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Hollowbody & Jazz Series / Hollow Body J6S
« on: September 08, 2013, 06:00:19 PM »
Hi all!

Good to be back, it has been a while. I found an old Washburn J6S (I thought the S was a 5 at first, but after some research, I think it is the J6S) hollow body at a garage sale today. The guy had some speakers out on the sidewalk and I thought he might have some guitar equipment, so and after some hemming and hawing, said he had an old Washburn hollow body. Of course I wanted to see it as I have found some of the old Washburns to be some pretty cool finds.

He brought it out and I could tell right away that it was old and had some history. It was pretty dusty and had not been played in a while. Looked to be in good shape though, and the serial number on the back headstock is 9317418. The guy brought out a small create amp and I was able to play it, though the pots seems pretty scratchy and I am not sure the pickups were phased right (seemed the opposite of my Gibson when changing the pickups from neck to bridge). The bridge pickup seemed pretty weak. But I could tell that it had a great sound overall, easy to play, and had potential with a setup, new strings, cleaning up the pots, and maybe a new vintage pickup on the bridge.

The owner said he bought it at a bar (where the original owner was playing it and was very drunk, and sold it to pay off some debt) back in the 80's. Wish I had taken a picture of it, but I could see (under the dust) that it was beautiful and in good shape, natural maple look all around, very light. I wondered if it was a solid maple top (I think, after some research, have found out that the "s" after the J6 means it is solid, please help me verify this). He said he would sell it for not less than 600.00.

After some research, I found one on E-Bay in great shape for 500.00. I also read that it was probably made in Korea (or Japan) in the late 80's or early 90's, and may not have been a solid maple top. Conflicting info though on how good this guitar really is. Since it needs (I think) about 150.00-200.00 of work, I have been thinking to offer 400.00 to the guy.

Any thoughts on this? Can anyone identify the date the guitar (and place) was made? The guy said it was made in USA. I have never bought a hollow body before (though I bought a Oscar Schmitt Delta Blues for 160.00 about 6 months ago that I love), but as my first real jazz guitar, I think this one would be really cool, and for 400. (if I can get it) I think that would be a good deal.

Paul

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D10 Series / Is this the right place to talk about the D21S?
« on: March 12, 2013, 05:16:20 PM »
Hi,

Just purchased my second Washburn, a D21S, #950658. It needs a bit of work on the saddle, a set up probably with new strings to play well, but it is in pretty good shape overall and it felt good in my hands. For a modal that had just been sitting in someone's closet for 10 years it still played ok, and I saw it had good potential to get back up to steam. I got it for 75.00. Any thoughts about the guitar?

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D10 Series / Would this include the DK 20 CET?
« on: February 20, 2013, 01:21:30 AM »
Hi Guys,

Have some more interesting possibilities (no...I do work...but I have been sick these last 4 days so I have had ample time to surf the net :-)

I just looked at a possible package deal on CL that would include a Washburn DK 20 CET. I have looked it up and it seems more like a starter guitar (goes for 200-250) but I have a chance to get it (used, I would need to check it out) for about 100.00 (included in a package deal for an Ibanez AS73 - for 200.00- and an acoustic AG15 Amplifier - for 50.00, all together for 350.00). Sounds like a deal I may not be able to refuse, but I would like your input on the Washburn. Would it be a good companion to the AE 36 12 String I just got and setting up to play electric? Or is the guitar just too cheap (quality wise?) to consider, and should I go eventually with something higher quality like what evenkeel mentioned (his EA 20)? I heard a Youtube of the EA 20 and that sounded really good. Should I look around for a good deal on that?

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Hi all. Just new to this site, and just bought my first Washburn. Below is the seller's description of this guitar. Any thoughts on it? Want to post pics but not sure how to do this. If the pics do not post, can someone help me to do that?

The 12 string acoustic is a Washburn EA46/36 "Marquee" Festival series
single sharp cutaway thin body, bird's-eye maple top/back/sides, three-stripe bound body, 9 diagonal sound channels, mahogany neck, 14/23-fret extended rosewood bound fingerboard with pearl diamond inlay, Birdseye maple on bound peghead, three-per-side pearl button gold diecast tuners, rosewood bridge with pearl dot black pins, acoustic bridge pickup, Equis Gold preamp, with hardshell case. The previous owner removed the preamp, additional inputs & left pickup unconnected. He also had a headstock repair which is stable. The tuners have been replaced by Sperzal locking tuners. M.S.R.P. $1000 new. Playable condition with excellent intonation up and down the neck.


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Hi all,

Just bought this today, and I had fun finding this site and looking up the info on this Washburn. I'll attach some pictures. (How do I do that?) Would like to know more about this specific type, year, etc. Also, below (the seller's info to me) states some of the changes and work that has been done on this guitar (different tuners, removal of the preamp, etc). I just tuned it and it plays easy and well as an acoustic (a little bit tinnier sounding than my Giannini 12 string), but i think I would want to make it electric again. Best (and most reasonable $) way to do that? Will it continue to lose value for each change without original materials?

The 12 string acoustic is a Washburn EA46/36 "Marquee" Festival series
single sharp cutaway thin body, bird's-eye maple top/back/sides, three-stripe bound body, 9 diagonal sound channels, mahogany neck, 14/23-fret extended rosewood bound fingerboard with pearl diamond inlay, Birdseye maple on bound peghead, three-per-side pearl button gold diecast tuners, rosewood bridge with pearl dot black pins, acoustic bridge pickup, Equis Gold preamp, with hardshell case. The previous owner removed the preamp, additional inputs & left pickup unconnected. He also had a headstock repair which is stable. The tuners have been replaced by Sperzal locking tuners. M.S.R.P. $1000 new. Playable condition with excellent intonation up and down the neck.

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