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Washburn does not evaluate or appraise pre-owned instruments, as there are many considerations in pricing that our beyond our references or control. Local market conditions, condition, etc, can all play major factors. Because Washburn does not purchase used instruments, we do not track this information and are unable to answer this type of request. To have an instrument professionally appraised, we would suggest the fine folks at Gruhn Gruhn.

How can I get a catalog? Our website is a great and environmentally friendly way to view our current offerings. If you would like a printed copy of a catalog, please write us at:. How can I get one? Presently, there are no specific manuals for Washburn instruments. Proper care and maintenance details can be found here or on your warranty paperwork. Instrument learning materials are also available where instruments are sold, and cover more care and maintenance details in depth. Where can I get a case for my Washburn instrument? Washburn only offers cases for select instruments currently in production.

They are available via special order from your local Washburn dealer. There are also a great variety of 3rd party instrument case manufacturers. We recommend bringing your guitar to your favorite local music store for a proper case fitting. If dimension measurements are required, we recommend measuring the instrument. Washburn cannot provide specific dimension measurements on older instruments.

Washburn has used many serial number formats over the years, ranging from characters long. The year of manufacture can be deduced from the first few numerical characters in the serial number. Either the first 2 digits, or the first digit, are typically used to identify the year of manufacture. For example, indicate the instrument was made in , , or For instruments produced after , usually the first 4 digits can indicate the year of manufacture. If the instrument does not have a serial number, it is likely a factory prototype or sample, and it is impossible to gauge its exact age.

We recommend visiting our guitar archives and viewing the annual catalogs to find the closest match. Washburn maintains limited production records. Washburn can only identify instruments via email, and with a clear digital photograph and serial number. We cannot guarantee that we are able to date your instrument. How can I find out prices on new guitars? For pricing, please contact your dealer or the international distributor for your country.

How do I get replacement parts for my instrument?

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Washburn tries to use as many standardized instrument parts as possible, to make field-service easier. For do-it-yourselfers, we highly recommend any of the following aftermarket guitar parts dealers, as they offer the most variety and stock. Most service technicians in the field have standardized parts readily available from the above suppliers.

In the event that the part you are looking for is specialized and unique to Washburn Guitars, please contact Washburn Customer Support. We may require a picture of the defective part to ensure availability. How can I find out the status of my order that was placed through an authorized Washburn Dealer? Only your authorized Washburn dealer can provide you with the status of your order. I live in the U. How can I find the nearest Washburn dealer?

I am an instrument dealer and would love to carry your product! How can I get a Washburn Endorsement? There are very specific requirements to be considered for endorsement. When you touch the strings or bridge on an electric guitar, your body acts as the ground and the circuit will be quieter. The HB is a high output humbucker aimed at heavy rock, metal, thrash and punk players. More info is available here.

What was the V. A unique coil tapping system that allows players to incrementally blend between a hum bucking sound and a single coil sound without the hum normally associated with single coils, similar to the concept of a dimmer switch but related to the tone of a guitar.

Turn the VCC knob up for a traditional humbucker sound; turn it down for the character of a single coil. It does not require a pre-amp or batteries. It was available on select Original Idol models, and is available on the new Idol models. What is the best way to take care of my acoustic Washburn instrument?

Acoustic guitars are sensitive to humidity and temperature conditions.


Excessive dryness, heat and cold will cause severe damage to an acoustic instrument. For Washburn owners that reside in a dry climate, we recommend storing the instrument in a good quality hard shell case with a small guitar case humidifier. Guitar humidifiers are relatively inexpensive accessories, and can be purchased through your local musical instrument shop or online. Do not expose the instrument to a rapid temperature change, as this may cause the finish and wood to crack. Cracking and warping caused by dryness and excessive temperature exposure is not covered under warranty.

All Washburn instruments ship from the factory with light gauge strings. A guide for the string gauges we use at the factory is below:. I need general maintenance on my guitar. Where can I get information? There are lots of free resources on the web that can assist you in setting up and maintaining your instruments. Can I send my guitar to Washburn for maintenance, repair, or upgrades? No, the Washburn shop does not perform any aftermarket work. The Washburn shop only performs warranty repairs provided there is no factory authorized service center in your region.

Where can I get my Washburn instrument repaired? If your Washburn requires a warranty repair, we recommend contacting the place of purchase if your instrument was purchased locally. It helped me to identify the guitar I inherited from my grandfather to be a No. If what you are looking for is not in this book, then chances are it will always remain a mystery. Good luck on your quest! Anyone that studies vintage American made mandolins, guitars or banjos needs this book.

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