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Post by GabGaff on Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:45 pm

Hi, does any have an opinion on whether or not this is a Westone Prestige 250?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Early-1980s-Original-Westone-Prestige-250-Guitar/152965491820?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649
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Post by Adey on Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:47 pm

I'd say so. Looks like someone has done a re-finishing job on it. I've never seen one that doesn't have "Westone" on it.
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Post by Westbone on Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:24 am

Looks as if all the electrics are modded also.
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Post by Adey on Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:36 am

Have you just bought it?
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Post by GabGaff on Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:59 am

Yes, I haven't tried it out yet but hopefully it sounds good. It just looked so good in green that I guess I missed the tell-tale Westone signs, like the brand name "Westone" on the headstock  Smile But yes, it looks pretty legit to me too...
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Post by Barry on Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:44 am

Definitely a Westone Prestige 250, at least originally. It has been refinished and the previous owner has scrubbed the Westone logo.

I can just make out the serial number and it appears to be a 1983 build. The tuners are the originals and still have the original Westone brand stamped on them.

As Westbone mentioned the original pickups have been swapped out. Pity. It's also possible that it has been rewired which would also be a pity. Knobs are not originals.

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Post by Westbone on Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:10 am

Looks like someone's added a few mini switches also.
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Post by The Chad on Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:19 am

That a guitar was lovingly refinished like this, speaks to the quality of the instrument and value it had to someone.  These are stellar instruments. 

I hope you love it.  I would imagine that the upgrades are in keeping with the nature of the instrument and not some weird hi gain set up.
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Post by Alby on Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:54 pm

The headstock logo is Jaydee Custom Guitars. They're based in Birmingham UK; if they did the re-finishing/mods they'll be of the highest quality, they're guitars are superb. I know, I've got one!

That is a gorgeous Prestige. I'm jealous Very Happy
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Post by Barry on Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:51 pm

The refinishing looks to be well done. The electronics? Remains to be heard I guess.

What really bothers me is the removal of the Westone logo. I consider that dishonest. A sticker on the back of the head stock or a plate would have been a classier thing to do.

Many members here have re-finished and modded their Westies too, but none have been so arrogant as to remove the Westone marking. Credit where it's due eh?

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