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Show Us Your Washburn / Re: I did it again...a new Washburn WC150SW
« on: February 21, 2012, 11:50:40 AM »
Well, I contacted  the seller, and he says that all of the new classical guitar headstocks are that way -- no Washburn logo.  He assures me it is an authentic Washburn product and carries the full warranty, so that's good news.  Strange how they advertise showing the logos.  Just marketing?

Show Us Your Washburn / Re: I did it again...a new Washburn WC150SW
« on: February 21, 2012, 12:29:07 AM »
Here is a short video of the WC150SW...I'm just kind of "doodling" around...

Show Us Your Washburn / Re: I did it again...a new Washburn WC150SW
« on: February 20, 2012, 10:10:59 PM »
I sent a message to Nick, but don't know when I'll hear from him.  He stays pretty busy, which is understandable.  I did check the website, and noticed a strange thing.  If you select the WC160SW (the WC150SW isn't shown anymore), you see the emblem; if you select the WC160SWCE, the emblem disappears!!  It is also absent from the C104SCE.  Hmmm ???  Maybe they have two necks to for the cutaways and one for the non-cutaways and they got mixed up?

Strange. :-\

Show Us Your Washburn / Re: I did it again...a new Washburn WC150SW
« on: February 20, 2012, 06:17:31 PM »
In my joy to receive the guitar and play it, I have overlooked one thing that seems amiss...did any of you notice it?  I wonder what Nick has to say about it? :-\

Show Us Your Washburn / Re: I did it again...a new Washburn WC150SW
« on: February 20, 2012, 11:01:49 AM »
Another pic of the tuners.  I believe these are a higher quality tuner...

Dugly, I do love the rosette.  It does have the turquoise inlays along with a "pearl" effect of the center colors of the inner rosette ring.  It changes with the light.  Very nice!

Yes, I will record it and post later...

Show Us Your Washburn / Re: I did it again...a new Washburn WC150SW
« on: February 20, 2012, 10:51:42 AM »
Gentlemen, it's here.

What a beauty!  Nice resonance. Low end is robust, mids are characteristic for the spruce and mahogany, and highs are crisp and sweet!  There are more "layers" to the sound than my C104SCE for sure.  I confess I do like it very much!  Fit and finish is very nice.  String height is a bit high for my taste, but easily remedied.  She is easy to play and feels very comfortable to my hands.  She is also a good bit lighter than the C104SCE.  The 104 is built like a tank -- and the sound suffers from it, I think.  I've mentioned before how thick the top is.  But this WC150SW resonates as you play; you can feel the sound all around.  I am very much impressed!  Here are some pics...

I believe she's definitely a keeper!! :) :) 8)

Show Us Your Washburn / Re: I did it again...a new Washburn WC150SW
« on: February 17, 2012, 05:15:36 PM »
Arrgh!  I'm still waiting for the guitar.  It's on its way, but got a slow start in the initial ship.  Took 4 business days...yuck.  That's one strike... ::) :(

Show Us Your Washburn / I did it again...a new Washburn WC150SW
« on: February 11, 2012, 10:37:12 PM »
It seems I've done it again...I've purchased a WC150SW classical guitar!   It has a solid sitka spruce top with solid mahogany back and sides.  It won't be here until next week.  Looking forward to that!  Here is a pic...

Classical Series / New life for my C104SCE
« on: February 05, 2012, 12:02:31 AM »
My C104SCE was getting on my nerves lately.  It just didn't seem to sound the same as when I first got it.  I always "tweak" my instruments to get the most out of them, and I confess I was just about at the end with this one.  I like the concept of "polished" strings, like the EJ51 D'Addarios, mostly for reasons of less string "squeak" when playing.  I tried some other polished strings as well.  When compared to a guitar I recently bought to repair (a Cordoba C5-CE), I was heartbroken.  The Washy just couldn't compare.  I also noticed that the C104's soundboard is very thick.  So, as a last measure, I bought a set of Savarez 520J Super High Tension classical strings.

Eureka!  I mean EUREKA! My guitar has come alive with tone, vibrancy, sustain, projection, and clarity that I haven't ever heard in her before!  Just as an experiment, I put the EJ51s on the Cordoba.  The sound took a nose-dive!

Given this happy conclusion, what are strings that those of you who own Classical Washburns find to your liking?  No string-dissing here; different guitars seem to "like" different strings.  Any input welcome!


If you've got that to spend, I'd definitely save a bit more and spring for an all solid wood guitar.  Sure, you could just get a WD10SCE or go rosewood back and sides with the WD25SCE, but they're still laminated.  Not that there's anything wrong with that.  I own a D10SCE and an all laminate '73 W240 and love them both.  Play the ones you are interested in and see which one you like.  I sure know what I'd do, but I'm not you.

I'm currently trying other classical guitars out so I know where you're coming from...ya just gotta try 'em out to see what "resonates" with you.  Keep your options open and try out guitars.  Play, play, play!

Very nice!  Me likey.  :)

Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Re: Singers
« on: January 27, 2012, 12:24:01 AM »
Water for me.  I guess I really get into it because I don't realize I need it until it's all over. ;)  Then I'm parched!

I guess I'm "Jailhouse Eyes Hopkins"  :-[  My wife is "Sleepy Bones Hopkins" :D  She surprised me the other day by announcing she was learning to play the guitar.  She's been taking lessons and kept it a secret from me.  How cool is that? 8)

Timbercraft Series / Re: Timbercraft vs. D10
« on: January 19, 2012, 10:43:23 PM »
Thanks for answering my post!  It's been a long 2 years waiting to receive a reply!  I knew the Timbercrafts were due to sound better, I was just looking for a measure of how much and in what way.

I'd really love to hear the Timbercrafts side by side with, say, a Taylor, and a Martin.

Thanks again for your reply!


Speaking of cheaper Martins, I hear (from my friend) that the DXK2AE all HPL guitar is a force to be reckoned with!  He seriously considered buying it for the tone and projection alone.  Very nice (if you can reconcile playing a formica guitar, lol!).

I also remember playing a Martin HD-28V in Houston on vacation one year.  That was one sweet sounding guitar! 

While there, I played a La Patrie Collection.   Although considered my many NOT to be a true "classical," I found it very playable.  The tone didn't "jump out" at me, however.  Not to hijack the thread, but Dugly, how do you rate the La Patrie's?  I'm in the market for a solid classical.  I like my C104SCE, but I'm looking for a richer "sound."  Not sure if I can get it without all solid woods.  Suggestions?  TIA.


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