Westbury guitars are back

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Westbury guitars are back

Post by Barry on Wed Mar 23, 2016 3:14 pm

I came across a post over at the Matsumoku Forums promoting the fact that the Westbury brand has been reinstated and will again be available.

The new web site has a nice little section covering the "vintage" and Mats-made models so it's another handy reference for those who have a Westbury.
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Looks like very early days for them, and no details are given as to who's making the instruments. I did reach out to the owner of the site, however, to correct the reference to the Matsumoku plant's "burning down", that bloody myth just will not die.

And I've offered to place a link on our site and suggested it would be nice to reciprocate.
Let's see how responsive they are.

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Post by corsair on Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:44 pm

VERY early days, I would suggest, but good on him him for giving it a go, eh! 

So, that's Westbury back as well as Electra... nice!!

I saw the burning down thing, too; could't be bothered to say anything; that version has some legs, don't it?!

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Post by Catalyst on Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:11 am

I stumbled across that site from ebay, the guy was selling Westbury t-shirts...
Be interesting to see how the guitars turn out.

In the 'vintage' section he some nice photos of a Track 2 - including Westbone's back yard if I'm not mistaken  Wink

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Post by Westbone on Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:20 am

Yep thats me back gate ok...cyclops

Only good thing about that Track II was the price when I sold it.

Heavy as 'ell, neck like a tree trunk, pot metal bridge which was split.
If you look close you'll see a bar where the strings hook up.'Sustain Bar' lol,  common fault with the bridges. They might look pretty but that's about it as far as I'm concerned.

Look at the string spacing(e-g) and the fingerboard overhang, not good...Evil or Very Mad tree trunk! Seriously, rather play a Squier Affinity P bass.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:10 pm

These are being built in the USA, so won't be cheap!
Might be worth saving a few ££ though

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Post by Westbone on Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:35 pm

Nostalgia is a good thing...?...Laughing

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Re: Westbury guitars are back

Post by Barry on Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:57 pm

I had a very nice and long reply from the owner of the site (who neglected to introduce himself so I still don't know his name Thinking 2 ).
And yes it's early days alright and he claims to be busier than a one legged man at a butt kicking contest.

The website was rushed into creation and is a little bare at the moment and some information needs um, grooming, but more content is coming. He promises to stay in touch with WestoneGuitars.net and claims that although we may not be related, we have the same Uncle Mat. Aww...

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:45 pm

His name is Charlie Francipane and a thoroughly decent fella too!

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Re: Westbury guitars are back

Post by Barry on Fri Mar 25, 2016 6:54 pm

I got that impression from him Pete.

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Post by The Chad on Wed Mar 30, 2016 11:29 am

This could be short lived, Electra has had a hard road to hoe.  And they even came out with some sweet models, especially the Talon.

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