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Post by TFi2397856 Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:06 am

Anybody know what this is? Weston10
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Post by TFi2397856 Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:12 am

The pickups still function with no batteries, but at 15-25 percent or really toned down and cleanish....With the batteries connected , two 9v rectangular ones, the pickups are hot and alive at 100 percent.Anybody know what this is? Weston13
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Post by TFi2397856 Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:15 am

Is this a parts guitar? I have never seen a westone that looked like this one. The electronics board is attached to the cover of the pots with two screws that look like they match the mounting screws for the cover. 

What is it? I looked for a picture of one like this but never found one.
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Post by TFi2397856 Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:06 am

Looks like it is an Electra.
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Post by Westbone Sat Oct 03, 2020 4:27 am

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Many Westone guitars have active EQ.
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Post by Barry Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:54 pm

Tom, historical note:
The Westone Spectrum series was built primarily on the Electra Phoenix line.
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Post by ExFender Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:06 pm

I was curious about the "Electra" myself as to whether it was a real Westone. I saw an Electra for sale here in Germany that is 100% original and mint with case but wasn't able to follow up on it - getting stuck in the hospital for the past 2 weeks with a broke ankle.

What made me skeptical was the battery compartment and 18 volt. Don't even recall what the guy wanted for it or which platform it was on.
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Post by Drizzit Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:54 pm

You have what appears to be a Electra/Westone X160BR, and yes it is a "real Westone". St. Louis Music Co. merged the brands Electra and Westone to become Electra/Westone in 1984, in 1985 they dropped the 'Electra' portion and they were only branded as Westone thereafter.

From Wikipedia -
US company St. Louis Music registered the "Westone" brand in 1976 to commercialise its products in the country,[3] importing the brand to the United States as a replacement for the previous Custom Kraft-brand instruments manufactured by Kay and Valco in the mid-1950s. Electra was also a brand of St. Louis Music.

In 1984, St. Louis Music merged both brands to make the "Electra-Westone" brand. From 1985 onwards, the guitars were branded as Westone. The majority of the Westone guitars of the 1980s were made by the Matsumoku factory in Japan and imported by St. Louis Music.[2] As Matsumoku closed in 1987, after about 1988 production moved to Korea, most of the innovative models disappeared, and the brand name was replaced by Alvarez in 1991.
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