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Post by bcn on Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:07 pm

Hello,

I was thinking of buying a lef-handed guitar. I have found a very simple guitar. I do not find information in the net. It seems that this brand has only been distributed with this name in Spain many years ago. It seems that the guitar has manufactured in Korea. Maybe in other countries are sold under another name. The distribution of the pegs is very particular (4 + 2). Looking at the photos, do you know what type of wood is used to build the body and neck and pegbox? Really I would prefer a Westone like this:

http://www.gumtree.com/p/for-sale/westone/1013879338

I attached pics of the guitar with the wood unknown to me


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Post by mortarman120gang11c on Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:10 pm

looks alot like ash but not certain

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Post by Westbone on Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:32 pm

Sen wood. Grows in Korea/Japan and thereabouts.
Maple neck with rosewood fingerboard.

It does resemble ash in appearance.

Many makers have used this timber for guitars.
Including Fender/Gison/Ibanez and many others.

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Post by bcn on Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:35 pm

In effect appears sen.

http://www.hellotrade.com/gotthilf-dieterle/product1.html

Do you know any brand or model with the distribution of pegs 4 +2? I have seen very few guitars but I only remember that they were (6 + 0) or (3 + 3)

By the way, this guitar seems very basic but maybe it's interesting for me if the price is good. I know absolutely nothing about playing guitar and music theory.

In view of the the pictures what you think about the hardware (knobs, bridge, frets, pegs, ...) and your opinion about pickups?


The current owner bought it new a year ago at a store where the guitar wore 20 years. It's a new guitar made ​​in Korea about 20 years ago. The current owner has used a few times in this year because it does not have the patience to learn to play.

What do you think about this guitar? .The owner marks a non-negotiable price of 200 euros (250 dollars)

Sorry for so many questions! Smile



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Post by Barry on Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:17 pm

bcn wrote:... Do you know any brand or model with the distribution of pegs 4 +2?
Yup! Music Man.
The reason for the 4+2 is to maintain as straight a line as possible to the machine heads. This particularly helpful for guitars equipped with a tremolo bridge. (Reduces the chances of the string binding on the nut)

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Post by G.A.S. man on Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:57 pm

Tanglewood guitars... Looks like headstock an hardwear...

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:20 pm

does that say Kahler on the headstock??

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Post by gittarasaurus on Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:24 pm

body shape looks similar to this one on ebay
Cort S2550 Modern Strat

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Post by Iceman on Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:53 pm

Sgt. Vimes wrote:does that say Kahler on the headstock??

Looks like it to me, Sarge. Apparently they only sold the good ones separately and stuck to the tried 'n true Strat style on their instruments.

Pantera x275cs was supposedly built out of sen wood too.

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Post by bcn on Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:52 am

Sorry, the brand is KOHLER.

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Post by Westbone on Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:37 am

Nothing special, just a cheapo guitar.

Wouldn't pay 200 Euros. Seems very expensive.

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Post by The Chad on Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:52 am

Westbone wrote:Nothing special, just a cheapo guitar.

Wouldn't pay 200 Euros. Seems very expensive.

Agreed.

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Re: What kind of wood?

Post by bcn on Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:19 pm

Hello,
I do not buy it. The guitar is very expensive for its simplicity. But, I like the wood of its body. Sen is a beautiful wood.

I will continue looking for a nice left-hand guitar with no lackered finish. I prefer finish in natural wood.

I have seen some Westone Thunder left-hand. The wood is very nice.

Thanks for yous answers
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Post by Barry on Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:35 pm

Manel, since you are now a member here, you should be using our own web site: www.WestoneGuitars.net Wink

You will have the latest information and a much better interface. There is also a link in the navigation bar at the top of the page.

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Post by bcn on Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:29 am

Barry wrote:Manel, since you are now a member here, you should be using our own web site: www.WestoneGuitars.net Wink

You will have the latest information and a much better interface. There is also a link in the navigation bar at the top of the page.


Im sorry about. I will be carefull.

Manel

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Post by The Chad on Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:00 am

A Thunder would be a GREAT choice, Manuel. A Westone Spectrum will be easier to find, Westone Spectrum is a great guitar.

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Post by Westbone on Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:41 am

More chance of finding a Thunder than a Spectrum, especially L/handed and I've never seen a Spectrum in 'wood' just painted.

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Post by Iceman on Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:50 pm

The red and blue "Trans" finished MX, SX & so ons are the only thing close that I know of.

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Post by gittarasaurus on Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:17 pm

never seen it on a Westone Spectrum, but i have an Electra Phoenix with an unpainted body and maple fretboard. the body is nice, probably ash. it has a light, oil finish, so it has an open grain feel to it, but not like raw wood, very nice! appears to be original, not a refinish.

when i got it there was an active EMG pickup installed, but it was done badly with taped connections and the battery just stuffed in the control cavity. i removed all that mucky-muck and put in a Carvin pickup i had on hand. volume/tone with coil split mini switch, tremolo

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Re: What kind of wood?

Post by bcn on Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:11 am



Hello,
Finally I've decided not to buy a guitar. I would try to play a bass . A left-hand bass Thunder would be perfect.
I think it will be a difficult task to get one Surprised

Thank you
Manel

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