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Need a lefty

Post by PhilMug on Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:52 pm

Hi there, I'm in the market for a left handed Westone, any model. I have a Concord II-T and I love it to bits, which is why I dont want to screw around with swapping the nut over and re-stringing it.
If anyone has an unloved lefty or a righty I could swap over as I can't afford a mint one (just got outbid for an ubercheap Thunder on ebay *sadface)

Thanks for any help you can give me.

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Post by gittarasaurus on Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:15 pm

where ya located :?:

i've seen a lefty concord on the sacramento craigslist a few times

and btw, welcome to the forum

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Re: Need a lefty

Post by corsair on Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:31 pm

Left handed thunder 1a in Australia....

http://westone.netboarder.com/t2863-meanwhile-here-in-deception-bay

.. Not all that far from me, as it happens.....

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Re: Need a lefty

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

corsair wrote:Left handed thunder 1a in Australia....

http://forum.westoneguitars.net/t2863-meanwhile-here-in-deception-bay

.. Not all that far from me, as it happens.....


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Post by Guest on Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:53 pm

PhilMug wrote:Hi there, I'm in the market for a left handed Westone, any model. I have a Concord II-T and I love it to bits, which is why I dont want to screw around with swapping the nut over and re-stringing it.
If anyone has an unloved lefty or a righty I could swap over as I can't afford a mint one (just got outbid for an ubercheap Thunder on ebay *sadface)

Thanks for any help you can give me.

It may sound scary to take the nut off and flip it - it really is not a big deal. Take the strings off, put some tape on the ends of your pliers and pull it off gently. Scrape away the old glue, use some decent wood glue (I'm not super experienced, but works for me) not a lot, just enough to cover the surface, clamp it down for the night and you are done. Cheap & you are all set in 1 day eh

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Re: Need a lefty

Post by Iceman on Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:06 am

Currently on ebay...
Sumpthin' like-a deese??

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Westone-Electra-X185-Spectrum-LX-guitar-LEFT-HANDED-/300665776421?pt=Guitar&hash=item460113a925

Almost synchronicity but I was down in the Cities tonight at my luthier and a guy walked in looking for an estimate on a refret. When my luth asked what type of guit he said Westone Spectrum MX and quickly added "I'm sure you've never heard of one." The two of us busted out laughing and my wife proceeded to nearly 1.) choked on then 2.) spit out her gum.

My luth assured him he knew all about Westones and could handle it. Then the guy asked if the guitar was worth a refret. When luth looked at me awaiting a reply the guy asked me if I owned the place. Between us we talked him into a fret dress instead as he didn't describe anything needing a refret.

Small world.

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Re: Need a lefty

Post by corsair on Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:47 am

Iceman wrote:
corsair wrote:Left handed thunder 1a in Australia....

http://forum.westoneguitars.net/t2863-meanwhile-here-in-deception-bay

.. Not all that far from me, as it happens.....


...pusher Twisted Evil ...

I prefer "enabler"..... Razz Twisted Evil

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Re: Need a lefty

Post by Iceman on Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:51 am

You say po-TAY-to and I say po-TAH-to, John. This "living vicariously thru others" phase is beginning to concern me. You really need to get reunited with your gear, bro. sunny



Have to admit though that "enabler" does roll off the tongue with less baggage there, Dr. Evil. Twisted Evil

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Re: Need a lefty

Post by PhilMug on Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:44 pm

I'm based in the south of England. I'm going to give myself a month to try and track down a Westone and after that I'm going to go shopping; my ideal budget is around £100

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Post by Iceman on Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:46 pm

The very best of luck to you with your quest. You have chosen wisely, grasshopper...

The Thunder is a very worthy guitar to hunt down and for £100 you are setting a strenuous challenge for yourself. I'm not saying it cannot be done but that would be something of a hellacious bargain to get one for that little.

From what I have read as far as testimonials from owners easily twice that amount is what one should be worth as a starting price.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:55 pm

£100 for a thunder isnt out of the question, it wont be perfect though, and probably not a leftie.

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Re: Need a lefty

Post by corsair on Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:36 am

Well, the Thunder 1a over here is about A$250, which is about 100 quid, and it IS a leftie and is all there and in good nick, albeit filthy!

However, the fly in this particular ointment would be shipping, though I daresay that the neck could be taken off to make an AustralianPost sized parcel?

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Re: Need a lefty

Post by PhilMug on Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:01 am

I'm off to pick up a Dynasty tonight Smile
Is there anything specific to the Dynastys that I should look out for?
It looks like it's missing a locking nut and washer, but I can get that made by a mate.

I will post pictures when I get it home (to feed you peoples apparent addiction lol)

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Re: Need a lefty

Post by PDS on Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:17 am

There's a LH thunder 1A currently on uk ebay, located in Stockton. Just listed as Left handed electric guitar so you need to search including description. £120 with no bids currently. Reasonable price for one that looks to be in pretty good shape.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Left-Handed-Electric-Guitar-/260970836710?pt=UK_Musical_Instruments_Guitars_CV&hash=item3cc312f2e6

Hope i've managed to put in a working link!

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Re: Need a lefty

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I have lefty Westone Mx from 1985. In good condition:)

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