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Post by Westbone Mon May 20, 2013 4:33 pm

Seen better days this.
Serious damage at the bridge posts. The back strap pin has been hammered into the body!
Count me out, too badly damaged.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/390598808806?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649#ht_2187wt_956
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Post by westcoaster Mon May 20, 2013 4:53 pm

That would be a really good refinishing project for someone. Never seen a translucent green prestige - anyone?
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Post by Sgt. Vimes Mon May 20, 2013 6:36 pm

what a damn shame........cash converters' usual care and attention in evidence here.
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Post by Iceman Mon May 20, 2013 8:42 pm

...fire sale. Roll on Floor Laff
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Post by Guest Mon May 20, 2013 11:22 pm

Looks very fixable to me - wish it was in the states
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Post by IanO Tue May 21, 2013 1:51 am

Wish i had the money!
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Post by punkyjam67 Tue May 21, 2013 4:54 am

I saw this one last night & stuck a small bid on, but I suspect it's going to go for a silly price, regardless of condition...


My favourite bit of the ad, though, was where they say:

"Our premises burnt down at the end of March and this guitar became covered in ash and smoke...The guitar will probably smell a bit smoky for a while" prestige - Prestige 227 3077217049
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Post by grogg Tue May 21, 2013 4:11 pm

Westbone wrote:Seen better days this.
Serious damage at the bridge posts. The back strap pin has been hammered into the body!
Yeah, the bridge has moved a lot on the high e side, how much damage has the fire/heat done to the glues etc. particularly for the neck. The binding looks ok though and wouldn't that be the first to suffer?
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Post by Westbone Tue May 21, 2013 6:01 pm

Can't see any fire damage at all on that.
Just corrosion on the machine heads.

Just too much work needed.

They're nothing like a 'real' Prestige 250/150. Just the shape.
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Post by corsair Tue May 21, 2013 6:15 pm

Westbone wrote:They're nothing like a 'real' Prestige 250/150. Just the shape.

In what way?
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Post by Westbone Wed May 22, 2013 8:33 am

Different timbers, term and just by coincidence,,,
http://forum.westoneguitars.net/t4405-supertwin-ii-pups-supertwin-750-pups-which-difference
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Post by punkyjam67 Wed Jun 12, 2013 1:42 pm

Just noticed that this has been relisted, having been apparently returned to the seller with the following comments:

"The tuners, bridge and frets need replacing. The pickups are beyond practical use, it needs rewiring and there is significant damage to the routed lower bridge pin hole. When received the guitar bridge was locked at an extreme angle and on releasing the string tension and removing the bridge, the lower bridge pin just dropped out revealing deep structural cracks to the cap running between the bridge pickup and bridge cavity."


Probably 'nuff said, really...
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