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Post by Guest on Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:16 pm

Has Westone ever built a production 12 string? If so, what model(s)?

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Post by corsair on Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:31 am

I don't think so. Thorn?? If it's a Matt 12 you're after, join the line - Vantage and APII both had electric 12's and APII had a couple of twin necks...

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Re: 12 string?

Post by Guest on Sat Jul 31, 2010 4:27 am

Yes and no, depends what you mean by Westone. Matsumoku never made a Westone 12 string the modern line of Westone guitars made for FCN does include at least one 12 string acoustic,

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Re: 12 string?

Post by Guest on Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:37 pm

Did a bit of gooling as a thought Rabin used a westone 12. Found this:

http://blogs.guitarworld.com/covers/coverview.php?picname=75.jpg


Now the question is, how do I get one??????

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Post by corsair on Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:21 am

Wow!! Spectrum LX or FX 12; gotta be a custom build?! Thorn???

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Re: 12 string?

Post by Barry on Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:32 am

Wow indeed!
There's barely enough room for the Westone logo on the headstock. Smile
I tried enlarging the pic to read what's on the TRC but no luck. Guesses anyone?
Interesting bridge/stop tail arrangement too.

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Post by Frenchy on Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:39 am

Interesting bridge/stop tail arrangement too.

Looks very similar to the Vantage VS695-12 and VS696-12....(tail piece and neck only) If Vantage had these, no reason Westone would not have made any in my mind....

Subject to change.....

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P.S. Something new to search for... a Westone 12...

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Re: 12 string?

Post by corsair on Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:26 am

Great, yet another guitar to scour the interwebs for!!! My wife will be just delighted....


Do any of you realise Just. How. Much. I. Want. That.? Do you?!?!

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Re: 12 string?

Post by Barry on Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:32 am

Sounds like the 12 step program you learned at the MAA meetings has gone all to buggery.
(Johnny's got GA-AS, Johnny's got GA-AS, Johnny's got GA-AS!!) Razz

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Re: 12 string?

Post by Guest on Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:49 am

I think it's more likely to be a custom guitar than a production model. Might find out in a few days - I just bought a copy of that magazine, there's a fourteen page interview with them in it, hopefully they'll mention that guitar in the interview.

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Post by corsair on Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:18 am

God, I could care less if it's a custom; I want that in the worst possible way... to paraphrase Homer Simpson...

(drooling...) mmmmmmmmmmm Spectrum 12!!

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Re: 12 string?

Post by Guest on Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:01 am

Barry wrote:
I tried enlarging the pic to read what's on the TRC but no luck. Guesses anyone?

It says Trevor Rabin.

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Post by Barry on Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:53 am

Well, duh. tongue
What else could it have been?

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Re: 12 string?

Post by Guest on Wed Aug 04, 2010 1:23 pm

It does say something else under the name but it's too small to read

The article doesn't help with identifying it - it mentions Westone making custom 6 and matching 12 string Panteras for him, but that's definitely a Spectrum body. It does show his X390 - a Dull Black one (I thought he had the X390CB) and does say why there's no Pantera logo on the body- he had it sanded off.

"That's the only thing I don't like about it. If they'd done it in gray instead of white, it would've been less distracting"
There's a picture of him with another Spectrum (LX or FX) and Chris Squires custom Electra-Westone bass, but that's all the Westone related information in the interviews.

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Post by corsair on Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:04 pm

Hmmm... the mystery deepens?! I'd love to know where that is now.....

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Re: 12 string?

Post by Guest on Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:19 pm

I think the only thing better would be a 12 string version of a Pantera 350. But I think the only way I'll see that is if I attempt to build a copy myself.

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Re: 12 string?

Post by DuoFuzz on Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:43 pm

That's gotta be "Trevor Rabin MODEL", surely?

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Re: 12 string?

Post by colt933 on Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:57 pm

There are a couple of good pictures of this guitar in the Big Generator tour programme.

It is almost certainly a custom one-off for Rabin and is quite possibly still in his collection.

He had Rainbows, Spectrum FXs, and of course Pantera X-390s.

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Re: 12 string?

Post by corsair on Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:29 pm

Have you got one of these?; I'd love to see it!!

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Re: 12 string?

Post by Elan I on Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:14 am



here are some good shots!!!


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Post by corsair on Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:09 am

I may have to kill him to get that guitar.... nice find, elan!!!

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Re: 12 string?

Post by Barry on Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:21 am

Wow! That is just a fantastic guitar!
She'd make a nice mate to my white S Twisted Evil
Just where do we find this Trevor feller anyway? What a Face

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Post by corsair on Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:10 am

Get in line, bro: It'll go nicely with my black LX.... or my white ST.... or my red MX.... or the... aw, hell, I just want it!!! Laughing

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Re: 12 string?

Post by Elan I on Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:21 pm

Barry wrote:Wow! That is just a fantastic guitar!
She'd make a nice mate to my white S Twisted Evil
Just where do we find this Trevor feller anyway? What a Face

Unfortunately he doesn't do a whole lot of guitarwork these days.. there is a good chance you have heard some of his music recently though, he is responsible for the score on a lot of big movies over the past 10 years or so.

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Re: 12 string?

Post by Guest on Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:00 pm

Thorn wrote:It does say something else under the name but it's too small to read

The article doesn't help with identifying it - it mentions Westone making custom 6 and matching 12 string Panteras for him, but that's definitely a Spectrum body. It does show his X390 - a Dull Black one (I thought he had the X390CB) and does say why there's no Pantera logo on the body- he had it sanded off.

"That's the only thing I don't like about it. If they'd done it in gray instead of white, it would've been less distracting"
There's a picture of him with another Spectrum (LX or FX) and Chris Squires custom Electra-Westone bass, but that's all the Westone related information in the interviews.

Any chance you could scan this article?

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I know old topic - but Rabin fans may like

Post by Guest on Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:33 pm

Ok, so this topic is where I started thinking of making a 12 string. I just bought a copy of the magazine with the spectrum 12 on it. What I found cool is it shows a few of Rabins guitars in a shot. His classic strat, A Tobias guitar (that I think he ended up using as a synth guitar) and a 390 DBK

Yes a 390 DBK. Not a CB that we all know he uses. I suspect this guitar was also used in his Don;t look away video with th white polka dots on it.

The other interseting thing is it mentions he has custom 6 and 12 string Panteras in the works. Maybe they meant Spectrum since we know he has one, but is it possible Trevor has a 12 string PAntera? if so....he is in good company Smile

I will try to scan the shots of his Westones from this mag - Sept 1987. Funny, I bought this new for 2.95 US in 1987, and I just bought it again for 12 US. Ah - gotta love ebay.

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Re: 12 string?

Post by mortarman120gang11c on Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:46 am

I have one of the Korean Vantage 12 string acoustic electric models and it is top notch. Awesome sound and plenty of power from the pickups. Great guitars

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