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    Does anybody know whether the serial numbers for the Washburn Jethro Burns mandolins have any meaning? I am looking at an A-style Washburn with serial number of 950 or thereabouts. Does this indicate anything about date, where made or instrument specifications?

    Thanks in advance.

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    (as it turns out the support at Washburn is very helpful and answered my question.)

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    '20 A3, '25 A, '30 L-1, '84 1N, '97 914, 2012 Cohen A5, 2012 Muth A5

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    O.K., is this a record? I posted and replied twice to my own post. At any rate, I just purchased a 1979 solid spruce/maple Japanese-made Washburn on ebay. It will be interesting to see what $100.00 buys, but I just had to give it a try. In the past, I have had two out of three mandolins in the under $100 range that were half decent.

    f-d
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    '20 A3, '25 A, '30 L-1, '84 1N, '97 914, 2012 Cohen A5, 2012 Muth A5

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