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Rainbow II

Post by MrA on Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:09 pm

Hi There!

I'm a new member and I was able to spot a superbe Rainbow II. I think it was on ebay recently but didn't reach the reserve price... I'm about to buy this beautifull guitar but I would like to know what it's really worth!! I don't know how much I should spend on it so it would be nice if you guys could give me a price...

Pics are here : http://s420.photobucket.com/albums/pp285/elnationalquarterback/Westone/

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A

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Re: Rainbow II

Post by corsair on Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:17 pm

By all accounts, they are a very nice guitar and if you're happy with the price, then go for it! Market value is as fickle as what people have to spend!

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Re: Rainbow II

Post by MrA on Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:27 pm

ok but there is not really a price...it's not an ebay auction or other kind of auction...so price is discussed between him and me and I would like to know if i'm spending a correct amount on the guitar...
I know market does not always reflect reality but I never saw a Rainbow II going out on auction on ebay so I don't know how much they are sold "usually"

thanks anyway for the quick reply ;-)

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Re: Rainbow II

Post by corsair on Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:23 pm

There would appear to be little realistic difference between the 1 and 2 models, so given that they are fetching reasonably big dosh on eBay, - (check the expired listings) - , I would say a mutually acceptable price would be OK; either way you'll get a fabulous guitar!! Very Happy

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Re: Rainbow II

Post by MrA on Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:10 pm

Ok I see, you won't give me no price :-)

And I don't know where to search for the expired auctions :-S

But ok I'll figure it out anyway, it's a fantastic guitar!

+ it's one of the very first rainbow II's...

Somebody already experienced this guitars??

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Re: Rainbow II

Post by silence86 on Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:13 pm

i guess you are talking about that one:

link to rainbow

i can't give you a price either...it just depends on what you are willing to pay. I have been restaurating a pantera x790 (pictures will follow next week) during the last month, and i spent more than the guy wanted for the rainbow...just to give you a hint. I did that because I terribly fell in love with that bass (my girlfriend already got really jealous of that axe, and i have not played it even once ;-) ).I wouln't spend that much money if "i bought it because it is a rare guitar and it is available"(if that is a good reason to buy guitars at all).
However,if you love it,jump on it.

best wishes
hans

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Re: Rainbow II

Post by MrA on Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:34 pm

Yes it is...impressions?

I don't know that much about the westones but I am looking for a good quality and a not conventional 335 copy so I guess the westone is more than ok... Moreover, I think the price is nice... At least I know some folks willing to pay a lot more for this baby so!

It should be mine saturday so I'll keep you guys updated!

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Re: Rainbow II

Post by corsair on Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:21 am

No, I wouldn't even roughly give a price as I have only the eBay listings to go from and some of them seem very expensive indeed... Shocked

There's a few in here will take it off your hands if you don't like it,
eh!! Be sure to let us have a look at it when you get it, though...

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Re: Rainbow II

Post by colt933 on Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:06 pm

One Billion Dollars!!!!

MWAHAHAHAHAH
MWAHAHAHAHAH
MWAHAHAHAHAH


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Re: Rainbow II

Post by MrA on Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:55 am

I've got the guitar for a few weeks now and it is AMAZING!!! Sound is just what I was looking for and guitar feels, looks and plays very good too...

I'm already looking for another westone and at the moment I spotted a Thunder IA black (2nd version) and a Concord II of the later ones with the eagle logo...

I already know the thunder and I like it very much but what about the concord??

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Re: Rainbow II

Post by Guest on Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:17 pm

Hello Mr. A and Welcome! Smile

Wow, a Rainbow, I would love one of those too!
:star:

Let us see what she looks like and put some photos up in the Members Westone forum please! It sounds like you have got the 'Westone GAS' as well, good on yer mate!
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Well...

Post by camhello on Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:35 pm

For what it's worth...I picked one up off of craigslist in Los Angeles last year...a Rainbow I...for $120...just needed the 3-way switch cleaned up...missing the pickguard, but in beautiful shape otherwise...dunno if this helps...

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Re: Rainbow II

Post by Guest on Tue Feb 10, 2009 5:28 pm

WOW!

That sounds like one helluva bargain you got yourself there Cam. Put some photos up in the Members Westones forum so we can have a look at her, please.

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Re: Rainbow II

Post by corsair on Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:34 pm

camhello wrote:For what it's worth...I picked one up off of craigslist in Los Angeles last year...a Rainbow I...for $120...just needed the 3-way switch cleaned up...missing the pickguard, but in beautiful shape otherwise...dunno if this helps...

Very Happy

Bloody hell; that would be a stupendous bargain, and the deal of the year!! Well done!! Now SHOW US... Laughing

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Re: Rainbow II

Post by colt933 on Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:36 pm

corsair wrote:
camhello wrote:For what it's worth...I picked one up off of craigslist in Los Angeles last year...a Rainbow I...for $120...just needed the 3-way switch cleaned up...missing the pickguard, but in beautiful shape otherwise...dunno if this helps...

Very Happy

Bloody hell; that would be a stupendous bargain, and the deal of the year!! Well done!! Now SHOW US... Laughing

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Re: Rainbow II

Post by MrA on Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:05 pm

Hi there,

my brother is so damn crazy about my rainbow that he wants to steal it from me!

now I found this but I guess its no Matsumoku westone...can somebody tell me more about this guitar??

http://s420.photobucket.com/albums/pp285/elnationalquarterback/Unknown/

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Rainbow 1 Price

Post by peterscott on Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:14 am

I picked up a superb Rainbow 1 with original Westone case for £259 from a brilliant guy at
www.whitstableguitars.co.uk

Its one of the 1983 models, with the inlaid Westone logo on the heastock and the smaller horns.
it was in beautiful condition and has an amazing low action which is a joy to play.

I tried Seymour Duncans on it, but have gone back to the original Westone II pickups.

I love it....now all I need a a Session II to join it!!!

Pete

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Westone Prices

Post by peterscott on Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:53 am

I picked up an immaculate 1983 Rainbow 1 with original hardcase for £259

My Session II cost me £450!!!

I'm a great believer in the fact that if its the right guitar, you always find a way to get it!!!!

(my budget for the session II was £250......but I just went for it anyway......sold an old QUAD 44/405 hifi system to pay for the Session!!)

I LOVE it!!!

Happy strumming

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Re: Rainbow II

Post by corsair on Mon Apr 13, 2009 4:23 pm

Laughing ...dead right, Peter!! Mind you sometimes you just have to be a touch realistic, too; I mean, there are one or two guitars that I have passed on that I'd really like simply because of the shipping to NZ, and now with the credit crunch and the low NZ dollar, well, it's just out of the question, I'm afraid! But I'm glad that you've assuaged the GAS syndrome.... for awhile, anyway and that Session looks the goods, man it really does; I could easily give it house room, but the Rainbow...; never been a fan of the 335 so they're a bit lost on me, eh!! Very Happy

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