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Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: cedwards on January 27, 2009, 09:24:23 PM
Hey, all! Been on the forum for a couple of years but I'm pretty sure this is my first post. Total noob.

I've had, for close to 10 years now, A WG2S that my loving wife gave me for Christmas. Fell in love with this guitar at music store in Saint John and am still in love with it today (wife too!). Cost somewhere around $450 CDN back then.

I've been able to find out almost nothing about this guitar on the web. Does anyone know her well? Serial No. SC01051156. Here are some (admittedly lousy) pics:

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Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: Pike on January 28, 2009, 12:55:40 AM
Hi cedwards, welcome to the forum. Beautiful Washburn, could have been built for the Canadian market. Have you tried customer service for info?

Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: YerDugliness on January 28, 2009, 11:07:23 AM
If Washburn's normal practice is followed for this model, the S designation at the end would indicate the top to be solid wood.  The sides and back are most assuredly ash, and most likely laminate products.  

As for the tonewood on the soundboard, I'd almost have to say cedar.  That nice, light honey color would lead me to believe that, but at times finishes can yellow and make spruce look almost as honey-colored as cedar.  I thought I might be able to tell from the graining in the photo of the rosette, but no dice.......more photos?

IMHO it's a good combination--the solid wood top will yield tonal improvements as the wood goes through the ageing process and ash is a very good wood for the body of the guitar.  It's hard, dense, and as an added bonus quite heavily grained--I think it's beautiful.  Ash tends to be heavy, but in a laminate, probably not.  My first Washburn was my WD32S, a guitar with a solid wood top and a laminate body, and it has a fine tone and lots of volume.

Sounds like both the guit and the wife are keepers [:D] !

Welcome to the forum, here's hoping we'll hear more from you now that you've made your first post.

Dugly [8D]

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

The crew:
Washburns: WD32S, WD32SW and D61SW
Epiphones: a Dot '63 ES335 repop,  Masterbilt AJ500RC (FINALLY!!)
Yamaha Classical guitars: G231-II and G60A
Hippner #506 concert grade classical (arrived damaged, repairs underway)
Takamine 2005 LTD Edition
Breedlove custom shop Deluxe Build Revival 000 slot-headed 12-fretter
A Hohner classical I left at a vacation home in SW KS.
Ibanez RX20

Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: cedwards on January 28, 2009, 12:35:05 PM
Yer Dugliness,

Humble thanks for your friendly and welcoming post. I'll try to squeeze off a close-up top grain shot tonight.

Chris
Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: cedwards on January 28, 2009, 02:13:53 PM
Re: keepers. It's not like I have a choice in either case [:)]. All tied up and lovin' it!
Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: strings on January 28, 2009, 08:24:40 PM
yes this   is definately  a fine looking guitar , an excellent piece of craftmanship from the offshore company  I just love mine , yes I am Canadian too as was told that is was for the canadian market to sell, I use D'addario flat top strings and find that this makes this guitar just purrrrrrrrrrrr for excellent finger picking , with all the inlay and beautiful wood this WG2S is definately a keeper ; I also have changed the bridgepins that have the same inlay on top, my wife even thinks that this a beutiful guitar to look at   ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;strings
Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: Squint on January 28, 2009, 10:08:22 PM
Looks like it was made by Samick in China, 2001.

That's all I got...

Oh, and it's freakin' BEAUTIFUL!

[8D]



'93 & '97 Washburn J-9 Washingtons  
'88 Washburn J-6
'01 Washburn J28S12DL Cumberland 12-str.
'02 Washburn J28SCEDL Cumberland
'90 Washburn EA20YBR Festival
'83 Washburn D66SW (That's right, D66 fanboys!)Prairie Song Custom
'04 Washburn D104SCE  
'04 & '05 D'Aquisto CENTURAS (violin burst)
'77 Electra Jazz Strad
'77 Electra Maple Pro (autographed by Bill Nelson)
'04 Aria PE SPL DLX SD
'82 Aria ProII Thor Sound 600
'05 Agile 2500-12
'06 Agile TC-630
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Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: strings on January 29, 2009, 09:04:08 AM
just checking my serial number on my WG2S and it's close to the same and being a few provinces apart , I am curious to know if this model was only made in 2001 for the Canadian market , can any one answer that ;;;;;strings
Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: YerDugliness on January 29, 2009, 12:09:47 PM
Here's hoping Washburn can find out more for you, perhaps you should PM the moderator, WBNick.  It has been our experience that he is more than willing to help our forum members and he might have access to some documents that will clear up some issues.  

