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Post by Guitarcrap on Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:02 pm

I picked up a guitar in trade. It was represented as a Westone
but the headstock logo was Weston. Everything was identical to a Westone.
The logo was identical but for the absence of the E. Has anyone ever found
one of these? There is no info online.

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Re: Weston with Weston logo

Post by Barry on Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:26 pm

Several of these have surfaced here over the years. If you do a search in these forums you can read all about them. The concensus appears to be that they're Korean made. As to the name, who knows? Copyright infringement maybe.

Check for a scarf joint on the neck, and position markers along the edge of the fret board to confirm.

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Re: Weston with Weston logo

Post by Guitarcrap on Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:36 am

I have confirmed the scarf joint and the position markers on the fretboard edge. I had heard lots of good things about Westone for many years and wanted one. I was excited when one was offered in trade for an item that I had posted on Craigslist. I did not notice the missing E till I arrived home. The trader is not assuming any responsibility of course. I am not young and have poor vision and I was tricked.
My search for a nice Westone goes on.

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Re: Weston with Weston logo

Post by Barry on Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:56 am

Sorry to hear that. Still, many of the early Koren builds are quite nice and you might have a decent player there. But it ain't a Mats. Smile

Let us know what part of the world you're in and what model you're interested in, we can collectively keep an eye out for you. Someone here may also have something of interest for sale. Make a post in the Wanted section.

Keep checking our For Sale listings too. Many members regularly post locally available Westies and you may find what you're after there.

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Re: Weston with Weston logo

Post by Iceman on Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:00 am

Any model in particular that you are looking for, GuitarC?

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Re: Weston with Weston logo

Post by Guitarcrap on Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:17 pm

I am not sure what model would be appropriate for me. I want a couple of nice warm pickups and a whammy. In case anyone is nearby, I am in southern Arizona, USA.

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Re: Weston with Weston logo

Post by corsair on Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:26 pm

Then, do you like single coil noise or humbuckers? Or a combination of the two? The Spectrums are still reasonably priced and the Panteras have plenty going on....

MMK45s in any of the above make a nice growl and many hold them in high esteem, up there with the early DiMarzio Super Distortions....

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Re: Weston with Weston logo

Post by Guitarcrap on Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:22 pm

I like both single coils and humbuckers but I have enough single coil Fenders, so I guess something with humbuckers. I am not too concerned with body style as long as it sounds good and growls. My main issue is finding one that I can afford on a fixed income. It would be nice if someone was willing to trade.

I have been looking at photos of various models. There are so many variations as to make it hard to choose.

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Re: Weston with Weston logo

Post by Guitarcrap on Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:29 pm

....I would also like a body style that is unique to Westone.

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Re: Weston with Weston logo

Post by Guitarcrap on Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:57 am

I think the Pantera is what would suit me. I do not have much hope of finding one here, but anything is possible.

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Re: Weston with Weston logo

Post by Guitarcrap on Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:29 am

By the way, my user name is what my late wife called all of my music gear.

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Re: Weston with Weston logo

Post by Guitarcrap on Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:03 am

I was wrong about the person that traded the "Weston" to me. He is providing me with another guitar. He did not ask, but I will be giving this "guitar" back to him. It is unplayable.

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Re: Weston with Weston logo

Post by Iceman on Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:26 pm

Pantera you say?...


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Re: Weston with Weston logo

Post by Adey on Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:26 pm

Can I have the white X390 to go with my Caspian Blue one please

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Re: Weston with Weston logo

Post by DimensionIV-addict on Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:00 pm

I think I just wet myself!! Drool 2

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Re: Weston with Weston logo

Post by David_A on Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:16 pm

And can I have the X350 and the 5-string bass?  You OK?

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Re: Weston with Weston logo

Post by punkyjam67 on Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:38 am

I can't even afford that many stands...


ba dum bum

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Re: Weston with Weston logo

Post by The Chad on Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:59 am

Hey Guitarcrap, I may be interested in your Weston, depending on what it is! 

I have messaged you, check your messages.

Please get back to me!

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Re: Weston with Weston logo

Post by Iceman on Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:29 pm

Typical... no love for my x275's...  Sad




...oh, and the stands were 12 for $50.00 USD on Evilbay a couple years back with free shipping.

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Re: Weston with Weston logo

Post by Guitarcrap on Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:02 am

The Chad,
I am trying to send some pics of the Weston but can't get my devices to cooperate yet. I will keep trying. It is an HSH configuration with a flame maple veneer on top. There is a five way switch and active 5-way boost knob and a push pull on what seems like a tone control, it thickens the tone. Overall in very nice condition. The back trem cover is missing and I installed a brand new Schaller trem arm with mount.

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Re: Weston with Weston logo

Post by The Chad on Wed May 04, 2016 11:55 am

Here is Bob's geetar! 

I like the branded pickups and branded floyd.  Neat touch. 


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Re: Weston with Weston logo

Post by Guitarcrap on Wed May 04, 2016 12:33 pm

I have some ambivalence about keeping or selling this guitar. The value in the US is probably unknown so I am leaning toward keeping it. I really would prefer a Westone instead of a Weston. I also prefer a simpler layout.

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Post by Barry on Wed May 04, 2016 9:52 pm

Doesn't look so bad. But, is it just me or does that single coil look oddly close to the neck pup?

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Post by Guitarcrap on Wed May 04, 2016 11:44 pm

The single coil is properly spaced between the humbuckers. It was the bright Arizona sun causing a shadow that made it seem out of position.

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Re: Weston with Weston logo

Post by Guitarcrap on Thu May 05, 2016 8:22 am

I saw a Westone "THE RAIL" bass offered on Reverb for US $595 + shipping OBO.
It looks almost new, with the original gigbag in nice condition too. It is not in my budget at the moment. I have to buy new glasses unexpectedly. I reached for them this morning, but found them under the bed being chewed by one of my dogs.

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Post by The Don on Mon May 09, 2016 1:25 pm

Guitarcrap wrote:I saw a Westone "THE RAIL" bass offered on Reverb for US $595 + shipping OBO.
It looks almost new, with the original gigbag in nice condition too. It is not in my budget at the moment. I have to buy new glasses unexpectedly. I reached for them this morning, but found them under the bed being chewed by one of my dogs.

Ask yourself, how much do you really need to be able to see Very Happy  ?

Compared to The Rail, 20/20 vision is overrated

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Re: Weston with Weston logo

Post by Guitarcrap on Mon May 09, 2016 2:30 pm

It would be nice if I could trade the Weston for a Westone but no one here has or likes Westones and nor are there any Westones available in this dusty backwater.

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Re: Weston with Weston logo

Post by Westbone on Mon May 09, 2016 3:25 pm

Here's a smart looking one, nice colour. Don't see these that often.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1984-Westone-Electra-Spectrum-LX-Guitar-Matsumoku-SLM-MIJ-Japan-X198-Candy-Red-/141981837599?hash=item210ec6e91f:g:wdgAAOSwYmZXKiQG

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Re: Weston with Weston logo

Post by Barry on Mon May 09, 2016 6:09 pm

'king beautiful guitar, in every sense. I love mine.
If you want versatility + beauty I recommend you grab it tout de suite GC!

And of course, she's a Spectrum (or at least became one)

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Post by The Chad on Tue May 10, 2016 9:42 am

Love that one, I own one as well.  Excellent guitar.  BUY IT!

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