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Offline rednoize

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« on: January 10, 2007, 08:46:47 PM »
Not to clog up the board with another e-bay find, but there's an interesting piece here that boasts a serial number of, and I'll quote the ad here: the number 211 over the number 120220.

Is it worth throwing some money at?

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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2007, 08:56:51 PM »
With that much damage, I wouldn't bother.  Unless it sells for 100 and you can afford to repair it.  Still it won't have it's original value.  Want to see a nice old parlor...check out Lunaray's thread.

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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2007, 08:59:17 PM »
Yeah, I just read that.  I wasn't real sure about the guitar as it's not my forte, but occasionally you get lucky and find something there worth wasting a little money on.  Going by the serial number, what does that put the date of that thing at?

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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2007, 09:04:06 PM »
Oh....and the other question was, while Lunaray's is a Lyon, this appears to be a Washburn branded model.  Does it matter?

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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2007, 09:17:52 PM »
Lunaray's is a Lyon and Healy Washburn.  When L&H were putting out guitars, Washburn was like a model, the best of their line.

This is hard to determine, without being able to better see the maker's mark.  Because it says 1887 Style and it has Washburn in the mark, which makes me think it's a reissue which they did do in the early part of the century.  However, the numbers are stamped on the top of the head and the number is 211, both of which correspond with the early L&H models.  I'm pretty sure this is an L&H Washburn, but an early 20th century reissue.

If it's not an L&H then it's worth less because the early Washburn brand wasn't well cared for.  The only thing consistant about old Washies is the inconsistancy of the serial number markings.  All the old records are burned up, so it's almost impossible to pin this down.

If it was in good condition, I'd go for it because it's at least a pre-1929 guitar.  But in this shape, she's too far gone for me to chase.

Washburn WI64 Idol
Ibanez AJ200-EVE
Kaman Acoustic Bass
Palatino Upright
'71 Fretless P-Bass
'71 Fretted P-Bass
'06 Highway 1 P-Bass

Washburn RO1 Rover
Ibanez AJ200-EVE
Ibanez AF86
Kaman Acoustic Bass
Palatino Upright Bass
'71 Fretless P-Bass
'71 Fretted P-Bass
'06 Highway 1 P-Bass