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Post by corsair Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:50 pm

God help me, I was just watching the video of" True" - Spandau Ballet - I was bored, OK; pommy TV is appalling!!! Embarassed - and at the very end is a shot of Gary Kemp who seems to be playing a white Rainbow. I've tried Youtubing it but the clip there is about 20 seconds too short; the bit that made me sit up and take notice was right at the end!!

Anyone confirm or deny????
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Post by Westbone Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:00 pm

Yes that's a White Rainbow, very rare. Popped in a local shop (Romford) and they had a very good one for £250. Offerd them a washburn falcon as a trade in, The ;king salesman wanted to give me £45. for the washboard. I walked out in disgust. Should have swallowed my pride. pale

Note the 'F' holes.
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Post by corsair Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:23 pm

It did look stunning... I only saw it very briefly; have you got a better pic of it??
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Post by Westbone Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:59 am

This is the best pics. I've seen. Get a good look at the end.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYb83KM4at4
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Post by corsair Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:46 am

Nope; no can do... I get a "This video contains content from EMI. It is no longer available in your country. " flag coming up!!
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Post by Westbone Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:56 am

Check on U tube, the author is, furigen 95, works ok for me.
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Post by corsair Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:43 am

There's a whole lot of clips that I can't access, so I'm not too worried, eh!! Can you take a screenshot of one of those frames??
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Post by Westbone Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:44 am

Try this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4f2Ed15PXQ&feature=related
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Post by Barry Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:47 am

Gorgeous guitar!
Sounds amazing on stage even when not plugged in too. Rolling Eyes

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Post by Westbone Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:52 am

Yeah, noticed that as well. good old top of the pops. Laughing
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Post by corsair Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:43 am

We have a winner; thanks bro!! Shame there isn't a decent close up of the headstock, but gee; they look GOOD in white!!! I'd have a white one in a heartbeat - could care less about them normally!! Laughing
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Post by bowenjaybee Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:16 pm

A Westone Rainbow for sure looks like an early version script logo longer headstock etc.... oh and diving further into the depths of nerd territory it's Martin Kemp playing the Rainbow who was actually the Bass player in Spandau Ballet..... his older songwriting guitarist brother Gary Kemp is on piano in this vid.


here's a screenshot

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Post by bowenjaybee Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:38 pm

Taking this post one step beyond..... the Rainbow in the video must be a 1982/83 version .....check out the unique shaped f holes


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the song True was released in April 1983 so this Westone Rainbow would have been a brand spanking new guitar back then.... NICE!!
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Post by Barry Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:25 pm

Nice bit of sleuthing there my man!
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Post by DuoFuzz Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:30 pm

O.K. John, that's a great find and everything but there is one small question that needs answering......

Why exactly were you watching videos of Spandau Ballet? Suspect Rolling Eyes Laughing

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Post by Barry Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:47 pm

He was likely trying on his orange jumpsuit and got carried away in a fit of nostalgia! Rainbow.... maybe?? Toothless_smile

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Post by corsair Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:26 am

I was aimlessly channel-surfing and found the vid on a channel over here called Scuzz, which is normally a heavy metal channel and just got a glimpse of the white guitar which piqued my interest... had to watch the whole thing to see if there were any better shots of it - there weren't, but that live clip that Westbone linked to is not the one I saw; it's way better!! For guitar spotting. Very Happy

Besides, o worthy ones, which of you who have performed onstage hasn't done a balled like this as a panty-wettener?? Hmmm??? Laughing
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Post by DuoFuzz Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:52 am

corsair wrote:
got a glimpse of the white guitar which piqued my interest... had to watch the whole thing to see if there were any better shots of it....
Yeah yeah yeah, we believe ya! Rolling Eyes
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Post by Barry Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:15 am

corsair wrote:...which of you who have performed onstage hasn't done a balled like this as a panty-wettener?? Hmmm??? Laughing
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Post by Westone Fri Nov 05, 2021 8:11 pm

Barry wrote:
corsair wrote:...which of you who have performed onstage hasn't done a balled like this as a panty-wettener?? Hmmm??? Laughing  
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Speaking of which @Barry, in the videos you posted of your band, are you the lead singer guy with guitar or a different guy?
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Post by Barry Fri Nov 05, 2021 10:41 pm

Yup, I was the singer/front man/rhythm guitar guy. I'm seen playing my Gibson ES330 and Westone Spectrum ST in the vids and pictures.

