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Post by spierss Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:19 am

Thunder I w Amp Icon_arrow I have a line on a Thunder I, Light Oak, a few scratches and wear on the body, missing one knob but selling for $100 US including 15w practice amp. Thoughts on this?

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Post by Steve777 Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:41 am

Hi there spierss and welcome,

With regard the Thunder, get your cheque book out and snaffle it as fast as you can. Its a bargain. Sell the practice amp to ofset the cost if you dont already have a decent amp.

This is a seriously good price. If the scratches are minimal. leave well alone and enjoy. You can always sand it back to natural at a later date. As for the missing knob, if its of the brass variety, you may have watch ebay for a while or change the lot to match.

This is good find at this price and I wouldn't hesitate. You can read more about the Thunder series guitars on the Westone website.

All the best

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Post by spierss Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:51 am

Thanks for the comments and advice Steve. I thought the deal seemed really good and yes the amp would find itself for sale rather quickly. Here is a pic.

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Post by Steve777 Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:59 pm

Its a minter, buy it pronto ! The brass knobs are becoming collectors pieces in their own right but do turn up. Expect to pay about £5-£6 each.

Whats the serial number on the back of the head? You can date your guitar from this. I would guess that this a version 2 guitar and is "through body" stringing. About 1982/83

Secondly, theres no oak in Westone guitars. Infact I know of very few oak guitars, primarily because its weighs a ton, and its so difficult to work without constantly blunting tools. However, Brian Mays red special is oak. I'm sure there are others. What you have is a body made up of Japanese ash, maple, and walnut. Compare that construction to a cheapie ibanez or a far eastern basswood strat clone. No contest. Once set up, it'll sustain till the cows come home.

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Post by Warrn Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:59 pm

Light oak is the name of the finish. Just like walnut is the name of a finish. Maybe you should read up on the Westone site yourself there, Steve.
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Post by bowenjaybee Sat Feb 27, 2010 7:10 pm

Ouch!
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Post by Barry Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:27 pm

Yeah, ouch!
Not really called for methinks.
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Post by Warrn Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:52 pm

Wow. I wish I remembered why my comment was so biting. It's not like I'm an expert.
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Post by corsair Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:59 am

Thunder I w Amp Icon_lol Not like you at all, Warren!! Thunder I w Amp Icon_lol
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Post by Warrn Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:19 am

The biting comment, or admitting to not being an expert? Thunder I w Amp Icon_lol

The comment was made back in September so I really have no idea what that was about. I don't normally make such snarky remarks without provocation. Sorry, Steve!
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Post by corsair Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:41 am

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