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Post by Meadows on Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:25 pm

If nothing else, it might raise a smile.....classic affraid

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Westone-Guitar/332586710383?hash=item4d6fb6756f:g:PkwAAOSwSz1aqlfJ
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Post by Barry on Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:25 pm

The owner thought that turning it into a fuzzy slipper would be more eye catching than the original two tone sparkle paint??? Rolling Eyes

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Post by Meadows on Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:31 am

I'm thinking "Murph and the Magic Tones"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5A1AAWY3y0
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Post by Adey on Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:47 am

I'm thinking ZZ Top!
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Post by Meadows on Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:46 am

Excellent Adey, not seen that photo before Laughing
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Post by Westbone on Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:15 am

Geez, selling off Ken Dodds stuff already
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Post by Meadows on Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:28 am

Westbone wrote:Geez, selling off Ken Dodds stuff already

Class.... lol!
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Post by Alby on Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:37 pm



I was the visionary that bought this guitar. The story behind it is that it was used on a 1985 tour by comedian and folk artist Mike Harding, hence the fur.

Underneath, the guitar is in superb condition. I guess the fur protected it, although it took me two days to carefully remove all the adhesive. There are no dings or scratches anywhere. The bridge is a bit corroded and could probably do with being replaced but I'm leaving it on for originality for now. I've given it a fret dress, re-strung and set it up and it plays beautifully.

Well worth the gamble!





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Post by Barry on Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:17 pm

Fluffy has a proper home! *sniff* I love a happy ending.

Well done, and welcome to the Westone Home For Pointy Sparkly Things.
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Post by corsair on Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:33 pm

Yeah!! Nice one!! Great to see another sparkley Raider in here!!

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Post by Meadows on Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:08 am

Congratulations Alby, well worth all that time and effort for sure, like you say, the gamble really paid off, great result.
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Post by Alby on Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:06 pm

Cheers, guys. I've wanted a Raider since I first saw the ads and reviews in the 80's so it's an ambition finally realised. Getting a sparkly one was the icing on the cake.

It's my third Westone; I got one of the very early trans red Thunder II A's in '82 which I had to trade when I blew up my amp. I'll always regret losing that guitar and have never been able to find another in the same colour. I also had a white Rail bass that I had to sell when I moved house (space issues!).

Very happy to have a Westone again.
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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:45 am

Congrats man, looks like a belter under that there fur!

I have to admit that I was hovering over the bid/buy button with this one, I just had a feeling it was spotless underneath, glad it is and it's got a new (more tasteful) home Smile
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