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.

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It is in it's original case and has sat in my uncle's closet for some time. Considering how many of these were made (very many) the quality and craft is of a very high nature.

The history of the Washburn mandolins, made by the Lyon and Healy company in Chicago, is a bit disjointed, but Keef has done a great job of sorting through it.

In most Washburn guitars, the first two digits of the serial number indicate the year of manufacture.

Washburn has utilized a variety of serial number formats throughout its history.

Start by cleaning the guitar and bringing it back to playable condition, if possible. You could sell it for much more if you know its exact year and if it has any special feature or is a limited edition.

You can always go to your local music store and ask them what year they think it is.

Washburn guitars manufactured before the 1970s have no serial number.

Hello All, I was wondering if anyone could help me determine the age of a mandolin.

Keef's book has a very comprehensive reference to catalogs and model types of the various Washburn mandolins.

With some additional photos (of the back in particular,) we might be able to divine which model you have. Fail better.--Samuel Beckett ______________________ '05 Cuisinart Toaster '93 Chuck Taylor lowtops '12 Stetson Open Road '06 Bialetti expresso maker '14 Irish Linen Ramon Puig Thank you very much for your advice!!

(Note: The new design did not appear until May 1990) 1980's: While contract builds always included the prefix, it wasn't always used on Samick brand guitars.