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Post by MaxFubar on Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:16 pm

Hi All!!!

I'm new to the world of Westone guitars but I'm hoping to find some help.  I was given a basket-case Westone that I believe to be a Corsair XA1440, Sept. '87 manufacture.  So if my homework is correct, it's Korean.  I'm a bass player by trade but have been picking around on the guitar for the last few years on the side and have just got the hankering to put this thing back together.  I have access to a great painter and haven't decided on what color to go back with yet.  Look forward to learning a few things from y'all.


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Post by Barry on Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:10 pm

Hi Max, you're a Photobucket victim! Please see my note on your topic post.

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Post by aholt68 on Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:45 pm

Hi All,

I'm Andrew from Baltimore!  In 1986 I bought a used Shergold Marathon 4 string bass (stereo pick up with one jack input) and I would love to know its real age.  Unlike most photos I have seen of the Marathon the serial number is on the back of the body, not the back of the neck.  The number is 6288.  Thanks for any input!  I looked on the official website but they don't have marathon records so it will need a bit of detective work.  Cheers!
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Post by WestonesAndWashburns on Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:35 am

Hi all,

I'm the proud owner of two Westones (alongside my fairly substantial collection of Washburns), and I *love* them.

I picked up a Thunder 1 a few years ago here in the UK, and got it for a bargain price due to its poor cosmetic condition. What the owner didn't seem to appreciate was that despite its condition it still played like a dream Very Happy It's now one my go-to guitars.

I also just bought an '87 Spectrum DX which is in poor cosmetic condition too, so I'll likely be researching and enquiring about this one over the coming months as I try to bring it back up to a good state of repair.

Thanks for all the great info the website and forums host - I've been coming here for a while but am only just getting round to registering now.

I attach a pic of my beloved Thunder 1 along with a couple of my other guitars.
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Post by Barry on Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:33 am

aholt68 wrote:Hi All,
I'm Andrew from Baltimore!  In 1986 I bought a used Shergold Marathon 4 string bass (stereo pick up with one jack input) and I would love to know its real age.  Unlike most photos I have seen of the Marathon the serial number is on the back of the body, not the back of the neck.  The number is 6288.  Thanks for any input!  I looked on the official website but they don't have marathon records so it will need a bit of detective work.  Cheers!
Hello Andrew. You do realize that this is a Westone (Matsumoku, Japan) site eh? Unless one of the members here knows something about this brand, we have no information on Shergold which was a British manufactured instrument.

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Post by Barry on Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:43 am

WestonesAndWashburns wrote:Hi all,

I'm the proud owner of two Westones (alongside my fairly substantial collection of Washburns), and I *love* them.

I picked up a Thunder 1 a few years ago here in the UK, and got it for a bargain price due to its poor cosmetic condition. What the owner didn't seem to appreciate was that despite its condition it still played like a dream Very Happy It's now one my go-to guitars.

I also just bought an '87 Spectrum DX which is in poor cosmetic condition too, so I'll likely be researching and enquiring about this one over the coming months as I try to bring it back up to a good state of repair.

Thanks for all the great info the website and forums host - I've been coming here for a while but am only just getting round to registering now.
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Hello W&W and welcome.
Glad to hear you're a fan of our site and the the Thunder, they kick arse! And the Spectrum series has one of the best commercially made necks of all time IMHO so you're going to love it too. Lots of us have have restored and repaired them both so there's a lot of help when you're ready.

Please start a new thread in the Member's Forum when you're ready to work on the Spectrum so we can have a look at it.

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Re: Say hello...

Post by WestonesAndWashburns on Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:15 am

Thanks Barry for the warm welcome.

I've had a good luck at the Spectrum and it's looking like it's going to be a full restoration job, so I'll be needing as much help as I can get!

I've got my fingers crossed that under all that thick black paint is a beautiful piece of wood I can form into a *bit* of a Thunder look-a-like... Very Happy
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Post by Barry on Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:18 pm

WestonesAndWashburns wrote:...I've got my fingers crossed that under all that thick black paint is a beautiful piece of wood I can form into a *bit* of a Thunder look-a-like...
Don't count on it. The Spectrum bodies are constructed of multiple pieces of Maple and the number of pieces can vary considerably from 3 up.

If your intent is to strip the paint to make a "natural Maple" finish you will likely be disappointed. Except for the transparent finishes, you will see a  large variation in grain, some of it not so pretty which is why there is a solid finish on the guitar.

Please start a new thread for this guitar in the Members' Forum so we can discuss it properly. We're off topic here. Wink

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