Who owns Washburn?

How do you read a Washburn serial number?


The serial number can be found in the sound hole of the acoustic or on the back of the headstock on electrics. In most cases**, the first two numbers of the serial number are the year of manufacture. For example, if your guitar’s serial number is 94000000, your guitar was made in 1994.

How do I look up my guitar serial number?

A real serial number is stamped dark on the back of the headstock. A fake serial number is usually in white. Brands such as Gibson, Fender, PRS or other renowned brands also issue a certificate of authenticity, but this can also be used for fraud.

How old is my guitar by serial number?

For US instruments, the serial number will start with a letter. That letter indicates the decade. The second character will usually be a number. That number indicates the specific year.

How do I know if my guitar is original?

Most fake guitars will utilize multiple pieces of wood, creating a scarf joint on the neck. Upon close examination of your hardware, you will find structural and visual inconsistencies. With Acoustic Guitars, the most common trick is for forgers to swap plywood in place of solid wood.

What old guitars are worth money?

Most Valuable Vintage Guitars of All Time

  • 1963 Maton Mastersound MS500.
  • Robbie Robertson’s 1965 Fender Telecaster.
  • John Lennon/George Harrison 1966 Vox Kensington.
  • David Gilmour’s 1958 Gretsch White Penguin.
  • George Harrison’s 1958 Hofner Club 40.
  • Jimi Hendrix 1964 Fender Stratocaster.
  • Les Paul’s 1954 Gibson ‘Black Beauty’

Is a 20 year old guitar vintage?

What is a vintage guitar? While an antique is defined as an object over 100 years old, there’s no strict chronological definition of what makes something vintage. Typically, though, guitars around 30 years old or older fall into that category, and even newer instruments will often be labeled as such by sellers.

What did the original guitar look like?

The guitar originally had four courses of strings, three double, the top course single, that ran from a violin-like pegbox to a tension bridge glued to the soundboard, or belly; the bridge thus sustained the direct pull of the strings. In the belly was a circular sound hole, often ornamented with a carved wooden rose.

What to check while buying a guitar?

What to look for when buying a guitar

  1. Does the guitar stay in tune? Have someone at the store get the guitar to standard tuning and play a few chords.
  2. Is the guitar neck straight?
  3. How far are the strings from the fretboard?
  4. Can you comfortably reach the entire fretboard?
  5. Are the guitar electronics in good condition?

Does every guitar have a serial number?

All guitars and basses have serial numbers which start with a year prefix. The prefix is the last one or two digits of the production year, and it applies to all models below.