Westone Thunder 1A (UK Ebay)

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Westone Thunder 1A (UK Ebay)

Post by Annoying Twit on Sun May 09, 2010 7:12 pm

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/WESTONE-THUNDER-1-A-used-rare-matsuomuko-guitar-/250630178760?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Guitars_CV&hash=item3a5ab907c8

I was thinking of putting a realistic bid on this one. But, look at the very last photo. It looks like the wood has been worn away and been replaced by a "patch". In the second to last photo there's a bit of a "ring" around the "corner", but the wood grain continues through the ring. In the last photo, the grain doesn't seem to match. What, if anything, is up?

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Re: Westone Thunder 1A (UK Ebay)

Post by bowenjaybee on Sun May 09, 2010 8:24 pm

These thunders were made with ash pieces stuck together and cut to shape

I'm thinking those patches are simply a small section of the next piece of wood.

Look at this close up of my Thunder bass.... it has a very similar thing going on but inside a curve


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Post by Dragondreams on Mon May 10, 2010 2:22 am

I agree with m'learned friend. It's just a consequence of the way the wood has been jointed to make the body blank.

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Re: Westone Thunder 1A (UK Ebay)

Post by Annoying Twit on Tue May 11, 2010 10:47 am

Thanks all. Except that today it looks like my guitar buying budget is going down by the price of a second hand microcube. I'm trying to keep it positive after it going into "the red" a bit recently. But, I still want a Thunder 1A (or similar) eventually.

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Re: Westone Thunder 1A (UK Ebay)

Post by Annoying Twit on Tue May 11, 2010 2:52 pm

Another one. Fewer mystery switches. Very black. 99p start.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/WESTONE-THUNDER-1A-GUITAR-MATSUMOKO-JAPAN-MIJ-BLACK-99P-/280505484186?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Guitars_CV&hash=item414f6e039a

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Re: Westone Thunder 1A (UK Ebay)

Post by bowenjaybee on Sat May 15, 2010 1:54 am

the 1st guitar went for 191

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Re: Westone Thunder 1A (UK Ebay)

Post by bowenjaybee on Sat May 15, 2010 1:55 am

Annoying Twit wrote:Another one. Fewer mystery switches. Very black. 99p start.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/WESTONE-THUNDER-1A-GUITAR-MATSUMOKO-JAPAN-MIJ-BLACK-99P-/280505484186?cmd=ViewItem&pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Guitars_CV&hash=item414f6e039a


I really like the 1986 black Thunder 1A, Seems a few changes were made to these later Thunders.. looks like the pickup selector has moved and a couple of the switches have probably been replaced with push pull pots which I do prefer to having switches all over. a great guitar! if only my funds were better I'd defo go for this one.

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Re: Westone Thunder 1A (UK Ebay)

Post by Annoying Twit on Sat May 15, 2010 2:19 am

bowenjaybee wrote:the 1st guitar went for 191

Even if I hadn't bought the microcube, I wouldn't have bid more than say, 150 for this. I bet the seller is pleased with that.

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