• Washburn D29S-12 acoustic guitar
  • Washburn D29S-12 acoustic guitar
  • Washburn D29SB acoustic guitar


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1980 to 1991

The Washburn D29 S (original model) was an acoustic dreadnought, with solid spruce top and rosewood back and sides, in natural finish or sunburst (D29-SB). The neck was laminated mahogany with rosewood fingerboard, diamond inlays. Some have a "W" inlay at the 12th fret depending on the year. The bridge was also rosewood bridge with pearl dot white pins. The tuners were gold colored. The original D29S was introduced in 1980 (headstock shape changed in 1983) and discontinued in 1991 but a second edition model was produced from 1997 until 1999. This model was also available with 12 strings as the D29S-12.

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Specifications (12)


Finish colorsnatural finish
Finish effectssunburst finish
Made inKorea
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length25.6 inches scale length


Body back materialrosewood body back
Body sides materialrosewood body sides
Body styledreadnought-size body
Body top materialSolid spruce


Bridgerosewood bridge


Neck materialmahogany neck
Neck width1.73 inches wide at nut

Prices (14)

1993$600newrickLove the guitar
1976150 FRF good
1984$299newDean LaCoursiereSunburst finish
2016€200excellentEibel RudiHow much is the guitar worth?? Serial Number is 8910034. But is an D 29 S/N
2016€260newRudi EibelHelle. How much is my guitar worth??
1982$300newHad pick up or microphone installed through rear strap button
1982$300excellentAbeStill has an excellent sound. Trying to determine its worth.

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Washburn D-29S original 1982

Mine has silver tuners, plastic bridge and string pegs, round mother-of-pearl fret markers.
Warmer sound than the brass tuners. Beautiful tone after 30 years. Have always had some issues with fret buzz but probably due to my bad technique.

Washburn D29S 12 String.

I bought this guitar in Whyalla South Australia in 1982.  Still plays beautifully and gets better and better with age.  It has brass string pegs, bridge and nut and gold (plated?) tuners.  I think the back and sides are solid Mahogany and the top looks to be Cedar (2 piece).  Fingerboard is solid rosewood.  Soundhole has 3 concentric bands of various wood inlay.  Serial number 94816.

Bone is the way to go

Got a bone nut, and an intonated bone bridge. The luthier fixed the buzz, lowered the action, and it plays like new. Amazing difference. Warmer and louder.