Rare Handbuilt Westone, plus other rare Westies!

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Post by bobroberts on Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:11 am

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Re: Rare Handbuilt Westone, plus other rare Westies!

Post by Barry on Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:14 am

Good Lord! What are those prices?!

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Post by Westbone on Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:36 am

Those are all the same guy that bought the blue x390 off midhilis.

The one thing that gets me is he never describes the actual guitar in question and I can't be bothered to contact him. Because it's a load of bollax at those prices.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:38 pm

lmao I would love to meet this guy, mainly to kick him in the pebbles!

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Re: Rare Handbuilt Westone, plus other rare Westies!

Post by bobroberts on Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:51 pm

Barry wrote:Good Lord! What are those prices?!


Yeah - I know - ridiculous prices, and OTT descriptions.. Everything he put up for sale or swaps, is "ULTRA RARE" or "SUPER RARE".. Bless!

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Post by Iceman on Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:54 pm

Sgt. Vimes wrote:lmao I would love to meet this guy, mainly to kick him in the pebbles!

I'm thinking ya' gotta' have more than pebbles to be asking those prices... That\'s nuts!

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Post by bobroberts on Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:37 am

For a grand Shocked http://www.preloved.co.uk/adverts/show/105774907/ultra-rare-handmade-1986-westone-pantera-x390cb.html

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Re: Rare Handbuilt Westone, plus other rare Westies!

Post by colt933 on Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:48 am

Handmade? I thought these were some of the first guitars cut out with a CNC router. I thought that was part of the deal - that Matsumoku had the CNC equipment so Presley could put this crazy 3 dimensional shape into production.

Am I mistaken?

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Post by Guest on Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:58 pm

colt933 wrote:Handmade? I thought these were some of the first guitars cut out with a CNC router. I thought that was part of the deal - that Matsumoku had the CNC equipment so Presley could put this crazy 3 dimensional shape into production.

Am I mistaken?



Well, someone has to use their hands to put it in the machine and hit the button to start it Smile

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Post by grogg on Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:17 pm

I think CNCs in the 80s would have cut the basic shape routinely but couldnt have done the carving required for the more exotic Panteras. Am I wrong Steve?

All guitars are hand made to some extent arent they so poetic license taken to an extreme here.

Whatever, the guy/gal is a trader and chancing the price, its capitalism.

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Post by Iceman on Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:06 pm

colt933 wrote:Handmade? I thought these were some of the first guitars cut out with a CNC router. I thought that was part of the deal - that Matsumoku had the CNC equipment so Presley could put this crazy 3 dimensional shape into production.

Am I mistaken?

Not mistaken in the least. If you read some of the reviews printed back in that day Matsumoku did make a point of including the fact that while some of the manufacturing was via automation approximately 60% of the total labor was still done by hand.

Semi-handmade would be more accurate and truthful, but something tells me this flipper in not interested in such things.

Now if he was hawking a Daion I would be more likely to cut him some slack.

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