Looking for advice on 117 an 227 prestige guitars..

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Looking for advice on 117 an 227 prestige guitars..

Post by G.A.S. man on Mon May 06, 2013 9:20 am

Hi all..
I'm just wanting to know if any Westone Prestige 117 or 227 owners out here have had many problems or know of any recurring faults with any of the two models ??..

If there is much if any difference in the core tone or electrical tone between either models???

I checked an know there are differences in construction woods an pickups used,but just wants some insight into which one you would think be the better model to go for out of the 2

I was thinking of trying to get one of either of these models in the future....
Thank you for looking and will reply back a.s.a.p.

Gasman...

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Re: Looking for advice on 117 an 227 prestige guitars..

Post by jim on Mon May 06, 2013 10:23 am

All I can say is... I wish I had room for one or two... rabbit

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Re: Looking for advice on 117 an 227 prestige guitars..

Post by Westbone on Mon May 06, 2013 4:19 pm

I've 2 Prestige 227's
1 red, 1 blue

Both quality made instruments.
The only drawback being the silly string bar on the headstock.
If screwed to tightly down it messes up the tuning if you use the trem.
Better off with it just touching the strings or remove it completely.



Now the blue one is fitted with what look like Super twin pups but are marked MMK45 on the bottom and they certainly sound diffrent than the super twins in the red one.

Now presuming that 117's have Hammer 1's (MMK45)
They sound fine but the super twins have a much more defined sound

So I'd say the 117's are a darker sounding guitar as opposed to the 227's

Personally I like the 227 with the super twins(the red one )

There again when you start playing with the pull/push controls both have their pros and cons.

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Post by IanO on Mon May 06, 2013 5:01 pm

They are stunning guitars Westbone, I love the sunbursts in those colours.

Just thought I'd say it, though I'm sure it's been said many,many times before.


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Re: Looking for advice on 117 an 227 prestige guitars..

Post by Westbone on Mon May 06, 2013 5:10 pm

Thanks Ian, when you see them in different lights they kind of flip colour.


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Re: Looking for advice on 117 an 227 prestige guitars..

Post by G.A.S. man on Tue May 07, 2013 6:38 am

Thanks Westbone mate.. They're 2 Beauties you have there...
Love the blue one but that red one has something about it...

Know what you mean by the push pull pots.. Have a Gordon Smith GS 2 60 which i'm in the middle of upgrading with a new bridge an pickups which i'm thinking of just taking them out of..

That's great there's no known faults or troubles with these models..
Had seen binding issues with one or 2 117's in the past....
Now just the dilema of which colour 227 i want or can find... lol
Thinking Blue... Though red... Dam it bom

Thanks again Westbone mate you have been very helpful....

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Re: Looking for advice on 117 an 227 prestige guitars..

Post by Barry on Tue May 07, 2013 11:30 am

Westbone wrote:Thanks Ian, when you see them in different lights they kind of flip colour...
Uncle Mats did manage to pull off some stunning burst finishes, eh? My GT "sparkles" in the sunlight:

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Re: Looking for advice on 117 an 227 prestige guitars..

Post by Westbone on Tue May 07, 2013 1:02 pm

Love it!! a strawberry, beauty! Very Happy


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Re: Looking for advice on 117 an 227 prestige guitars..

Post by Westbone on Sat May 11, 2013 4:03 am

I've seen 250's with binding issues.
Both sides of the neck on the inner of the horns.
Nothing serious, just shrinking up by about a mm.
Can fix it with a bit of heat, carefully but only seems to be at the bottom of the binding not on the top/face of the guitar.
Wouldn't really worry about it.

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Re: Looking for advice on 117 an 227 prestige guitars..

Post by G.A.S. man on Fri May 24, 2013 12:06 pm

Thank You Westbone mate your a star mate...
An i do love them 2 guitars of yours which have me looking out for one mate..
Though that one on Ebays a no no incase anyone asks..
Trem post is cracked open an looks like heat or water damage so could be a nightmare to fix up..
Though Barry Your Spectrum GT is too cool too.. Dam it i need a lottery win here i think ..... lol

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Re: Looking for advice on 117 an 227 prestige guitars..

Post by G.A.S. man on Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:19 am

Looks like the 227 or 117 is on hold for a while as had GAS attack again.. Leaving Now

It's another Uncle Mat guitar which after P&P come well under £200:00 So Happy

Will post this soon as it comes in the none Westone bit an hope it's as good as it looks....Face Palm

OHHH What have i done.. Will i ever learn Confused 2

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Re: Looking for advice on 117 an 227 prestige guitars..

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:21 am

G.A.S. man wrote:
OHHH What have i done.. Will i ever learn Confused 2
No, no you wont, not while you have cash in pocket and a love of the Mat quality!

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Re: Looking for advice on 117 an 227 prestige guitars..

Post by G.A.S. man on Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:10 pm

Too true sgt mate ...
Hopefully my new bling bling guitar will be here tomorrow..
Its only been 3 weeks of hell waiting an 1 week trying to find it as lost in post...
But now it should be here tomorrow... 
If in 1 piece an ok will post pic an let everyone know what its like...
Though not telling what it is yet.....
Just Another Fine Uncle Mat product.... From 82......

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Re: Looking for advice on 117 an 227 prestige guitars..

Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:00 pm

hehe, I nearly bid on it myself mate, though I wont let out your secret......I may be wrong!

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Re: Looking for advice on 117 an 227 prestige guitars..

Post by G.A.S. man on Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:13 pm

its here an in one piece... 
Will post as soon as poss....

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