I'm sad that there are no videos or real pix of our later "big band" (6 members) from the 90's.  BY then we had changed personnel and got pretty damn good too.

Doubly sad since a year ago I lost my dearest and oldest friend and band mate of 50 years, as well as two other members.

Everyone was playing Fenders (except Mickey who also had an acoustic-electric Takamine). I was the odd ball with the Westone and Ovation! geek

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Post by Westone Fri Nov 05, 2021 11:10 pm

Barry wrote:Yup, I was the singer/front man/rhythm guitar guy. I'm seen playing my Gibson ES330 and Westone Spectrum ST in the vids and pictures.

I'm sad that there are no videos or real pix of our later "big band" (6 members) from the 90's.  BY then we had changed personnel and got pretty damn good too.

Doubly sad since a year ago I lost my dearest and oldest friend and band mate of 50 years, as well as two other members.

Everyone was playing Fenders (except Mickey who also had an acoustic-electric Takamine). I was the odd ball with the Westone and Ovation! geek


At least you have some videos of your earlier band & it looks like you guys are having fun!
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Post by Barry Sat Nov 06, 2021 2:03 pm

It was an experience like no other. Lots of fun, yes, but hard work too.

Met lots of talented people and played in some remarkable places, like, uh, a nudist colony...outdoors! (insert your own joke here)

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Post by Paul B Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:41 pm

Hi I have just registered for this forum because I was interested in your discussion of white Rainbow 1 guitars.  You say they are rare-- I have one, in its tailored Westone case.  I bought it in Walthamstow in the 80s.  Here's a pictureRainbow.... maybe?? Img_0010
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Post by Westone Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:43 pm

Paul B wrote:Hi I have just registered for this forum because I was interested in your discussion of white Rainbow 1 guitars.  You say they are rare-- I have one, in its tailored Westone case.  I bought it in Walthamstow in the 80s.  Here's a pictureRainbow.... maybe?? Img_0010


Welcome Paul!  Glad you found us.  What's the back story of how you found your Westone?
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Post by Barry Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:58 pm

"It does exist!" Hooray!So Happy

Yes welcome Paul, and please post lots of pictures including your back story. The serial number would also be helpful in dating its release too.

We'd love to document your model and update our website information too. This is great stuff!

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Post by Paul B Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:04 pm

Hi.  Nothing special about how I got it.  I didn't know much about electric guitars and still don't, but in the early 80's or could have been even late 70's I went into a music shop in Walthamstow, London - Allan-Gordon Studios - and saw the white guitar.  Got it new and was also talked into getting the Westone case for it.  I have not played it much as I am more a classical guitarist- but I like looking at it.

It would be great to know more about it and to help- here's the serial number 2111914. Ta everyone.
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Post by Barry Thu Nov 18, 2021 2:15 pm

Thanks Paul.
The serial number puts the manufacturing date at 1982, probably in November.

For more information about the Rainbow model have a look on our website: LINK

When you have time, some detailed pictures would be fantastic!

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Post by Paul B Sat Nov 20, 2021 11:10 am

Here's some more pictures.  Thanks for your interest!  Paul

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Post by Paul B Sat Nov 20, 2021 11:15 am

..and some more..Rainbow.... maybe?? Img_0013

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Post by Barry Sun Nov 21, 2021 1:16 pm

Thank you!
That's the Moby Dick of the Westone world. A rare beauty right there!

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