You can have it if you can tear it out of my cold grey fingers.
Well, Lester, here we are 12 years later and my DM2000S just keeps on getting better. I took mine to a luthier who added some 'tusk' on the bridge, pegs, put on some quality bronze phosphor strings turned heads in the shop as the base strings just rattled your molars. Since then it just keeps getting sweeter all the time.
It was actually a sneaky gift from my son, and the longer I play it, the more my son, who is a gifted musician himself comments about how the instrument is maturing beautifully.
Don't buy sight unseen. I played four off the same wall and everyone was different. But, there's a great one out there waiting for you. And, boy are they beautiful to look at.
No, mine's not for sale for any price.
Just so easy, it shames my ability to play. I had a Trinity K&K installed. That knocks the doors off when I need to.
Could use just a little more 'attack'.
Only worked on once in twelve years.
I came upon this guitar in September 2002 as a brand new, still in the box, leftover complete w/Certificate of Authenticity (#156 of 1065) while shopping with a friend for his first acoustic.
At the time, I owned a Seagull S6+ that I absolutely loved and would recommend to anybody.
When I first laid eyes on the Washburn, it's beauty and attention to detail struck me. The shop owner replaced the 2 year old strings, tuned it up and handed it to me. That did it! A couple of strums and I had to have it! I put a deposit on it and sold my Seagull and an imported Hamer electric for the Washburn.
If it were lost or stolen, I'd be crushed. Since it's a Limited Edition, I'd probably be hard pressed to replace it but, if I couldn't replace it, I'd go right back and look at more mid-to-high end Washburn guitars to take its place.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $359.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Roberts Musical Instruments
Book matched Solid spruce top w/natural finish. Rosewood sides and book matched, bound Rosewood back. Mahogony neck and mustache (butterfly) bridge. Gold 18:1 Grover tuners. Fully bound body, neck and headstock w/custom abalone inlays on fretboard and headstock.
Right out of the box, the action was perfect. Low w/no buzzing anywhere.
Neck is thin and fast. With my eyes closed and only my hand on the neck, I'd swear I was holding an electric guitar.
Damned if I could find anything wrong with it. My local tech couldn't either!
One word to describe it at this point - SUSTAIN!
It's got a bright sound. Since the top is still new, the sound is somewhat reserved. You can hear it just waiting to be set free as the top opens up.
It's the only thing keeping it from a 5 rating.
Built like a tank. That's it!