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Hollowbody & Jazz Series / Re: Looking for J3 Manual
« on: February 08, 2012, 08:39:02 AM »
My J-7 didn't come with a manual.  I would contact Washburn directly.... here is the URL for their contact page.  I contacted them recently about an issue I was having with my J-7, and they were very helpful.

http://www.washburn.com/contact/

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Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: What year is this style 217?
« on: January 26, 2012, 11:01:28 PM »
Selkirk, I'd love to see pictures of yours.  I got my information about the years of manufacture of the 217 from John Teagle's book on Washburns.  According to his book, your 435 was about the same vintage.

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Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: Washburn inner label
« on: January 22, 2012, 03:35:06 PM »
How about these??  This is my model 217, which Washburn made between 1905-1910.  A wonderful little parlor guitar.... rosewood back and sides, spruce top, ebony board, ivory tuners, pins, and saddle.







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Hollowbody & Jazz Series / Re: Japanese HB-35 score!!
« on: January 22, 2012, 02:50:58 PM »
Great score!  Congratulations!  Now let's see some pictures!

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Hollowbody & Jazz Series / Re: ?? Info about the pickups in my J-7 ??
« on: January 22, 2012, 02:49:09 PM »
Hmmmm...  so far 21 people have read my question and nobody knows anything about the pickups Washburn uses?

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Vintage and Rare Washburns / Re: What year is this style 217?
« on: January 14, 2012, 04:28:47 PM »
Does it look kind of like this?



This is my model 217.  According to Teagle's Washburn book they were made between 1905-1910.  Spruce top, Brazilian back/sides, ebony board and bridge, ivory saddle, pins and tuner buttons.  The market for these is pretty soft right now... in very good condition, maybe $500-800.  Great little guitar!


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Hollowbody & Jazz Series / ?? Info about the pickups in my J-7 ??
« on: January 13, 2012, 01:14:33 PM »
I recently got a J-7, and love it.  But being sort of a gear nerd, I'm curious about the pickups in it, and haven't been able to find any information about them other than the obvious, that they are humbuckers with gold covers.  They measure in the 8 ohm range.

Who makes them for Washburn?  What kind of magnets do they use?  Does Washburn use them in any other models?

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Show Us Your Washburn / Re: Here are my Washburns
« on: January 13, 2012, 08:29:48 AM »
Nice looking collection!  I've been gassing for an Idol lately... you have some nice ones!

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Show Us Your Washburn / Re: My Washburns.... the old and the new
« on: January 13, 2012, 08:27:37 AM »
Nice Washies stormin, welcome to the forum! What other cool guitars are among the 30?


Thanks!  I have a few that I built, some from scratch, some from parts; 7 strats, a couple of teles, couple of Hamers, couple of Gibsons...  Since you asked, here are a few pics....

Clockwise: '62 strat reproduction I built, ES335, (I no longer have the white PRS), Hamer, Fender Showmaster, Tele I built, LP Standard Plus, Raven West.


A couple of my builds...


My Gibbies (I no longer have the Byrdland)


This one was my Dad's when he was a kid, putting it at about 80 years old.  I completely rebuilt it a few years ago.


Just finished this one a couple months ago... fun guitar, but HEAVY!


Another one I built:



....and no, that isn't a black powder horn on the mantel, but I DO shoot black powder and have a horn.

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Show Us Your Washburn / My Washburns.... the old and the new
« on: January 11, 2012, 10:09:21 AM »
Hi!  I'm new to the forum, but have owned Washburns for awhile.  Below is my model 217 parlor and my J-7. 

The 217 was made between 1905-1910.  It is spruce top, Brazilian back and sides, ebony fretboard and bridge, and ivory saddle, pins and tuners.  A lovely old lass she is!

I just picked up the J-7 a couple of weeks ago and am really enjoying it.  It is a very versitile guitar, yet has a character all its own.









I have a lot of guitars... about 30 in all, but my Washburns hold a special place among them.


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