T1A - as new, literally

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T1A - as new, literally

Post by grogg on Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:25 pm

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Re: T1A - as new, literally

Post by DuoFuzz on Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:13 pm

affraid affraid affraid affraid Shocked

Unbelievable. Seriously, HOLY SH*T!

P.S. I call dibs on the brass knobs. What a Face

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Re: T1A - as new, literally

Post by Neil Smith on Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:34 pm

That's the one I've been waiting for, bid placed!


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Re: T1A - as new, literally

Post by corsair on Fri Jun 03, 2011 4:47 pm

Fingers and toes crossed, man!!!

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Re: T1A - as new, literally

Post by bowenjaybee on Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:48 pm

I hope someone on here gets it, I'd love to see better quality pics. An original box too, first time I've seen one of them! It's only a 50 minute drive from me mmmmmmmm Twisted Evil

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Re: T1A - as new, literally

Post by Barry on Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:33 pm

Amazing that these guitars still surface in this condition after all this time! Un-freakin' believable.
Go get 'em Neil! Grab it with both hands, no matter what!

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Post by Iceman on Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:23 pm

Good for you Neil !! Hoping your stars are aligned here. Saw an original box one other time in my life and what a feeling it was to pop it open and see that case inside. May you be so blessed as well.

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Post by Annoying Twit on Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:30 am

Are the brass knobs still mint? My TIIA is very near mint, but the knobs have oxidised slightly.

I saw this on ebay before I read about it here. My eyes did open slightly wide when I saw the mint condition original box!

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Re: T1A - as new, literally

Post by Barry on Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:10 am

Annoying Twit wrote:...the knobs have oxidised slightly....
They're brass, it's normal for them to tarnish. Polish them! Rolling Eyes

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Re: T1A - as new, literally

Post by Annoying Twit on Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:12 am

Barry wrote:
Annoying Twit wrote:...the knobs have oxidised slightly....
They're brass, it's normal for them to tarnish. Polish them! Rolling Eyes

The one on ebay looks so new, I wonder if it has been kept in a sealed vacuum container.

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Re: T1A - as new, literally

Post by Barry on Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:27 am

It's the contact with your fingers that wears off the protective lacquer and allows sweat and oils to discolour the metal. If it ain't bin played, it ain't gonna tarnish.

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Post by The Chad on Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:11 pm

This may be the only original box we see, this is a NEW Westone. Shocked Cool

If someone gets it, please take detailed pics, box and all, and post them for posterity's sake!!!

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Post by hoax on Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:53 pm

Well Neil

Did you bag it. It was cheap at the price!!

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Re: T1A - as new, literally

Post by corsair on Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:59 pm

Ooooh, maybe that wasn't Neil that won that one; it was a new player on the ebay scene, and I'll just bet Neil's been all over ebay since way back!!

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Re: T1A - as new, literally

Post by Iceman on Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:10 pm

Don't look at me...... although I was mighty tempted. Twisted Evil

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I'll try and post pics

Post by retsdon on Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:46 pm

Sorry - I was the guy that bought this guitar. I'm more of an Aria Pro affictionado really, but thought this looked cheap for what it was, and on impulse I put in a bid and won the auction. Anyway, it's a remarkable guitar for its age. It's literally like brand new - could have come off the production line last week. The box it came in is in pretty good nick too - it even still has the polysyrene support / protectors inside it.

The guitar arrived the day before yesterday and I gave it a whirl through an old WEM Dominator amp and everything works fine. The only problem is that although I originally bought it to play, I don't want to risk tarnishing it at all - it really is that clean. So it's going into its box and back into hibernation as a family heirloom.

Anyway, like I say, I'll try and post some pics if I can work out how to do it. And I just wanted to reassure the Westone communtity that this remarkable Thunder hasn't gone to someone who doesnt' appreciate what they've got. I had an Aria Pro PE-R80 disappear en route between Japan and Saudi last year (probably stolen), and what hurt most wasn't the loss of the guitar, it was that whoever had taken it probably had no idea of the worth and rarity of it.

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Re: T1A - as new, literally

Post by The Chad on Thu Jun 16, 2011 1:33 pm

I can speak for us all on here... big collective sigh of RELIEF!!! cheers

Can you take pics of the box and inserts, too? Would be great to have them for posterity's sake.

Sounds like you're our kind of people. Welcome aboard.

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Re: T1A - as new, literally

Post by corsair on Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:33 pm

Absolutely, Chad - welcome here, Retsdon - we're all Matsumoku admirers here so we do know a little about APII's, Vantage, Electra and the rest! R80, eh; I'll just bet that hurt.... Evil or Very Mad

As for the pix, what I suspect most of us innhere do is upload the photos we want to share onto an online library like Photobucket, and then c+p the .img links that you're given into our posts here... we'd certainly love to see this Thunder up close, as it were!!

And I've got to say; play it, man; that's what it was built for!! Cool

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Re: T1A - as new, literally

Post by Iceman on Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:36 pm

Congrats and well done sir.

+1 to Corsair's comment... PLEASE DO NOT let that active circuit go to waste. No No

......moving along to another subject altogether. Aren't we somehow related??.... Surprised

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Wonderful

Post by spidey2 on Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:38 am

Wow wee great job !! keep it safe its power knows no bounds .........congrats!!

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