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Title: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: Gitfiddle on November 30, 2009, 02:01:43 PM
I have a Washburn D10.  I bought it on Craigs List for a rediculous price http://members.cox.net/ppitt1/D10two.jpg   and it goes where no guitar has gone before (in a Road Runner gig bag).   It is a really nice acoustic guitar and plays very well.  Ser# G01020341 .. which I assume is laminate sides and back and a spruce top.  I put a Tusq saddle on it and it plays EVERYTHING!  (country, blues, jazz .. andything I can read)

So: I see all kinds of letter suffixes (D10S, D10I, D10-this, D10-that) .. now that has meaning if it is cutaway or a built in electronics; otherwise what do these letter designations tell about the plain vanilla D10?  

I have a no-laminate Tacoma DM10 which I also like a lot. http://thestringshoppe.com/used/Tacoma%20DM-10/01.JPG   But honestly the two sound very close (same size drednaught).   I cannot hear a difference but my friends say the Tacoma is a little bit louder and mellower while the D10 is crisper (and I think the Tusq saddle did that -- it doubled the sound output)($10 upgrade plus elbow grease).

So I just call it a D10 (no letter suffix).   Can anyone explain the letters?

Title: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: WB-Nick on December 01, 2009, 09:56:18 AM
D10S is solid top.  Not sure about D10I.
Title: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: mcloud10 on December 01, 2009, 11:03:09 AM
D10-
S - solid (as Nick said)
C - Cutaway
Q - Quilted sides
B - Black
E - Acoustic/Electric
K - Includes case
SB - Sunburst

These are a few off of the top of my head.

Mark

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Washburn W240
Washburn D10SCE
Washburn D10QBK (Son's)
Washburn C10N Classical
Sivertone Model 319
Ibanez DCL St.Chorus 1985
Rocktron Compressor
DiMarzio Acoustic Pickup
Peavey Backstage Amp
Lots of Smiles ;)
Title: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: Gitfiddle on December 01, 2009, 02:53:14 PM
Well... that makes sense!  I've just been calling mine a D10 and I think they were all solid top when that one was made.
Title: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: yosoypepe2010 on February 05, 2010, 11:05:41 PM
Does somebody know the difference between cases GC110 and GC EWD?
Title: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: Kaustin1975 on February 15, 2010, 12:16:28 PM
Ijust purchased a D-10 A(TR)...what does the A stand for?
Title: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: SOUTHERNCAL on March 11, 2010, 12:14:51 PM
I've had a D10N since 1991.  I made a bone saddle for it since the original plastic broke.  I also adjusted to relief on the neck years ago so now it is very playable.  I feel this guitar sounds and plays excellent.  It is the only acoustic I have and it's a dandy one.  Does anyone know what the N stands for?
Title: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: Pike on March 11, 2010, 01:52:47 PM
Welcome to the forum buddy. The N simply stands for Natural (uncolored) top. Got any pics you could share with us?
Title: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: Pike on March 11, 2010, 01:57:13 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Kaustin1975

Ijust purchased a D-10 A(TR)...what does the A stand for?


Probably Ash back and sides. Could you post a pic of the back?
Title: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: Paulcc1 on March 11, 2010, 05:16:05 PM
DL Delux
Title: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: mcloud10 on March 11, 2010, 07:55:32 PM
TR is Trans Red, I believe.

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'73 Washburn W240
'08 Washburn D10SCE
'08 Washburn D10QBK (Son's)
'09 Washburn C104SCE Classical
'89 Washburn C10N Classical
'73 Sivertone Model 319
'85 Ibanez DCL St.Chorus
Rocktron Compressor
DiMarzio Acoustic Pickup
Peavey Backstage Amp
Lots of Smiles ;)
Title: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: SOUTHERNCAL on March 15, 2010, 07:55:20 PM
Welcome to the forum buddy. The N simply stands for Natural (uncolored) top. Got any pics you could share with us?

