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Offline DiggRguy

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« on: February 18, 2009, 10:22:26 AM »



I've had this guitar for at least 15 years. Bought it second hand and know nothing of its value. Not that I would sell it, but it would be nice to know. I love the guitar and never had any trouble with it. I have never seen an acoustic done in the birds eye maple, before or since this one. I have searched high and low for info or another one like it and have come up empty.  Thanks for any info.
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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2009, 11:42:22 AM »
Welcome to the forum DiggR, here's the book info on your Washburn.

D17 S CE
- single rounded cutaway dreadnought style, solid spruce top, round soundhole, black pickguard,
three-stripe bound body/rosette, mahogany back/sides/neck, 20-fret bound rosewood fingerboard with
pearl diamond inlay, stylized W inlay at 12th fret, rosewood bridge with black white dot pins, pearl
diamond inlay on bridge wings, bound peghead, three-per-side gold tuners with pearl buttons, acoustic
bridge pickup, volume/tone control, 3-band EQ, 1/4/XLR output jack, available in Black or Natural finish,
mfg. 1993-94.
Grading
 100% ---Excellent ------Average
-N/A ---$350 - 425 ----$200 - 250
Last MSR was $800.
D17 CE Flamed Maple
- similar to D17 S CE, except has an all flamed maple body, available in Brown or Wine Red finish,
mfg. 1992-97.
 

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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2009, 12:05:04 PM »
Thanks for the info, pike. I saw that info on another post for D17, I was really wondering about the birds eye maple finish. Is it rare?
 

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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2009, 03:06:29 PM »
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I was really wondering about the birds eye maple finish. Is it rare?
No, not really.
 

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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2009, 12:06:15 PM »
Pike, did you see this thread?

http://forums.washburn.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14921


Looks like he's got a birdseye maple TOP, which contradicts the book info. Perhaps that's where the rarity enters in? What d'ya think?

Purdy geetar, either way.

Hey diggr, why don't you post those pics in this thread for the acoustic crew to see? I swear some of these guys don't even know there are other forums on here!! [;)][;)][^]
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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2009, 12:56:09 PM »
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Looks like he's got a birdseye maple TOP, which contradicts the book info.
Read the entire description Kimo, there's an all maple version.
 

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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2009, 01:16:24 PM »
(thanks Diggr)

Dohh! Sorry Pike, I see that. Was looking for the birdseye callout. Too many years reading cliff notes I guess.

Don't know that I've ever seen a birdseye soundboard. This is why I love this place.
http://www.oldtownschool.org/
'95 Washburn D-55SW Cherokee (Bourgeois)
'04 Larrivée LV-03 w/ Fishman blend
'02 Heritage 535
'12 Heritage 150
'10 Larrivée RS-2
'11 Benford Tele
'12 Kirn Barn Buster
Marshall AS50D
Little Lanilei 3350LT
Champlifier
Boogie DC-2

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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2009, 01:18:33 PM »
The book isn't always right Kimo, calling birds eye flamed is a  mistake easily made.
 

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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2009, 01:21:15 PM »
what book are you refering too? and where can I find it?
 

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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2009, 02:09:18 PM »