So this is a parlor guitar, eh?  Parlors have enjoyed a renaissance in recent years.  I like the shape of parlors....very heavily waisted and not too deep!

Washburn also produced a folk guitar with laminated ash sides and back.  That piece also has a cedar top (IMHO, that's a huge positive factor, LOVE the sound of cedar, but it's fragile and really needs to be played fingerstyle).  It is not near as highly decorated as is your guitar---man, all that abalone really looks nice!

quote:
Originally posted by strings

yes this   is definately  a fine looking guitar , an excellent piece of craftmanship from the offshore company.  I just love mine...


Strings, what is your take on the soundboard's tonewood?  Just curious.....I've been GASing for Strumsalot's cedar/ash folk model, haven't gotten him to turn loose of it yet.

Here's a link to Strumsalot's thread so you can see his F11STS.

http://forums.washburn.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=11295

Onward through the fog [:p] !

Dugly [8D]


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

The crew:
Washburns: WD32S, WD32SW and D61SW
Epiphones: a Dot '63 ES335 repop,  Masterbilt AJ500RC (FINALLY!!)
Yamaha Classical guitars: G231-II and G60A
Hippner #506 concert grade classical (arrived damaged, repairs underway)
Takamine 2005 LTD Edition
Breedlove custom shop Deluxe Build Revival 000 slot-headed 12-fretter
A Hohner classical I left at a vacation home in SW KS.
Ibanez RX20

Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: cedwards on January 29, 2009, 09:16:04 PM
quote:
Originally posted by strings

just checking my serial number on my WG2S and it's close to the same and being a few provinces apart , I am curious to know if this model was only made in 2001 for the Canadian market , can any one answer that ;;;;;strings



Hey, Strings! Well met. Thanks for the posts. So which province? Where ya to?
Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: cedwards on January 29, 2009, 09:22:47 PM
quote:

As for the tonewood on the soundboard, I'd almost have to say cedar.  That nice, light honey color would lead me to believe that, but at times finishes can yellow and make spruce look almost as honey-colored as cedar.  I thought I might be able to tell from the graining in the photo of the rosette, but no dice.......more photos?



Yer Dugliness,

Sorry for late reply and no photos yet. Spent last night shovelling great jeezly mounds of newfallen snow out of my driveway. Not quite Texas today! In fact, this was a snow day for the school kids. Ahhh . . . to be, like my daughter, 16 and loafing at home on a bonus freebie day with no worries in the world.

Also busy tonight with other stuff but weekend is nigh and will get photos done. Thanks for the great info and insights.
Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: YerDugliness on January 29, 2009, 11:36:57 PM
quote:
Originally posted by cedwards

Yer Dugliness,

Sorry for late reply and no photos yet. Spent last night shovelling great jeezly mounds of newfallen snow out of my driveway.



No worries, I lived in St. Johns, NewFoundland for a couple of years when I was young, so I know what you are up against.  My most vivid memory is of the intense cold, but the doors on the second stories of the houses, no stairs, just a door, that's a pretty durable memory, too.

Enjoy the snowstorm [;)] .  I usually put on the snowmobile suit, throw a lawn up chair out back, and sit and drink hot cinnamon schnapps while the snow flurries all around.  It's the only way I could find to enjoy the snow, and figuring it was either turn into an alcoholic or move away from the snow, I chose to move to Texas.  Four years ago we had 4 of snow [:0] .....go figure!!