Not yet Pike but I will in the future! Thank you for the information.  As corney as it sounds I feel that my D10N totally rocks!  After putting a bone bridge saddle on it, the sound got louder and way more alive sounding!  I highly recommend this mod on all acoustic flat tops that don't have bone or ivory bridge saddles.
Title: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: DontTreadOnMe on March 15, 2010, 09:20:07 PM
SoCal, welcome aboard.  Nothing corny about a D10 that rocks! Lots of folks with higher end guit's have one and love them.  I've got a couple of D12S's (very similar model) that I'd put up against anything near the price range.
Title: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: mitchell on May 06, 2010, 05:46:56 PM
what does WR stand for?
Title: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: Rocket on May 06, 2010, 05:53:01 PM
quote:
Originally posted by mitchell

what does WR stand for?

Is it red? If so, I'll guess Wine Red.
Washburn made an HB35-WR which was Wine Red.
Title: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: mitchell on May 06, 2010, 05:55:30 PM
yes, and thank you.
Title: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: YerDugliness on May 08, 2010, 09:56:17 PM
quote:
Originally posted by mcloud10

D10-
S - solid (as Nick said)
C - Cutaway
Q - Quilted sides
B - Black
E - Acoustic/Electric
K - Includes case
SB - Sunburst

These are a few off of the top of my head.

Mark



Here's one that people ought to know about....there is a D10SW....but beware, the SW designation normally means solid wood construction, but not in this case.

The D10SW has a solid spruce top and laminated walnut sides and back--ergo a D10SW that is not all solid wood.

Dugly [8D]

YerDugliness, Esq./Post No Bills
Guitar Playin' FOOL, retired & attempting to age disgracefully!!
Washburns: WD32S, WD32SW. D61SW, and C124SW
Other fine acoustic guitars by Breedlove (custom shop Revival Series 000), Darren Hippner (#506), Takamini (2005 LTD), Epiphone (Masterbilt AJ500RC), and Yamaha (G231-II)

Title: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: zhargo on May 30, 2010, 06:28:50 PM
hi there guys.mine is a Wsahburn D10CE/B...in my case,what do the letters stand for?[8D]
Title: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: DontTreadOnMe on May 30, 2010, 08:15:58 PM
D=Dread
10=Series
CE=Cutaway Electric
B=Black
Title: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: zhargo on May 31, 2010, 12:50:53 AM
oh..ok thanks,by the way.how do i find out where my washburn is made?it's not written anywhere.

reposting some pics:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/50650256@N05/4654556102/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/50650256@N05/4653954139/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/50650256@N05/4654573664/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/50650256@N05/4654573908/in/photostream/
Title: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: dej4vu on June 18, 2010, 06:13:05 PM
I recently bought a used washburn and im trying to find out information about it.

I understand that the first 2 digits in the serial are the year made.my serial number is just like the original posters, starts with a letter:
G01062071

So, solid top? year made?

thanks guys

Title: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: gregsguitars on July 02, 2010, 07:57:49 AM
SDLK would be ?
solid  top,deluxe with case I presume?
Title: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: DontTreadOnMe on July 02, 2010, 10:03:07 AM
quote:
Originally posted by dej4vu

I recently bought a used washburn and im trying to find out information about it.

I understand that the first 2 digits in the serial are the year made.my serial number is just like the original posters, starts with a letter:
G01062071

So, solid top? year made?

thanks guys



The Model Number on the sticker will indicate if it's solid top, if it has an 'S' such as D10S then it's solid.  Also look at the edge of the soundhole, you can see if it's solid or laminated.

I don't know all the factory designations, but G is for Grand Rewards factory, and 01 is for 2001 build.



Title: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: DontTreadOnMe on July 02, 2010, 10:05:11 AM
quote:
Originally posted by gregsguitars

SDLK would be ?
solid  top,deluxe with case I presume?

Mama always told me not to look into the eyes of the sun, but mama....That's where the fun is !!!



