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Washburn guitar headstock1864 –  present

Washburn first starting making guitars in 1883 in Chicago Illinois.  Washburn’s electric guitar history began in 1978. [ Source:Adirondack Guitar ]

Washburn guitar dating and serial numbers



Washburn reference books

Washburn Prewar Instrument Styles

Washburn: Over 100 Years of Fine Stringed Instruments

Catalogue of the Washburn Guitars, Mandolins, Zithers

History of Washburn Guitar

Washburn Wing Series info

Washburn catalogs and pricelists

(Japanese) http://www.matsumoku.org/models/washburn/catalogs/wb_catalogs.html

2007 Washburn pricelist

2009 Washburn Catalog

2009 Washburn Pricelist

Washburn catalogs 1990 forward are now all available at Washburn web.

Washburn forum

Image of Washburn headstock, mid 90s courtesy of Chris Rice, Rice Custom Guitars

Image of centre strip logo – 1980s eBay:

George Washburn guitar stampGeorge Washburn guitar label