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Show Us Your Washburn / Re: My Washburn
« Last post by Done By You on January 17, 2018, 05:26:03 PM »
Hi! I have this serial number N02081336, made in Korea, but i don't know what type of N series it is. Looks like n4, but... :)
I wanna value this guitar, but i don't know from where to start.
Vintage and Rare Washburns / How do you post pics?
« Last post by Jarcloe on January 17, 2018, 03:12:35 PM »
Wanting to post a guitar pic on here, and have downloaded Photobucket but not having any luck in posting the pic😞
Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: D-30-SN (cedar/bird's eye maple)
« Last post by Stuart Harrison on January 16, 2018, 04:30:37 AM »
I'll take some pics and try to get them posted here today.
The F (folk) model was about a 000 size guitar.
Looks and sounds very sweet at that size - great for recording.
Thanks for the help on dating - I remembered it being from about 87 but couldn't remember where I got that from.

Washburn must have gotten hold of a lot of bird's eye maple because I remember seeing it all over their guitars in the early/mid 90's.
Didn't seem as good though and other makers started doing bad photo-transfer fake bird's eye maple (before switching to bad fake PRS type flame tops).
N Series (Nuno Bettencourt) / N4 Authentic production
« Last post by RoyKam on January 16, 2018, 01:53:19 AM »
Hi all,
After waiting some 20 years to realize my dream, I have finally ordered one 2 weeks ago, only to discover now that the custom shop has closed some 2 years ago.
I understand that they are still built in the USA, is it true?
Also, does anyone know if they are still as good as they were?
Show Us Your Washburn / Re: My Washburn
« Last post by gusto on January 15, 2018, 09:10:39 PM »
Hey Tony,

Thanks a ton for the info.  I recently realized that the model number is right above the plate with Serial Number.  It reads SS10=B.  I googled for that model number but didn't find anything.  Do you know any specifics about this particular model number?

Thanks again for your help,

Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: D-30-SN (cedar/bird's eye maple)
« Last post by MapleFlix on January 15, 2018, 04:27:29 PM »
Hi Stuart,
very interesting. you say yours is an F-model?  8)
could you post a picture to compare some details?

as for the serial, I think it's looks like the same system, mine being from 1989, yours from 1987.
General Discussion / Help to date a Washburn Hb-35
« Last post by melpi65 on January 15, 2018, 10:00:03 AM »
Good afternoon :)

I would like some help to date my HB-35, i tried reading all the post about dating HB-35 but i don't see it very clear honestly.

I have the following serial number


As far as i understand is a Korean one...but as i read also that the japanse guitars sttoped on '92 so i'm not so sure about this.

Can you please help me?

Thank you!
Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: D-30-SN (cedar/bird's eye maple)
« Last post by Stuart Harrison on January 15, 2018, 07:21:11 AM »
Hi Mapleflix.
I have a F-30-SN which I bought 2nd hand in the early 90's.
Mine has the same headstock join as yours, though mine has a closer grained solid cedar top.
As I recall, mine's late 80's.
My serial no is 71172.
I'd say from yours that the first two digits will give the date (92) - they obviously used a different system when they made mine.
As I walked round the guitar shops in Denmark St, London at the time (early 90s) there were a lot of guitars using bird's eye maple bodies or tops (or fake transfers)
Mine looked a lot prettier and mature.
It was the best i could afford and was the nearest to a Martin 150th anniversary 000-15 all mahogany I tried and loved.
Mine's more a 000 body size - sweet and warm sounding.
The cedar top has looked beautiful from when I bought it.
Always had that rich colour.
General Discussion / Re: Revisit the Custom Shop
« Last post by Tony Raven on January 15, 2018, 12:15:46 AM »
Wish that I could have worked there.

Interesting to see the Nunos of course, but the Parker shot is especially nice. :)
Hollowbody & Jazz Series / Re: OE30 TS - Broken neck
« Last post by Tony Raven on January 13, 2018, 12:01:53 PM »
The neck is held on with four big screws, right? If not, none of the following applies.  ;)

There's some basic measurements that might indicate compatibility. First would be the width of the neck heel, the part that fits into the "pocket" of the body. A neck that's wider than the pocket could be made to fit by milling, but that's probably more complicated than you want to tackle. A neck that's far too narrow can be wedged in, but it'll look odd.

Next is scale length. The quickest way to get an approximate measurement is from the edge of the nut to the center of the 12th fret, then double this. Or you can just save time & guess that because it's a 335 copy, it's got a standard Gibson scale length --  24.75" -- & thus compatible with many guitars that don't look like a Strat or Tele.

If the scale length is the same, & the number of frets is the same, it's probably compatible.
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