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Title: Washburn D6S
Post by: Kevinma on August 10, 2010, 10:29:31 PM
Just purchased the D6S from musicians friend, and was just wondering if anyone else here has tried out that guitar.  From reading the reviews it seems like a great guitar for the money.  I had a Washburn guitar before, and recently moved overseas (in the militray) and didn't wan't to risk it getting damaged in the move, so I gave it to a friend. My old one played great, I loved it, so figured I couldn't go wrong with another Washburn, espetialy at only $100.  Unfortunitely they are out of stock at the moment, and will be at least two weeks untill they get more in stock.

Also, this is my first post, so Hi to everyone!
Title: Washburn D6S
Post by: cedwards on August 11, 2010, 09:38:47 AM
Welcome! Can't help you on the D6S but just read your other post. You GAVE your D10S to a friend!!!??? I need more friends like you! Tres cool!
Title: Washburn D6S
Post by: Ctullu on August 12, 2010, 09:54:35 AM
Yes, I gave it away. Plus he was a very close friend, who's gutar was stolen in a house robbery, along with other stuff. I figured he could use some cheering up, and I really didn't want it to get ruined in the move, which happens alot with some of the moving companies moving frmo stateside to oversees. Well, gotta run, and thnx for the reply.
Title: Washburn D6S
Post by: Ctullu on August 12, 2010, 09:56:35 AM
Oh, didn't realize I signed in as a different user. Made this one and never recieved my confirmation email so I made a different one, as Kevinma.  Hope I didn't confise anyone there.
Title: Washburn D6S
Post by: Toaster20 on August 12, 2010, 01:13:13 PM
The general rule of thumb is that Washburn gives you the best bang for the buck.  I don't really know the D6, but you can assume that it sounds better than anybody else's $100 guitar.  

Welcome aboard.  Pick a name and stick around for a while.

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Title: Washburn D6S
Post by: wbusch on August 17, 2010, 08:45:30 PM
I bought a D6S a few weeks back.  I emailed Washburn to get some info on it and he said it was similar to the D10S and they converted it to the WD series now.  I really like mine.  I have a Seagull a Takamine and this D6S.  You can not believe the quality for a $100.  I got my brother to buy one.
Title: Washburn D6S
Post by: Ctullu on September 18, 2010, 03:37:44 PM
Well, after waitin gover a month for the item to ship (It was on backorder) I was notified that they can no longer recieve them, since they are no longer being manufactured. I figured what the hecl, and spent the extra on the D10SCE.  Hopefully it will get here soon, I am having withdraw symptons from not being able to play, lol.
Title: Washburn D6S
Post by: Rocket on September 18, 2010, 04:40:13 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Ctullu

Well, after waitin gover a month for the item to ship (It was on backorder) I was notified that they can no longer recieve them, since they are no longer being manufactured.

That sounds about right!
Title: Washburn D6S
Post by: Bandicoot on September 19, 2010, 06:33:53 PM
I ordered one from Musician Friend also, for my son to begin on.  It was on back order. Does that mean they will be notifying me also?

But I'm not sure I understand,  if it was new for this year what do you mean by no longer being manufactured?  That doesn't make any sense.  The Washburn site doesn't have any information on it at all.
Title: Washburn D6S
Post by: Rocket on September 19, 2010, 06:54:25 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Bandicoot

...if it was new for this year what do you mean by no longer being manufactured?  That doesn't make any sense.  The Washburn site doesn't have any information on it at all.

Sounds about right!
Title: Washburn D6S
Post by: Bandicoot on September 20, 2010, 03:39:38 PM
It doesn't sound about right to me.  What is that supposed to mean?  If a guitar goes out of production in the same year it was introduced, does that signify a problem with the design?
Title: Washburn D6S
Post by: Rocket on September 20, 2010, 05:16:47 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Bandicoot

What is that supposed to mean?  If a guitar goes out of production in the same year it was introduced, does that signify a problem with the design?

Anyone that's been watching what's going on with Washburn for the last couple years understands how it sounds about right.
Title: Washburn D6S
Post by: WB-Nick on September 21, 2010, 08:59:49 AM
the D6S in particular was launched right before Jam bought USM.  Just about the entire line was discontinued after that.  there was nothing wrong with the design, just bad timing.
Title: Washburn D6S
Post by: Bandicoot on September 21, 2010, 03:37:25 PM
WB and Rocket, you are both confusing to me. Your answers sound as if you are talking to yourselves.  What is Jam and USM and what do they have to do with the D6S? My question is this: How or why does a guitar go into production and discontinued in the same year?  Please elaborate, not everyone can read between the lines, what are you saying?
Title: Washburn D6S
Post by: Rocket on September 21, 2010, 04:05:39 PM
USM = US Music: parent company of Washburn (and many others).
Jam Industries: Canadian company that recently bought US Music.
Google can be your friend:
http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=ie7&q=jam+industries+acquires+us+music
Title: Washburn D6S
Post by: gregjones on September 21, 2010, 04:20:00 PM
One..Two..Three..
Title: Washburn D6S
Post by: gregjones on September 21, 2010, 04:22:19 PM
Hit it.


quote:
Originally posted by Rocket

That sounds about right!




Rocket ain't so much confusing as he is usually ahead of his time.


