce top, quilted maple back and sides, maple neck, bound body, rosewood finberboard and butterfly bridge, diamond inlays, three-per-side tuners, crown style headstock, Buzz Feiten Tuning System, available in Natural finish, mfg. 2002-05.
Grading 100% Excellent Average
$595 $375 - 450 $225 - 275
Last MSR was $850.

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Sorry thought I put in both blue book annotations  Should proof read things a bit better and not hit the send button so fast..

DC60 E Lexington
- similar to the DC60 Lexington, except has an acoustic bridge pickup and 4-band EQ electronics, mfg.
1987-1994.
Grading 100% Excellent Average
N/A $650 - 750 $400 - 475
Last MSR was $1,400.


And, FWIW several reports of neck angle, neck joint and other such issues have been noted with the entire Stephen's cutaway series.  I've only seen one and it did have some issues.

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Welcome to the forum.  Washburn has used a variety of serial number system over the years so it's not accurate that the first two digits always indicate the year of manufacture.  Gibson is even harder to track as they sometimes used different systems within the same year and even repeated numbers.  The following is some general info.

Serial # info.
Either the first 2 digits, or the first digit, are typically used to identify the year of manufacture.
For example, 8901827 indicate the instrument was made in 1989, 1988, or 1998. Instruments with serial numbers that have 5 or more characters are from the late 1980's-2000's
Instruments with serial numbers that have 5 characters or less are typically from the 1980's.
Instruments with serial numbers that have 4 characters are from the 1970's and early 1980's.
For instruments produced after 2010, usually the first 4 digits can indicate the year of manufacture.
There is no serial number information or tracking capability for pre-1978 models.


DC60 LEXINGTON
- single round cutaway dreadnought style, solid spruce top, oval soundhole, bound body, three-stripe purfling/rosette, ovankol back/sides, mahogany neck, 24-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlay, rosewood bridge with black dot pins, three-per-side pearloid chrome diecast tuners, available in Natural finish, mfg. 1987-1991.
Grading 100% Excellent Average
N/A $375 - 450 $225 - 275
Last MSR was $830.

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Welcome to the forum.  What is believe you have is a early production, or prototype for a EA40.  here is the Blue Book description.

EA40 WOODSTOCK
- single sharp cutaway dreadnought style, mahogany top, oval soundhole, bound body, abalone purfling/rosette, mahogany back/sides/neck, 21-fret bound rosewood fingerboard, rosewood bridge with pearl dot black pins, three-per-side chrome diecast tuners, Washburn 3200/Equis II preamp system, available in Black, Natural, Tobacco Sunburst, White, or Wine Red finish, mfg. 1979-1991.
Grading 100% Excellent Average
N/A $500 - 575 $325 - 375
Last MSR was $1,000.
In the mid-1980s, a spruce top replaced the mahogany top. Circa 1987, EQ300 electronics were introduced (sliders instead of knobs). By 1990, Equis II electronics were being used. This model had birdseye maple back/sides with Natural finish as an option.

Some serial # info

Serial # info.
Either the first 2 digits, or the first digit, are typically used to identify the year of manufacture.
For example, 8901827 indicate the instrument was made in 1989, 1988, or 1998. Instruments with serial numbers that have 5 or more characters are from the late 1980's-2000's
Instruments with serial numbers that have 5 characters or less are typically from the 1980's.
Instruments with serial numbers that have 4 characters are from the 1970's and early 1980's.
For instruments produced after 2010, usually the first 4 digits can indicate the year of manufacture.
There is no serial number information or tracking capability for pre-1978 models.

So best guess is the guitar was made in 1989.  The birds eye maple and EQ300 electronics don't line up exactly with the above date ranges, but the blue book data is not 100% correct. 

Value is in the range of $400-450.

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Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Re: 1993 D-17CES/BR
« on: January 14, 2017, 01:23:56 PM »
Welcome to the forum gang.

Some additional skinny for you.

D17 CE Flamed Maple
- similar to D17 S CE, except has an all flamed maple body, available in Brown or Wine Red finish,
mfg. 1992-97.
Grading 100% Excellent Average
N/A $450 - 525 $250 - 300

So, most likely a all laminate wood model.  Best case scenario, a solid top with lam back and sides, but more likely all lam.  $425 is pretty rich for a all lam guitar.  $300-325 is closer to market value.

Finally, any guitar, assuming proper neck geometry, can be set up with low action.  The D17 is not inherently easier to play or have lower action than any other properly set up guitar.

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Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: 1981 D66SWLH Prairie Song Custom
« on: January 14, 2017, 01:13:57 PM »
Welcome to the forum.

I do not have any sales data on a D66 Prairie Song, but here is some info on a D61.  Very similar guitar, also part of the Prairie Song series.

