Serial number - I can't find this one anywhere...please somebody help

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Post by nik62es on Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:31 pm

Hi, I am interested in a Westone I have seen..having looked on the web and through this forum, I understand that there is Westone, Westone and Westone... What I have not beeen able to do is get any onfo on the serial number : HY 09035678 . I understood the H to be for the month, but as there are two letters, I am confused... Can anyone point me in the right direction, please ? The model is a LP type with two humbuckers and four control knobs plus the typical pick-up selector.

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Post by gittarasaurus on Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:35 pm

what is of interest to you about the guitar?
do you want a LP style guitar?
do you want a Matsumoku made guitar?

pics would help

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Post by Barry on Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:36 pm

Hello nik62es and welcome to the Forums.

A picture would help once you've waited the mandatory 1 week for new members (helps prevent SPAMmers). Wink
If you like you can send me the pix and I'll post for you. Just click on the email button under my avatar.

Meantime, an 8 digit number generally indicates a Koren build, not Matsumoku which is what we focus on here. We think the first 2 numbers indicate the year and the next 2 the month, so it could be March 2009 build, or maybe '89? No idea what the HY represents, possibly the manufacturing plant.

Hope that helps a bit.

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Post by Westbone on Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:06 pm

German supplier made in China model XL10. Bass wood body with maple veneer. Maple neck.
Just another LP knockoff.
Nothing to do with Westone apart from the name.
Musik Meyer of Germany bought the right to use the name Westone.

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Post by nik62es on Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:39 pm

Barry wrote:Hello nik62es and welcome to the Forums.

A picture would help once you've waited the mandatory 1 week for new members (helps prevent SPAMmers). Wink
If you like you can send me the pix and I'll post for you. Just click on the email button under my avatar.

Meantime, an 8 digit number generally indicates a Koren build, not Matsumoku which is what we focus on here. We think the first 2 numbers indicate the year and the next 2 the month, so it could be March 2009 build, or maybe '89? No idea what the HY represents, possibly the manufacturing plant.

Hope that helps a bit.


Hi Barry, thanks for the offer, I have send you the pics, rather bad quality as it comes from a web where this is for sale...but I think the next poster has likely hit the nail on the head..and this may well be a chinese one..in which case it is not what I am looking for..

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Post by nik62es on Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:40 pm

Westbone wrote:German supplier made in China model XL10. Bass wood body with maple veneer. Maple neck.
Just another LP knockoff.
Nothing to do with Westone apart from the name.
Musik Meyer of Germany bought the right to use the name Westone.


Hello Westbone, that is what I was afraid it would be...thanks :-)

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Post by nik62es on Fri Nov 27, 2015 3:41 pm

gittarasaurus wrote:what is of interest to you about the guitar?
do you want a LP style guitar?
do you want a Matsumoku made guitar?

pics would help
 Hello gittarasaurus...to answer :

the country it is made and the year
yes, but I'm not fussy (total of 17 laying about here, all styles really)
I think of one my lot already is, but I don't mind some more


:-)

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Post by Barry on Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:34 pm

Westbone has nailed it, Chinese.
Your pix confirm it. Here ya go:
http://i68.servimg.com/u/f68/18/74/23/39/w110.jpg
http://i68.servimg.com/u/f68/18/74/23/39/w210.jpg
http://i68.servimg.com/u/f68/18/74/23/39/w310.jpg

If you like Westone, have a look about for a Matsumoku made instrument. It'll quickly make you forget this one!
Thanks for the contribution.

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Post by nik62es on Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:18 pm

Barry wrote:Westbone has nailed it, Chinese.
Your pix confirm it. Here ya go:
http://i68.servimg.com/u/f68/18/74/23/39/w110.jpg
http://i68.servimg.com/u/f68/18/74/23/39/w210.jpg
http://i68.servimg.com/u/f68/18/74/23/39/w310.jpg

If you like Westone, have a look about for a Matsumoku made instrument. It'll quickly make you forget this one!
Thanks for the contribution.

Thank you very much Barry..I like japanese guitars in general, specially from the 60/70's..for being somewhat quirky..nt too much into serious stuff like Fender and Tokai, etc... They are very sober.. don't get me wrong, I am not collecting pretty toys to look at either, but I like my guitars to have that special something (or simply be dirt cheap). The good thing is I get to know some interesting makes and their history. Thanks again, all the help is much appreciated.

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