1986? Prestige 250 (Ebay USA)

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1986? Prestige 250 (Ebay USA)

Post by DuoFuzz on Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:53 pm

I had to put this one on here, just look at it!!!

Westone Prestige 250 Electric Guitar - Buy It Now $1,199 USD

This is a beautiful example of Matsumoku quality with a stunning flame maple top, the only thing thats odd about this one is it's serial number. This has an '86 number but the original model seems to have disappeared around 1984. Our info site mentions HERE - at the bottom of the page - that it may have been reissued around 1986 to '88 and known as the Prestige II ?

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Post by Warrn on Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:46 pm

It's an 86, the serial number doesn't lie. I thought it was generally accepted that the Prestige models were reissued? Maybe I'm remembering things wrong again. Either way, I wouldn't doubt the serial number.

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Re: 1986? Prestige 250 (Ebay USA)

Post by norfolkngood on Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:33 pm

Stunning, but pricey even in UK terms.

I've done the math and added carriage to UK + customs duty and it's an eye-watering amount. Still want it though :heart:

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Re: 1986? Prestige 250 (Ebay USA)

Post by anaerobe on Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:42 pm

She's a keeper to be sure... I contacted the vendor about the serial number. I think its an 86.

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Re: 1986? Prestige 250 (Ebay USA)

Post by DuoFuzz on Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:33 pm

Just to clarify, I don't doubt that it's from 1986, it was just the fact it means that this must be the reissue model.

I'm still learning new things about Westone every day, I did'nt think they would have started to reissue these two years after originally stopping production! By '87 the new shape Series II Spectrums were starting to appear and some of the older shapes were being discontinued. I was just thinking they couldn't have to made to many of these before the final move away from Matsumoku.

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Post by anaerobe on Fri Feb 19, 2010 3:37 pm

Right..surprising to me (as well) that a reissue would happen after 2 years.

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Re: 1986? Prestige 250 (Ebay USA)

Post by Westbone on Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:00 pm

Could very ell be a later one (86) . The original ones had a bone nut. The later 227's had a graphite nut, so does this one.
Doubt the nut would have been changed, looks like it's hardly been played. Why change a nice bone nut for graphite, with no trem??? Brass nuts on the Thunder models disappeared later on?? Certainly a VERY nice guitar, I've an early 250 and they are one beautiful sounding and looking guit. Got a lot to do with the alnico 2 magnet in the pickups, sweet.

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Re: 1986? Prestige 250 (Ebay USA)

Post by DuoFuzz on Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:28 pm

Just looking - jealously - at the auction photos again. Zoom in on the first pic, it seems to have a clear stick-on scratch plate fitted. Never noticed it before, is that a Westone thing or after-market?

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Re: 1986? Prestige 250 (Ebay USA)

Post by caucajun on Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:58 pm

uuuuhhh.....y'all ain't gon' b'leeve d'is sh*t....!

his is ser # 6083282.....mine is 6083283.....guh!

if that goes for the BIN price.....i may hafta consider liquidating..........that is "may", and "consider"........it won't be an easy decision.

.....don't nobuddy wet 'em!

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Re: 1986? Prestige 250 (Ebay USA)

Post by Barry on Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:00 pm

DuoFuzz wrote:Just looking - jealously - at the auction photos again. Zoom in on the first pic, it seems to have a clear stick-on scratch plate fitted. Never noticed it before, is that a Westone thing or after-market?
Dunno, but it's a nice touch, and shows some respect for that beautiful finish.

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Re: 1986? Prestige 250 (Ebay USA)

Post by caucajun on Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:42 pm

DuoFuzz wrote:Just looking - jealously - at the auction photos again. Zoom in on the first pic, it seems to have a clear stick-on scratch plate fitted. Never noticed it before, is that a Westone thing or after-market?

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mine doesn't have that. must be an aftermarket thang.

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Re: 1986? Prestige 250 (Ebay USA)

Post by DuoFuzz on Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:23 am

This had no takers the first time round so it's been relisted HERE, still at the same price though.

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Re: 1986? Prestige 250 (Ebay USA)

Post by caucajun on Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:04 pm

it just sold for $850..........ok.....who got it?

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Re: 1986? Prestige 250 (Ebay USA)

Post by kazzelectro on Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:52 pm

$850 seems to be the going price. I sold my Westone Rainbow II for $875 about a year ago.
Got some solid sales to set the price of these babies.

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