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Washburn General Forum => General Discussion => Topic started by: YerDugliness on October 17, 2017, 02:12:31 PM

Title: Some Washburn history presented by Washburn, itself!
Post by: YerDugliness on October 17, 2017, 02:12:31 PM
We all hear about the long history Washburn has, but because of a factory fire long ago a lot of records were destroyed. This video contains dates and may go a short way toward getting historical references direct from Washburn.

http://www.washburn.com/media/video/99-The-History-of-Washburn-Guitars.html

Cheers!

Dugly 8)

Title: Re: Some Washburn history presented by Washburn, itself!
Post by: Tony Raven on October 21, 2017, 03:16:48 PM
Well... nah. ;) The video still maintains all sorts of myth. For instance, the usual "140-year tradition" nonsense, even though there were ZERO "Washburn" instruments made between ~1942 & 1974 or thereabouts. It even skims right past the founding partnership: Lyon was the business side, Healy the instrument side; it was only after the former retired that the latter expanded L&H significantly.

And there were TWO fires, one being that which gutted downtown Chicago.

The modern Washburn Guitars can barely keep up with ITS OWN build records from RECENT years. :o SInce Schlacher left, some have noted a distinct decline in Customer Service depth; they might be happy to read off the "140 years" propaganda, but I doubt anyone's been schooled in the actual history... or could even be bothered to check Wikipedia.