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Rare Thunder IIIA

Post by colt933 on Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:05 pm

Thunder IIA

Sweet!

Why are most of the rare models always in Europe?

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Re: Rare Thunder IIIA

Post by Old Gregg on Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:49 pm

It's God's way of compensating us Europeans for all of the fine vintage Fender, Gibson and MusicMan instruments that we can't get our hands on because the US sellers won't ship "outside of the 48 contig." (how I hate that phrase Rolling Eyes ).

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Post by corsair on Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:26 pm

colt933 wrote:Why are most of the rare models always in Europe?

...while I agree to a point with Gregg - I can hardly afford Matts these days let alone the 'biggies"!! - on this, I can't help thinking that you fellas don't know you're bloody alive!! We see less than an eighth of what you guys see in Europe OR the US so we have to buy in from overseas at shipping costs that severely test marital relationships! Even the local vintage product - Jansen and Holden - are now going for ridiculous prices, and while the amplifiers from the locals were very good indeed - my stage gear consists of a Holden 100watt combo with 2xKT88s and 4xECC83s - , the Jansen guitars were Fender knock-offs and not very good to boot, and they now have an starting price of NZ$1000 - madness!!

It must be said that I have managed to get 3 of my meagre collection from within NZ - the X195 and Spectrum GT came from overseas and the Vantage I bought in Australia in 1980(ish) - and consider myself very lucky to have done so before auction prices went nuts! However, i missed an APII Knight Warrior due to a slight hesitation in hitting the BIN button and it was only NZ$200 so just sometimes you can still get a bargain...

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Post by colt933 on Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:02 am

corsair wrote:so we have to buy in from overseas at shipping costs that severely test marital relationships!

Laughing Laughing

Not all Matsumoku Westones go for high auction prices. A nice X-300CR went for $153 a few days ago.

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Post by corsair on Fri Jul 18, 2008 5:40 pm

yeah, true... and to send it over here would have cost as much again, eh!! Ordinary parcel post normally pretty much doubles the price and if you want it sent express, well, the skies the limit!! Sad

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Re: Rare Thunder IIIA

Post by Guest on Fri Jul 18, 2008 7:25 pm

Hey up chaps! Smile Smile

What's happening?
:?: I think that the world has suddenly gone 'Westone Crazy'! I've just checked out the Westones on eBay and almost every one that is listed has a ridiculously high starting price, bar the odd one or two! There is a Prestige listed at the moment and the starting price for that is £599! affraid

The prices now are getting so high that it has cured my GAS! (Oops, Pardon!
Embarassed) (Well, for the time being at least!) Laughing

I'm just glad that I got my guitars when I did and I don't think that I paid more than £100 for any one of them! Rolling Eyes

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