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Vintage and Rare Washburns / 1980 Washburn Dreadnaught, model unknown
« on: July 15, 2010, 01:19:20 PM »
It's definitely a Prairie Song Custom and looks identical to the one presently displayed at http://www.grouseguitars.com.au/sold/washburn.htm.  There is also a piece of wood in the interior, across a brace from the Prairie Song Custom stamp, that is stamped George Washburn.  The tuning pegs also say George Washburn.

Is there a heirarchy:  E.g., Is a Timber Lake a higher-end guitar than Prairie Song?

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Vintage and Rare Washburns / 1980 Washburn Dreadnaught, model unknown
« on: July 14, 2010, 11:20:46 PM »
Mine looks just like the picure Tio Kimo sent me.  However, inside, Prairie Song Custom is carved into a piece of wood on the bottom.  Are there any Prairie Song Customs that look like the Timber Ridge photo?  I've had this guitar for many years and play it a lot, but I've never researched the Washburn brand and don't know who Yamaki is.  

About the truss rod:  My experience with Fender Strats and the like is that when you tighten the rod, the neck bends backward.  Tighten it too much, and there's no relief at all; the strings are flat against the neck.  That's why I didn't think I could tighten it.  Does the Washburn rod work the other way, so that if I tighten it, the fingerboard becomes more concave?

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Vintage and Rare Washburns / 1980 Washburn Dreadnaught, model unknown
« on: July 14, 2010, 12:39:08 PM »
Hi:

I have a Washburn acoustic dreadnaught-sized guitar that I bought new in 1980.  It's most distinctive feature is that the fret markers are tan triangle/arrows.  

My question is about the truss rod:  Is it a one-way or two-way rod?  I'd like to be able to get a little bit more relief in the neck but the rod is loosened all the way.

I would also like to know what the model of this guitar is.

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