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Westone Cutlass

Post by iep on Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:08 am

Any thoughts on the Cutlass or other Poole variants of the Westone?

I realise they are nothing to do with the original brand/creator but I reckon they look very nice and the neck joint looks really neat.

They seem to be a bit rare and show up in various states of repair, sometimes for quite big money, but I thought I might look out for one.

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Re: Westone Cutlass

Post by Barry on Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:16 am

I don't own one but I think you'll find that those who do hold them in high regard.
One of the lads with some first hand experience should be by shortly.

Meantime, have a look HERE if you haven't already seen this for some background information on Cutlass.

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Re: Westone Cutlass

Post by iep on Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:49 am

Ta. Yep, had a look at that. I certainly like how they look and the lineage (Poole) is impressive.

They have the obvious Jaguar/Mustang thing going on but with a sort of 90's minimalist makeover.

There's a baby blue one for sale on eBay right now but the price is a bit daft especially since it has a large ding in it and has been resold several times over the last few years (so maybe not a great example).

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Re: Westone Cutlass

Post by Westbone on Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:22 am

Fine guitars...Smile



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Re: Westone Cutlass

Post by iep on Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:34 am

Westbone, how on earth do you come by all these? Were you once a Westone dealer? Do you drive the country visiting small guitar shops looking for old stock? One of them still has the cellophane on the scratchplate!!!

I love the pics but I am more amazed by the scope of your Westone collection.

Is that three Cutlass models BTW?

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Re: Westone Cutlass

Post by Westbone on Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:49 am

Some of these I got from Status and FCN, old stock.

2 Cutlass classics

1 Corsair custom


Seen that pale blue one around also,,BIG ding!!



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Re: Westone Cutlass

Post by iep on Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:59 am

Yeah, the pale blue colour is probably my favourite but the one on eBay is a bit battered:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Westone-Cutlass-Prestige-Series-Electric-Guitar-Made-In-England-/391167389741?hash=item5b1364b02d:g:a4kAAOSwpdpVdukz

There was a black one for sale a few weeks back on eBay that didn't sell. Owner only wanted 200 but got no bids. In fairness the black would not be my first choice either. Very briefly entertained buying and refinishing in blue but quickly had a word with myself.

Natural looks good too and I gather means the body is alder rather than poplar which some people would say makes it slightly superior.

I guess the cellophane example is an investment piece?

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Re: Westone Cutlass

Post by Westbone on Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:13 pm

Sure is a thick dollop of paint on the poplar timber one's.

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Re: Westone Cutlass

Post by Meadows on Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:34 pm

Hi Iep

I'm with Damian on the Cutlass range, they are indeed excellent guitars. I have three classics, all alder bodied and two of those are my main gigging and recording instruments. They cover most styles of music, the neck for me is a dream, the neck pocket design gives great upper access and the build quality is top shelf.

If you don't mind a slightly heavier body weight, the Corsair customs offers the five position switch and coil tap on the bucker. Being an old fart now I prefer a lighter weight body so the alder suits me for longer gigs. All I can add is if you see a good example come up, even at a slightly inflated price, give it a try, they don't come up very often and for good reason. I don't know how many were originally made but my serial numbers suggest only hundreds ( could be wrong of course).

Good luck in your search
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