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Post by dj_L on Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:33 pm

I bought this one used in St. Louis in like '95 or '96 maybe, at a guess I paid around $200 for it. Although I played it daily for a short time, it has just kinda been hanging on various walls in the house for most of that time. So anyway, I've been through every picture on the guitar section of this site and I've not been able to identify it just yet. Unfortunately, the rear cover plate has been removed (by me) and misplaced almost as many years ago. Body style and layout is very similar to Spectrum II XA1230, however, it has three knobs and a 5 way. It is a Japanese model from '87 based on the serial and logo on the neck plate (based further on the information provided on this site). Serial is 7010193 and plate shows the Westone logo, "A Matsumoku Product", and "Made in Japan" stamps. Hardware is chrome with a Bendmaster Deluxe trem. I actually thought the color was black when I bought it, but it turned out to be a very very dark purple pearl. Probably irrelevant, but I'm _pretty_ sure I bought it at McMurray on Page which has closed recently (for those familiar with St. Louis). I'll try to highlight the color when I get to uploading pictures a little later on (after the kiddos crash). Any ideas as to what model it is based on the above info?

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Re: Any idea what model this is?

Post by Guest on Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:09 pm

Pix are a great way to start eh

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Post by Barry on Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:36 pm

There's a waiting period before new members can post Sarc. Wink

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Post by Guest on Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:44 pm

Barry wrote:There's a waiting period before new members can post Sarc. Wink



I know - I just need the visuals eh Smile

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Re: Any idea what model this is?

Post by dj_L on Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:03 am

Pics aren't the best, my camera battery is shot (probably due to lack of use like many of my gadgets nowadays it seems) so I just used my phone. Just placed them in a directory for now. If you visit the ridiculously outdated website in my profile, you can find the pics. Please ignore both the index on that site, and my kids artwork on the wall. :-) If those aren't good enough, I'll get some good pics in natural light tomorrow.

Thanks.

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Re: Any idea what model this is?

Post by mortarman120gang11c on Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:47 am

Hard to say but maybe a later Korean spectrum gt model

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Post by Westbone on Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:08 am

http://www.westone.info/cats/ltded/p4.html

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Re: Any idea what model this is?

Post by corsair on Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:08 am

I say Spectrum III in Burgundy Pearl....

http://www.westoneguitars.net/guitars/spectrum-series/spectrum-iii/

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Re: Any idea what model this is?

Post by dj_L on Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:38 am

I just didn't go far enough down the page. Excellent! I thank you all very much! Obviously, those chrome caps aren't original, but I had no idea of that. Original ones look much better IMO. So the next logical question is where should I look to get the original knobs, cap for the 5 way (or replacement switch, though electronics seem perfectly functional), lever (full trem if necessary), and back cover? BTW, love the sig quote corsair! Also, should I assume that the trem originally had three springs? There are two on it now and it is a bit touchy. Having played only acoustic for the past who knows how many years...not a great combination at my current skill (or lack thereof).


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