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Washburn Dealers Section / F52 SWCE for sale
« on: May 22, 2010, 03:21:46 PM »

Good condition F52 SWCE up for grabs.
Had to thin the herd down below a dozen.[:p]
Trying my hand at building and need luthier's tools... lots of tools so ... same habit . a little different angle... hate to see the dust settling on this one.

Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / mini jumbo petit
« on: February 08, 2010, 06:34:22 PM »
He may be referring to something similar to this article from the music station

Sounds like lots of new choices  More marketing

UK Washburn Lovers Unite / Fret Crowning File
« on: February 08, 2010, 06:24:07 PM »

Have you tried Luthier Merchantile Inc. (LMI) or (StewMac) Stewart MacDonald. Both carry fret crowning files. I'm not sure re: cost of international shipping.


Show Us Your Washburn / Washburn overload
« on: February 08, 2010, 02:29:51 PM »
<a href=¤t=guitarcollection-Gibson004.jpg target=_blank><img src= border=0 alt=Photobucket></a>

One last attempt at full collection pic... maybe it wasn't meant to be.

Show Us Your Washburn / Washburn overload
« on: February 08, 2010, 02:26:25 PM »

Looks to me to be UV cured Poly. So many water base materials out there now as well. I have a Taylor 414ce that has a finish that looks and feels extremely similar and I believe that is UV cured poly. I understand that Poly had always been frowned upon due to the thickness factor but latest is that it is now desirable Because of the computer aided / micro spray-ionization / UV-dry process. They now have the ability to apply as thin as Nitro.

A pretty and deep look!


Show Us Your Washburn / Full collection pic
« on: February 08, 2010, 02:14:04 PM »
Try once more w a shot of the full collection.
Hate being technologically abused...

Show Us Your Washburn / Washburn overload
« on: February 08, 2010, 02:10:50 PM »
Looks like I missed a pic. H-m-m... Try this:[IMG]

Show Us Your Washburn / Washburn overload
« on: February 08, 2010, 02:08:38 PM »
Ok Folks,
Here's several pics of my collection.[:p]
Washburns are on the couch and are from left to right:
G300S, F42S, WB400SWR, F52SWCE and WD44S Koa.
Should be a top shot and a back shot.
Also included is a shot of the remainder of the collection. Lots form Vietnam ... went through an inlay phase about five years ago. The voicing quality of the instruments was so impressive I haven't been able to part with any yet.
Finally, There is a shot of the WB400SWR and F52SWCE that are up for sale . $300.+ Shipping each will take these. 1-1/2 yr .Light Couch/ finger-style on both is the only play they have seen.
Hope you enjoy as I have


Timbercraft Series / F52SWCE loose jack input/tight too
« on: February 08, 2010, 11:47:11 AM »

Guess what, I think I did it! Maybe....Please let me know if you can access this. If so I will go to forum section re: pics of your collection and post some images there as well.

Thanks for your help w this!

Timbercraft Series / F52SWCE loose jack input/tight too
« on: February 08, 2010, 10:54:36 AM »
Thanks for the direction re: photobucket. Uploaded the pics. I'm feeling pretty technologically inadequate here. Directly under each image is a choice of four code options to include: Email & IM code, Direct Link code, HTML and IMG codes together with a bunch of choices of where you want to share the Facebook, My Space, iGoogle and more.... But I don't really see how you get to the place that give you the good old option of copy and paste.
Can you lend a hand to me w this challenge... I am sure it's right in front of<div style=width:480px;text-align:right;><embed width=480 height=360 src= type=application/x-shockwave-flash wmode=transparent /><a href= target=_blank><img src= style=border:none; /></a><a href= target=_blank><img src= style=border:none; /></a></div>.
This is what I got ... looks scary.I know I wouldn't click on that

Timbercraft Series / F52SWCE loose jack input/tight too
« on: February 07, 2010, 10:36:45 AM »
Originally posted by nogin007

If the 1/4 plug is hard to go in, the jack is bad. It should go in with just a little resistance when fully seated. If it's new, return it for a replacement. If not new, replace the jack with a new one. They aren't hard to replace. Get one with an outside nut. Washburn probably put in a bad jack. I have a USA Custom Shop electric that was wired up with old pots, which I've since replaced.

So, I ordered a new jack from Stew Mac. They advertised it as a Fishman product. It came Friday. The jack had an internal Switchcraft logo... so I assume that Switchcraft makes the hardware for Fishman... who knew.. Probably a China product[;)]
You were right. It was a breeze to put in. Just need to get the right angle with my fore arm to get through the sound hole to work on the inside nut .... j-u-s-t was able to reach it with my fingertips.
Of course the fingertips are still numb from my continuing attempt to learn a u-tube lesson by Tommy Emmanuel/ Angelina. Scott Tsai gives some great Tommy E. lessons if anyone is so inclined.
Attempted to insert a couple images of my adventure.... let me know how this can be done as the Insert image button did not do the trick.

Timbercraft Series / F52SWCE loose jack input/tight too
« on: February 04, 2010, 11:27:18 AM »
You guys are the best!
Sounds like some good advise! I can get a replacement end pin jack w external tightening nut unit from Stew Mac for about $15. Think I'll go that way then it's good as new.
Let me know if you know anyone who is looking for a good condition F52SWCE. Also, will have a WB400SWK rosewood / acoustic that will be ready to sell for +- $300. + whatever it costs to ship ($50. maybe). Both about 1 1-2 yr old, V.Good condition, No fret wear. The F-52SWCE was a B-stocker, Nick in finish on topboard, Slight clouding of finish in the cutaway curve, New Jack ;) The Rosewood Mini-Jumbo is close to spotless. Nice upgrades on the mini... bone nut and saddle and Pheasant Eye bone Bridge pins: Abalone dot with Copper ring.

Timbercraft Series / F52SWCE loose jack input/tight too
« on: February 03, 2010, 01:57:59 PM »
Hi Folks,

Have a F52SWCE.
I have two issues:
First, The input jack (guitar end) keeps loosining up.
You need to access an internal nut through the sound hole.
Is a real bear to re-tighten short of going to LMI or Stewmac and paying $40. for a special tool... maybe that's the only answer.
Unfortunate design. Have seen others with an external nut for tightening.

Second, and maybe the reason for the constant loosining of the jack is that the input port is ridiculously tight for any standard cord jack.
With a little twisting can get the guitar hooked up... sounds sweet but when finished the jack doesn't want to come out... as in, just short of a crow bar, doesn't want to come out.
Have tried using a light app of dielectric lube... worked better but it's not right.

I want to address this issue so I can put it up for sale as I attempting to buy a good friend's Collings OM2H... Going over to the dark side, I guess...[;)]

Has anyone experienced this problem with any of the B-Band units?

Thanks for the forward re: Stew macs tool..
I was looking at the Fishman endpin jacks and see that they offer one with an external tightening nut... Was hopping the B band pkg would be similar..
Tried to get inside the body and forearm's a bit tight. Guess I'll have to go with the specialty tool as per your suggestion. Tempted to put a dot of locktite on it once I get on it.
Thanks much for the quick reply!!

Any ideas re: excessively tight plug fit?

I have an F52SWCE with a loose endpin jack.
Hoping that I can tighten it from outside the body but I do not see a nut. Wondered if the endpin jack strap button is clipped or screwed over the tightening nut...the button doesn't give to light persuasion and didn't want to crank on it if it was not the going to get me to a fastener that I could tighten.
Also, the cord plug is a ridiculuously tight fit into and out of the jack. I have tried some electrical connection grease/lube... and this helps a little but It's way tighter than it should be...

Any suggestions would be appreciated

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