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Is this Westone a "Dana" model?

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Post by Westone Sun Sep 26, 2021 6:53 pm

Do you suspect this guitar on Reverb is a Dana Sutcliffe model because it has the "Dana" style head?

https://reverb.com/item/42347534-seltene-e-gitarre-westone-neu-aus-ladenauflosung-floyd-rose-tremolo-80er-jahre-modell
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Post by gittarasaurus Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:38 pm

to me, the body of the guitar on the Reverb listing looks more like a Steve Lynch Signature Corsair model. the Sign Of The Times catalog does not mention a humbucker version of that model. i can't read German so no idea if the Reverb listing mentions the DSR5 that would be on a Steve Lynch as mentioned in the catalog.

seems like this is one from the category of "specifications subject to change without notice"
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Post by Westone Mon Sep 27, 2021 2:55 pm

gittarasaurus wrote:to me, the body of the guitar on the Reverb listing looks more like a Steve Lynch Signature Corsair model. 

But look at the headstock of that guitar on Reverb compared to this verified Steve lynch Signature:
https://youtu.be/L7fJwrnzTgU

Very different headstocks
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Post by Westone Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:01 pm

Mystery solved!

Found this exact guitar from Reverb categorized as a "mystery guitar" similar to but not the Steve lynch signature:
http://www.westone.info/uk10.html

From that article:
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"Thanks to Alister for the pictures of his guitar. It seems to be a  close relative of the Steve Lynch signature Corsair  but there are a few differences.
The body colour, contours,  binding  and Kahler Spyder trem are the same as on the signature Corsair, but the pickups are H/H instead of H/S/S with a single 3 way switch instead of separate switches for each pickup.
The headstock is different - this headstock style appeared only on the Dana models   but this headstock is reversed. The available catalogues do not show any model with a reversed Dana style headstock."
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Post by Westbone Mon Sep 27, 2021 4:38 pm

Your research has no bounds....May you find the answer.... Cool
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Post by Westone Mon Oct 11, 2021 1:00 pm

Westbone wrote:Your research has no bounds....May you find the answer.... Cool

I appreciate you saying so @Westbone. :p

Tom Presley is active in one of the Facebook Westone forums & he explained exactly what this guitar is.  

Tom Presley said it was a transitional model when manufacturing moved from Matsumoku in Japan to Cory & Saehan in Korea.  This explains why it uses a headstock similar to a "Dana" style while it's body resembled a Steve Lynch signature Corsair.
However, it's not a Steve Lynch signature.

Tom's summary: "This was a standard production guitar by Cort in Korea with assistance from Saint Louis Music & Toshi."
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