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Post by xbarnesx on Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:19 am

don't like that bridge!!!

https://www.gumtree.com/p/guitar-instrument/westone-prestige-150-mij-japan-1982-westbury-matsumoku/1131646197

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:37 am

Not the worst fix I've seen.  Worth a punt with a discount. 
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Post by westcoaster on Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:05 am

I agree with the Sgt, looks fairly 'non destructive' to me.
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Post by The Chad on Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:03 pm

Guess it sold... what bridge was it?
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Post by xbarnesx on Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:17 pm

looks like this one is back on gumtree
£200 dearer than 2 years ago

https://www.gumtree.com/p/guitar-instrument/westone-prestige-150-mij-les-paul/1269369887

still not convinced

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Post by Westbone on Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:04 pm

Ugly looking piece of metal on that.
Looks bottom heavy.
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Post by Barry on Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:23 pm

Since you aren't likely to get a replacement for that bad metal original stop tail. I guess a trapeze style stop is one way of being able to play this thing again.

In this case though, I agree, it's a downright fugly choice! Could have been less intrusive.

I'm sure you can make it squawk. But I'm guessing that there won't be near enough downward string pressure to give the sustain of the original design. On an ES330 style guitar it works just fine, but you have a hollow body to compensate.


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Post by xbarnesx on Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:48 am

back up again
now down to £250

https://www.gumtree.com/p/guitar-instrument/1982-westone-prestige-150-mij-les-paul-sg/1303385748

thats a severe nosedive from £500 in October

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Post by Barry on Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:28 am

Still fugly.
I think I'd prefer to see a Bigsby rather than that.

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Post by xbarnesx on Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:35 am

Barry wrote:Still fugly.
I think I'd prefer to see a Bigsby rather than that.

could afford to at £250 ???

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Post by The Chad on Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:47 am

Someone grab and revive that gem!   Just needs a tailpiece... do regular LP style tailpieces work on those?
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Post by xbarnesx on Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:52 am

The Chad wrote:Someone grab and revive that gem!   Just needs a tailpiece... do regular LP style tailpieces work on those?

not without some serious filing out

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Post by The Chad on Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:24 pm

Explain, is the spacing off?
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Post by xbarnesx on Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:39 am

The Chad wrote:Explain, is the spacing off?

about 8-10mm smaller than a standard Gibson one if I remember correctly
meaning you need to take about 4mm off both sides
Westbone did have one or some made a while back that looked very good

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Post by The Chad on Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:48 am

Ah… well that STINKS!  This would be another reason Damian had one manufactured, seems it was beyond making it look pretty!
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