And now, 7 cases of Hiram Walker Amaretto & Cognac later, I've almost erased that terrible memory.....just a few more.....sorry, gotta go [}:)] !

Dugly [8D]

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

The crew:
Washburns: WD32S, WD32SW and D61SW
Epiphones: a Dot '63 ES335 repop,  Masterbilt AJ500RC (FINALLY!!)
Yamaha Classical guitars: G231-II and G60A
Hippner #506 concert grade classical (arrived damaged, repairs underway)
Takamine 2005 LTD Edition
Breedlove custom shop Deluxe Build Revival 000 slot-headed 12-fretter
A Hohner classical I left at a vacation home in SW KS.
Ibanez RX20

Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: cedwards on January 30, 2009, 09:20:15 AM
quote:
My most vivid memory is of the intense cold, but the doors on the second stories of the houses, no stairs, just a door, that's a pretty durable memory, too.


As I mentioned in the Where are you Houndogs thread, locals refer to those as Mother-In-Law Doors - for use in the Summer.[:D]

Seize the Fish
Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: cedwards on January 30, 2009, 05:18:41 PM
quote:
As for the tonewood on the soundboard, I'd almost have to say cedar.  That nice, light honey color would lead me to believe that, but at times finishes can yellow and make spruce look almost as honey-colored as cedar.  I thought I might be able to tell from the graining in the photo of the rosette, but no dice.......more photos?



Yer Dugliness,

Here we go . . . two pics, one of bridge with grain and one fingerboard close-up. Top is a very straight, fine grain.

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Friday at 7 pm. Already been banging away at learning a great new tune and set to go pickin' 'n' grinnin' with best buddy a little later.

Google Wheat Kings[^]
Google Corb Lund[8D]

Have a good weekend.

Chris

Seize the Fish
Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: strings on January 30, 2009, 05:46:27 PM
this is an awesome site , hey Pike glad you are over here as well on this forum as well as on the acoustic forum  , you are a very respected man of knowledge when it comes to Washburn acoustics , anyways I too am in the snow country of Southern Ontario 3 feet and counting , who says that we have a Banana Belt here so much for that theory . Just came back from Florida and got to visit my favorite store In Tampa and that was Sam Ash What a disappointment , very little stock on Washburn's only 4 , two years ago while I was there they had many but now ARRRGGGG one of them was the new Parlour and I could.t even play that as it had a huge crack behind the bridge did end up playing a Taylor twelve string that retailed out at $3100.00 I.m glad I don.t own a Taylor Yuck  anyway back to the WG2S there is not one bit of negetivity if there is such a word about it , this is a collectors gem , a fine piece of Craftmanship and a pleasure to play , I love just picking away and even my little terrier loves the sound it produces ; Washburn needs to produce these again maybe for the American market for this could be a sure winner as sales are getting harder and this recession is looming in the foreground Maybe The Washburn Co. should listen to its followers thats us on these forums  to beat the competition on the demand , If I could get another one I   certainly  would own another WG2S ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;Strings
Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: cedwards on January 31, 2009, 01:30:18 PM
quote:

Yer Dugliness,

Sorry for late reply and no photos yet. Spent last night shovelling great jeezly mounds of newfallen snow out of my driveway. Not quite Texas today!



So here's a daylight shot of top grain detail and another of top binding detail on the WG2S. Very sweet workmanship! Left the shots large so you can see. Threw in a few smaller shots of great jeezly, heapin' mounds of backbreaking snow . . . another foot coming on Tuesday. I think Southern Ontario's even worse than the Maritimes this year. Have a great Texas day, Dugly.

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(http://i33.tinypic.com/seoj28.jpg)

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Seize the Fish
Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: BlueBuddha on January 31, 2009, 02:40:36 PM
I am so very very very very jealous of the snow! we never get enough snow to have fun here!

What do you want to do tomorrow?
Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: cedwards on January 31, 2009, 03:01:40 PM
quote:
Originally posted by BlueBuddha

I am so very very very very jealous of the snow! we never get enough snow to have fun here!

What do you want to do tomorrow?



