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Post by Dryair Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:33 am

Hi from Germany!

I recently bought a Westone guitar and cannot find anything about it. Does anybody know which model this is?

Greetings and thanks!




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Post by Westbone Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:28 am

What makes you think it's a Westone made guitar?
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Post by Dryair Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:11 pm

Because it came in a Westone case that perfectly fits the extraordinary shape of the guitar's body.
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Post by Westbone Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:10 pm

Well it looks like no other Westone model that I've ever seen.

Unless it's been cut about. The neck is the shape of no known model I know of. 

Could be a guitar in a case?? Like a Hondo in a Fender case. Does not look like a Westone built guitar. Seems a decent enough guitar though.

Anything on the neckplate or rear of the headstock?

Lets have a case shot. The 'Westone' logo might help.
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Post by Dryair Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:37 pm

Which Westone model is this? C284fc10
Here is the case…

Which Westone model is this? C2af7f10
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Post by Westbone Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:24 pm

The case is a standard Spectrum type case.

Any neck plate information or rear of the headstock, or any other identifying info? Interesting... Cool

Still looks like a guitar in a case with a name.
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Post by Dryair Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:06 pm

No, nothing... No serial number or logo whatsoever. The pickups are made by Wilkinson. And it says Licensed under Floyd Rose on the tremolo.
The quality of the body, neck and the tuning machines is very good, as well as the sound of the guitar.
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Post by Barry Sat May 01, 2021 12:13 am

Not a Westone. Evil or Very Mad

Westone went out of business in early 1987. The position markers being along the edge of the fret board instead of centred suggest this guitar was Made in Korea, likely in the mid 90's.

Wilkinson hardware is very good quality but it didn't exist until about 1995, so if it is original equipment on this the guitar it could not have been made prior to 1987.

That "hand grip" carving in the upper left hand horn, and especially that projection point on the bottom bout have never been Westone design elements, their designs were more intelligent than that. These are gimmicky, and impractical embellishments.

The head stock is not a Westone design and, if this was a Westone, it would not be blank. It would say so on the head stock.

Bottom line: if it plays well, sounds good, and you dig it, that's all that matters. Enjoy!

(The case is real though!) Smile

p.s. The reason the guitar appears to fit so well is because two additional foam strips have been added to the bottom to accommodate that pointed tail. If those were not there the fit would be sloppier at the horns.

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Post by Westbone Sat May 01, 2021 5:16 am

What 'Big Bazza' said  Which Westone model is this? 1f44d , not a Westone.... Cool
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Post by Barry Sun May 02, 2021 12:06 am

I'm beginning to think that this guitar started life as reverse head stock Ibanez and was "modified". The head stock was rounded off and the bottom bout flattened and the point added.

A Google search for Ibanez HSS reverse head stock models will show you what I mean.

I also think that finger grip carving on the horn was inflicted at the same time and may have got inspiration from this signature model that popped up on a local search: LINK

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Post by BQmusic Tue May 04, 2021 3:52 pm

Certainly not a Westone and also not an other Matsumoku made brand. This looks like a much more recent guitar.
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Post by matsumokukuku Tue May 04, 2021 4:19 pm

I have a case similar case like the one you have that houses my 86' pink X300. I agree with the guys especially Barry about the Ibanez. Your Guitar is definitely not a Mats Westone.
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Post by nasticanasta Sat May 08, 2021 9:35 pm

that body looks like an Alverez...
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Post by nasticanasta Sat May 08, 2021 10:37 pm

Don't buy it, that floyd rose doesn't even fit!
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Post by Barry Sun May 09, 2021 2:25 pm

nasticanasta wrote:Don't buy it...
In post #1 the member stated that he has already bought it.

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