1990s FCN 'Westone' guitars - what's the story?

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1990s FCN 'Westone' guitars - what's the story?

Post by punkyjam67 on Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:10 pm

Just came across this on eBay UK:

Westone for sale

It's not a design I'm familiar with, but after a search of the website, it looks like it's the 'Unknown model 6', attributed to FCN in 1997.

Now, it's obviously not a Mats product, but not a bad looking guitar IMHO, so I wondered what the story was behind them - what's the quality like, how do they play/sound, etc.?

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Post by corsair on Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:46 pm

Unknown to me as well, but it looks like a quality piece of kit with active pickups; for 70 quid I'd be having a go.... Very Happy

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Post by Barry on Mon Aug 15, 2016 9:12 pm

Interesting to me that you see the position markers along the edge on many of the early post-Mats MIK models, Vantage for example. I wonder why they felt it necessary to do that? It does make it easy to spot the country of origin though.

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Post by Adey on Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:44 am

corsair wrote: for 70 quid I'd be having a go.... Very Happy
I'm hoping I might pick it up for that still, but everyone else knows about it now too....!!!

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Post by punkyjam67 on Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:34 pm

Trust in the force, Adey...

It's a nice-looking thing to be sure, but I'm being good until my new job starts (to pay!), so that's one hat out of the ring at least Wink
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Post by Westbone on Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:02 pm

Have one in trans black. Decent enough guitar.
Mahogany back with Ash top. Not veneer real lumber.
Without checking I recall only the humbucker is active.
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Post by Adey on Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:10 am

They look very similar to the Villian. I guess that they were just revamping that design, but with 24 frets.

Hopefully the pick ups are better than the EMG Select ones that I gather most Villains came with.
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Post by Adey on Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:13 am

There's a nice looking Villain in the States here
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Post by gittarasaurus on Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:43 am

i thought the asking price was too high, so i made an offer, but the seller was not interested
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Post by gittarasaurus on Wed Aug 17, 2016 12:37 pm

and now it is listed at Reverb, with an even higher price
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Post by Westbone on Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:56 pm

Is it a photo flame top? Think so.
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Post by gittarasaurus on Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:29 pm

the catalog says either alder or maple
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Post by Adey on Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:13 pm

I let it go in the end as something "more interesting" has got my eye...
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