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Post by drsyn67 on Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:01 pm

Saw this lonely old guy in a pawn shop today. Broken headstock, loss of the high-E tuner. Priced at $99... overpriced, but I was tempted to take him home like an abandoned puppy. If anyone needs him for parts or thinks he's worth fixing, shoot me a message. I am in Florida in the States, and average shipping charges for guitars with UPS is $50 (ouch!)






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Post by gittarasaurus on Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:32 pm

PM sent.... Very Happy

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Post by Iceman on Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:00 pm

Go get that thing (unless Mike is having you get it for him).

The parts alone are well worth the asking price. I could use the locking nut assembly myself...

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Post by corsair on Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:16 pm

The bridge and stringlocks are worth that alone, and the pickups are OK, too..... Someone grab that thang!!!

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Re: XA1430 Corsair - poor guy

Post by drsyn67 on Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:59 pm

OK - I'm a newbie, so I couldn't reply to Mike's PM... but it is his if he wants it (and he said he did). I have sent my email address to Iceman so he can connect us (no in-fighting here, okay?). I should be able to get over to the place tomorrow to purchase it.

For the record, I didn't plug it in or even play it... The photos are as much info as I have on the guitar. I had stopped in the small shop and really didn't have time to do even that. I took the quick pics and left. Being a bit new in the Westone gang, I thought someone might be interested. I'm a regular poster (and player!) over at the Electra Forums site. In fact, I'm working on a line of Electra T-shirts that will soon be available. Below is one example. I've considered doing some Westone designs also, and emailed this Forum's main administrator to ask if it would be okay to sell them here. He kindly replied that he would communicate with the other Admins and was going to get back with me. I would welcome input from any of you if the thought of custom Weston shirts sounds appealing.

Here's one of the Electra shirts that will be available soon (in chocolate brown):


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Post by drsyn67 on Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:20 pm

Okay... maybe that was inappropriate to put the Electra image there and ask for input. My apologies, John, if that was unacceptable. I'm a fan of odd guitars and love making shirts... its a weird and wonderful marriage.

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Post by Guest on Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:25 pm

I think some Westone Pantera shirts would be cool - but heck - I'm a Pantera nerd.

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Post by hobster on Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:31 pm

drsyn67 wrote:Okay... maybe that was inappropriate to put the Electra image there and ask for input. My apologies, John, if that was unacceptable. I'm a fan of odd guitars and love making shirts... its a weird and wonderful marriage.

I'm sure its cool with the boys, great shirt by the way. Loved it when i saw it at the Electra forum, count 1 purchase here! Very Happy

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Post by drsyn67 on Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:34 pm

hobster wrote:
drsyn67 wrote:Okay... maybe that was inappropriate to put the Electra image there and ask for input. My apologies, John, if that was unacceptable. I'm a fan of odd guitars and love making shirts... its a weird and wonderful marriage.

I'm sure its cool with the boys, great shirt by the way. Loved it when i saw it at the Electra forum, count 1 purchase here! Very Happy


Thanks, Hobster. If the stars align, I'll have some of those Electra shirts ready next week. I haven't mentioned it there, because at this point I just want to post photos of the shirts once they are printed - instead of "talking it up". The guy I work with has had some issues, but we're working things out and should be ready next week.

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Post by The Chad on Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:44 am

Nice guitar, I hope someone grabs it.

And for the shirt... MAKE WESTONE SHIRTS. There, I said it.

Make one with the Dynasty. What a Face Two reasons: 1. It would look super cool. 2. It would appeal to buyers as an "80's" shirt, whether they're guitar lovers or not. Like the other misc. guitar shirts you see at Kohls and WalMart and such (I'd seen Strats, Peavey T60's, Les Pauls, V's of various sorts, etc. on shirts already and people love them). A Dynasty shirt would sell that way, wouldn't it?!

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Post by corsair on Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:21 pm

Let's keep the commercial operations to a bare minimum on here, eh, guys...

Chad, you know that they're are already Ts for sale on the Westone info site, which is where I feel these should be as well.

PM Barry and he'll make a spot for you, drsyn!

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Post by drsyn67 on Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:34 pm

Update on the "Poor Guy / Corsair"... I picked it up today at the shop. The owner had done his research and advised I might find a neck for it on this forum (so much for haggling on the price... he wouldn't bend).

Mike (gittarasaurus) sent payment on it today, and it ships out tomorrow. So everyone can harass him for taking advantage of a newbie like me Smile It is a beautiful guitar, and it would be very easy to get attached to, but I'm good to my word and enjoy making other folks happy. So, I guess someone wants me to find them a Pantera? Very Happy



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Post by Iceman on Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:44 pm

Unless you can run down a Reb Beach model for me. What a Face

Yeah, an x390ma will do nicely in its stead, I guess...

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Post by corsair on Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:57 am

Bugger off, Steve... The poor bloke's got enough to do looking for an Electra Lady and a Westone Raider I in blue/gold sparkle for me.....

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Post by Iceman on Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:39 am

corsair wrote:Bugger off, Steve... The poor bloke's got enough to do looking for an Electra Lady and a Westone Raider I in blue/gold sparkle for me.....

Best I can do on short notice, John...

http://erie.craigslist.org/msg/2841149652.html

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Post by corsair on Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:25 am

You're killing me, here......

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Post by The Chad on Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:15 pm

Oh hey, that's in PA!!! Hmmm, I don't like the one humbucker thing though, but that's a good price!

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Post by The Chad on Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:18 pm

Iceman wrote:Unless you can run down a Reb Beach model for me. What a Face

...hey now, that's getting into my territory Steve! If one pops up, we'll have to fight for it! Mad

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Post by Iceman on Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:32 pm

Is that Raider close enough you'd consider checking into it?? Wink

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Post by corsair on Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:24 pm

Not at the minute, Steve, no... the omens are not propitious!! We have some financial issues to sort out and have to get our gear across from NZ to here as well as pay for the stuff that's coming from the UK.

Otherwise, yeah... I'd been in like the proverbial big hairy dog!!

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Post by Iceman on Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:27 pm

Ah, no John... I meant was Chad willing to look into it for me. Laughing

NUTS!!! A notification just came in from ebay.... I just won a guitar I wasn't suppose to win. High bidder pulled out in the last minutes. OH BOTHER... No

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Post by Guest on Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:57 pm

Iceman wrote:Ah, no John... I meant was Chad willing to look into it for me. Laughing

NUTS!!! A notification just came in from ebay.... I just won a guitar I wasn't suppose to win. High bidder pulled out in the last minutes. OH BOTHER... No

Is that a dig at me about the 350? or did the same thing happen to you

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Post by Iceman on Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:10 am

Not at all, Pat. It did truthfully happen to me just earlier. A Washburn is on it's way to me.

My apologies... your incident sincerely did not even cross my mind. Embarassed

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Post by The Chad on Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:53 am

Well I called about it. Trouble is it's about 4 hrs away from me!!!

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Post by Iceman on Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:38 pm

The Chad wrote:Well I called about it. Trouble is it's about 4 hrs away from me!!!

Fug-gedda-bowd-it then Chad. 'Preciate the call though...

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