D61 S(W) PRAIRIE SONG
- dreadnought style, solid spruce top, round soundhole, rosewood pickguard, three-stripe bound body, five-stripe rosette, rosewood back/sides, mahogany neck, 14/20-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlay, rosewood bridge with pearl dot black pins, rosewood veneer on peghead, three-per-side chrome diecast tuners, available in Natural finish, mfg. mid-1980s-1994.
Grading 100% Excellent Average
N/A $550 - 650 $325 - 400
Last MSR was $1,200.

As others have noted the Yamaki built Washburns are very nice guitars, but unfortunately do not command high dollars.  $450-500 woul dbe my ball park guess.

FWIW I would suggest stringing the guitar properly as a lefty and selling it.  There are far more right handed guitars in the world than left handed ones.  Left handed players often have a hard time finding good guitars, at reasonable prices.  Some manufacturers charge a premium to make a left handed model.  Converting right to left is fine.  Lots of guitars to choose from, no one gets shorted.  The other way around seems a shame.  Let a left handed player have a opportunity to have a good quality guitar at a reasonable price.  If the guitar has a lot of sentimental value, then fine keep it, but keep it intact as a lefty.  Maybe some day down the road it might get into the hands of a left handed player who will really appreciate it.

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Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Re: D32S
« on: December 15, 2016, 09:32:18 AM »
This is the info I have

D30 S (FIRST VERSION)
- dreadnought style, solid cedar top, round soundhole, bound body, three-stripe purfling, five-stripe rosette, rosewood back/sides, mahogany neck, 14/20-fret rosewood  fingerboard with herringbone/snowflake inlay, bound headstock with three-per-side chrome diecast tuners, rosewood bridge with pearl dot white pins and bone saddle, tortoise pickguard, available in Natural finish, mfg.
1978-early 1980s.
Grading 100% Excellent Average
N/A $375 - 450 $200 - 250

D32 S
- Similar to D30S, except has Macassar back/sides, bound fingerboard/headstock, Macassar veneer on peghead, mfg. late 1980s-1994.
Grading 100% Excellent Average
N/A $350 - 425 $200 - 250
Last MSR was $800.

Typically a Washburn w/o a serial # is a factory sample or a prototype.  The specs on these guitars often vary a bit from the production version.  You cannot date these guitars accurately so mid to late 80's is probably as close as you'll get.

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D10 Series / Re: Query re my new second-hand guitar
« on: December 08, 2016, 06:50:44 AM »
Cheers Tony. I appreciate that.
How old is it? 1995?

Here is a bit of serial # info for you.

Either the first 2 digits, or the first digit, are typically used to identify the year of manufacture.
For example, 8901827 indicate the instrument was made in 1989, 1988, or 1998. Instruments with serial numbers that have 5 or more characters are from the late 1980's-2000's
Instruments with serial numbers that have 5 characters or less are typically from the 1980's.
Instruments with serial numbers that have 4 characters are from the 1970's and early 1980's.
For instruments produced after 2010, usually the first 4 digits can indicate the year of manufacture.
There is no serial number information or tracking capability for pre-1978 models.

If the instrument does not have a serial number, it is likely a factory prototype or sample, and it is impossible to gauge its exact age.

And some skinny on the model.
D10
- dreadnought style, select spruce top, round soundhole, black pickguard, three-stripe bound body and rosette, mahogany back/sides/neck, 14/20-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlay, rosewood bridge with pearl dot black pins, three-per-side chrome Grover tuners, available in Black, Blueburst, Natural, Trans. Red, or Sunburst finish, mfg. 1990-2000.
Grading 100% Excellent Average



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Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: D15 acoustic
« on: November 14, 2016, 10:05:56 AM »
Welcome to the forum.  Your guitar is a all laminate wood, entry level Washburn.  Worth maybe $50-$75 dollars.  Here is some blue book data.

D15
- dreadnought style, select spruce top, unknown back/sides, mfg. late 1970s-early 1980s.
Grading 100% Excellent Average
N/A $100 - 150 $50 - 75

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Another welcome.  Yeep solid wood top.  Here is a bit more info for you.
D10 S CE
- similar to the D10 CE, except has a solid spruce top, available in Black or Natural finish, mfg. 2001-present.
Grading 100% Excellent Average
MSR $500 $350 $225 - 275 $125 - 175

D10 CE
- single rounded cutaway dreadnought style, select spruce top, round soundhole, black pickguard, three-stripe bound body and rosette, mahogany back/sides/neck, 14/20-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlay, rosewood bridge with pearl dot black pins, three-per-side chrome Grover tuners, piezo bridge pickup, volume/tone controls, three-band EQ, Equis Standard preamp, available in Black or Natural finishes, mfg. 1992-2000.
Grading 100% Excellent Average
$350 $225 - 275 $125 - 175
Last MSR was $500.


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Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Re: No serial number
« on: September 22, 2016, 07:47:38 AM »
Good  morning.  Welcome to the forum.  It is very possible your EA 20 is a prototype.  Interesting, but it does not really affect value up or down.

