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Post by Sgt. Vimes Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:53 pm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Westone-Rainbow-1-Semi-Acoustic-Guitar-/110817127704?pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Guitars_CV&hash=item19cd372d18

"Ideal for beginner or to practice on." !

aint she pretty!

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Post by hobster Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:22 pm

Yes, they are all pretty! Looks to me like it was refinished, its a version 2 made in 82-83. Original logo is gone and the info site says they were only in bursts and black.
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Post by Barry Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:57 pm

hobster wrote:Yes, they are all pretty! Looks to me like it was refinished...
More like de-finished. Sad
What a shame.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:58 pm

should go for a song
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Post by Sgt. Vimes Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:01 pm

still baffles me why the pickguard covers the f-hole, surely either a smaller guard or a lower f-hole would have been better, a Westone design flaw?
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Post by Westbone Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:02 pm

Or a Gibson flaw....dont diss the Westone Smile
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Post by hobster Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:31 pm

I took mine off, it takes away from the beauty of the wood IMHO. Avatar is pre removal.


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Post by Barry Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:19 pm

Pick guards on jazz boxes are always like this. As for "blocking" any sound, don't forget they are raised as well.
Really comes down to aesthetics.

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Post by beavis Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:09 am

Sgt. Vimes wrote:still baffles me why the pickguard covers the f-hole

I was thinking exactly the same thing. Anyway, I tend to be opposed to anything with a pickguard, looks to jazzy for me.
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Post by Westbone Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:17 pm

Getting back to the Rainbow I for sale.

There's an access panal been cut out the back of it. Sad days...probably to get at the controls, who know what lurks in there.
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Post by Barry Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:00 pm

Westbone wrote:Getting back to the Rainbow I for sale.
There's an access panal been cut out the back of it. Sad days...probably to get at the controls, who know what lurks in there.
OMG! No! Mad
The Dumbass!

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Post by Guest Tue Jan 31, 2012 6:21 pm

I dont see a pic with a cutout in the back did you get extra pics? If it is done in a way that is nice it isn;t the end of the world, but if it is sloppy then it is a shame.
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Post by hobster Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:23 pm

Barry wrote:
Westbone wrote:Getting back to the Rainbow I for sale.
There's an access panal been cut out the back of it. Sad days...probably to get at the controls, who know what lurks in there.
OMG! No! Mad
The Dumbass!

Easy Barry, Polly is watching us. Wink Where is this access panel, i only saw the 3 pics as well. That pretty ruins the guitar and the seller is an idiot for not mentioning that. "Oh by the way, somone put a saw to this guitar and cut a hole in it therefore destroying it" would be a good description.
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Post by Westbone Wed Feb 01, 2012 2:07 pm

He mentioned he's going to put some pictures up.
Reckon he certainly needs to. Be a big disappointment on collection.
Might have a go and use it for spares... Smile
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Post by Westbone Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:31 pm

There's some more pictures posted on the add.

Looks like a bad refinish.....can't see Westone(Mats) churning out something like that. Can see traces of the original reddish brown. The tailpiece looks a good bit pitted to.

Nice little inspection cut out at the back, not.

PITY.. affraid
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Post by Barry Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:50 pm

I repeat...DUMB ASS!

Who the hell cut that anyway, Zorro?

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Post by corsair Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:05 pm

FFS, he couldn't even cut the lines straight..... Rolling Eyes
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Post by gittarasaurus Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:00 pm

what makes a person think, ' i'm gonna rip off the finish and hack a hole in the wood' :?:

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Post by Barry Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:46 pm

gittarasaurus wrote:what makes a person think, ' i'm gonna rip off the finish and hack a hole in the wood' Sad
You mean, what goes through the mind of A Dumb Ass?!?

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