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Spectrum LX Japanese Flag

Post by TVill25 on Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:40 am

Does anyone here have the Spectrum LX with the Japanese flag??? I need some high res pics. The X189SWG


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That is the only pic I know of.

Any help would be nice. I have a nice black LX and a bud who can paint it.

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Re: Spectrum LX Japanese Flag

Post by corsair on Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:21 am

There was one for sale a year or two back; not sure where but it looked good....

I wonder if the graphic was a decal, or if it was painted on?

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Re: Spectrum LX Japanese Flag

Post by mortarman120gang11c on Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:22 pm

I would think since it was produced in an era when craftsmanship and quality were still a good thing that it was most likely painted on and topped with a clear coat. They are indeed seldom seen and I would also love to find one but I have never came across one in all my searches.

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Post by Westbone on Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:47 pm

Would have thought the catalogue picture was suffice to copy.

Can't wait for the stage by stage photos..........? cyclops

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Re: Spectrum LX Japanese Flag

Post by TVill25 on Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:36 pm

I was hoping for a close up picture of just the body then I could zoom in and match the size of the guitar then transpose it. I saw this post and it gave me the idea. I also pm'd him for pics.

neverwas wrote:first time caller!!! in the same vein but opposite side of the guitar....
i also have a spectrum lx, likely an 85-86 model, it's got the japan flag paint job as listed on the index page
and from what i'm reading it has the bendmaster tremolo
i pulled this, my first guitar out of the closet this week and would like to get it in playing shape
everything seems to be ok so far except one of the saddle/bridge parts that has the 2 allan heads in it
all of them loosened except one, anyone have any spare parts for this?

i'm also needing to replace the 3-way toggle swith
any ideas or suggestions appreciated

Thanks guys

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Re: Spectrum LX Japanese Flag

Post by TVill25 on Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:43 pm

Is Barry the admin of westoneinfo??? If so could you send me that photo so I can crop it etc. I don't want to use it without permission.

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Re: Spectrum LX Japanese Flag

Post by Barry on Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:20 pm

TVill25 wrote:Is Barry the admin of westoneinfo??? If so could you send me that photo so I can crop it etc. I don't want to use it without permission.
No, but I do look after westoneguitars.net. Very Happy

Sure I'll send you a copy, but it isn't any larger than what you see in the westone.info site.
By the way, looks like I messed up in the re-construction of the page containing that reference. Missed this one completely. Embarassed
Thanks for pointing it out.

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Re: Spectrum LX Japanese Flag

Post by corsair on Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:00 pm

... and you do realise that that particular flag is the Imperial Japanese battle ensign from WW2, don't you?

Just sayin'... Very Happy

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Re: Spectrum LX Japanese Flag

Post by Barry on Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:18 pm

Hadn't twigged to that John, but true enough. I understand that it's still viewed as offensive to many who suffered repression under Imperialist Japan. Triggers a similar reaction as the Nazi swastika does.

I now wonder if there was any ulterior motive behind putting in on an "invasion" guitar, or was it just some designer's idea of something cool?

Judging by the scarcity of this model, perhaps it was quickly pulled because of the negative reaction.

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Re: Spectrum LX Japanese Flag

Post by neverwas on Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:55 pm

Barry,

do you know where to find a 3-way switch like the one in your pic on the the red guitar? it seems mine is bad

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Re: Spectrum LX Japanese Flag

Post by neverwas on Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:58 pm

nevermind, i think i found a proline brand on musicians friend that may work

it will totally be trial and error though as there are not any helpful descriptions with the part

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Re: Spectrum LX Japanese Flag

Post by Barry on Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:08 pm

I think you'll find that the switch tip is the hard part to match. Electrically there's no magic in the switch itself and many standard off the shelf components should serve OK.

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Re: Spectrum LX Japanese Flag

Post by neverwas on Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:59 am

i just posted pics of my rising sun flag guitar in the "member westones" section in the thread "repaint ideas of spectrum lx" if anyone is still interested

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