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White Genesis I

Post by SunDog on Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:55 pm

Won that one on Ebay today. Probably overpaid at $242.50.

Anyone have one of these?

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Re: White Genesis I

Post by Warrn on Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:23 pm

I wouldn't call that overpaid unless it's in rough shape.

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Re: White Genesis I

Post by SunDog on Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:41 pm

Here is the link. Condition is pretty good. Probably no trem bar.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200437801946&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

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Re: White Genesis I

Post by corsair on Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:33 pm

Nope; looks good there, man! Very much like my Gen II; came colour and hardware, the difference being that the Gen II had an extra control pot, and mine has it in a very odd position besides!!
I got mine in a pawn shop in Christchurch , New Zealand about 4 years ago for NZ$200 - mine had the wang bar but not the string lock pieces, so you're a step ahead there as they're impossible to find nowadays! Be aware that underneath the string on the stringlock, there will be some 1mm shims - don't lose 'em!!
Nice score - there's not too many on the forums, eh; I like mine to play onstage, too, so they're definately not just show ponies....

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Re: White Genesis I

Post by Frenchy on Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:43 pm

Great price, great looking guitar, looks in perfect condition... You got yourself a good deal in my mind.

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Re: White Genesis I

Post by Warrn on Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:50 pm

Definitely a good deal, especially with the case.

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Re: White Genesis I

Post by SunDog on Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:54 am

The seller says that he found a trem bar that will work. We shall see. I have seen some bad attmpts at forcing a round peg into a different sized round hole.

Feeling better about the price paid. I had been trolling for an x300 or x390 for a while and the last two decent x300s went for around an avg of $175 US. This is cleaner than either of those (by the pix). I am a little apprehensive about the shape of the neck

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Re: White Genesis I

Post by madmarcus1960 on Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:45 am

Best of luck with it. You beat me. I went to $210 and thought that was alot. I looks pretty.

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Re: White Genesis I

Post by SunDog on Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:17 pm

There were three bidders. I got it at $242.50. The second place bidder went to $240. The only other bidder went to $230. Nobody stopped at $210 according to Ebay.

All those bids were submitted 2.5 days before the end of the auction (never understood that). I expected some action near the end - and actually submitted my bid from my blackberry while traveling back from a weekend trip. My high bid was $281. The BB is a pain in the rear to bid with - so I was just going to take the one shot.

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Re: White Genesis I

Post by madmarcus1960 on Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:31 am

Check it again. I went and checked after your post and it show 6 bids including my first for $199.00 and subsequent bid of $210.00. Enjoy the guitar either way.

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Re: White Genesis I

Post by SunDog on Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:14 am

Terribly Sorry. I guess I have no clue how to read these bid reports then. It only shows three distinctive bidders. It looked to me like the same person that put in the first $210 bid also bid $240 later. The other person that had a $210 bid later had a $230 bid.

No offense intended.

Interesting note for follow up:

This guitar is coming out of a shop in Saratoga Springs NY. I lived there from 1985 - 1989, and bought my Pantera X750 bass brand new from a local music store (cant remember the name). I am guessing that this may be a hot bed of Westones coming up for sale. I told the seller to be on the look out for more and to let me know when they surface.

It would probably be a worthwhile excersise to document where people purchased their westones as new instruments - and see if a significant number of them remained local. It would be a good idea to use this data for craigslist searches.

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Re: White Genesis I

Post by madmarcus1960 on Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:27 am

No problem, I have a XA1630 Genesis II in pieces right now. The guitar came with a crack in the body from the bottom thru the control cavity. I've stripped it down and plan on securing the crack and refinishing it in a colored stain with clearcoating. You winning this just kept me from putting this project off :>(

Take care and enjoy your Westone. My XA1220, XA1330, XA1440, and X275 will keep me from mourning too badly ;>)

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Re: White Genesis I

Post by SunDog on Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:52 am

Have you seen the Genesis body for bid on Ebay? Less than what you bid for this one last I checked.

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Re: White Genesis I

Post by silence86 on Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:39 pm

i'd love to have a genesis II in platinum blue burst...

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Re: White Genesis I

Post by madmarcus1960 on Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:48 pm

Thanks man, I on it. The price is steep, I've contacted the seller to negotiate. I have everything to make this whole if I can get the body.

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Re: White Genesis I

Post by SunDog on Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:33 pm

madmarcus1960 wrote:Thanks man, I on it. The price is steep, I've contacted the seller to negotiate. I have everything to make this whole if I can get the body.

You are most welcome. If I were in your position and the guy refused to negotiate - I would probably just pay him and be done with it. This opportunity will not come along again for a while.

Best of luck. Let us know how it works out.

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Re: White Genesis I

Post by SunDog on Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:10 am

That body action was ended. Did you get it?

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Re: White Genesis I

Post by madmarcus1960 on Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:22 am

YEEESSS!, I was going to post, but didn't get to it. All is forgiven or beating me to the XA1530 :>). He was a reasonable guy and sold it outside of eBay, so he could give me a better deal. By next Wednesday the beast should be all back together again.

Thanks so much for the heads up. If you ever need any Westone advice or other brands, I'll do what I can. I need to post pictures of all of them. I get to it after I put this one back together.

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Re: White Genesis I

Post by SunDog on Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:35 am

Outstanding. If the body is in great shape - are you going to keep it as the original color?

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Re: White Genesis I

Post by SunDog on Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:36 am

Also - if you dont mind - when you get this thing all together - please share how much $ you put into the project.

Thanks,

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Re: White Genesis I

Post by madmarcus1960 on Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:42 am

The original guitar with the crack in the body was around $125 shipped. Everything else was there, nut lock pieces, trem bar, all the stuff that usually isn't. That's why I bought it, i figured sooner or later I'd learn to refinish bodies(slowly ugh!) or find another usable Westone body. The necks are what make these guitars near and dear to me. The new body was substantially less than advertised. I'd rather not say until I get it in my hands.
After a couple of hours of manpower, it will cost me a little less than your 1530.

Thanks again, would be talking about this without your help.

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Re: White Genesis I

Post by SunDog on Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:50 am

I love it when a plan comes together.

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Delivery Day

Post by SunDog on Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:59 pm

This thing is in excellent condition - darn near new. The case is very nice. Have not plugged it up yet or checked the intonation - just noodled on it in my office. The 14"' radius is going to take some getting used to. Most guitars that I like have a 12" radius. It is a very pretty guitar. Hope it sounds good.

The trem arm fits nicely - but has a pretty radical bend in it.

So far I like the Bendmaster DLX better than the FT on my Spectrum SX.

Band rehearsal on Sunday. Will give it a go with the boys and see how it holds up.

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Re: White Genesis I

Post by madmarcus1960 on Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:47 pm

Congrats!! enjoy the hell out of it! Treat it right, because I would have ;>)
My Genesis II body should be here monday. Now to decide what pickups to put in. I like Dimarzios and usually run them to switch between series and parallel.

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Re: White Genesis I

Post by SunDog on Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:01 pm

What are you doing with the Magnaflux pick ups? I think one of the single coils on my SX is bad and I would like to replace it with another Magnaflux if possible.

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