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Title: Can Anyone Help Me Date This Washburn Acoustic?
Post by: reggieday on December 25, 2007, 03:55:04 PM
I recently acquired this old Washburn acoustic that I find unusual and have no idea as to when it was made. It has the George Washburn logo stamped inside and states New Model and the number stamped inside is 81242. It also has an old New Orleans, La. music store label inside. The fretboard and head are covered in beautiful mother of pearl inlays but overall, it looks to be just a cheap, little acoustic that needs some repairs. If anyone has any thoughts on this one, I would appreciate it. Here's a few pictures. I apologize about the large size of the picturs. This is the first time I ever used the photos function. :-)  
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q123/reggieday/Washburn%20Guitar/1-1.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q123/reggieday/Washburn%20Guitar/6.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q123/reggieday/Washburn%20Guitar/7.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q123/reggieday/Washburn%20Guitar/8.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q123/reggieday/Washburn%20Guitar/9.jpg)
Title: Can Anyone Help Me Date This Washburn Acoustic?
Post by: Dreadman on December 25, 2007, 04:06:09 PM
Welcome to the forum Reg.

I can't help with the guitar but try www.photobucket.com for pics.

Dreadman
my guitars (http://www.washburn.com/forum/pop_profile.asp?mode=display&id=6153)
Title: Can Anyone Help Me Date This Washburn Acoustic?
Post by: jslaughter on December 25, 2007, 08:44:05 PM
Wow! It's terrific! Congratulations on a great acquisition!!! Tell us more if you figure it all out, OK?
Joan
Title: Can Anyone Help Me Date This Washburn Acoustic?
Post by: Pike on December 25, 2007, 09:05:13 PM
It's a Presentation Model, circa 1910. There's a pic of one on page 50 of Teagle's book.
Title: Can Anyone Help Me Date This Washburn Acoustic?
Post by: reggieday on December 25, 2007, 09:45:39 PM
Thanks everyone for your kind words and information. I received more information within 30 minutes on this forum than I was able to get in 2 days of research elsewhere. I really appreciate your willingness to help. [:)]
Title: Can Anyone Help Me Date This Washburn Acoustic?
Post by: 1 Cal on December 25, 2007, 10:03:00 PM
Welcome to the forum Reggie!  [:D]

What I've learned about guitars here in one year is phenomenal.  The guys and gals on this forum are Simply The Best (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=nq20b4eb6z0).  [8D]
Title: Can Anyone Help Me Date This Washburn Acoustic?
Post by: gtracer on December 25, 2007, 11:05:31 PM
Fantastic guitar!  Thanks for sharing.  From the inside, it looks like the sides and back are Brazilian Rosewood.
Title: Can Anyone Help Me Date This Washburn Acoustic?
Post by: 1 Cal on December 25, 2007, 11:28:12 PM
Just changed the strings on my R308S (to D'Addario Flat Tops [thanks Dave (http://www.rggmusic.com/pd_daddario_flat_tops.cfm) [:)]]).

(http://www.cal.buck.btinternet.co.uk/R308Sfront2.JPG)

Sheesh!  I'd like to change the strings on yours Reggie (and keep it!). [:o)]
Title: Can Anyone Help Me Date This Washburn Acoustic?
Post by: allsrch on December 26, 2007, 06:23:14 AM
Reggie, please provide the name of this music store. I can not make out the label.
I am from this area and would like to investigate further. I own a vintage Wash.Parlor and also from New Orleans. Could have been sourced from this same retailer.
Werlines Inc. is one of the original music retailers, and still in business. I do not think your label identifies as Werlines.



rich
Times change' the song doesn't..the song stays the same Mark Farner-GFR
Title: Can Anyone Help Me Date This Washburn Acoustic?
Post by: reggieday on December 26, 2007, 03:30:14 PM
Hi Rich, The name of the New Orleans music store is L. Grunewald Co, LTD. Mr. Grunewald was a German immigrant that started his store in the mid 1800's and it was at one time located at 127 Canal Street. The company published sheet music for a number of years and there was also a Grunewald School of Music in New Orleans. The old Grunewald Hotel might have been started by the same man, or one of his relatives. I have a much clearer picture of the entire label, if you would like to see it. Thanks for your interest and let me know if you find out any more information about the Grunewald Music Co. Reggie
Title: Can Anyone Help Me Date This Washburn Acoustic?
Post by: allsrch on December 27, 2007, 09:28:27 AM
quote:
Originally posted by reggieday