There are always exceptions but typically that would be correct for SDLK



Title: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: Fester1952 on July 09, 2010, 05:39:22 PM
Mine is a D10SCEZ ... Z = Zebrawood
Title: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: DontTreadOnMe on July 11, 2010, 10:17:10 PM
Cool Fester, welcome aboard the forum!  The Zebrawood sounds interesting, have any pic's you can post? You can put them on photobucket then copy and paste the 'IMG Code' into the thread.
Title: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: newbie99 on July 12, 2010, 08:51:56 PM
I have a Washburn D-10B  made in 1995.  So am I correct in assuming that this guitar does NOT have a solid top (since no S in the model number)??  Sorry if I appear stupid, but I looked on the Washburn website and did a Google search and can't find much info at all about this model number.  Problem is the bridge needs re-gluing and I was wondering if it's worth it.  A friend gave me this guitar and I have not played it much so I am wondering if I should just buy a new guitar as he mentioned that it didn't cost very much (anybody know how much the D-10B sold for?).  Thanks for any help!
Title: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: radenshirinji on July 12, 2010, 11:02:23 PM
quote:
Originally posted by newbie99

I have a Washburn D-10B  made in 1995.  So am I correct in assuming that this guitar does NOT have a solid top (since no S in the model number)??  Sorry if I appear stupid, but I looked on the Washburn website and did a Google search and can't find much info at all about this model number.  Problem is the bridge needs re-gluing and I was wondering if it's worth it.  A friend gave me this guitar and I have not played it much so I am wondering if I should just buy a new guitar as he mentioned that it didn't cost very much (anybody know how much the D-10B sold for?).  Thanks for any help!




Just re-glue the guitar bridge, and use the guitar for practice.
Title: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: Fester1952 on July 13, 2010, 03:05:44 AM
quote:
Originally posted by DontTreadOnMe

Cool Fester, welcome aboard the forum!  The Zebrawood sounds interesting, have any pic's you can post?

Here it is:

(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/8818/p1020433j.jpg)
(http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/7962/p1020434j.jpg)
(http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/4701/p1020435r.jpg)

Title: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: radenshirinji on July 13, 2010, 04:56:42 AM
The Zebrawood really looks like Zebra skin pattern.
Title: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: dracona on July 14, 2010, 07:43:55 AM
Darn nice Guitar Fester! that thing is a beauty!
Title: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: Graystar on March 23, 2011, 02:48:28 AM
I am going to look at a what is claimed to be a D10  (no letters afterwards) 12 string w/o electronics...I think I can potentially pick this up for like 80 bucks...Now my question is: I see 2 12 strings for sale new on Amazon, one being a Washburn D10 Series 12 String Acoustic Guitar for like $400 and the other a D10S Series 12 String Acoustic Guitar that looks and specs the same but is a little cheaper....I know what the S means but what does it mean when there is NO letter after number?
Post Note:  I went to see it...huge crack all the across the lower part of neck...huge...a phillips head screw drilled into that baby...unrepairable...trailer trash crap...and it was nothing like the online D10's...very old and trashed...none of this was disclosed...no model or serial number anywhere...gold plated tuners...no binding at all...I drove many miles to see it...the nerve of some folks!!...
Title: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: Quinn Spalpeen on March 23, 2011, 12:25:44 PM
The S meaning Solid top, sans S would imply laminated top. Digital Piano
Marshall AS50D
Fender Super Champ XD
Title: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: t.y. on March 23, 2011, 12:28:02 PM
I have a D10SCER/LTD/T.B.  R for Rosewood, and T.B. for Tobacco Burst.  Tom.
Title: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: Quinn Spalpeen on March 24, 2011, 08:37:58 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Graystar

I am going to look at a what is claimed to be a D10  (no letters afterwards) 12 string w/o electronics...I think I can potentially pick this up for like 80 bucks...Now my question is: I see 2 12 strings for sale new on Amazon, one being a Washburn D10 Series 12 String Acoustic Guitar for like $400 and the other a D10S Series 12 String Acoustic Guitar that looks and specs the same but is a little cheaper....I know what the S means but what does it mean when there is NO letter after number?


Okay look at any $80 anything before you buy it.

quote:
Originally posted by Graystar

Post Note:  I went to see it...huge crack all the across the lower part of neck...huge...a phillips head screw drilled into that baby...unrepairable...trailer trash crap...and it was nothing like the online D10's...very old and trashed...none of this was disclosed...no model or serial number anywhere...gold plated tuners...no binding at all...I drove many miles to see it...the nerve of some folks!!...