As a matter of fact, I want to go skiing tomorrow and that's exactly what I'm going to do. First run out, early morning, on a crisp bed of new snow - just about perfect!

Seize the Fish
Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: BlueBuddha on January 31, 2009, 03:08:11 PM
yea yea rub it in.

What do you want to do tomorrow?
Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: cedwards on January 31, 2009, 04:36:59 PM
quote:
Originally posted by BlueBuddha

yea yea rub it in.



Just think of me shovelling all that stuff out of my driveway before I go to work on Monday morning. That should help. Pleasure to meet you BlueBuddha.

Seize the Fish
Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: BlueBuddha on January 31, 2009, 04:54:02 PM
lol likewise. enjoy the snow, send me some?

What do you want to do tomorrow?
Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: strings on January 31, 2009, 09:47:44 PM
SNOW SNOW SNOW , is it March Yet okay guys we do love the SNOW here in Ontario  but only for a short time , Here it is on a Saturday night and is it blowing  I mean really blowing out , the drifts across the roads almost pull your vehicle into the ditch , it's no fun when you are trying to get from one place to another anyways I made it home safely again I live about 62 km's from work and this winter has not been fun , maybe it's that I'm getting older as well can't take the Canadian winters anymore oh well there's always FLORIDA for six months of the year, hey there is tons of musicians done around Zepherhills that I would love to be jamming with every day in the sun , love the  new pics of the WG2S it's a   BEUT  ;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;strings
Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: YerDugliness on February 02, 2009, 03:58:41 PM
Gorgeous instrument, cedwards!  I'm not generally a fan of ivoroid bindings, but in this case it merges quite seamlessly with the banding on that abalone purfling......way too cool, IMHO.  The inlay on the headstock sure is nice, too.

As for the tonewood on the soundboard, I'd say most definitely cedar.  That closeup of the upper bout was great--the graining is a direct match for the cedar on my Epiphone Masterbilt as well as a couple of lesser quality classical guitars I own.

Cedar seems to me to provide two benefits over spruce--there is a sense of immediacy about cedar, sort of an escalated expressivity mixed with accellerated projection, that is quite nice, and cedar also imparts a sweetness to the tone.  It's not as precise in the trebble range as is spruce, and it overdrives easily, but as a fingerstyle guitar, I mean that looks to me to be one quite nice piece [^] [:D] !

Have you tried it with the Silk & Steel strings?  I bet that would be one incredible combo.....[:p]

Dugly  [8D]

YerDugliness, Esq./Post No Bills
Lifelong Audiophile
Guitar Playin' FOOL
Retired & attempting to age disgracefully!!!
Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: cedwards on February 02, 2009, 08:25:04 PM
quote:
as a fingerstyle guitar, I mean that looks to me to be one quite nice piece

Have you tried it with the Silk & Steel strings?  I bet that would be one incredible combo



So I'm probably going to shock and dismay you by saying that I do very little fingerstyle on this. No so accomplished at that (though I can squeeze off a passable version of Garnet Roger's take on Mary Chapin-Carpenter's This Shirt (check it out) and a couple of Bruce Cockburn's older turns. Mostly flatpick playing but I've been doing it long enough to be approaching adequacy.

I just know I love the warmth of this guitar along with its brightness on the treble end and its unbeleivable harmonic sustain. It rings forever. Haven't tried Silk & Steel but will investigate.

Seize the Fish
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Lovely WG2S
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Crap Univox electric
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Crap Dynamic Drums
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Crap mic
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Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: cedwards on February 02, 2009, 08:27:12 PM
Hey! I got a star. Wooooo! This forum makes me happy.

Seize the Fish
*****
Lovely WG2S
Crap Lyon Electric
Crap Univox electric
Crap Ibanez acoustic
Roland Keyboard
Crap Dynamic Drums
Vox AD30VT
Crap mic
Behringer 1202FX
Coupla Roland Cube 30s
= Rockin' Basement

Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: strings on February 02, 2009, 11:33:58 PM

 hey cedwards  thats right we both have a  STAR lets conclude that we both own one of Washburns Finest ;;;;;;;;;; congrats ;;;;;;;;;strings
Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: cedwards on February 03, 2009, 11:41:23 AM
quote:
Originally posted by BlueBuddha

lol likewise. enjoy the snow, send me some?



