The Japanese Sun Rises Again...in the UK!

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The Japanese Sun Rises Again...in the UK!

Post by Barry on Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:40 pm

Came across this unusual offering from Trevor Wilkinson under the Fret King label:
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It's officially a Gregg Wright signature/tribute guitar but I couldn't help but compare it to the Westone's own short-lived  Spectrum LX -X198SWG "Rising Sun"

Whatcherallthinkofthis?

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Post by David_A on Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:49 pm

Must be a very good quality guitar but I think the Spectrum is better looking!
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Post by Barry on Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:55 pm

Yup.

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Post by corsair on Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:21 pm

It's a bit "Meh!" really....

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Re: The Japanese Sun Rises Again...in the UK!

Post by Barry on Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:39 pm

I don't think it holds a candle to the Specy, but I was fascinated with the fact that the rising sun has made a return appearance at all. It seemed to die a quick death under the Westone label. Curious to see how long it's offered.

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Post by DimensionIV-addict on Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:11 pm

There were also quite a few made under "San Dimas", Jackson, Ibanez, Dean and others.
All using the "Rising Sun".
But I doubt these say 'Product of Japan'..
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Post by Adey on Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:23 am

I much prefer the off-set graphic on the Spectrum LX. The Fret King version is just too symetrical for me.... if that makes sense. scratch
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Post by Barry on Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:24 am

Exactly Adey.
Symmetry doesn't make sense primarily because the guitar horns are offset. It's also too large and overpowering.
Mats got it right.

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Post by The Chad on Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:44 pm

Westone was prettier by far. 

It doesn't get much better than the Speccy shape...
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