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Post by Flyssy Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:02 pm

Hi, I have posted part 2 of my Thunder 1-T rebuild on my blog, Guitarcollecting.co.uk

I'll post some extra pics on here over the next few days, please feel free to pass judgement!

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Post by Flyssy Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:37 pm

hello again..Part 3 of my rebuild is now online at Guitar collecting

Here's a sneak preview of the newly painted body..

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The guitar is nearly finished now but I have had a crisis of confidence over the wiring. I will be visiting my Guitar Guru soon to seek help with this issue!

cheers

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Post by corsair Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:41 am

Looking good; gee, that's a spectacular colour - really suits the guitar.... Shocked
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Post by Flyssy Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:39 pm

Hi, I have just added a long post about re-painting the body at Guitar Collecting

I have actually got the guitar rebuilt and playing now, but its buzzing like a b*stard so I'm not sure if I have screwed up the wiring, or the pick ups are dodgy...to be continued!

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Post by Warrn Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:26 pm

I'm really enjoying this, thanks so much for sharing the process with us!
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Post by corsair Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:20 pm

Flyssy wrote: but its buzzing like a b*stard so I'm not sure if I have screwed up the wiring, or the pick ups are dodgy...to be continued!

More likely to be a dodgy earth somewhere, OR the neck relief needs a tweak 'cause the strings are buzzing!! Don't give up now; you're SO - O - O close!! Laughing
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Post by Flyssy Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:16 am

Hi Corsair,

Its not the neck..it's playing great!

Just my dodgy wiring..I'll be stripping it down and analysing each section later.
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Post by Flyssy Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:15 am

Hello all, just to let you know the next installment of the Thunder 1-T is up on my blog, Guitar Collecting

The guitar is actually finished now...it plays great, but I'm still having some wiring issues, buzzing from one pickup in particular. Oh well..I'll sort it eventually!

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Post by Hyperion Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:43 am

would be cool to see photos of the whole guitar Smile

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Post by corsair Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:16 pm

Everything's shielded, and the control cavity cover's earth is connected to the main earth? (Probably teaching grandma to suck eggs, but just making sure!!) And yes, please, put the guitar up here for us to see, man!! Very Happy
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Post by Flyssy Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:43 pm

ok, here is a sneak photo of the finished guitar...

from this...

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Post by bobroberts Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:09 am

that's beautiful. well done!
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Post by Flyssy Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:40 am

Hello again, sorry it's been a while since I updated this saga. The Thunder is now complete and is playing and sounding great. I am currently writing a final "finishing off" post for the build blog at guitarcollecting.co.uk blog but I have decided to sell it. If anybody on the forum is interested I am giving you all first refusal, best offer over £175 and its yours. I'm in the UK, so any international interest will have to consider postage too.

Since blogging about this build I have been contacted by a mail order company called GetMusical, and asked to restore a Westone Cutlass for them. I picked up the guitar last week and it's not in bad shape..I'll post pics later. The idea is that I'll blog about the rebuild and GetMusical will also promote the build up. The finished guitar will then be offered as a competition prize, (probably through Total Guitar magazine as I know the editor) hopefully generating some publicity for us both.

I'd welcome your thoughts, as always!

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Post by corsair Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:46 pm

Nice! And on with the next project, eh - good for you!! The Westone Cutlass is a Sid Poole guitar not a Matsumoku and there isn't a lot known about 'em so anything you could flick this way would be appreciated!!

Good luck....
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Post by Flyssy Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:50 am

The Cutlass rebuild is now underway (actually, it's finished, but the blog is a bit behind). This is one great guitar. I really love the Cutlass..totally different to the Thunder, much more Strat like, but with a personality of its own. I believe they were around £500 when new, and the quality shows..I can't stop playing it!

The first rebuild article is here:

Westone Cutlass rebuild

And I put togther a little history of the Cutlass, with all I could find out, here:

History of the Westone Cutlass
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Post by corsair Sun Oct 04, 2009 4:13 pm

Cool!! What's with the control cavity not being shielded, I wonder? They look to be a nice piece of kit; keep us posted! spectrum rebuild - Westone Thunder 1-T Rebuild Icon_smile
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Post by Flyssy Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:46 am

The second part of the Cutlass rebuild is now online at Guitar Collecting;

http://guitarcollecting.co.uk/
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Post by Flyssy Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:01 pm

Hello again, The Westone Cutlass rebuild is now complete, and the guitar will be offered as a competition prize by the owners, Get Musical.

See the latest instalment at Guitar Collecting

Here's the finished guitar..it's a great, great instrument!

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