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Does anyone know of a place where I might find original parts for my old 5200?

I've done some searches on the web but I haven't had much luck.  I'm specifically interested in finding the original Smile bridge that the 5200 came with, but I would also like to find some tuning keys/mechanism that are in better shape than mine, mine are a little stiff.



Washburn 5200
Old Yamaha Classical
Ovation 1983 Collector's Series
Taylor NS42-CE Classical

Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / More YouTube
« on: January 22, 2007, 09:05:41 PM »
Another nice You Tube performance!

Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Nylon Vs. Steel
« on: January 20, 2007, 03:09:27 AM »
I asked this question in the alt.guitar Newsgroup, but so far, I haven't gotten many responses, so I thought I would ask it here since this is such a friendly group, with so many knowledgeable people (kissing up to the group [:)])

Why do classical guitars, or guitars designed for nylon strings, always have
tuning keys perpendicular to the body of the guitar, whereas acoustic steel
string guitars have their keys parallel to the body?  Is there any technical
reason for this, or is it just a matter of tradition?  I suppose that the
same question could be asked about the difference in the type of bridge between the two!


My old Washburn 5200:  All dressed up with no place to go!

Oh wait, I know what I'll do with her, I'll make her a wall-flower!


Thanks to all of you who replied to my last post, I really appreciated your help!

Well now that I've learned a little about my old Washburn and because I'm not real concerned about protecting its' antique integrity, are there still parts available?  The tuning keys on mine are a little stiff and I wouldn't mind replacing them with a new exact-fit replacement set, are there exact replacement parts available?  Should I have a Luthier do this, or is it something I can handle myself?

Thanks all!


Show Us Your Washburn / My Washburn
« on: January 10, 2007, 07:23:46 PM »
Hope this works, first time Ive tried it! [:)]

I have an old Washburn that I've been told is a valuable antique and I'm wondering if there are any sites on the web where I can do a little research to see exactly what I have?  It was made by Lion and Healy in Chicago and the company logo inside says Patent applied for, it also has some numbers on the back of the neck, just above the tuning keys, along with Washburn, these are lightly stamped into the wood.  As soon as I get it cleaned up I'll post some pictures, but for now I'm looking for some links that might tell me what the numbers mean.

Thanks all!


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