1986 Westone Spectrum DX [X140B] Body Wood

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Post by WestoneDX'Leftie'Owner on Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:06 am

I have a Westone Spectrum DX [X140B] 'Left Handed' guitar. I know it was made in 1986 (by the Serial No.). And I purchased it in 1994 as a NOS , complete with a 'Left Handed' Guitar Case. Other then knowing the neck is hardwood Maple (painted black) , with a Rosewood fret board.

What can anyone here tell me about this guitar. Someone on HarmonyCentral.com [circa 2004] said their 1987 (know this by their reference to a Floyd Rose tailpiece) Spectrum DX was made of Basswood.

I know that the late 1970s & early 1980s Matsura guitars were supposedly made from Canadian 'West Coast' Maple. But I have found no documentation on the Westone Series of guitars , other then a PDF posting of a 1981 Catalog 'snippit'. They list an Ash body guitar for $299 , and everything else is for $349.


Thoughts PLEASE.
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Post by WestoneDX'Leftie'Owner on Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:25 am

I 'swapped out' the original pickups on my 1986 Westone Spectrum DX (the previous owner tried to 'Van Halen' ise them) , with EMG 'Select' pickups.


Other than changing the Tone Control cap value to 22nF [to compensate for the 1M output of the pickups] , this guitar now has way more 'highs' then the previous set-up had.


Try it , you will "LOVE" it.
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Post by corsair on Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:43 am

Not basswood, no - hard rock maple in a butcherblock fashion.

If you click on the ‘Website’ button above, you’ll find a fair amount of information on your guitar...

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