There you go! Did I forget to mention my omnipotence when I first introduced myself?

Happy now? Did you go sliding?

Seize the Fish
*****
Lovely WG2S
Crap Lyon Electric
Crap Univox electric
Crap Ibanez acoustic
Roland Keyboard
Crap Dynamic Drums
Vox AD30VT
Crap mic
Behringer 1202FX
Coupla Roland Cube 30s
= Rockin' Basement

Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: strings on February 14, 2009, 08:28:13 PM
Hey Cedwards are you still enjoying your WG2S I am ;;;;;;strings
Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: cedwards on February 16, 2009, 07:54:10 AM
quote:
Originally posted by strings

Hey Cedwards are you still enjoying your WG2S I am ;;;;;;strings



Indeed I am! Good session with best guitar buddy on Friday night. Spent last night working on the second song in the video below: Joel Plaskett, Natural Disaster. Check it out. Plaskett's new CD, Three is just about to come out and he's touring cross Canada (and US - bunch of acoustic sets in various spots around Memphis). Great songwriter & a top shelf band. I expect big things.

How about yourself? Same as in NB - play, work, shovel, play, work, shovel, shovel, shovel, shovel?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wB31K10E28k

Seize the Fish
*****
Lovely WG2S
Crap Lyon Electric
Crap Univox electric
Crap Ibanez acoustic
Roland Keyboard
Crap Dynamic Drums
Vox AD30VT
Crap mic
Behringer 1202FX
Coupla Roland Cube 30s
= Rockin' Basement

Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: cedwards on February 16, 2009, 07:58:26 AM
quote:
Originally posted by strings

Hey Cedwards are you still enjoying your WG2S I am ;;;;;;strings



Strings,

A question for you too. Has the top of your WG2S changed shape at all over the years? Mine has a very slight upward bowing behind the bridge. I pay fair attention to keeping humidity controlled but, I have to admit, I like to leave the guitar out on its stand so it begs me to play. I use medium light (.011) strings. Seen anything similar? Thoughts?

Seize the Fish
*****
Lovely WG2S
Crap Lyon Electric
Crap Univox electric
Crap Ibanez acoustic
Roland Keyboard
Crap Dynamic Drums
Vox AD30VT
Crap mic
Behringer 1202FX
Coupla Roland Cube 30s
= Rockin' Basement

Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: strings on February 16, 2009, 06:16:49 PM
Cedwards yes mine does have a slight curve behind the bridge but to me it's always been there and looks as though it was built that way also it is a even/perfect slight bow ; if it did bow upwards due to humidity  wouldn't the finish crack under the pressure , mine is perfect behind, but as I said to me it's part of the body build and meant to look that way . I've always had Guild lights on it for years but last year everyone on this forum talked about the D'addario flat tops lights now these are whats on it and does this guitar sing ;;;;;;;;;;;strings
Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: cedwards on February 16, 2009, 08:20:15 PM
Hmm. That's reassuring. Certainly on mine there's no sign of damage or finish cracking and the shape is very subtle. Did not see this when guitar was new but maybe I just missed it. I'm happy to take it as the sign of a good guitar maturing in a womanly way. She sounds better than ever. May try some flat tops - never done that. Thanks.

Seize the Fish
*****
Lovely WG2S
Crap Lyon Electric
Crap Univox electric
Crap Ibanez acoustic
Roland Keyboard
Crap Dynamic Drums
Vox AD30VT
Crap mic
Behringer 1202FX
Coupla Roland Cube 30s
= Rockin' Basement

Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: ordurante on May 22, 2009, 02:53:35 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Squint

Looks like it was made by Samick in China, 2001.

That's all I got...

Oh, and it's freakin' BEAUTIFUL!

