The · W e s t o n e · Forums
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

The horror, the horror...

+5
DuoFuzz
Barry
Warrn
AndyGoblin
munkieNL
9 posters

Go down

The horror, the horror... Empty The horror, the horror...

Post by munkieNL Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:34 am

The horror, the horror... 24137820

Saw this mutilated Thunder on a Belgian classifieds site. Ouch Mad
munkieNL
munkieNL
Senior Member

Number of posts : 188
Age : 62
Location : Netherlands
Registration date : 2009-12-26

https://s591.photobucket.com/user/munkieNL/library/guitars?sort=3

Back to top Go down

The horror, the horror... Empty Re: The horror, the horror...

Post by AndyGoblin Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:18 am

Wouldn't be so bad if they'd left it as the Thunder II/II-A with a clear strip up the middle. My Thunder I-A is quite tatty and I confess I had considered stripping it and doing that in a dark green The horror, the horror... Icon_redface Oh I just noticed the knobs... lol
avatar
AndyGoblin
Registered Member

Number of posts : 19
Registration date : 2010-01-27

Back to top Go down

The horror, the horror... Empty Re: The horror, the horror...

Post by munkieNL Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:19 am

I meant the SHAPE of the body. Look at the edge of the neck pickup ring....
munkieNL
munkieNL
Senior Member

Number of posts : 188
Age : 62
Location : Netherlands
Registration date : 2009-12-26

https://s591.photobucket.com/user/munkieNL/library/guitars?sort=3

Back to top Go down

The horror, the horror... Empty Re: The horror, the horror...

Post by AndyGoblin Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:28 am

Oh god yeah, looks like a whole chunk has gone The horror, the horror... Icon_eek
avatar
AndyGoblin
Registered Member

Number of posts : 19
Registration date : 2010-01-27

Back to top Go down

The horror, the horror... Empty Re: The horror, the horror...

Post by Warrn Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:23 am

At least it seems to have a decent finish job on it.
Warrn
Warrn
Moderator

Number of posts : 1133
Age : 35
Location : Gainesville, FL
Registration date : 2008-08-03

Back to top Go down

The horror, the horror... Empty Re: The horror, the horror...

Post by Barry Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:30 am

Man! There's just no excuse for this kind of stupidity!
It's one thing to muck with the finish, at least that can be reversed. But to perform major surgery like this!? In what world is this an improvement. The horror, the horror... Icon_evil
Barry
Barry
Hero, Legend, and all round good guy

Number of posts : 8721
Age : 79
Location : Port Weller, St. Catharines, Canada
Registration date : 2009-05-01

https://legend.barryeames.com

Back to top Go down

The horror, the horror... Empty Re: The horror, the horror...

Post by AndyGoblin Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:36 am

I suppose it could've had a major accident (like someone took an axe to it?!) and that was the best salvage job they could do on it?
avatar
AndyGoblin
Registered Member

Number of posts : 19
Registration date : 2010-01-27

Back to top Go down

The horror, the horror... Empty Re: The horror, the horror...

Post by Barry Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:59 am

It would have to have been one almighty accident to lop off the lower horn of a Thunder!! I would think anything that severe would have also damaged if not sheared off the neck. It looks like the structural integrity of the neck anchor point has been compromised here too, not to mention the tonal qualities of the neck pup. Looks stupid too of course.
Barry
Barry
Hero, Legend, and all round good guy

Number of posts : 8721
Age : 79
Location : Port Weller, St. Catharines, Canada
Registration date : 2009-05-01

https://legend.barryeames.com

Back to top Go down

The horror, the horror... Empty Re: The horror, the horror...

Post by DuoFuzz Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:30 am

It's only February and already we have a contender for the I Need My Tools Taken Away Award 2010, for criminal acts on a Westone by another supposed "professional guitar tech" The horror, the horror... Icon_lol

Looks like he was trying to gain some upper fretboard access, it's gotta be close to breaking into the neck pickup rout with that much wood removed. Notice the fore arm chamfer has been altered aswell, quite badly it would seem!

P.S. IMHO the colour sucks aswell!

DAN.
DuoFuzz
DuoFuzz
Senior Member

Number of posts : 640
Age : 46
Location : Newcastle Upon Tyne, U.K.
Registration date : 2009-05-18

Back to top Go down

The horror, the horror... Empty Re: The horror, the horror...

Post by Warrn Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:55 am

DuoFuzz wrote:P.S. IMHO the colour sucks aswell!
At least it isn't black!
Warrn
Warrn
Moderator

Number of posts : 1133
Age : 35
Location : Gainesville, FL
Registration date : 2008-08-03

Back to top Go down

The horror, the horror... Empty Re: The horror, the horror...

Post by boutjp97 Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:45 pm

Looks like an Easter Egg. Interesting to say the least.
boutjp97
boutjp97
Senior Member

Number of posts : 306
Age : 50
Location : Boston, New York USA
Registration date : 2008-05-16

https://www.facebook.com/jason.bouton

Back to top Go down

The horror, the horror... Empty Re: The horror, the horror...

Post by grogg Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:17 pm

Thats baad, what did the slaughterer want to do, use a thumb on the 22nd fret?
grogg
grogg
Financial supporter

Number of posts : 1094
Location : Cardiff
Registration date : 2008-11-28

Back to top Go down

The horror, the horror... Empty Re: The horror, the horror...

Post by Bunyip Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:31 pm

How do we know that the dog didn't attack it for breakfast one morning, and the poor owner did the best patch up job possible?
avatar
Bunyip
Westone Nut

Number of posts : 23
Registration date : 2008-10-03

Back to top Go down

The horror, the horror... Empty Re: The horror, the horror...

Post by grogg Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:54 pm

Bunyip wrote:How do we know that the dog didn't attack it for breakfast one morning, and the poor owner did the best patch up job possible?
Shoot the dog.
grogg
grogg
Financial supporter

Number of posts : 1094
Location : Cardiff
Registration date : 2008-11-28

Back to top Go down

The horror, the horror... Empty Re: The horror, the horror...

Post by Barry Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:29 pm

See? That's why I have cats.
The worst they'll do is play wif the floppy string ends! The horror, the horror... Icon_clown
Barry
Barry
Hero, Legend, and all round good guy

Number of posts : 8721
Age : 79
Location : Port Weller, St. Catharines, Canada
Registration date : 2009-05-01

https://legend.barryeames.com

Back to top Go down

The horror, the horror... Empty Re: The horror, the horror...

Post by DuoFuzz Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:30 pm

Grogg wrote:
Shoot the dog.
Twice!

DAN.
DuoFuzz
DuoFuzz
Senior Member

Number of posts : 640
Age : 46
Location : Newcastle Upon Tyne, U.K.
Registration date : 2009-05-18

Back to top Go down

The horror, the horror... Empty Re: The horror, the horror...

Post by Warrn Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:22 pm

My cats like to sleep on my guitar cases. The horror, the horror... Icon_biggrin
Warrn
Warrn
Moderator

Number of posts : 1133
Age : 35
Location : Gainesville, FL
Registration date : 2008-08-03

Back to top Go down

The horror, the horror... Empty Re: The horror, the horror...

Post by corsair Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:11 pm

Hmmm... the colour's fine; transparent blue is a Westone trait, but carving that much wood away from the neck pocket just can't be good and what nong puts strat knobs on anything but a strat?
avatar
corsair
Senior Member

Number of posts : 6329
Age : 65
Location : Mount Hunter, NSW, Australia
Registration date : 2008-04-08

Back to top Go down

The horror, the horror... Empty Re: The horror, the horror...

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum