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Post by Guest on Sun May 05, 2013 1:20 am

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sun May 05, 2013 5:54 am

Weird Thread

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Post by Westbone on Sun May 05, 2013 10:37 am

Westone name.

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Post by The Chad on Mon May 06, 2013 9:19 am

That would be interesting...

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Post by Barry on Mon May 06, 2013 10:48 am

The hearing aid folks might have sumpthin' to say, no?
http://www.westone.com/

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Post by jim on Mon May 06, 2013 11:18 am

Yes!
Researchers first noticed something peculiar back in 1984, when they
heard people talking around NOC's enclosure when no one else was nearby.

Hear NOC the Beluga Whale "Talk"







"You could hear there was a conversation, but you couldn't make out what they were saying,"

Well... It SOUNDS interesting to say the least!

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Post by Barry on Mon May 06, 2013 11:36 am

Huh? scratch

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Post by jim on Mon May 06, 2013 12:44 pm

Barry wrote:Huh? scratch

Not much to it really. Just saying it's a mystery but fun, much like when a dolphin makes a sound so strange and hilarious (as the sound-file in the link I had to share. I can hardly hear under water and wonder how they recorded it). In my ears while being unable to interpret it and some might mistake it for speech, I still dig it! It is a surprise and holds a promise! Can't wait to hear what it beholds! Tease us Sarc!

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Mon May 06, 2013 1:09 pm

I don't know what the hell is going on. Thinking

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Post by anaerobe on Sat May 18, 2013 12:04 pm

Agree.

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Post by Guest on Sun May 19, 2013 4:56 pm

Confusing?
I applied for the US trademark for Westone. I starting building guitars from scratch, and at some point would like to make some for sale. No time soon as I am still learning as I go. I really do not plan on selling them as Westones, but I would eventually like to do some modern versions of Westones that I like (not unlike Ben Chafin with Electra, although on a much smaller scale). we'll see....

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Post by Barry on Sun May 19, 2013 8:01 pm

sarcaster wrote:Confusing?..
Referring to the references to whales and dolphins. Neutral

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Post by eyebulger on Mon May 20, 2013 5:20 am

Did someone say we are going to have a on the drink and then go whale hunting . All good with me as long as everyone is happy with the idea:D

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Post by jim on Thu May 23, 2013 4:28 pm

sarcaster wrote:Confusing?
I applied for the US trademark for Westone. [..] I really do not plan on selling them as Westones [..] we'll see....
Thanks for the explanation Pat! Confusing?

Anyway, I really like your builds a lot! Not to mention the way you document the making of them so, keep on! Make us see it' happen bounce

Don, I'dd rather swim with whales than hunt 'm! Evil or Very Mad Sober or not.
Although I might be a tiny bit more frightened doing so sober ...

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Post by J.a.c.aranda87 on Fri May 24, 2013 12:08 am

I thought that might have been what this was! Imagine all of us here actually making the brand we love and sharing ideas and what not. Maybe I'm living in a bit of an ideal world, but it sounds pretty neat to me! I'm interested to see where this goes. When do you expect to know?

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Post by eyebulger on Fri May 24, 2013 1:24 am

jim wrote:
sarcaster wrote:Confusing?
I applied for the US trademark for Westone. [..] I really do not plan on selling them as Westones [..] we'll see....
Thanks for the explanation Pat! Confusing?

Anyway, I really like your builds a lot! Not to mention the way you document the making of them so, keep on! Make us see it' happen bounce

Don, I'dd rather swim with whales than hunt 'm! Evil or Very Mad Sober or not.
Although I might be a tiny bit more frightened doing so sober ...

Different whales my friend. My sort have two legs and you need to be drunk affraid

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Post by jim on Fri May 24, 2013 4:03 am

eyebulger wrote:
Different whales my friend. My sort have two legs and you need to be drunk affraid

Oh now I see! Razz I never got the hang over slang drunken Cheers!