[8D]



'93 & '97 Washburn J-9 Washingtons  
'88 Washburn J-6
'01 Washburn J28S12DL Cumberland 12-str.
'02 Washburn J28SCEDL Cumberland
'90 Washburn EA20YBR Festival
'83 Washburn D66SW (That's right, D66 fanboys!)Prairie Song Custom
'04 Washburn D104SCE  
'04 & '05 D'Aquisto CENTURAS (violin burst)
'77 Electra Jazz Strad
'77 Electra Maple Pro (autographed by Bill Nelson)
'04 Aria PE SPL DLX SD
'82 Aria ProII Thor Sound 600
'05 Agile 2500-12
'06 Agile TC-630
Fender P-bass


ANOTHER PROUD MEMBER OF THE CUMBERLAND BRIGADE!

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Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: cedwards on May 22, 2009, 08:12:19 PM
Gracias ordurante!

By the way, since I put Nanowebs on this web, it seems to me like action has gone higher so I'm taking her in for a set-up. I'm going to put my trusty Martin SP+ strings back on her. Maybe it's just that my new D10SCE is SO easy to play that my hands have gotten lazy.

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Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: Scott18 on June 12, 2009, 05:03:54 AM
Hi everyone. I'm new to the forum - I stumbled on this site as I was trying to find information about the WG2S (not easy!)

I saw this lovely looking little guitar on ebay and, with a rush of blood to the head, I put in a low bid and forgot about it. I have never bought a guitar online before. I was tempted by the thought it might have a cedar soundboard and I guessed that Washburn wouldn't put Grover machine heads and abalone on a really bad guitar. Also, my wife and I had enjoyed a glass or two of red wine and it seemed a perfectly sensible thing to do at the time... Anyway, it turns out I won the guitar and it arrived yesterday.

It is in reasonable condition - quite a few dings (it has no case) but the neck is straight and the action is okay (low E a little high). However, it is a thing of rare beauty to my eyes - I am very pleased.

It seems to want to ring out - but the strings on it are old and in very poor condition.  They are coming off this morning and I am going to head out and buy some medium lights - any suggestions?

I also have the slight bulge behind the bridge (can't see it - can only feel it).

Did you find anything else out about this guitar?

Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: cedwards on June 12, 2009, 07:58:23 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Scott18

It seems to want to ring out - but the strings on it are old and in very poor condition.  They are coming off this morning and I am going to head out and buy some medium lights - any suggestions?


Hey Scott18,

It really does want to ring out. That's what I love most about mine. Very bright highs and it rings forever. I use Martin SP+ medium lights and find they suit the guitar very well. I tried some Elixer Nanowebs but didn't much care for 'em and am a little concerned they have raised the action. I'm going to get a professional setup done and go back to the SP+. Congrats! I'm thinking you got a very good buy. Got pics?

Pretty much everything I know about these is on this forum. You can find it all if you search WG2S. Chinese manufacture (at least mine is), dated around 2001. Seems to have been made as an export with most popping up in Canada, UK and, I notice, at least one in Brazil.

Welcome to the forums! Lots of good folks around here. They like beer.[:)]

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Washburn D10SCE
Ibanez V300MH
Lyon L115
Univox Electric

Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: Scott18 on June 12, 2009, 03:16:03 PM
Hi Cedwards,

Well I like beer too, so I am feeling welcome already! We English like to drink it warm though - not sure if you approve of that sort of thing in Canada.

I got an email from Washburn telling me this:-

Bracing: Std X
Top material: Solid cedar
Back: Ash
Sides: Ash
Shape and depth: Grand concert: 270 & 388mm, 490mm long 85 & 95 thick
Radius: 320mm
Fingerboard: Rosewood

Mine is a 2001 model, made in China. I cut those horrible old strings off and started cleaning away years of gunk off the fretboard with some lemon oil and an old T-shirt. The rosewood fretboard was very grateful and feels (and smells) great. I gave the body a really good clean with a damp cloth and buffed it up. Then I tried something I have never tried before - brass tone pins (so far, I think they a gimmick - but my ear isn't anything special). The best strings I could find at my local guitar shop (very small) was some Martin 80/20 bronze custom lights (.011-.052)

