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Post by electricdruid on Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:46 pm

Starting @ 175, one careful owner...
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Post by IanO on Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:58 pm

If only I had some GAS money....it's only an hour from me!
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Post by Iceman on Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:21 pm

Ian... would you be willing to collect it for me should I decide to take a swing at it?
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Post by IanO on Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:14 am

Can't see too much of an issue with that, but am away for a week as from Fri pm so would have to be when I get back.
If I collect it does that equate to emotional abuse as it will be in my hands then I'd have to give it to you and most people on here say they'd never give one up once they got they're paws on one (even if it's technically/legally not theirs?)

Let me know if I can be of assistance and I'm sure we can work something out.

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Post by westcoaster on Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:39 am

Seller refers to it as one of the last. Thats the older script logo with no bird and serial suggests 1982. Very nice, I think the script logo looks much classier. Good luck with this one, heres hoping ice.
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Post by Westbone on Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:19 pm

And rising! Going up!

'82 was the only year 'gold' script logos were used and some very early '83's.

Not that this one has a gold logo.


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Post by grogg on Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:15 pm

You talking about the trc logo (cos I cant see it) or the headstock ?
Was thinking of redoing my trc but wanted it to be as original, you got a shot of yours Damian?
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Post by bobroberts on Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:22 pm

That's nice. I need one of those guitars. Whether I can stretch to to one, financially, is another matter... If anyone's looking to offload a Prestige, at any time in the future - I'm interested! I have some money and several guitars that may be of interest..
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Post by Westbone on Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:00 pm

grogg wrote:You talking about the trc logo (cos I cant see it) or the headstock ?
Was thinking of redoing my trc but wanted it to be as original, you got a shot of yours Damian?

Was talking of all logos(headstock) on '82 models. Not Prestige though.
But here goes, trc.




It appears there are 3 styles of trc logos, have a look at the catalogues.




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Post by Westbone on Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:14 pm

Asked the seller to post some better pictures, see what happens?

It's not a very good shot at all on ebay.

Interesting to see what it goes for, might have a bid myself. Just up the road.
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Post by Iceman on Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:10 pm

Go ahead Damian. I can smell this one heating up before it's all over and the shipping will not help matters for me.

Thanks for your kindle offer of assistance Ian. Don't hesitate to drop me a line if I can ever return the offer.
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Post by Westbone on Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:35 am

Gee thanks Ice! 'might' have a bid.

Sniff a modicum of disappointment there.

This will probably soar.
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Post by The Chad on Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:09 am

Sad Just ain't fair. Ain't no Prestige's here in the United States. The Prestige's were too good for us I guess.

Although we do have all the Electra's. Laughing
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Post by Barry on Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:43 am

I feel yer pain Chad. No Presties here either. No
Would love to see one in the flesh.

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Post by Iceman on Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:15 am

Perhaps Damian or Graham would be kind enough to post some of those magic "Westone Prestige 'n Rainbow" beans over to us poor chaps in the Colonies some day? Idea


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Post by hoax on Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:27 am

Hey Ice

You know I will be happy to help if you need one shipped.

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Post by Iceman on Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:34 am

Absolutely, oh S.O.T.E. One... you've already proven your mettle on that front before.

Now, what say 'ee about those mystical beans as aforementioned, hmmm?... Naughty
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Post by westcoaster on Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:38 am

If I was you ice I'd definitely take up that offer. If it works out then the bragging rights in the colonies would be worth the purchase price.
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Post by Iceman on Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:45 am

The spirit may be (and is) willing but the fundage is weak... Puppy Eyes Sad Puppy Eyes
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Post by westcoaster on Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:33 pm

Wow- 820
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Post by Westbone on Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:41 pm

Fook me!
Not me, got my eye on other things.

Was in very good original condition though.

He sent me some pictures, was nice. Smile
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Post by westcoaster on Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:45 pm

I did think about it but I had a feeling it was going to go mad. I wonder how high this would have gone if the seller was willing to ship.
Looks like they are heading beyond the reach of mere mortals.
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Post by Westbone on Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:19 pm

About time, top quality stuff.

Did you get your git out and give it a polish and a twang.... Smile
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Post by westcoaster on Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:46 pm

Bloody scared to touch it now.
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Post by grogg on Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:17 pm

Yeah, wow
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Post by Iceman on Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:53 pm

...yeah, just as I suspected. Puppy Eyes
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Post by xbarnesx on Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:05 am

westcoaster wrote:Bloody scared to touch it now.
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Post by Westbone on Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:07 am

I do think sunrise sunbursts will fetch a premium though.
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Post by xbarnesx on Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:47 am

Westbone wrote:I do think sunrise sunbursts will fetch a premium though.

