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Post by Purge on Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:28 pm

A failrly well informed opinion here. We (think we) know there were 10 made. I suspect they were all slightly different, maybe different finishes, headstock shapes, pickup arrangement etc. I think they were made to show at music shows and trade fairs to see what features people liked and from that came the Prestige 117 and 227. Some details on version 2,the black one. I'm lucky enough to own this beast - I call it Clint, after Clint Eastwoods portrayals of the man withe no name. This is the guitar with no name. The Westone logo is the original script one so I would date it at 1982 ish. It has the same high end pickups as the Prestige 250, Rainbow !! and Session !!. There is also no obvious way to adjust the truss rod - you need to remove the neck or neck pickup to do it. To my mind that makes  this a prototype and not a production model.
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Post by Westbone on Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:32 pm

Hey Clint, Is this a guitar with no picture.......... Cool

Nice guit...but not as nice as the the production Prestige....

Session II had, correct me if wrong, different pickups?
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Post by corsair on Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:26 am

I like the headstock more than the 3-a-side one...

...in fact, I like this a lot!

The pickups are 75s?

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Post by Westbone on Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:18 am

Purge wrote:. I think they were made to show at music shows and trade fairs to see what features people liked and from that came the Prestige 117 and 227. 

It's nothing like a 117/227. 

Apart from the body shape which also is the same as a Thunder.
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Post by Purge on Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:10 pm

Yes the pickups are 75s AKA Magnet A750 ans Super Twin II. I didn't say this was the precursor to the 117/227, I said I thought reactions to the 10 different models may have led to them.
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Post by corsair on Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:31 pm

Tasty guitar, but!!

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Post by Westbone on Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:25 pm

corsair wrote:Tasty guitar, but!!
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