Dating vintage washburn guitars
The modern Washburn is a division of US Music Corp., in turn now owned by JAM Industries USA.
Lyon & Healy began in 1864 as a partnership of businessmen George W. Healy, acting as the Chicago outlet for Boston sheet music publisher Oliver Ditson and Company.
As information becomes available on specific brands and models, this is where you will find it.
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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.
Guitar dating services provide serial numbers to date your guitar.
Below we have listings of guitar dating and serial number information sites and other resources.
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Also, the Indonesian factory did not use serials from it's opening in 1992 until around 2000.
However, there were also some Korean Artist Series Strats made around 1995-1996 with no serial numbers, and many Korean-made Japanese Market models had no serial numbers as well. It is commonly found on Mastercaster Series models, among others.
Some of those include variables such as refinished bodies or necks, replaced parts, refrets, and overall condition of the guitar.
Original and mint condition will catch the highest values for your instruments.Thanks to many selfless contributors this section has grown considerably, and for this we are grateful. we are sure there are people coming here that DO have this information. If you are a catalog/guitar collector and have catalogs/slicks covering these guitars we emplore you to contribute as this will only increase the value of your holdings.