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Post by teejaydubya Sat May 31, 2014 10:39 pm

Hi all
I have a blonde Westone strat copy. Bought in Brisbane, Australia in 1977. Made in Japan, serial 760780. Any info would be well appreciated.
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Post by corsair Sun Jun 01, 2014 1:47 am

Hi there; we could do with photos and a little more of a description, eh!! Is it a dead-on strat copy, or a designers take on the strat design, like the Spectrum?

Sounds interesting...
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Post by teejaydubya Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:39 pm

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Post by teejaydubya Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:40 pm

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Post by teejaydubya Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:41 pm

not too cluey on the image posting, but you get the idea i think.
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Post by teejaydubya Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:43 pm

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Post by Catalyst Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:54 pm

Looks like this one...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hpaAKgQxzc&feature=youtu.be
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Post by teejaydubya Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:04 pm

it's very similar, but mine doesnt have the Matsumoku on the plate. And the string trees are in a slightly different spot. Intriguing.
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Post by teejaydubya Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:06 pm

and i definitely bought it in 77, which seems to be earlier than the Matsu strats.
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Post by teejaydubya Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:12 pm

and mine has the strip of whatever in the neck.
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Post by teejaydubya Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:20 pm

so the serial means either a 76 model or 77. i'll guessd the "7" infers a 77 model. they arrived new from Japan in mid 77 from my memory.
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Post by teejaydubya Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:22 pm

so it seems to be quite early Matsumoku Strat, before the brand was launched in earnest. Thoughts?
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Post by corsair Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:54 pm

Dunno about the provenance, but gee; that's nice; dead ringer for a CBS big headstock strat - I like it!!

Can I only see 2 controls??
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Post by teejaydubya Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:48 pm

i had the volume removed and moved back to the second pot spot, and then lost one of the tones
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Post by Westbone Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:11 am

Complete with fag burn... Laughing
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Post by teejaydubya Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:15 am

yes, those were the days . . .
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Post by Westbone Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:03 am

Those serial numbers on the plate mean nothing.
That type of plate was used on many Jap guitars at the time and have no relevance to dating the guitar.
It's just a Westone  Strat copy. It could have had Aria/Conrad/Guyatone on it. They are just the same.

The logo is same as their acoustics at the time.

Looks a decent copy though.

Here's the same type of plate.
I know this guitar(Eros) was made in the 70's. No 7 at all in the number.

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Post by teejaydubya Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:01 am

thanks for that
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