Talk about nerve. Did you really think an $80 used guitar would look like or be like the $400 new guitar version?  But you are consistent. I especially like your technique of using the EDIT button to bump your posts.  Got any catalog pictures to post?

By The By:  What is trailer trash crap?

 Digital Piano
Marshall AS50D
Fender Super Champ XD
Title: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: Pining on March 26, 2011, 09:35:45 PM
(A D10TTC???)
Title: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: YerDugliness on March 27, 2011, 12:33:00 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Pining

(A D10TTC???)



[:D] [:D] [:D]

Dugly [8D]

YerDugliness, Esq./Post No Bills
Guitar Playin' FOOL, retired & attempting to age disgracefully!!
Washburns: WD32SW, D61SW, and C124SW
Other fine acoustic guitars by Breedlove (custom shop Revival Series 000), Darren Hippner (#506), Takamini (2005 LTD), Epiphone (Masterbilt AJ500RC), and Yamaha (G231-II)

Title: D10-I ??? Re: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: TheMSDR on September 22, 2013, 06:25:23 PM
I have a D10-I serial number 97125846 (no letters in the serial number) that a friend bought in 1998 and I bought from him about a year latter. I have scoured the internet and this forum (even posted this question here about 3 years ago and got no responses) and haven't come up with much. I think the 97 at the beginning of the serial number means it was built in 1997 (sounds about right if purchased new in 1998), but that's all i have been able to figure out. There are tons of posts about the various other models but no one seems to say anything about the D10-I!!! From owning and playing it for 14 years I can make an educated guess as to some of its features: solid spruce/pine top?, solid mahogany sides and back? Some features are obvious: classic dreadnought shape, no electronics.

I love this guitar. It sounds brighter, fuller and projects much better than my dads Martin (thought the Martins tone and action are much nicer). I don't think my friend payed a whole lot for this guitar seeing as he sold it to me with a nice hard case for $100. I would be surprised if it were a special edition or limited release, but then again I just don't know...

PLEASE HELP ME END MY LONG LASTING SEARCH!

 :) ;) :D ;D
Title: Pictures of my D10-I Re: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: TheMSDR on September 22, 2013, 07:19:01 PM
A few pictures of my D10-I...


http://www.flickr.com/photos/rafferditus/9885550836/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rafferditus/9885536564/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rafferditus/9885762273/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rafferditus/9885533265/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rafferditus/9885581385/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rafferditus/9885658025/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rafferditus/9885652114/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rafferditus/9885718593/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rafferditus/9885700143/
Title: Re: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: t.y. on September 22, 2013, 07:35:42 PM
That is a 1997 D10 all laminated Dread, guitar.  97 should be made in Korea. Does it have Grover brand tuners, if so than it is Korea.  Don't know for sure what the I stands for, if it was before the numbers it would be Indo.  I have , and have had,  some of the best D10 series made, and no solid back or sides. IMHO & lots of others, the D10 series is the best sounding and playing mid level guitar around.  Tom. :)
Title: Re: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: t.y. on September 22, 2013, 07:41:43 PM
Go here look under { about }   then { History} than 1997.   http://www.washburn.com/about/
Title: Re: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: rodsmjp on April 23, 2015, 04:57:35 PM
I have a WD-10NS. Does anyone know what NS means?
Title: Re: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: YerDugliness on April 23, 2015, 06:19:17 PM
I have a WD-10NS. Does anyone know what NS means?
Does it have a "sunburst" finish on the soundboard? For example, a Tobacco Sunburst finish would be "TS".
Most often the "N" denotes natural finish...but a 'burst finish is different.
A wd10 with solid wood soundboard and natural finish would be a WD10SN.
Maybe someone else will chime in...doesn't seem to follow the normal pattern of model designation.

Cheers!

Dugly 8)
Title: Re: D10 Letter Designations
Post by: rodsmjp on April 23, 2015, 07:08:38 PM
I think it might stand for Natural Satin