Well I am in love. It doesn't have the volume of my dreadnought, obviously, but I am a get-the-kids-to bed-sit-on-the-sofa-strumming kind of a guy. So who needs volume? And I am no great player - I just get more out of fooling around with a guitar than watching TV. The guitar also has something far more important but I can't quite put my finger on it. It is just so comfortable in my hands and responds, even to very light finger picking, with a definition and complexity that I have not come across before. It also rings out forever, I really see what you mean. What a piece of luck!

I don't really know if I got a good deal or not (and I don't know if you are allowed to talk prices on this forum). But that is not really the point. To me it feels like unexpected good fortune.

I have taken some photos - they are so-so (it is 9.00 pm and so the light is fading fast). However, I cannot work out how to download them. Any advice?

Glad to meet a fellow WG2S owner. My wife is out having a meal with girlfriends tonight, so I am going to crack open a bottle of Spitfire (Kentish ale) and settle down on the couch with my new toy...heh heh

(I am a lawyer too, by the way - but don't spread it around. At least you don't have to wear a horse hair wig when you go to court).

Kind regards,
Scott
Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: cedwards on June 15, 2009, 02:57:31 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Scott18

Hi Cedwards,

Well I like beer too, so I am feeling welcome already! We English like to drink it warm though - not sure if you approve of that sort of thing in Canada.

I like my beer at room temperature. I'm a home brewer with a taste that runs toward well-hopped pale and brown ales. Warmth brings the flavours out. I have some experience with pubs in Kent (Seven Oaks area) and I heartily approve.

quote:
Originally posted by Scott18


It is just so comfortable in my hands and responds, even to very light finger picking, with a definition and complexity that I have not come across before. It also rings out forever, I really see what you mean. What a piece of luck!

That's it exactly. It's very comfortable guitar and just right for around the house (parlour) strumming. As well, of course, she's perfect for just sitting around and accepting long drinks with the eyes; really, a very lovely guitar.

quote:
Originally posted by Scott18


I don't really know if I got a good deal or not (and I don't know if you are allowed to talk prices on this forum). But that is not really the point. To me it feels like unexpected good fortune.

What people will not do here is disparage any of Washburn's dealers. They will happily talk about prices and Pike is an excellent source of information on present values of used instruments. However, I don't think the WG2S is in the Blue Book and I'm not sure he will be able to help. I paid about CDN$450 for mine, new from the shop in 2001. As it is a solid top, it should maintain some value for its sound. Of course, those dings will hurt.

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Originally posted by Scott18


I have taken some photos - they are so-so (it is 9.00 pm and so the light is fading fast). However, I cannot work out how to download them. Any advice?

The principle is that this forum needs a url from a website that hosts photos. Most people here use PhotoBucket. I use TinyPic. You upload the photos to that hosting site (they are free) and then look for a url reference to paste into your post on this forum. TinyPic gives a choice so make certain that you pick the url for message boards/forums to get the right size (320 x 400 if memory serves).

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Originally posted by Scott18


(I am a lawyer too, by the way - but don't spread it around. At least you don't have to wear a horse hair wig when you go to court).

From what I can see, this forum is lousy with guitar-strumming, beer-tipping barristers, masters and minions alike. You fit right in. I'm not sure how you wear the horsehair without giggling; overwhelmed by tradition and decorum (which I do respect), I suppose. I don't think I could do it but, then, my work is corporate and rarely in the courts.

Again, welcome and enjoy the WG2S. She's a sweetie, to be sure. Good find!



Seize the Fish
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Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: Scott18 on June 20, 2009, 03:52:07 AM
Quote: I like my beer at room temperature. I'm a home brewer with a taste that runs toward well-hopped pale and brown ales. Warmth brings the flavours out. I have some experience with pubs in Kent (Seven Oaks area) and I heartily approve.

