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Phonies On Feebay!

Post by Sundance1 on Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:56 pm

Just a heads up. I've been seeing quite a few listings for Westones that have unidentified bodies. After confronting a few of the sellers in the last couple months(which magically the listings disappeared!)on the "Westone" guitar listings, I realized how many "partial" Westone and Aria Pro Geetars were floating around. Some people take the headstock as a 100% fool proof way of distinguishing an original guitar from a fake. Most of you know this is not the case. I actually purchased one that I knew the body didn't jive but I wanted to try to identify the body which was a Chinese low end body that the neck fit the pocket but besides looking like a made at home guitar, the intonation was never going to happen. In short, today I see another "fake" listed(looks like a X120 neck on a Schecter Damien body) in the US and like so many dishonest sellers, he insist's he bought this new in 1986 and that it has not been tampered with. I know most of the people on this site are very knowledgable but I'm hoping at least 1 person can read this and keep from being had!

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Re: Phonies On Feebay!

Post by corsair on Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:57 pm

+1

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Re: Phonies On Feebay!

Post by Barry on Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:57 pm

Cheers for getting on that Sundance.

I guess it's a sign that Westies have arrived, when they start counterfeiting them. That's the reward we get for gushing so much about them.

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Re: Phonies On Feebay!

Post by Westbone on Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:14 am

If this is the X120 you mean, it's genuine.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/WESTONE-Japan-X-120-Vintage-1986-White-Body-Slant-Single-Humbucker-Guitar-MIJ-/281023475127?_trksid=p5197.m1992&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D14%26meid%3D3983103099042109511%26pid%3D100015%26prg%3D1006%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D281023475127%26

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Re: Phonies On Feebay!

Post by Sundance1 on Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:47 am

No, that one is good. The one I was referring to has been removed. This blue guitar has been listed for a few days and the body is questionable, at this link
http://www.ebay.com/itm/150957377158?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_sacat%3D0%26_from%3DR40%26_nkw%3D150957377158%26_rdc%3D1

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Re: Phonies On Feebay!

Post by Westbone on Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:18 am

That's a 1990 Spectrum II or I

Body and hardware look to be fine.


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Re: Phonies On Feebay!

Post by Sundance1 on Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:23 am

Westbone wrote:That's a 1990 Spectrum II.
Thats what I thought at first, but the headstock logo and the way the body bubbles out I wasnt sure.

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Re: Phonies On Feebay!

Post by Westbone on Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:29 am

These were the last of, almost.

http://www.westoneguitars.net/scans-1/catalogues-price-lists/1990-a-sign-of-the-times-catalogue/

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Re: Phonies On Feebay!

Post by Sundance1 on Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:13 am

Westbone wrote:These were the last of, almost.

http://www.westoneguitars.net/scans-1/catalogues-price-lists/1990-a-sign-of-the-times-catalogue/
Thanks for that link! Im surprised to see how much the Alvarez Dana and the Westone Dana are alike. I have the Alvarez Dana with Tri Force pickups, decent guitar, just wish it was a Westone!

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