I never hear anyone mentioning washburn mandolins on this forum is there a known issue with them i have a f5 w3 electric acoustic i am learning on and have had to change the tuning mechanics to improve the sound and replace the somewhat low quality tuning mechs on it but the sound is fantastic. 2016-10-25 dating a vintage washburn acoustic is a parlor sized washburn model a 5991 the serial number, the serial number a3991 would date your guitar to 1907. Get the guaranteed best price on mandolins like the washburn a-style mandolin at musician's friend get a low price and free shipping on thousands of items. Adirondack guitar is one of the largest left-handed guitar stores in the country we buy and sell the best new and used guitars, basses, amplifiers and other instrument and gear located at 3 lafayette st, hudson falls, ny 12839 (518)746-9500. : i have a washburn cremonatone mandolin that has a label inside that said it won the highest award an the world expo in chicago in 1893 could you estimate the value and post some history a gorgeous 32-page color photo section of the most collectibles will make this book a must for players and collectors alike.
Shop for-and learn about-antique and vintage mandolins although many fans of electric-guitar god jimmy page only know the mandolin as the high-pitched. (reference) the vintage guitar collecting market continues to grow this book is the first of its kind to report on washburn guitars, mandolins, banjos and ukuleles made before 1940 it contains detailed information about more than 450 instrument styles, serial numbering schemes and estimated production totals. Washburn prewar instrument styles by pleijsier hubert is a good source book for washburn guitar information post a picture of the paper label, any stamp marks burned onto the back center strip and of the bridge.
George washburn is a trademark and brand of washburn international, inc filed to uspto on wednesday, may 24, 1978, the george washburn covers musical instruments-namely, guitars, banjos, mandolins and dulcimers search for other trademarks at trademarkia. Washburn has been building mandolins since the late 1800s whether you're a bluegrass, celtic or rock player, see how the addition of a mandolin can broaden your sonic pallet and add a new dimension to your music. My friend has inherited a washburn mandolin originally belonging to her husband's grandfather she describes it as: it has the old pear-shaped body they no longer make and its serial number is 159996 the 'tortiseshell' plastic scalloped soundboard has cracked into pieces, but the rest of the. I would like some help on dating a vintage washburn i believe the model number is #113 but it could be possibly #118can't tell if it's a 3 or 8 for sure on the end the serial number is #135409 and is stamped inside as a cremonatone. An american institution, washburn has built guitars, mandolins, banjos, ukuleles, and more throughout the years many of the biggest names in folk, rock, and blues have played washburn and some of the most significant trendsetting music has been played on a washburn.
A 1978 washburn model m4s f style mandolin with original hardshell case and strapits an old timerno body or neck cracksjust a couple dings and scratches and alot of honest player wear this is the first year of these made in japan mandolins the m4s stands for solid wood no laminates here. Yeah i know, buy it a drink, lol greetings, i own a nice f type washburn mandolin it must have been made in the eighties i figure i bought it new but i can't remember exactly how long ago. The washburn m108sw mandolin sports a solid mahogany back and sides to deliver outstanding acoustic tones since 1883, washburn has been producing fretted instruments with humble beginnings in chicago dating back to the 1880s, washburn is an american institution in musical instrument manufacturing. Washburn m1k is a popular option in the middle of the mandolins price range it's in the top 3 bestselling mandolins and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as dean guitars tennessee or washburn m1sdlb washburn m1k was released in 2009 there are dozens of newer mandolins on the market.
Washburn guitars has a storied history that started in chicago in 1883 each type of washburn guitar has a model number, which is used to identify the guitar on websites and in catalogs. Lyon & healy, washburn’s parent company in the 19th century, was the first american manufacturer of mandolins and washburn began making mandolins in 1887 the m118sw echos the trends in mandolin styles of the early 20th century and remains the popular style today. Washburn mandolin serial numbers washburn guitars washburn serial number dating washburn guitar serial number checker g&l serial number decoder guitar serial number dater articles & shopping washburn serial number search up here tvcom find out what is happening at tvcom for washburn serial number search up.
Washburn ms3w florentine mandolin the m3sw is one of washburn's most popular mandolins this f style all sold wood instrument is perfect for bluegrass and americana styles of music. George washburn started making guitars in 1864 the company has changed hands many times since then washburn guitars had a fire sometime in the 1920's that destroyed everything, including all records and paperwork that they had prior to the day of the fire then the same thing happened again in the 1950's . Washburn mandolins available online now at gear4music wide range to choose from including the m1s series. We cannot guarantee that we are able to date your instrument posted by blob at 12:33 pm on july 4, 2013 [ 1 favorite ] also, post your question on the washburn mandolin forum and see what washburn suggests.