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Washburn Acoustic Guitars Forums => Festival Series => Topic started by: chudsosoft on February 17, 2012, 09:10:14 PM

Title: Help me date my Woodstock
Post by: chudsosoft on February 17, 2012, 09:10:14 PM
I just got home with a great old guitar.  $325 + tax at the pawn shop.  I'll have photos later.  Anyway, some of you seem to know a lot about these, and here are some of the details you seem to ask for:

Tobacco sunburst, mahogany top.  The EQ is two knobs on a rosewood base.  Stamped "WOODSTOCK" on the inside next to an oval George Washburn logo.  Same logo appears on the back of the tuners.  Serial number is 81475.

Any info would be appreciated!  Thanks!
Title: Re: Help me date my Woodstock
Post by: evenkeel on February 17, 2012, 09:42:52 PM
Most likely built in 1982.  Yours is probably the EA40 Woodstock, not the EA 20 that was briefly called the Woodstock.

Some more info.

EA40 WOODSTOCK
- single sharp cutaway dreadnought style, mahogany top, oval soundhole, bound body, abalone purfling/rosette, mahogany back/sides/neck, 21-fret bound rosewood fingerboard, rosewood bridge with pearl dot black pins, three-per-side chrome diecast tuners, Washburn 3200/Equis II preamp system, available in Black, Natural, Tobacco Sunburst, White, or Wine Red finish, mfg. 1979-1991.
Grading 100% Excellent Average
N/A $500 - 575 $325 - 375
Last MSR was $1,000.
In the mid-1980s, a spruce top replaced the mahogany top. Circa 1987, EQ300 electronics were introduced (sliders instead of knobs). By 1990, Equis II electronics were being used. This model had birdseye maple back/sides with Natural finish as an option