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Offline ogrocker

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« on: January 14, 2010, 02:50:31 PM »
Having trouble finding any kind of info re: the Washburn D-28.  Can someone please tell me what species of wood was used in the construction process?  Is there a price list available somewhere?

If anybody has one, how would you rate it?

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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2010, 03:54:51 PM »
Hi Ogrocker, welcome to the forum. Here's the book info and some reviews. Got any pics?

D28 S
- dreadnought style, solid spruce top, round soundhole, black pickguard, three-stripe bound body and
rosette, three-piece rosewood back/sides, mahogany neck, 14/20-fret bound rosewood fingerboard
with snowflake inlay, rosewood bridge with pearl dot white pins, bound peghead, three-per-side gold
diecast tuners, available in Natural finish, mfg. 1978-early 1980s, late 1980s-1994.
Grading
 100% -----Excellent ----Average
-N/A -----$275 - 325 ---$150 - 200
Last MSR was $600.

http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Guitar/product/Washburn/D-28S/10/1

http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Guitar/product/Washburn/D-28S%2FN/10/1
 

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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2010, 03:42:01 AM »
Just came across this post. I've got a D-28 S/N from about 1988 (going by the serial number). I've had it almost 20 years and I absolutely love it. It has a huge sound but can be quite bass-heavy when recording. The description is exactly as above, solid top and rosewood laminate sides (which I was surprised to discover, I'd always thought it was solid).
 

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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2010, 10:11:32 AM »
Hi Julian, welcome aboard. Got any pics of your D28S you could share with us?
 

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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2010, 09:57:12 PM »
Here's some pics. I bought this second-hand in about 1990 and it's been all over the place with me since then. The previous owner had damaged the lower edge and repaired it really badly with some sort of epoxy compound. I had it fixed up properly about 15 years ago and it seems to be holding up reasonably well. Mine's also had (um... Kahler??) tuners since I've had it, and I've seen a couple of other folks mention that the stock tuners weren't all that great.

The interesting thing about this guitar in particular is the texture of the top - the grain is fairly wide and the surface is really quite bumpy, not smooth at all. I have no idea why that is but it shows up well in the last photo.

Ignore the crummy strings, we're in the middle of a very steamy summer at the moment and I'm leaving this set on until things cool down a bit!




























 

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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2010, 10:29:46 PM »
She's a beauty Julian! Could you post a couple of the better pics in the Vintage section? Thanks bud...

http://forums.washburn.com/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=49
 

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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2010, 10:41:46 PM »
Will do - I'm a bit disturbed now, as that probably makes me vintage too...
 

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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2010, 10:57:49 PM »
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I'm a bit disturbed now, as that probably makes me vintage too...
Heh heh, not to worry pal, there's a few of us vintage Washburn fans here.
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Offline Tio Kimo

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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2010, 05:48:57 AM »
love your photos, especially that last one. put that against an oversized matte and frame it. I'd hang it next to my desk for those moments when I need to escape.

Haven't gotten to where I can have an actual guitar hanging next to my desk...that'll be nice.

welcome aboard Julian and thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2010, 09:55:53 AM »
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Clients would want to talk about the guitar and I'd never get them to leave.

Ha! I know the feeling Shiner...
 

Offline julianz

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« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2010, 04:48:24 PM »
Thanks - that shot did turn out unexpectedly artistic, didn't it! Feel free to grab a copy of the full-size original from here, it's not as tightly cropped:

 http://julian.melville.net.nz/images/washburn-d28/DSC_0586.JPG (3.1MB)

I work from home so technically I've got all my guitars at the office. There's a Gretsch 6120 hanging right next to the Washburn and a couple of others in the cupboard, so it's awfully tempting some days.
 

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Re: Washburn D-28
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2013, 01:50:54 PM »
I just found a D28S/N.  It was unused in the box for 25 years.  Brand new really.  No wear on the frets and not even finger stains on the neck.  I fell in love with this guitar and noticed that no one wanted to set a value on one in perfect condition.  This one really is a rare find.
« Last Edit: March 15, 2013, 10:43:57 AM by jjburen »
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Re: Washburn D-28
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2013, 02:51:22 PM »
Welcome to the forum.  FWIW DropBox forces you to register and create an account to view the pics.  Other photo hosting sites, photobucket.com for example do not require that.
 

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Re: Washburn D-28
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2013, 09:26:21 PM »
I just found a D28S/N.  It was unused in the box for 25 years.  Brand new really.  No wear on the frets and not even finger stains on the neck.  I fell in love with this guitar and noticed that no one wanted to set a value on one in perfect condition.  This one really is a rare find.

Street prices run about 60% of MSRP, which was $600, so a new one would have run around $360.  Take a look at the high end of the "excellent" range....$325.  Somewhere in the middle of the two, but if it really was NIB then at the high end of the "excellent" range and then a bit more...."excellent" can mean different things if a guitar is 30 years old or 30 months..... ;D

Good find!

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Re: Washburn D-28
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2013, 08:27:38 AM »
Thanks for the feedback.  I'll treat her with kid gloves for the next 5 years.  Make sure my kids play their own guitars.
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