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Post by bhaumesser Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:21 am

Hey could someone tell me which model and the aproximate year of this westone? Im thinking it is a spectrum II but not sure and dont know what year. I would like to sell it and it would be easier if I knew what it was. Thanks for any Help.
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Post by bhaumesser Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:34 am

[img][/img][img]http://forum.westoneguitars.net/Need Help Identifying this westone 114_2210[/img]Sorry I didnt get the Pics to download Ill keep trying
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Post by bhaumesser Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:41 am

[img]http://forum.westoneguitars.net/Need Help Identifying this westone 114_2216[/img][img]http://forum.westoneguitars.net/Need Help Identifying this westone 114_2215[/img]Need Help Identifying this westone 114_2215
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Post by hobster Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:18 pm

I don't recall Westies having strat bodies like that, its not a Spectrum, they have horns. Looks fishy to me, a Westone neck on another body? A Chinese Westone? There are more knowledgeable cats on here than me, perhaps they will help.
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Post by jim Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:36 pm

I'll go with hobster. Screams partcaster. (not always a bad thing) Seems to have lost the stringclamps on the nut.
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Post by bhaumesser Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:12 pm

Challenger WE3400



Appears in the 1989 ‘New Horizons’ catalogue and Oct 1989 US pricelist. (New price $450)

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St. Louis Music (SLM)

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circa 1989

How about this one?
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Post by jim Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:38 pm

Shapes are different but apart from rounded of corners, a lot of similarities. Odd.
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Post by jim Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:40 pm

How about the electronics, that would tell a lot!
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Post by silence86 Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:00 pm

Maybe someone in here can identify the trem (bendmaster double locking?)?


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Post by Sgt. Vimes Sat Nov 10, 2012 4:21 pm

well it looks like a challenger to me, and the bendmaster. the man to ask here is probably Brainfertilizer.
if it is, its a plywood guitar made in Korea.
can we see more pics? including the back please
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Post by corsair Sat Nov 10, 2012 5:17 pm

Could be a Challenger, but the Challenger has a Bendmaster FR bridge; your one - to my eye at this remove! - has a Bendmaster Deluxe with the usual behind the nut stringlock, sans lock washers.

Detail shots of the bridge, the back, and the neck plate would help....
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Post by Westbone Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:12 pm

Challenger, with an FR trem, for sure.

WE3400RD
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Post by tpresley Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:16 am

Early Challenger. Saehan production using some Matsumoku parts. Soft Maple body - Matsumoku Bendmaster Deluxe - First Gen pickups made both in Japan and Korea via original Westone spec. Models were later changed due to lack of original Matsumoku parts. New parts were obtained thru Fuji, Cort/Westheimer, Maxon etc. Without more detail, this is my best guess.
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Post by Sgt. Vimes Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:20 am

tom, I was led to believe the challengers were a ply bodied guitar, is that not the case?
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Post by hobster Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:27 am

Thanks Tom, always good to see you posting on here. You should come around more often! Very Happy Maybe the early Challengers were of better quality? No ply and Matt parts.
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Post by Barry Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:40 am

Hello Tom. Good to see you back! Need Help Identifying this westone 2766251783
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Post by bhaumesser Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:24 pm

Here are some more pics, hope this helps, and thanks so much for all the help.[img]http://i41.servimg[img]https://westone.forumotion.com/[url=https://servimg.com/view/17915389/10]Need Help Identifying this westone 114_2219[/img].com/u/f41/17/91/53/89/114_2218.jpg[/img][/url]
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Post by Westbone Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:15 pm

That's not an early one then.

That there be a FR trem indeedy
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Post by corsair Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:24 am

Sure is!!
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