Here is some blue book skinny on the EA 20.
EA20 (NEWPORT/WOODSTOCK)
- thin single sharp cutaway thin body, select spruce or mahogany top, oval soundhole, bound body, three-stripe rosette, mahogany back/sides/neck, 14/21-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlay, matching headstock with three-per-side Grover diecast tuners, rosewood bridge with pearl dot white pins, acoustic bridge pickup, Equis electonics, available in Black, Tobacco Sunburst, White, Woodstone Blue, Woodstone Brown, or Woodstone Silver finish, mfg. mid 1980s-2000.
Grading 100% Excellent Average
N/A $400 - 475 $250 - 300
Last MSR was $1,000.
In 1992, Woodstone finishes were disc. In 1993, Natural finish was introduced. In 1994, a select spruce/mahogany top replaced regular mahogany and White finish was disc. Until 1994, this guitar was referred to as the Newport. In 1995 only, this guitar was called the Woodstock, which is not to be confused with other Woodstock models (EA40). In 1996, Equis Gold electronics replaced Equis II. In 2000, Equis Plus electronics replaced Equis Gold.

and the SDL version
EA20 SDL
- similar to the EA20, except has a solid cedar or spruce top, abalone rosette, quilted maple back and sides, maple neck, bound 14/21-fret rosewood fingerboard with dot inlay, Natural wood headstock with three-per-side chrome tuners with ebonite buttons, rosewood bridge, Equis Chorus/B-Band electronics, Buzz Feiten Tuning System, available in Natural finish, mfg. 2001-present.
Grading 100% Excellent Average
MSR $900 $650 $400 - 475 $250 - 300
In 2002, a solid spruce top replaced the solid cedar and B-Band electronics replaced Equis.

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Congrats on the slope shoulder Washie.  The ebony is very striking.  I'm also a fan of slope shoulder guitars.  No slope Washburns in my current gang, but I do have a Gibby J15 and a Custom Martin, 12 fret clear, slope shoulder.  Both terrific guitars.  The typical long scale, square shoulder dreads have become a bit of a challenge.  The shorter scale often found on slope shoulders is just a bit more comfortable for me. 

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Welcome to the forum.  Big City's price estimate is probably pretty good.  If the fretboard repair is clean and well done, nearly invisible then a 20-25% reduction in value is a good guess.  If it's more visible, cosmetically off, then you can probably expect a 50% reduction.

I don't have a blue book price for you but the following should give you some more guidelines.

EA20 X Melissa Limited Edition
- similar to EA20, except has special Melissa fingerboard inlay, available in Black finish, mfg. 1995 only.
Grading 100% Excellent Average
N/A $500 - 575 $300 - 350
Last MSR was $949.
This model was designed in conjunction with Greg Allman (Allman Brothers). It is estimated that only 500 instruments were built and each one is individually numbered.
EA22 NUNO BETTENCOURT LIMITED EDITION
- single sharp cutaway folk style, spruce top, oval soundhole, bound body, five-stripe purfling, ninestripe rosette, mahogany back/sides/neck, 21-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with pearl wings inlay, rosewood bridge with white black dot pins, bound blackface peghead with screened signature/logo, three-per-side chrome Grover tuners, acoustic bridge pickup, volume/tone control, 3-band EQ, numbered commemorative metal plate inside body, available in Black finish, mfg. 1992-94.  Note: at least one white in existence.  Labeled “Platinum Edition”  1991 build date.
Grading 100% Excellent Average
N/A $475 - 550 $300 - 350
Last MSR was $1,000.
EA26 CRAIG CHACQUICO SIGNATURE
- thin single sharp cutaway jumbo body, select spruce top, oval soundhole, bound body, abalone rosette, mahogany back/sides/neck, 21-fret rosewood fingerboard with special abalone position markers, rosewood bridge with pearl dot white pins, three-per-side Grover diecast tuners, gold hardware, acoustic bridge pickup, volume/tone controls, Equis Gold preamp, available in Black,
Natural, or White finish, mfg. 1996-2000.
Grading 100% Excellent Average
$950 $550 - 650 $350 - 425
Last MSR was $1,200.
Black finish discontinued in 1999.

EA27 K
- similar to the EA26, except features chrome hardware, Equis Silver preamp, available in Natural finish, mfg. 1997-99.
Grading 100% Excellent Average
$850 $525 - 600 $325 - 375
Last MSR was $1,159.

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Nice looking old Washburn 12'er.  The bridge work Ship mentioned is a good thing.  Does not negatively affect value and those adjustable bridges are generally considered to be tone killers.  Re: value I agree with Ship, $225 at the top end. 

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D10 Series / Re: Replacement Plug for D10CE
« on: July 31, 2016, 07:22:05 AM »
Try this before you buy anything.  Plug a cable into both the XLR and the 1/4" jacks, guitar side.  Then try each one individually into the amp.  It's been a while but if my memory is right you need a dummy plug for these systems that have both and 1/4" and an XLR.

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