Hi Rich, The name of the New Orleans music store is L. Grunewald Co, LTD. Mr. Grunewald was a German immigrant that started his store in the mid 1800's and it was at one time located at 127 Canal Street. The company published sheet music for a number of years and there was also a Grunewald School of Music in New Orleans. The old Grunewald Hotel might have been started by the same man, or one of his relatives. I have a much clearer picture of the entire label, if you would like to see it. Thanks for your interest and let me know if you find out any more information about the Grunewald Music Co. Reggie

Thanks! The one hundred block of Canal St. is adjacent to the river.
Now occupied by Harrahs and The downtown Hilton.
Much has changed over the years in that area. Wherlines was also on Canal St. I will ask some relatives about the demise of Grunwald and the old hote. and get back with you.
The reason is that I have not found out where my Wash Parlor was purchased. Could have been in New Orleans, as the original owner, realtive to my wife, emigrated from Italy and purchased the Parlor in the early 1900's. Could have been Grunwalds.




rich
Times change' the song doesn't..the song stays the same Mark Farner-GFR
Title: Can Anyone Help Me Date This Washburn Acoustic?
Post by: Sarrkazztic on December 29, 2007, 08:05:37 PM
Lets see if I can help you date that guitar......


start by introducing yourself.....be calm and cool.....next time you see her....flash her a quick smile.....and then disappear...then on the 3rd time....ask her out.....
Title: Can Anyone Help Me Date This Washburn Acoustic?
Post by: YerDugliness on December 29, 2007, 08:13:21 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Sarrkazztic

Lets see if I can help you date that guitar......


start by introducing yourself.....be calm and cool.....next time you see her....flash her a quick smile.....and then disappear...then on the 3rd time....ask her out.....

**BEANO does not cure the kind of GAS I have**



You crack me up, Kazz [:D] --you're a perfect example of something I say about myself all the time---Sarcasm is only one of the many fine services I offer [;)] (except perhaps I should spell it Sarrkazzm????).

Dugly [8D]

YerDugliness, Esq./Post No Bills
Lifelong Audiophile
Guitar Playin' FOOL
Retired & attempting to age disgracefully!!!

The crew:
Washburn WD32SW and WD32S, WD61SW project guitar
Epiphone AJ-10 (campfire guitar!!)
Yamaha G231-II and G60A Classical guitars
A Hohner classical I left at a vacation home in SW KS.
Epiphone Dot '63 ES335  Repop, Epiphone Les Paul Special (?)
Ibanez RX20
A cheap Circle K banjo I play when feelin' funky
Title: Can Anyone Help Me Date This Washburn Acoustic?
Post by: Sarrkazztic on December 30, 2007, 01:41:14 PM
Dug

Here is my signature image from the Tesla forum.
(http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u132/sarrkazztic/Banners/LesPaulkazzm.jpg)
Title: Can Anyone Help Me Date This Washburn Acoustic?
Post by: YerDugliness on December 30, 2007, 04:47:45 PM
WAY COOL, Kazz!

The only problem I have is AnnA wants to know who stole it from whom [:0] !

Doesn't matter to me, I think it's great [:D] !

Dugly[8D]

YerDugliness, Esq./Post No Bills
Lifelong Audiophile
Guitar Playin' FOOL
Retired & attempting to age disgracefully!!!

The crew:
Washburn WD32SW and WD32S, WD61SW project guitar
Epiphone AJ-10 (campfire guitar!!)
Yamaha G231-II and G60A Classical guitars
A Hohner classical I left at a vacation home in SW KS.
Epiphone Dot '63 ES335  Repop, Epiphone Les Paul Special (?)
Ibanez RX20
A cheap Circle K banjo I play when feelin' funky
Title: Can Anyone Help Me Date This Washburn Acoustic?
Post by: Sarrkazztic on December 30, 2007, 07:45:10 PM
a woman on the Tesla forum sent me the sarcasm part about a year ago or so...and I was using it up until yesterday when I decided to slick it up with the 2 goth les pauls....but you can tell AnnA that I stole it from you if you wish....