*** VINTAGE & TRADITIONAL GUITARS *** – 31/07/2022 – Back after Short Summer Break – Other VTG listings back soon! Meantime all details available on VTG website.
VTG AVAILABLE NOW! – ARCHTOP JAZZ ELECTRIC – WASHBURN J-10 ORLEANS 1997 SPRUCE/FLAMED SYCAMORE 17″ DEEP-BODIED SINGLE FLOATING P/UP RARE/LIMITED PRODUCTION GUITAR!
Fine example of Top-of-Range Washburn Jazz Guitar only limited production period in the ’90s, so hard to find, excellent condition, Quality hard case.
Stock Number: VTG1547.
*** Rare Opportunity to buy a Mature Top-of-the-Range Washburn Big-Bodied Jazz Guitar, which even in the mid-’90s sold new at a list price of around $1,500.
*** A classic, large, hollow-bodied Archtop Electric Jazz Guitar! High-Quality & Stunning Looks!
*** Dimensions……..Fingerboard Radius:12″. Neck Profile: C. Nut Width: 43mm./1.69″. Scale Length: stated in Washburn Archive to be 648mm, but appears to actually measure 650mm./25.6″. Body Dimensions: 43.2cm./17″ x 8.4cm./3.3″ (front), 9.4cm./3.7″ (rear).
*** I’m sure that the photos more than adequately show the great condition and highest quality looks of this splendid guitar, which has been checked over by Colin Keefe, the Luthier I work with before sale….any use marks are of the most minor nature.
*** The guitar was professionally overhauled, with partial fret stoning & re-profile and set-up, about 3 years ago, since when it has had virtually no playing at all.
*** Action……excellent at approx. 1.75mm./2.25mm. at 12th. fret. Strings…..expected that buyer of a high quality Jazz guitar of this type will fit their own preferred strings….not absolutely sure what the existing strings are, but could well be Newtone Archtop 12-52 gauge? Case……..Traditional “Gator” finish hard case in great condition, with just the odd minor nick, and quality deep black internal lining, and two keys!
*** There are quite a few YouTube demo clips of the J-10 Orleans, mainly from the same source as the embedded clip entitled “J 10 95 SOLD Japan Washburn Carved Solid Top Sweet Tone This Is A Great One” by “polkzoo”….although again some statements not supported….”Japan……”. Additional Link #1, on my Vintage & Traditional Guitars website, is a very useful clip of a J-10 Orleans played unplugged….haven’t taken up his plugged in follow up, as i notice that the pickup has been changed on his guitar, but that obviously does not affect the acoustic sound….which is beautiful!
*** Additional Description Details & links available on the Vintage & Traditional Guitars Website…..please ensure that you check the full description carefully. Additional photos also available on request.
European Postage: I had taken the decision, not to remove European postage options from my listings, but now in view of all the uncertainty regarding the EU’s application of the new rules, I am listing guitars on a UK delivery basis only. All VTG guitars are available for sale within the UK, but following the withdrawal from the European Union, the very regular shipments I have made for my guitars for many years, throughout western Europe, from Finland down to Portugal, and every country in between, regrettably are no longer available.
However, buyers from Europe are welcome to purchase, providing they make their own courier collection & delivery arrangements, paying their own shipping costs and transit insurance costs, together with the Import Duties or VAT applicable to their own countries.
Subject to this I will do my very best to assist, but such arrangements would be on the strict understanding that once the guitar leaves here it is entirely the responsibility of the buyer, and I will accept no further liability. Additional information is included in the “Important Notes” section within my Vintage & Traditional Guitars website. Thank you.
UK Postage Costs: After about 10 years of maintaining Parcelforce Express 24 UK postage charge at £15.00, which I have been increasingly often subsidising the cost, Parcelforce have now introduced a surcharge for all packages over 1 metre in length, so I’m sorry that I am now obliged to increase UK postage charge to £20.00, still at cost. ________________________________________________________
If you have any enquiries please email me & I will reply as soon as possible. Details of all guitars available can be seen at the Vintage & Traditional Guitars website. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if I can help. Best Wishes, Bob.
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