WASHBURN D68 S W HARVEST Reviewed by: C. J. Camp, Seattle, WA Date: 2020
As I write this, this guitar is 38 years old but it's in excellent condition with only one really noticable ding on the top near the bridge. I'm guessing that someone left the guitar in an open case on the floor (BAD IDEA!) and something heavy got dropped on it. It seems as though this was Washburn Guitar's attempt at competing with Martin, Taylor, Collings, etc. The result was a guitar that is VERY HIGH QUALITY in looks, build, and sound. With the three-piece back, it looks a lot like a Martin D-35 and sounds wonderful like the D-35. Unfortunately, people who want a Martin want a Martin and I guess these didn't sell as well as was hoped. Too bad for Washburn, but great for anyone lucky enough to stumble into one. They are very hard to find but a treasure when you do, so GRAB IT! I've been playing for over 40 years and this is one of the best guitars I have ever owned. Deep, rich bass, sparkling highs, and well-balanced, with a strong middle. A great instrument by any standard!
WASHBURN D68 S W HARVEST Reviewed by: David Fontane Date: 2017
The D68swn is a fantastic guitar. Very responsive and has a lively sound. The guitar is in good condition with no issues, i love the neck too as it ia very comfortable in the hand. Yamaki made these guitars up until 83-84 so its a mystery who built them after this date. These are no longer made now, so pricing is likely to go up for models in this range. The pickguard is made from Brazillian rosewood, so if exporting then a cites certificate would be needed. Overall a lovely guitar, with a beautiful sound. Made extremely well with incredible specifications.