How funny - I am sitting in my study in Sevenoaks now - south side of town close to Knole Park (and the White Hart pub) - we have been living here for 12 years now.

Anyway, must dash off and take the kids to all their Saturday morning sports clubs...

Have fun
Scott
Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: strings on July 08, 2009, 06:00:50 PM
hey Scott18 , this WG2S is a real catch I too have one and this guitar rings , sounds awesome and YES looks pretty ;;;;;enjoy   strings
Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: ashadowman on January 24, 2010, 10:21:05 PM
they are great guitars ...I thoroughly enjoy mine ... has anyone electrified one ???


Thanks !
 Rick
Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: cedwards on January 25, 2010, 10:35:42 AM
quote:
Originally posted by ashadowman

they are great guitars ...I thoroughly enjoy mine ... has anyone electrified one ???


Thanks !
 Rick

The problem with political jokes is they get elected.


Hey Shadowman,

Welcome to the forum. I thought about doing that with B-Band stuff but, in the end, couldn't bear the prospect of messing up the WG2S - it was a gift from the Lovely Wife and it will stay as it is, at least in my hands. So I bought a D10SCE instead. now I've got the best of both worlds.

Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: nice on February 23, 2010, 01:17:59 PM
Hi there! I´m from Argentina, and want to show you some pics of my WG2S.
I bought this guitar last october. It costed me 380U$s.
The guys at the guitarshop told me that the guitar was just entering the country. So I felt surprised, when searching data on the web, i found it was built in 2001!!!
Is few information about this guitar. The only i could find was on this forum. Thanks!
So, here are the pics.

(http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/1255/dscn0293i.jpg)
(http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/7594/dscn0290a.jpg)
(http://img46.imageshack.us/img46/4631/dscn0304x.jpg)
(http://img682.imageshack.us/img682/8029/dscn0303e.jpg)
(http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/9761/dscn0300r.jpg)
(http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/4026/dscn0299r.jpg)
(http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/9030/dscn0297.jpg)
(http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/754/dscn0296t.jpg)
(http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/3333/dscn0295l.jpg)
(http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/2271/dscn0294m.jpg)

Regards
Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: cedwards on February 23, 2010, 02:26:39 PM
Nice,

Very nice, indeed! I'm curious - did it come with a hardshell case?
Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: cedwards on February 23, 2010, 09:56:18 PM
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Originally posted by Pike

Hi Nice, welcome to the forum. She's a beauty! Could you guys post a couple pics of these in the Vintage/Rare section?



Pike,

Done. Is the JM300S another guitar that should be represented in the Vintage/Rare section? If so, happy to put some pics there. If not, I don't mine you saying so.

Chris
Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: nice on March 04, 2010, 10:31:31 PM
cedwards, it didn´t come with a case.

regards

Title: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: strings on March 07, 2010, 10:13:33 AM
Yes this Guitar is a real BEUT , okay in real English It's Really NICE
 My WG2S did not come with a case either but it was not hard to find one it's just a matter of trial and error at a guitar store , try D'addario Flat Wound strings on it , makes this guitar really sing , All enjoy what we have cause this guitar is a Keeper ;;;;;strings
Title: Re: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: Florencemarian on January 28, 2016, 06:13:12 AM
This is an old topic but just wanted to add to it as I have a Washburn WG2S too. I love it, so beautiful.
I bought it from a friend and I am lucky to have this as my first guitar. He said it was a limited edition of 200 for the UK market, which is what I have seen verified online too.

I have been learning for about six months and used to apologise to it (named Gabriella after Gabriella Quivedo) every time I picked it up. But just starting to get to grips with playing now and feel a lot more confident. I played on my own for several months, just watching lessons on YouTube (andyguitar in particular). but have now started a six week course for beginners.

Title: Re: WG2S Parlour Guitar (Acoustic)
Post by: Sextant1951 on January 28, 2016, 11:55:41 AM
Welcome to the forum Florencemarian....Sounds good..stick with it...and you will be rewarded...take it slow...learn as much as you can.... it's a long journey..and above all...have fun along the way.  :)