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Post by rushfan Wed May 09, 2012 9:46 am

It seems strange to me that everyone agrees that the quality of the old Matsumoko Westones is exeptional and that there are a finite amount of originals around, yet the prices do not seem to reflect this and they are still selling ridiculously cheap on "The Bay". Why do you think this is? Brand snobbery?
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Post by The Chad Wed May 09, 2012 10:15 am

Yes, you're correct.

If they had a G or an F on the headstock, well...

Pricing has gone up a little, I've been actively searching the Bay for over a year and have seen distinct increases since when I'd started.

We don't want the word on quality to get out. So shhh. Laughing
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Post by bowenjaybee Wed May 09, 2012 10:22 am

I suppose there are enough Westones in circulation to meet the demands of the rather small fanbase.. with the exception of the higher end models like Prestige 250, Sessions & some Pantera models which do go for big money when they show up. When there is a Westone drought then the prices should rocket.
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Post by hobster Wed May 09, 2012 11:04 am

Like they said. Some of the best bargains in guitars today. Its fine the prices are low, we kinda like it that way. Wink
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Post by Westbone Wed May 09, 2012 12:54 pm

rushfan wrote:It seems strange to me that everyone agrees that the quality of the old Matsumoku Westone is exceptional and that there are a finite amount of originals around, yet the prices do not seem to reflect this and they are still selling ridiculously cheap on "The Bay". Why do you think this is? Brand snobbery?

Any particular model your referring to?
Which one(s) do you own?
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Post by corsair Wed May 09, 2012 5:15 pm

Hoo, boy.... the prices now are certainly higher than I was paying 6 and 7 years ago, don't you worry about that!
But you're right in that they haven't done an Ibanez.... yet!
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Post by grogg Wed May 09, 2012 5:30 pm

I think theyre getting pricey except for the common models.
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Post by Iceman Wed May 09, 2012 8:16 pm

Well since you asked for it... Twisted Evil

I do happen to have an extra Concord I that I would cheerfully sell you for any reasonable offer over $1850 USD, rushfan... Rolling Eyes

There... happy? Wink



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Post by Brainfertilizer Wed May 09, 2012 8:17 pm

Ivedone my part by taking 8 of them off the market!

...6 of them are MIK, tho...
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Post by beavis Thu May 10, 2012 10:40 am

corsair wrote:Hoo, boy.... the prices now are certainly higher than I was paying 6 and 7 years ago, don't you worry about that!
But you're right in that they haven't done an Ibanez.... yet!

I agree! And though Ibanezs are great guitars, it does start looking fishy when you pay triple the original retail price. Smells like brand spirit
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