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Offline Pike

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« on: January 03, 2007, 09:28:40 PM »
She finally arrived, strung her up with Martin SP phosphor bronze lights and...Wow! The other guys who posted about these are right. The fellow who sold it to me flat out told me I'd love this guitar. Great volume and resonance, very hearty, full and robust voice with major sustain. And it's near mint. I'll keep this one. There's other pics of these posted here by others, so I'm not posting pics of this one right now. Someday in a group shot.
 

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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2007, 10:05:58 PM »
Well Al!

It is about time your luck changed! I was beginning to wonder if keeper was a word you had deleted from your Vocabulary!

Congrats!

OK Al, no holding out...where's the pics???? Don't be giving us that...I don't wanna post em stuff!

BTW: how did you find out Yamaki made them! Was it a killer Deal?
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2007, 10:17:05 PM »
Yup, ya win some, ya lose some. I usually don't run into two bummers in a row like that. But, I got all my money back including shipping, and I did get to play one of those Aria's. While researching my W600, I found out that the Yamaki YM1000 is the same guitar. I also saw the Timber Ridges and the Prairie Songs, before they went over to Korea. Yes, it was a good deal. OK, I'll take some pics.
 

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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2007, 11:11:10 PM »
Pike, Congrats on your newest find.  I like the group shot idea.  I bet you have a couchfull!

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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2007, 01:15:36 AM »
Thanks Toaster. Yup, I've got a few Washburns.
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2007, 07:37:10 AM »
Where are you finding these sweet guitars for sale?
 BTW that sounds like a Heck of a nice guitar.
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2007, 09:13:37 AM »
Congratulations Pike. You are finding some great guitars. Out of curiosity, what size is the sound hole? My D46 has a 4 inch sound hole, and the D70 has one 3/16 smaller. The smaller soundhole seems more focused. I am just curious as to whether the older models have smaller dimensions, or if it is related to models. Thanks, and sorry about robbing the topic, but it's related. Waiting for pictures.
 

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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2007, 02:10:19 PM »
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Where are you finding these sweet guitars for sale?

All over the place, e-bay, craigslist, internet searches, classifieds, area shops know to call me when something comes in that they think I might like.

 
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Out of curiosity, what size is the sound hole?
Right, 100 mm.

 
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On any guitar, the difference between old and new strings is the difference between night and day. But somehow, it's even more radical on the D-61
She had new EJ16's on her, I strung her up with SP's.

 

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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2007, 05:33:01 PM »
Shiner, I get so strapped for time sometimes and you know the drill, taking pics, photobucket imports then posting. I'll get to it though.
 

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« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2007, 05:57:57 PM »
I once made a spreadsheet with all the dimensions and details of the two consecutive series. I'd have to find it now but any interest in it from anyone?>>>>>>>>>  That sounds interesting, if it isn't a lot of trouble. You seem to know more than a lot of us about Washburn serial numbers. Maybe you could post a thread explaining that. My D70 has a five digit serial, 92893. I've assumed that to be 1989. Is that correct? Thanks.
 

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« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2007, 06:50:27 PM »
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I once made a spreadsheet with all the dimensions and details of the two consecutive series.
Sure, I'd like to see it also.
 

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« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2007, 10:37:43 PM »
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I'll try to locate that document and post it.
Very cool, thanks!
 

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« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2007, 10:51:50 AM »
Yup, it's an '89. I think we discussed that when you bought it>>>>>
Probably did. I forget easily. Thanks. They had a D68(if I remember correctly) that I could have gotten for less money, but the spruce top was two different colors, light and dark, where it was joined.
 

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« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2007, 03:43:19 PM »
Great forum guys.  I've had a Timber Ridge since since late 70s timeframe.  D60 SW, Serial number is 803186.  Can someone tell me what year that was manufacture?  Also any idea what the market value for that model in good condition? (just a small scratch on the pick guard)
 

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« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2007, 01:24:46 PM »
This may not be the correct forum to post this...but...Thank you...I have finally found a place that knows what a Washburn D-60SW is. It's approaching it's 30th Birthday this year (2008). I've tried to keep track of it's value over the years but haven't had much luck.  No one seems to recognize the model. Yes I know pictures would be nice...but I'm computer stupid and would either blow up the guitar or someones computer screen.    
 
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