Lacquer on Westone

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Lacquer on Westone

Post by agat38 on Fri Jun 13, 2008 2:16 am

Hello from France,
I
was the owner of a Thunder III in 1992 to 99, now I have a beautiful Rainbow II brown sunburst all original except nut ,
I wanted to know what kind of lacquer was used on guitar Westone.

Thanks

Phil

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Re: Lacquer on Westone

Post by corsair on Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:35 am

Probably a nitrocellulose lacquer, I'm guessing; some one in here will now for sure!!

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Re: Lacquer on Westone

Post by Guest on Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:44 am

corsair wrote:Probably a nitrocellulose lacquer, I'm guessing; some one in here will now for sure!!

...and welcome!! Laughing

Hello Phil and Welcome! Very Happy

Yes, I think that John is right and I'm almost certain that the same question came up once before somewhere. I'm not sure if it was in these forums or in the old forums but I have a feeling that it has been mentioned in here somewhere.

If you have the time to browse through every post you might be lucky enough to come across it, or failing that, I'm sure someone more knowledgeable than myself will provide you with the right information.

I hope that this helps!

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Re: Lacquer on Westone

Post by agat38 on Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:54 am

thanks John and Pauline , i allready browse this forum and find nothing, the most important is that this guitar is very very great , i'll try to take pics later and i'll post some here.

Phil

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Re: Lacquer on Westone

Post by colt933 on Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:21 pm

Most of the Westones have a really thick poly finish on them, especially the solid-colored ones.

I'm not certain about your Thunder III or Rainbow II, however I do have a Rainbow II and it doesn't seem to have an overly thick finish on it compared to a solid-colored Pantera or Thunder II.

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Re: Lacquer on Westone

Post by Hyperion on Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:44 pm

Hi,

Westone guitars are all finished using very reliable polyurethane (PU) lacker exclusively (as well as MIJ Yamaha, old Ibanez ...) That's why the finish is rock-hard and last for decades (for information, even the post 1995 PRS use cheap polyester resin, which is thicker than PU, and not great for tone).

Only Gibson and a few other manufacturers still use Nitro-celluloid, which is more fragile than PU and will rub off over the years (but a little bit better for tone).

Ive just registered to this forum because I own 2 Westones, and am willing to begin collecting them.

I will present myself soon Smile

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Re: Lacquer on Westone

Post by corsair on Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:10 pm

Thanks for that, man!! Good to see ya here; what Westones do you have?! Teasing us like that is just mean... Laughing

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Re: Lacquer on Westone

Post by Hyperion on Mon Oct 06, 2008 5:24 pm

soon ...

(have to take photos)

LoL Smile

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Re: Lacquer on Westone

Post by Guest on Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:04 pm

Hi JP and Welcome! Smile

Thank you for the information, stuff like that is always useful!
cheers

Ooh, you are a tease!
Laughing Ooh-er Matron! Laughing

Put us out of our misery and show us what you've got! (No smutty responses to that one please!
Embarassed Laughing )

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Re: Lacquer on Westone

Post by colt933 on Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:03 pm

I bet it's polyurethane or polyester.

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Re: Lacquer on Westone

Post by Hyperion on Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:42 pm

what Westones do you have?! Teasing us like that is just mean...

I posted my introduction Here

Cheers Smile
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Re: Lacquer on Westone

Post by Guest on Tue Oct 07, 2008 5:56 pm

Hello again Jean-Phillippe, Smile

Thank you for that. How about putting some close up photos of just your Westones up in the Members Westones forum as well?

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Re: Lacquer on Westone

Post by Hyperion on Tue Oct 07, 2008 6:01 pm

How about putting some close up photos of just your Westones

It will be a pleasure Smile ... when I have time

JP

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