Headstocks of US models also use the Gibson headstock shape. Like everything else connected to instrument identification issues — there are many exceptions. In general, higher model numbers meant more binding and ornament. Higher numbers also meant more money. No binding, no inlay and no decoration. It was available with a brown finish and came as a snakehead or paddle headstock. Brown or black finish, some binding only on the top and in the soundhole with one ring around the soundhole.
George Washburn begins a legacy of greatness with the first Washburn stringed instruments, bringing quality instruments priced for home musicians. In , Washburn becomes the largest mandolin maker in America. In the early 20th century Washburn continues to lead with quality guitars, banjos, and mandolins.
Save Password. Please note this is an archived topic , so it is locked and unable to be replied to. Just finished a washburn conversion but I don't have any info on dating when it was made. I have the serial numbers?