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Post by broadcasterguy Thu Nov 04, 2021 3:23 pm

Dear Fourm,
I am curious about the Westone Rainbow from the Spandau Ballet videos.
Every Rainbow I have seen has binding on the body,neck and headstock.
It is hard to see on these fuzzy video photos.  Does this white guitar have binding too? It would be white next to white. So tough to see either way.
Is this a Rainbow I or II?
Thanks for your help


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Post by gittarasaurus Thu Nov 04, 2021 3:48 pm

definitely a Rainbow 1, chrome hardware and dot fret markers

never seen one in white, but maybe they requested a special paint job
surely a factory job since the logo is still on the headstock
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Post by Barry Fri Nov 05, 2021 12:24 am

Ah yes, the elusive white Rainbow.

This has been the subject of more than one thread here over the years, and Corsair was quite smitten with it as I recall.

Here's one I managed to find with some good info from our man Westbone:
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Post by broadcasterguy Fri Nov 05, 2021 4:56 pm

A few years ago, BowenJayBee Mentioned that the F Holes were a bit different on the white guitar.
I know there were a couple different styles of F holes on these guitars.  With and without top round areas. Was there something unusual about the shape on the white guitar that would make it unusual?
Thanks for your help.

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Post by bowenjaybee Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:38 pm

Taking this post one step beyond..... the Rainbow in the video must be a 1982/83 version .....check out the unique shaped f holes
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Post by Barry Fri Nov 05, 2021 5:26 pm

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Post by gittarasaurus Fri Nov 05, 2021 10:23 pm

broadcasterguy wrote:A few years ago, BowenJayBee Mentioned that the F Holes were a bit different on the white guitar.
I know there were a couple different styles of F holes on these guitars.  With and without top round areas. Was there something unusual about the shape on the white guitar that would make it unusual?
Thanks for your help.
only just that the later '82 versions did not have the round portion on the top of the 'f' holes

some examples;
'82 Rainbow 1(june '82), with 'f' holes just like the one in the vid
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another '82 Rainbow 1(also june '82) with same 'f' holes
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and here is an '82 Rainbow 1(feb. '82) that has the round bits at the top, also has different body shape with rounder 'horns'
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I have two Rainbow 2 guitars, one from october '83 and one from august '86. both have the more standard shape 'f' holes
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Post by broadcasterguy Sat Nov 06, 2021 1:21 pm

What color do you think the headstock decal is on the white one?
Do you think it is a black or a gold logo?
There is a pretty good shot of it at 1:24
Geez, I wonder how many times the grown ups in charge had to tell those kids to keep waving their arms.

Thanks for your help
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Post by gittarasaurus Sat Nov 06, 2021 1:53 pm

i'd say the logo is like this T2A, made in July '82
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