Washburn dating serial number
Anyone have any background on this 42-year old lady--country of origin, woods, etc.It plays fine, though could use a tune up...anyone know a good person for this in Northern Virginia/DC area? says about serial numbers: How can I date/identify my Washburn instrument?Don't confuse current Washburn instruments, with those sold by Lyon & Healy out of Chicago, 75-100 years ago.Allen Hopkins Gibsn: '54 F5 3pt F2 A-N Custm K1 m'cello Natl Triolian Dobro mando Victoria b-back Merrill alumnm b-back H-O mandolinetto Stradolin Vega banjolin Sobell'dola Washburn b-back'dola Eastmn: 615'dola 805 m'cello Flatiron 3K OM The Washburn name was revived in the mid-late 70s and the instruments built in Japan by a variety of factories.Either the first 2 digits, or the first digit, are typically used to identify the year of manufacture.For example, 8901827 indicate the instrument was made in 1989, 1988, or 1998.
We cannot guarantee that we are able to date your instrument.That's probably a reflection of the fact that in 1989, the M3-SW was Washburn's top-of-the-line F-Style whereas they now have several higher and more expensive models.As information becomes available on specific brands and models, this is where you will find it.We have recieved literally thousands of requests for information on models not currently covered here. It's our hope that people will come forward with specifications, years offered, options, and even images or catalog/slick scans and the like to help build this archive.Occasionally a special individual comes forward with additions, and hopefully you are one.