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Title: Washburn D6S
Post by: Rocket on September 21, 2010, 04:35:12 PM
Washburn might consider hiring some smart and passionate idea-people interested in advancing the future of the brand by taking a hard look at its history... Washburn has no good history in the third world.
Bring production back to its American roots... what's happenin' currently obviously ain't workin'.
Title: Washburn D6S
Post by: Bandicoot on September 21, 2010, 04:56:47 PM
Thanks for the help.
Title: Washburn D6S
Post by: WB-Nick on September 23, 2010, 07:52:53 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Rocket

Washburn might consider hiring some smart and passionate idea-people interested in advancing the future of the brand by taking a hard look at its history... Washburn has no good history in the third world.
Bring production back to its American roots... what's happenin' currently obviously ain't workin'.



You can't possibly think that stopping overseas production is the way to save the company.  If that's true, then we need more than smart and passionate idea-people, we need miracle workers who can magically re-arrange the market so that USA made guitars are 90% of our business instead of the other way around.  You do realize we have guiars made in America NOW, right?
Title: Washburn D6S
Post by: ncmreynolds on September 23, 2010, 08:21:54 AM
quote:
Originally posted by WB-Nick
You can't possibly think that stopping overseas production is the way to save the company.


It is a pretty odd isolationist viewpoint.

Developing countries making the majority of goods that are sold in the developed world is pretty much standard practice for a business of any size unless it survives on some weird kind of heritage status that defies economics.



2 EC29s, 2 KC90s, NX3, RS8-V, G2-V, RR2-V, WI64 and a whole load of Indies
Title: Washburn D6S
Post by: nogin007 on September 23, 2010, 08:26:53 AM
You do realize we have guiars made in America NOW, right?

Got any 12 string acoustic electrics? I'm in the market for one, but I want one made in USA.
Title: Washburn D6S
Post by: WB-Nick on September 23, 2010, 10:21:19 AM
Hey nogin,
we don't currently have any USA acoustic production, only electric.  I'm working on something so maybe in the near future if all goes well.
Title: Washburn D6S
Post by: Tio Kimo on September 23, 2010, 10:55:06 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Rocket

Washburn might consider hiring some smart and passionate idea-people interested in advancing the future of the brand



That sounds like a great idea!
Title: Washburn D6S
Post by: Rocket on September 23, 2010, 11:09:10 AM
quote:
Originally posted by WB-Nick

You can't possibly think that stopping overseas production is the way to save the company.  If that's true, then we need more than smart and passionate idea-people, we need miracle workers who can magically re-arrange the market so that USA made guitars are 90% of our business instead of the other way around.

I'm not going to start with you right now because I still respect you and I don't want it to become a forum THING. I will say that I'm not quite as naive as you might think I am that I don't fully understand the reasoning for manufacturers orderers to farm product manufacture to the third-world.
quote:
You do realize we have guiars made in America NOW, right?

A handful... bit I still haven't seen one.
Title: Washburn D6S
Post by: WB-Nick on September 23, 2010, 03:52:29 PM
I respect you as well Rocket and i don't think you are naive at all.  I won't go into the long rant i had planned on because we all know why we MANUFACTURE in China.  You may not believe this but we don't just place orders out of a catalog.  I spend alot of time in China as well as a few of my co-workers and we have a guy who lives there full time.  
 
As for not seeing an American made Washburn guitar yet, check out Funky Munky or Boogie Street.  They have a bunch.
Title: Washburn D6S
Post by: WB-Nick on September 23, 2010, 03:55:18 PM
PS - i would love to make more guitars in America and we are releasing several new USA made guitars in January at Winter Namm.  Our production is only as high as the sales that support it.  If we were selling 500 USA guitars a day, we would find a way to produce 500 a day.  Sadly, that is not the case.
Title: Washburn D6S
Post by: Pike on September 30, 2010, 12:36:41 PM
Here's another one Kevin...

http://cgi.ebay.com/WASHBURN-D6S-SOLID-TOP-FULL-SIZE-ACOUSTIC-GUITAR-MINT-/380274405980?pt=Guitar&hash=item588a1ef25c
Title: Washburn D6S
Post by: YerDugliness on September 30, 2010, 12:49:19 PM
quote:
Originally posted by WB-Nick

PS - i would love to make more guitars in America and we are releasing several new USA made guitars in January at Winter Namm.  


quote:
Originally posted by WB-Nick

As for not seeing an American made Washburn guitar yet, check out Funky Munky or Boogie Street.  They have a bunch.



Nick, are any of these acoustic guitars?

Sure, I have a couple of electric guitars, but I haven't spanked them for a couple of years and I don't see them getting out of their cases for a long time, so you can imagine why I might not be interested in a USA made electric.......but, now, a USA made acoustic might very well interest me--if it weren't a dreadnought body style (and a USA made, all solid-wood classical would MOST ASSUREDLY interest me!!!).

So, Nick, is there any hope for anything Washburn other than an electric guitar to be made in the USA?

Cheers from.....



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: Washburn D6S
Post by: WB-Nick on September 30, 2010, 04:38:38 PM
Hey Dugly,
No acoustics currently but it's on my list of things to accomplish before i die.
Title: Washburn D6S
Post by: Rocket on September 30, 2010, 04:45:49 PM
quote:
Originally posted by WB-Nick

No acoustics currently but it's on my list of things to accomplish before i die.

Screw that... how 'bout before WE, (the buying customers,) die!