Westone WSS-327BL Electro Acoustic ? (UK)

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Westone WSS-327BL Electro Acoustic ? (UK)

Post by DuoFuzz on Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:46 am

I guess THIS is a Chinese built guitar, as I can't find the model number in the Westone.info site. I'm not sure if there is much point putting it up here but someone might find it interesting.

It's odd, it has the wings logo but no 'Westone' name logo on it anywhere?

I think it looks quite nice actually, apart from the colour that is! Shocked. £30 starting bid + £18 p+p within the UK.

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Re: Westone WSS-327BL Electro Acoustic ? (UK)

Post by Barry on Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:44 am

Just say "no" Dan. No

I don't know if this is an original design either, but at least they're not using the Westone name/logo on a Strat or LP clone as we've seen lately! (sigh)

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Re: Westone WSS-327BL Electro Acoustic ? (UK)

Post by corsair on Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:31 pm

FLEE!! RUN AWAY!!

*shudder*

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Re: Westone WSS-327BL Electro Acoustic ? (UK)

Post by hendrik on Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:05 pm

Hi,

It's Chinese, just follow this link and you will see the disaster:

A Westone isn't always a WESTONE:

H.

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Re: Westone WSS-327BL Electro Acoustic ? (UK)

Post by Barry on Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:47 pm

hendrik wrote:Hi,
It's Chinese, just follow this link and you will see the disaster:
A Westone isn't always a WESTONE:
H.
Yup, that's what I'm talkin' 'bout!
(Lord have mercy)

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when a westone....isn't!

Post by caucajun on Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:27 pm

GASP!!! TH' HORROR! No No No No No No No No No :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:

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Re: Westone WSS-327BL Electro Acoustic ? (UK)

Post by DuoFuzz on Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:43 pm

Well it didn't go for £30. I thought someone might have had a stab at it, it can't be that bad.........can it?..........really!................

DAN.

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Re: Westone WSS-327BL Electro Acoustic ? (UK)

Post by Barry on Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:36 pm

Dan, Dan, Dan...my man.
My seriously twisted, deluded man. Evil or Very Mad

It's green fer Pete's sake.
Its dot markers are off kilter.
And it's little sound hole is all squishy and everything.

If you hit an E chord its little arse falls off!
Step away from the Chinese Westone!
Sit. Breathe. Now...go play a real Westone.

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Re: Westone WSS-327BL Electro Acoustic ? (UK)

Post by DuoFuzz on Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:47 pm

Barry, I get the distinct impression that your not a fan of this guitar.

Your very negative, it's got character!

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Re: Westone WSS-327BL Electro Acoustic ? (UK)

Post by Barry on Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:11 pm

Not negative, just realistic.
Kinda like a Macdonalds hamburger. After ya eat it ya wish ya hadn't!

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Re: Westone WSS-327BL Electro Acoustic ? (UK)

Post by Warrn on Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:40 am

I like the way it looks. Wouldn't buy it, but I dig the style.

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Re: Westone WSS-327BL Electro Acoustic ? (UK)

Post by hendrik on Wed Sep 09, 2009 2:56 pm

Another one for the on stage Pete Townshend moment, for 30$ seems o.k. to me.

I would like to see this guitar, sorry, mistreated piece of wood and plastic, torched.
Gives a fine add on to the show. You can have a slash, drink a beer and change to another guitar.

People please forget all these Chi.. crap, stick to the real stuff.

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Re: Westone WSS-327BL Electro Acoustic ? (UK)

Post by Warrn on Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:28 pm

You can't say no to a guitar based on where it's built, guys. Westones were considered crap because they were built in Japan, that's why they aren't more prominent. Now, you tell me: are Westones crap? Because I sure don't think so. And my made in China Yamaha guitar is just fine for what it is. I bet this acoustic is fine for its price range too.

It just isn't worthy of the name. Obviously.

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Re: Westone WSS-327BL Electro Acoustic ? (UK)

Post by norfolkngood on Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:54 pm

Unlike better known makes (Gibbo/ Fender), Westone as a company isn't around to sue the sorry ass off anyone who pinches the brand name. As I recall, post MIJ Westones were made in UK to Sid Poole designs and then a German company acquired the right to use the name. Inevitably at some point Chinese knock-offs were going to appear.

Personally I don't have a problem, so long as these are being sold as new MIC guitars;no-one on here is going to be fooled and they may play OK. There's many a good guitar made in the far East, Yamaha raised the bar years ago with the Pacifica and these are made wherever labour costs are lowest.

If anyone tries to offload the "new" Westones as MIJ originals that is a big problem, but probably unlikely in my view.

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