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Post by Guest on Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:15 pm

Not official, but looks like the name will be mine shortly.  Only in the US though, it is a crazy money to do multi country.  I'm still doing some standard copy builds, but have a plan for my first 'official' Westone.

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Post by corsair on Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:10 am

sarcaster wrote: but have a plan for my first 'official' Westone.
12 string Spectrum!?!? Huh? Huh?

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Post by Guest on Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:49 am

corsair wrote:
sarcaster wrote: but have a plan for my first 'official' Westone.
12 string Spectrum!?!? Huh? Huh?
Sorry eh but it involves 2"thick Flame  maple - not cheap.   But if you want to order a 12 string , I am up for bids eh!

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Post by Westbone on Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:28 am

You'll get 4 x 1/2" caps out of that 2" bit.
Well 3/8" +/- after the saw cut.

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Post by Guest on Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:22 pm

oooo  - noooo caps....solid 1 piece.

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Post by mortarman120gang11c on Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:32 pm

Best of luck and will be watching for that first Westone

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Post by Guest on Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:01 am

So I got the call.  All I need to do to complete the process for me to have the Westone name is build a guitar with the Westone name on it, take a pic, offer it for sale (doesn't have to sell) and the Westone name is mine.

This has to happen before June or I have to start over.

Those who know me, know I like Panteras, and know I'm working on a 12 string Spectrum.  

I have plans (like blueprints eh) to make newer, cooler versions of the Pantera, but no plans (currently) for any other model.  I really don't think anyone here is interested in a "new" Westone guitar.

I'm thinking of bailing on the name since Westone fans are looking for cheap nice guitars.  Not new handmade ones. 

Ben Chafin bought the Electra name, and I think the same thing - the Electra fans want the old stuff and wouldn't pay for a new one.

Maybe Ill bail on the Westone name and go for the Pantera name instead - I think that would be better

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Post by mortarman120gang11c on Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:42 pm

This indeed could be a delima. I am both a die hard Electra and Westone fan and I appreciate the value and quality of both. I have followed Ben on the Electra brand since the beginning and I am now the proud owner of one of the new Electra Omega Prime models. I can say that it is very nice to have a new version of my favorite Electra with new modern features such as Klusion tuners, ebony fretboard,tone pro bridge and tailpiece and many more updated hardware. It plays and sounds awesome and was well worth the cost as it hands down smokes any of the modern Gibson models I have played of late.  I have noticed that so long as you can live up to or exceed the standards for the original models there will be interest. I encourage you to go for it as I would also like to see and have a modern version of an old favorite. That's my opinion for what it's worth. Best of Luck with whatever you decide. Just consider this also that if you own the brand you can also sell all us hardcore westone fans the goodies such as shirts, hats etc.

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Post by Guest on Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:46 pm

Thanks Mortar.  See the thing with Ben is that he is awesome - great builder.  I've been familiar with him since he left Dean guitars and tried his own line of Chaffin guitars.  I've played both his handmade Chaffins and his Korean imports.  I played 2 semi hollow imports which were good, and then I played one of his handmade beautiful custom ordered Chaffin and it was reaaaaaallllllyyy nice .   I'm not in the position to make the 'good' handmades and then make cheaper far east copies as well like he did with Chaffin and currently with Electra.  So I think I'm gonna just use my name and build a few at a time.

Hopefully he is at the next Electrafest ( I think he went to the last one) and I can bring a few guitars to get his opinion. 

So while I will base an original build or 2 or 3 off of the  Pantera, I just don't think I'm one to try to make the Westone name new again.  The die hards won't buy them, and the non die hards will say "Westone? that cheap guitar from the 80's?"   I'm not calling them cheap, but the majority has that impression which is why I think this group is so tight.  They know they are good guitars that didn't cost a lot. 

So I will still update threads on the 12 string project (ugh too humid to do the paint at the moment) build and any other westone fixer upper I do - and maybe show ya some of my new stuff.

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