The · W e s t o n e · Forums
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

Very rare Telecaster Westone model

+2
David_A
elninoalcalino
6 posters

Go down

Very rare Telecaster Westone model  Empty Very rare Telecaster Westone model

Post by elninoalcalino Fri May 05, 2017 3:29 am

Very rare Telecaster Westone model  Foto_110
Hello everyone! Recently I have found this rare guitar for sale in Spain. There is a man who is selling it, but he doesn't speak English, so I'm going to help him. Personally I am a Westone lover and I have 3 models, and seriously, this model looks like being in near mint condition and I have never seen a Westone like this... Does anyone have information about this model?
Very rare Telecaster Westone model  Foto_210
Very rare Telecaster Westone model  Foto_310
Very rare Telecaster Westone model  Foto_410
Very rare Telecaster Westone model  Foto_510
Very rare Telecaster Westone model  Foto_610
Very rare Telecaster Westone model  Foto_710
Very rare Telecaster Westone model  Foto_810
Very rare Telecaster Westone model  Foto_910
elninoalcalino
elninoalcalino
Registered Member

Number of posts : 3
Registration date : 2017-05-05

Back to top Go down

Very rare Telecaster Westone model  Empty Re: Very rare Telecaster Westone model

Post by David_A Fri May 05, 2017 6:28 am

Westone did make a Strat copy in about 1980 and this seems to have the same logo, so it may have been made at the same time. However it's based on the (more expensive) Tele Thinline, and I suspect it will be quite rare. I don't think it has ever shown up before on this forum; we'll see what the others say. Very nice guitar!
David_A
David_A
Senior Member

Number of posts : 129
Age : 75
Location : Cheshire
Registration date : 2014-10-26

Back to top Go down

Very rare Telecaster Westone model  Empty Re: Very rare Telecaster Westone model

Post by elninoalcalino Fri May 05, 2017 7:14 am

Thank you very much for the information. I'll tell the owner about that.
elninoalcalino
elninoalcalino
Registered Member

Number of posts : 3
Registration date : 2017-05-05

Back to top Go down

Very rare Telecaster Westone model  Empty Re: Very rare Telecaster Westone model

Post by Westbone Fri May 05, 2017 9:57 am

It's a copy of a '72 Tele Thinline.

The main thing about the original 72 thinlines are the pickups(wide range). While these might look similar I very much doubt they are anything like the original fender pickups. In fact I can see from the photo that they're not cunife pole pieces. More than likely just a normal humbucker under those covers.

A nice guitar but nothing rare apart from the westone name on that model. There's loads of good  copies out there.

Here's the original Fender wide range pickup (white) and a Fender modern copy(black). They sound completely different to each other. 

Very rare Telecaster Westone model  Nx40no

Very rare Telecaster Westone model  2lwonwx

Very rare Telecaster Westone model  I77kn6
Very rare Telecaster Westone model  35n33wl

What's the asking price for the guitar?
Westbone
Westbone
Financial supporter

Number of posts : 5917
Location : Redbridge
Registration date : 2008-12-28

http://www.chruler.com/

Back to top Go down

Very rare Telecaster Westone model  Empty Re: Very rare Telecaster Westone model

Post by corsair Sat May 06, 2017 3:20 am

Matsumoku made several Fender copies under various names, the most common being the Aria Pro II Backaroo; there are one or two of these on eBay now. I haven't seen many with Westone on the headstock but that doesn't mean much, really!!
I'm betting it's a nicely made, good playing instrument but it shouldn't be a terrifically expensive one..
avatar
corsair
Senior Member

Number of posts : 6321
Age : 64
Location : Mount Hunter, NSW, Australia
Registration date : 2008-04-08

Back to top Go down

Very rare Telecaster Westone model  Empty Re: Very rare Telecaster Westone model

Post by David_A Sat May 06, 2017 8:23 am

Okay, so it's not that rare, and not particularly good quality, although the Matsumoku origin will mean that it's quite well made. I checked the sister website and there's no mention of a Westone Tele so I thought it might be rare, plus you'd expect to see a copy of a basic Tele rather than the less popular Thinline. Interesting to read what Damien said about the pickups. I'll have to find out more about them.
David_A
David_A
Senior Member

Number of posts : 129
Age : 75
Location : Cheshire
Registration date : 2014-10-26

Back to top Go down

Very rare Telecaster Westone model  Empty Re: Very rare Telecaster Westone model

Post by Barry Sat May 06, 2017 10:35 am

If I understand the Westone time line correctly, 1980 saw the manufacture of many of the traditional USA designs, just predating the introduction of their own unique models.

David mentioned a Strat version, and we've seen a few Gibson LP copies too. By 1981 they got their collective poop together and started turning out the models that we love.

This Tele looks like a typical beautifully built Mats guitar. And I'd agree it's at least unusual that they would have chosen the Thinline version. I think that speaks to their expertise in hollow body guitar building.

_________________
"A little song. A little dance. A little seltzer down your pants." -Chuckles the Clown
Very rare Telecaster Westone model  Guitar10
GUITARS : https://legend.barryeames.com
MUSIC/PIX/VIDEOS: https://getback.barryeames.com (including Spectrum ST)
Barry
Barry
Hero, Legend, and all round good guy

Number of posts : 8699
Age : 78
Location : Port Weller, St. Catharines, Canada
Registration date : 2009-05-01

https://legend.barryeames.com

Back to top Go down

Very rare Telecaster Westone model  Empty Re: Very rare Telecaster Westone model

Post by Barry Sat May 06, 2017 10:43 am

Thanks for that info on the Tele pickups Damian. Learn sumthin' new every day!  sunny

I did a quick check on cunife pole pieces and found this supplier of vintage CuNiFe reissued pups: Telenator  If you're flush with cash you can upgrade yer Thinline!

edit: Here's another very informative site for them wot wants more info: Creamery Pickups

_________________
"A little song. A little dance. A little seltzer down your pants." -Chuckles the Clown
Very rare Telecaster Westone model  Guitar10
GUITARS : https://legend.barryeames.com
MUSIC/PIX/VIDEOS: https://getback.barryeames.com (including Spectrum ST)
Barry
Barry
Hero, Legend, and all round good guy

Number of posts : 8699
Age : 78
Location : Port Weller, St. Catharines, Canada
Registration date : 2009-05-01

https://legend.barryeames.com

Back to top Go down

Very rare Telecaster Westone model  Empty Re: Very rare Telecaster Westone model

Post by DanTM Sat May 06, 2017 5:52 pm

BTW - Its up for sale right here

http://www.milanuncios.com/guitarras-electricas/vendo-pequena-coleccion-de-guitarras-228702206.htm
DanTM
DanTM
Westone Nut

Number of posts : 52
Location : Munich
Registration date : 2016-01-19

Back to top Go down

Very rare Telecaster Westone model  Empty Re: Very rare Telecaster Westone model

Post by Westbone Tue May 09, 2017 1:57 am

Barry wrote:

 Telenator  If you're flush with cash you can upgrade yer Thinline!

A little on the expensive side....how about a pair....gulp!!
Westbone
Westbone
Financial supporter

Number of posts : 5917
Location : Redbridge
Registration date : 2008-12-28

http://www.chruler.com/

Back to top Go down

Very rare Telecaster Westone model  Empty Re: Very rare Telecaster Westone model

Post by elninoalcalino Wed May 10, 2017 4:35 am

Thank you to all the information that you shared!!
elninoalcalino
elninoalcalino
Registered Member

Number of posts : 3
Registration date : 2017-05-05

Back to top Go down

Very rare Telecaster Westone model  Empty Re: Very rare Telecaster Westone model

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum