For sale: Westone Thunder III guitar, MIJ by Matsumoku 1981

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For sale: Westone Thunder III guitar, MIJ by Matsumoku 1981

Post by johnnyl on Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:08 pm


Hi,

sorry to post an ad as first post but I'm a bit desperate for money right now, so...

I sadly need to sell my Westone Thunder III guitar.

Made in Japan by Matsumoku in 1981, it's a top of the line model: neck through, active electronics, ebony fretboard, etc. - here are the full specs (from westone.info):

Body - Canadian Ash, Hard Maple and Walnut

Neck - through neck, Hard Maple and Walnut 5 piece laminate

Ebony fingerboard, brass nut. 25.5 inch scale, 24 frets

Steel tailpiece and bridge with brass saddles

Metal backplates (Presumably like those on the Thunder II and III basses - anodised aluminium, not brass)

2 Magnet-F530 pickups

Controls - Master volume, tone, equalizer volume: coil tap, phase and active EQ switches, 3 way pickup selector

Active EQ is + or - 25 db with a centre zero position, gain is adjustable up to 13db.

Very good conditions, especially considering its age - plays and sounds wonderfully!









I'm looking for 390€ (=315Ģ) for it, but any (reasonable!) offer will be considered - I'd really like to avoid Ebay this time... Wink

PayPal is fine (as long as we split the fees), will ship anywhere in the EU (UK included of course).

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Re: For sale: Westone Thunder III guitar, MIJ by Matsumoku 1981

Post by Barry on Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:51 pm

johnnyl wrote:Hi,
sorry to post an ad as first post but I'm a bit desperate for money right now, so...
Sorry to hear it. That is just beautiful!
I'd really like to avoid Ebay this time...
Can't fault you for that! pirat

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:38 pm

Hi johnny, very pretty indeed!................am I Really looking at a pair of nipple shields on those switches :?:

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Post by grogg on Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:07 pm

Ive just bought another guitar, daughters 18th last month, wifes 50th next month, but ... no I cant, arrgh

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Re: For sale: Westone Thunder III guitar, MIJ by Matsumoku 1981

Post by johnnyl on Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:35 pm

Thanks for the compliments guys!



Sgt. Vimes wrote:am I Really looking at a pair of nipple shields on those switches :?:

You say? Suspect

I actually don't know, I just got it that way... Laughing

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Re: For sale: Westone Thunder III guitar, MIJ by Matsumoku 1981

Post by johnnyl on Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:11 am

Last price before Ebay: 350€ (=280Ģ).

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Post by bobroberts on Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:16 am

Where be you..?

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Re: For sale: Westone Thunder III guitar, MIJ by Matsumoku 1981

Post by johnnyl on Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:27 am

bobroberts wrote:Where be you..?

Italy.

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Re: For sale: Westone Thunder III guitar, MIJ by Matsumoku 1981

Post by Micro on Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:00 pm

Hi Johnny



PM sent.

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Re: For sale: Westone Thunder III guitar, MIJ by Matsumoku 1981

Post by johnnyl on Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:41 am

Micro wrote:Hi Johnny



PM sent.

PM replied. Wink

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Re: For sale: Westone Thunder III guitar, MIJ by Matsumoku 1981

Post by beavis on Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:48 am

That's a gorgeous guitar. Exactly what I am after right now, but I don't have that much to put into it right now.

So good sale to you!!

(Something tells me Micro will be posting pics of it here in a fortnight or two)

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Post by johnnyl on Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:38 am

SOLD during the weekend... On its way to Sweden right now. Wink

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Post by Society on Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:53 pm

johnnyl wrote:SOLD during the weekend... On its way to Sweden right now. Wink

Thanks for the smooth deal and a very nice looking guitar that sounds and feels just great! Itīs super! Smile
This is my fifth Westone.

This is the ones I have so far, in the same order as I got them.

Westone Thunder I
Westone Paduak I
Westone Prestige 150
Westone Prestige 250
Westone Thunder III

If anyones interested in seeing some pictures of the other Westones that i mentioned you can see some of them at my photos. Well, there are som other of my guitars as well but the Westones are the last in the column lower right corner.

http://s617.photobucket.com/albums/tt257/Apoptygma99/Gitarrprylar/

Take care and wish you all a great summer!

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Post by grogg on Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:12 pm

Whoa, what a fab bunch of guitars you have.

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Post by Society on Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:23 am

Well, thank you sir! Smile

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Post by Westbone on Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:14 am

Where's the wind farm in your avatar grogg??

What a grand collection of instruments you have there Society. Are you intending to start a museum?

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Post by Society on Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:36 pm

Westbone:
Thank you! Smile
Well, not really. It just started out when I got sick and needed something to do as a sort of relaxing. Someone said that playing the guitar might be something and I thought, why not give it a try. And then I did not know what I was getting myself into, he he. Very Happy

Did not know anything about guitars and ended up speaking with some people talking about old japanese guitars and something called Matsumoku. And that was the start of everything. First I bought the Thunder I and an Aria Pro II TS-600 and after a while I happaned to find a very nice looking thing which was called Daion. Smile For me it was the most beautiful guitar Ive ever seen. Arranged everything with the financials and after some time the black Daion Power MkXX found its way to me. That is still one of my absolute favourites of all guitars and the Daion brand as well. The black Westone Prestige 150 is also a winner, great feel, sound and looks! Smile

After that it has become one of my biggest interest both playing and collecting, both just for fun. Also the looking/searching part is quite fun and it is always a great feeling when you find something that you have been saving money to and you see it out there on an ad just waiting for you. But now there is on its limit, when looking around in the home there aint to much space left. So, when finding someone new I am more or less forced to sell some of the others.

I am not only stuck with these japanese oldies but they are certainly favourites!

Latest thing to test now (besides the Thunder III) though is something quite different from everything else I own. It is a Gary Kramer. Anyone here who owns or tested anyone?

Wow, sorry for the long reply!

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Post by Society on Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:43 pm

I see that there is another thread called "Memberīs Westones".

If I had a lot of Westies I could have put them up there but most of my guitars are other brands even if most of them are japanes. Smile

This was a sell thread from the beginning so I see that it maybe wasnt apropriate to start talking of other guitars here in this thread. Iīll apologise if anyone did not like this. Just in case... Smile

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Post by Westbone on Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:21 pm

It is contagious.

Thanks for putting up some beautiful instruments.

Hope they made you feel better Smile

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Post by Barry on Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:54 pm

Society, we have a couple of members who own Daion's and they too are over the moon with the quality and playability. So you're in good company here. sunny

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Post by Society on Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:07 am

Westbone:
You're welcome! Smile
Well, they actually makes me feel better though I get positive energy and feels glad just out of watching them and when playing (or what I would call it) I hopefully have a little peace of mind and less pain for the moment.

Barry:
Sounds just great, can't get enough of good company! Smile

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Re: For sale: Westone Thunder III guitar, MIJ by Matsumoku 1981

Post by johnnyl on Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:16 pm

Society: glad to know you're enjoying your new guitar, it's a great one indeed! Wink

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Re: For sale: Westone Thunder III guitar, MIJ by Matsumoku 1981

Post by grogg on Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:42 pm

Westbone wrote:Where's the wind farm in your avatar grogg??

Wasnt much wind or farm that day, me on the left, Sardinia, lovely place.

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