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NGD - Washburn Acoustic

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by joealso, Oct 22, 2020.

  1. joealso

    joealso Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    I stopped by the local pawn shop and picked up a 2002 Washburn D12ST acoustic for $110 and a free gig bag. Made in China. I don't know anything about Washburns but it seems the D is for Dreadnaught and the ST is for Solid Top. It has a cheap tuner built into the shoulder. It's in very good shape, comfortable neck and sounds nice for the money. The action is a bit high but I haven't decided if I want to have it set up and lowered or if I want to leave it high and dedicate it to open tuning slide work. Does anyone have any experience with these?
     
  2. Freeman Keller

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    How is the neck angle? 18 years is starting to get to the point where I worry.

    I'll add that I play slide on almost everything I own and only the resonators are set up any higher than normal, and not much for them. Lap style is different of course, but for Spanish play I don't feel any need for high action.
     
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    I was happily surprised to see that the neck is very straight. The only thing I haven't done is verify that the truss rod works but, as I said, the neck looks good. No need to adjust the truss rod.
     
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    Spruce Top?
     
  5. Freeman Keller

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    That is not what I was talking about. You said the guitar has a high action, most of the time in an older guitar that is caused by the neck angle gradually changing over the years. You lower the saddle a little, make it playable, it gets high again, you lower the saddle....

    The truss rod sets the relief. It might affect the action but that is not its function.
     
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