Hi everyone, this is my first post here. I was wondering if you could help me find out more information about a guitar I picked up in December 2011. I am a big Beatles fan, and George Harrison has always been my favorite. Years ago, I remember seeing a video of George Harrison playing "Here Comes The Sun" at the 1987 Prince's Trust concert. He and Jeff Lynne were using matching, electric-acoustic Washburn guitars. I had never seen one before, but I liked the way it sounded (and looked) in the video. Here's a screen capture of that video.
Over the years, I casually looked for one of these guitars, but I could never find one. Various Washburns would show up on eBay, but they were never the white version. They were always natural, blue, or black. Finally, in December 2011, while browsing my local craigslist, I saw someone advertising a Washburn "Woodstock EA20." I opened the ad and discovered that it was a white guitar. I knew that Washburn changed their EQ knobs/setup sometime in the late 80s or early 90s (because I had seen the EQ sliders on mid 90s models), so I was pleased to see that this guitar had the 2 EQ knobs on the upper bout, just like George's.
I went to buy the guitar that morning. Ironically, that was December 10, 2011, a Saturday. Later that day, I drove up to LA and went to the George Harrison Exhibit at the Grammy Museum. Kind of a happy coincidence
Anyways, here are pictures of the guitar:
Here is a photo of 2 guitar picks on top of the guitar so you can see how the finish has faded from white to a creamy-ish white.
Why is the D saddle backwards compared to the others?
The guitar plays pretty well. The only problem is that when plugged in, the D string is not as loud as the rest, and I'm not sure why. I do notice that the D string's saddle is facing the opposite way than the remaining 5 strings, but I don't know if that matters.
I'm curious to know what year this guitar was produced, and what they are worth now.