I think you're right
I have a personal preference for the darker 'tobacco/vintage cremona/antique violin' sunbursts but am aware I am in the minority

and I was kidding - gonna be playing her this weekend

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Post by jim on Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:55 am

What? That's more than some 390's or 350's go for! Bizarre. They are nice though and beautiful.
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Post by Westbone on Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:58 am

I also prefare the Antique Brown Sunburst but beggars can't be choosers Smile
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Post by jim on Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:11 am

I like a brown sunburst although I think there is no mention of it in the catalogues. Someone here but can't remember who, inherited one from his father. I would have loved some pictures of it taken outside in broad daylight. Think it looked absolutely gorgeous.
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Post by westcoaster on Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:14 am

I also prefer the darker ones. The sunrise burst makes I look too 'Gibsony'. Still, I wouldnt kick it out of bed.
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Post by xbarnesx on Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:45 am

jim wrote:I like a brown sunburst although I think there is no mention of it in the catalogues. Someone here but can't remember who, inherited one from his father. I would have loved some pictures of it taken outside in broad daylight. Think it looked absolutely gorgeous.

me
the only problem with the daylight is that I pretty much haven't seen a bright day in the last year!

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Post by xbarnesx on Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:45 am

I take it no one on here has admitted to buying this one yet?

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Post by Westbone on Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:48 am

jim wrote:I like a brown sunburst although I think there is no mention of it in the catalogues. Think it looked absolutely gorgeous.

Here you are Arthur
http://www.westoneguitars.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/p12.jpg?9d7bd4
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Post by gittarasaurus on Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:09 am

....i like the brown sunburst too!
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Post by Westbone on Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:29 pm

Here's the pics the guy sent.
Nice photos.
http://i960.photobucket.com/albums/ae90/sunbeams7s8/024_zpsd9672bc6.jpg


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http://i960.photobucket.com/albums/ae90/sunbeams7s8/031_zps6df06960.jpg
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Post by jim on Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:31 pm

Westbone wrote:
jim wrote:I like a brown sunburst although I think there is no mention of it in the catalogues. Think it looked absolutely gorgeous.

Here you are Arthur
http://www.westoneguitars.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/p12.jpg?9d7bd4

No not what I mean. That is known as ABS Antique Brown Sunburst if you look at the Prestige 150 beside it in the catalogue there it was available in BS Brown Sunburst while it isn't mentioned as an option for the 250. I like the 250 in BS Brown Sunburst maybe more and think they exist, though only few!
I was referring to xbarnesx's here (but I know of at least one other): http://forum.westoneguitars.net/t3206-my-prestige-250-finally
I also noticed it has the 'script' style logo and there is no mention of a BS finish for even the 150 in the 82/83 catalogue ! The Antique Brown finish sure does look really very nice too I'll have to admit! The one in Mike's, gittarasaurus pic has an awfully gorgeous nice flamed top but it's not his I can tell for he makes much nicer photographs, often in broad daylight!

The weather is about the same here Arthur and that chilly northeast wind is getting very anoying! Even migrating birds were so shocked when they arrived they flew back to Africa. No birdsongs Crying or Very sad


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Post by Westbone on Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:38 am

Yea, that old chestnut.

'Subject to change without notice'
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Post by Barry on Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:04 pm

westcoaster wrote:Bloody scared to touch it now.
affraid I know how you feel. Once I checked the current value of my '64 Gibson which I happily used to gig with, I mostly leave it in her case now.

Daft I know, but even at home I reach for any one of the other (cheaper) 28 guitars before I take her out. Really buggers up your approach to the guitar.

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Post by Westbone on Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:14 pm

Know how you feel..
Dropped this onto concrete, was otherwise perfect, sucks ....... Sad

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Post by hoax on Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:42 pm

Oh Sheet!!

That's a real shame! You have the technology to repair.

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Post by bobroberts on Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:48 pm

Yeah.. I might have to face up to the reality that I'll never have a Prestige. Mind you there's always Thunder 2's..
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Post by electricdruid on Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:17 pm

bobroberts wrote:Yeah.. I might have to face up to the reality that I'll never have a Prestige. Mind you there's always Thunder 2's..

It's still there: T2
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Post by grogg on Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:39 pm

Westbone wrote:Dropped this onto concrete, was otherwise perfect, sucks ....... Sad
Yow, guess youre not using the case, want to pass it back?
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Post by Westbone on Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:37 pm

lol! of course but only if you send the bass neck lol!

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Post by Iceman on Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:58 am

Westbone wrote:Know how you feel..
Dropped this onto concrete, was otherwise perfect, sucks ....... Sad


Shameful as that is Damian I can assure you it is not the worse feeling one could muster when a perfect guitar has an accident. At least that misfortune was visited upon one of your guitars and not your wife's.

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Post by westcoaster on Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:07 am

They are built like tanks though. Back in the dim and distant past I dropped a p250 (tobacco burst) off a 4 ft high stage. If I remember rightly this resulted in a very small ding on the headstock.
I sold that guitar in Glasgow around 1990in a no longer existing guitar shop. Don't suppose anyone knows its whereabouts now. Much as I love the one I've got, the tobacco burst is nicer looking than the Cremona.
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Post by Westbone on Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:45 am

hoax wrote:Oh Sheet!!

That's a real shame! You have the technology to repair.

Hoax

But not the time, as we're 'tarting' up the house and moving on.

Can't live in this shiite area called London any more, turning into a slum around here.
Let the fookers have it. What a fook up! Thanks Gov.co.uk

That's my little moan... Smile
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