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Title: cherokee D55 SW
Post by: guitarboy on July 12, 2010, 04:06:29 PM
I have a 1995 Washburn Cherokee D55 SW, can anyone give me an idea what its value is today.  It is in like new condition.  My father bought it new and it has only been played a few times. Original case is in perfect condition.  This is one made by Bourgeois. Cole
Title: cherokee D55 SW
Post by: Tio Kimo on July 12, 2010, 04:17:42 PM
you're gonna start a bit of a frenzy posting that on here. Highly sought after, by those who know about Dana's brief relationship with Washburn. I'll let the owners chime in on value.

How about some Pics??


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Title: cherokee D55 SW
Post by: guitarboy on July 12, 2010, 04:38:46 PM
I am new to the forum, I will try to upload some pics. Cole
Title: cherokee D55 SW
Post by: guitarboy on July 12, 2010, 04:52:03 PM
How do you post pictures?  Cole
Title: cherokee D55 SW
Post by: Tio Kimo on July 12, 2010, 08:43:53 PM
gonna need to sign up at a picture hosting website, then embed the code from those hosted pictures into your message. Really very simple. Hell, I can do it, you know it can't be hard.

Many of us use photobucket (http://photobucket.com/) with great success. Go there and create your own profile.

Once you've got your pictures on your photobucket profile, you select the photo you wish to share. to the left of the the photo, you will see 4 code options, copy and paste the img code into the text of your message and ...viola

(http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l58/tiokimo/HB-35/P1050011.jpg)
Title: cherokee D55 SW
Post by: Junior88 on July 12, 2010, 09:09:15 PM
Kimo, you just like to show off the beauty don't you? [:D]
Title: cherokee D55 SW
Post by: guitarboy on July 12, 2010, 10:08:23 PM
Here are 2 pictures of my Cherokee.[:)][8D]
Thanks Kimo

(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac250/flaguitarboy/DSC01688.jpg)(http://i904.photobucket.com/albums/ac250/flaguitarboy/DSC01692.jpg)
Title: cherokee D55 SW
Post by: Junior88 on July 12, 2010, 10:31:11 PM
Well, you've got me drooling!
Title: cherokee D55 SW
Post by: radenshirinji on July 12, 2010, 10:40:10 PM
The bat shaped bridge looks really beautiful.
Title: cherokee D55 SW
Post by: guitarboy on July 13, 2010, 01:19:59 PM
Does anyone have any idea what the value of a cherokee like this one is worth?  And is there a market for it?[:)][?]  Cole
Title: cherokee D55 SW
Post by: Tio Kimo on July 13, 2010, 01:47:41 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Junior88

Kimo, you just like to show off the beauty don't you? [:D]


[8D] who me?

Cole....do you play?
Since the folks here with first hand knowledge seem to be busy...I'm gonna go out on a limb and say, barring issues, it's likely a $800 - $1200 guitar, I can't see it being less than that, but certainly could see it go for more. These are simply top notch solid wood acoustics, made by one of the best luthiers in America. His guitars routinely sell in the 3k to 4k range today.

Having said all that, I'm guessing
Title: cherokee D55 SW
Post by: nogin007 on July 13, 2010, 06:59:13 PM
it's likely a $800 - $1200 guitar

I think I remember Pike making a bluebook quote on one of these recently. I think it was more than that, but Not sure. Pike, or Jim needs to chime in on this.
Title: cherokee D55 SW
Post by: Rocket on July 13, 2010, 07:10:42 PM
Do a forum search:
Search For: 55sw cherokee
Search Forum: Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions
Search By Member: Pike
Title: cherokee D55 SW
Post by: vheissu on July 14, 2010, 07:43:36 AM
Am I the only one that doesn't drool over these guitars? I mean, sure, they SOUND nice, and have a good build quality. But I personally just don't get drooling over a photo of them. Maybe it's just me, but I honestly don't think they LOOK anything special. Not like certain other special guitars part of the washburn line.
Title: cherokee D55 SW
Post by: Tio Kimo on July 14, 2010, 09:29:43 AM
quote:
Originally posted by vheissu

Am I the only one that doesn't drool over these guitars?



yes  [;)]

I understand your point, but really, an acoustic is an acoustic, cosmetically. You can jazz 'em up with vines and inlays and rosettes and  and and (and personally, for me, that usually a detractor). The point is in seeing the guitar and realizing instantly how rare and high quality it is. Bourgeois guitar are excellent, and highly valued. Add to that the fact that these are so limited, and now, 15 years old, and you really have what amounts to the Holy Grail of Washburn acoustics.

Look at a picture of a 1939 Martin D-18. Based purely on aesthetics, it just a guitar. VERY plain and VERY utilitarian. Yet it's a benchmark of acoustic steel string guitars. If I handed one to a knowledgeable player, they would a)drop their mouth open, b)look at me in disbelief C)look it over slowly and speechlessly while trying to regain the ability to breathe. But on it's own, out of context, it ain't much to look at.

Guitarboy, if you are thinking of selling this, I sincerely hope you offer to the people on this forum prior to listing it in a more public arena (CL or eBay, etc....)

cheers!
Title: cherokee D55 SW
Post by: vheissu on July 14, 2010, 12:01:18 PM
Tio, knowing the history and quality of the guitar leaves me a bit in awe. No doubt. But when people go on about how beautiful these are. Sure, they're nice looking, but I personally prefer the look of my Tanglewood. I can guarantee it's nowhere NEAR as good one of these guitar....but yeah. Not that aesthetics are the most important thing about guitars, and I don't mean to put across that as my opinion.
Title: cherokee D55 SW
Post by: Tio Kimo on July 14, 2010, 12:12:38 PM
gotcha, and agreed.

I for one don't particularly care for the butterfly bridge at all. It's a fine looking guitar, and like you, I'm dramatically swayed by it's pedigree. I'd go to great lengths to obtain one if given the opportunity, bridge be damned.
Title: cherokee D55 SW
Post by: guitarboy on July 14, 2010, 08:14:10 PM
I agree with Tio, you can dress up a guitar, but basically it is all about what it is made with and who made it.  And yes, I do play and I play professionally, since 1980. Did 12 years in Switzerland in ski resorts and music clubs.  Now just beach bars on the weekend in St. Pete FL.  Tough gig, playing, get to drink and watch girls in bikinis.  ROUGH
Tio, I tried to email you thru the forum but I am too NEW to do so.  Can you please email me cole@coleoliver.com  Thanks  Cole