Made in Japan only in the mid to late 1970s, the Washburn W-400 model is a copy of the well known Gibson J-200 Jumbo. It is made with a solid spruce top, solid mahogany sides and back, and a one piece mahogany neck. The top is x-braced in basically the same pattern as a J-200. The guitar is loud and full, sounding very much like its inspiration. The frets show wear, particularly in the typical "cowboy chord" area, but it still plays very well with no buzzing.
The finish shows a few scattered nicks and dings, as well as a couple of lacquer cracks, as shown in the lower bout top. These follow grain lines, but appear stable and do not show any signs of involving the wood. The tuners have been replaced with 1980s Schaller machines which function beautifully as these almost always do. I'm sure this was a great upgrade over the originals, but the installation of the mounting screws made a small stable crack next to the low E tuner, as pictured.
The hardshell case is typical for 1970s Japanese guitars and appears to most likely be original to the guitar.
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