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Westone Thunder III

Post by Hyperion on Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:48 am

Hi,

It's not an ebay item. I know somebody who sells a Westone Thunder III in good condition (dark green). Here in France.

http://www.westone.info/cats/83/p7.html

Price is around 600$

Let me know ... I will provide the seller contact

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Thinder III

Post by cnevins on Sat Nov 29, 2008 11:51 pm

Is this offer still valid?

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Re: Westone Thunder III

Post by silence86 on Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:27 pm

thunder III in sweden: link

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Re: Westone Thunder III

Post by Silverfox on Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:02 am

silence86 wrote:thunder III in sweden: link

Just spotted this one myself. It's lovely!

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Re: Westone Thunder III

Post by bobroberts on Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:52 am

Lovely!

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Re: Westone Thunder III

Post by colt933 on Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:37 am

This is a little off topic, but.....

The Thunder III in Sweden looks like it has a rosewood fingerboard. Some later catalogs state ebony - others rosewood.

I have an '87 Rainbow II that looks like it has a rosewood fingerboard. The earlier catalogs state ebony.

Might this be Macassar ebony?

It surely does not look like Gabon (regular) ebony.

Thoughts???

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Re: Westone Thunder III

Post by corsair on Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:32 pm

Bloody hell, Colt - how do we tell which ebony is which?! Shocked Is one a lighter shade than the other?

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Re: Westone Thunder III

Post by colt933 on Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:10 pm

corsair wrote:Bloody hell, Colt - how do we tell which ebony is which?! Shocked Is one a lighter shade than the other?

Macassar usually has light brown stripes against a dark brown background Like This...

When you think of ebony, you're probably thinking of Gabon which looks Like This...

Both of them are smoother (less noticeable grain texture) than rosewood.

Check out Ed Roman's awesome Macassar stash Here...

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Re: Westone Thunder III

Post by corsair on Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:52 pm

God, that Macassar Ebony is just gorgeous!! I fancy the neck thru at the top of that page....

Thanks for that; like i needed MORE GAS... Very Happy

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Re: Westone Thunder III

Post by colt933 on Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:02 pm

corsair wrote:God, that Macassar Ebony is just gorgeous!! I fancy the neck thru at the top of that page....

Thanks for that; like i needed MORE GAS... Very Happy

One of my Warmoth necks has a gorgeous piece of Macassar on it.

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Re: Westone Thunder III

Post by Hyperion on Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:21 am

"ebony" is the result of a disease of the heart of certain trees (diospyros). The wood color is not naturally black : the disease gives it this color. So the coloration of the wood can be partial depending on the illness of the tree, and geographical origin.

Macassar diospyros are less affected by the disease than Gabon ones Smile

A sane Diospyros would be totally brown, and less hard, than a ill one.

I've been living in Africa for 8 years, the men who collect ebony told me this, and it's not widely known...

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Re: Westone Thunder III

Post by silence86 on Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:29 pm

f***...did you follow the auction on the thunder III guitar in sweden? 810 USD!!!

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Re: Westone Thunder III

Post by corsair on Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:36 pm

Bloody hell - that's a little OTT, eh!! Shocked

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Re: Westone Thunder III

Post by grogg on Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:01 pm

Thats what I thought, was in the bidding until the last couple of minutes when it went mad.

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Re: Westone Thunder III

Post by silence86 on Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:22 pm

something must have changed in the past months since i have got to know westone...if that development proceeds, westone guitars will me more expensive than ricknbackers in about half a year...

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Re: Westone Thunder III

Post by Hyperion on Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:15 pm

The Thunder III is a high end guitar. 810$ is not expensive for this kind of guitar.

How much would you pay for a new PRS, or ESP ?

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Re: Westone Thunder III

Post by corsair on Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:40 pm

Yeah, I know, but it still grates just a little because not more than 12 months ago you could pick up a Westone or Vantage or Electra for next to nothing! My feel is that there are a lot of muppets out there selling, and buying, these guitars because they have suddenly become 'fashionable", which, of course, we in here have to take a little responsibility for as we sing their praises very highly indeed, and someone, somewhere has taken notice!

And one thing is for sure; they will not get any cheaper...

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Re: Westone Thunder III

Post by Warrn on Sat Mar 14, 2009 2:36 am

I have never played a PRS, but the ESPs I have played didn't seem any nicer than the cheap models in the shop...

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Re: Westone Thunder III

Post by silence86 on Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:30 pm

there are 2 thunder III's with magnabass-pickups on ebay uk...:
left-handed: link
right-handed: link

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