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Post by grogg on Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:49 pm

Apologies for the purists out there but was thinking about restoring this for a winter project. It claims to be a Sid Poole Corsair:-

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150379858065&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

Why do decent guitars end up in bits like this?

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Post by Westbone on Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:12 pm

That's a prototype, Corsair's had the pickup switch on the scratchplate, not on the body.

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Post by DuoFuzz on Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:34 pm

Yeah, I saw that one aswell. The only problem I have with it, is it doesn't exactly match the production models I've seen.

Check this link out, scroll half way down till you find the four model names in the centre of the screen, then click on them:

Westone Prestige models

I'm not sure if it's a pre-production prototype or a factory one off. I know a lot of the spares and unfinished guitars were sold off from the original distributor, maybe some factory specials got sold off with them?

I think anyone bidding on it would have to tread carefully with this, but judging by the quality of the wood in that centre jointed ash (?) body it could be made into a great guitar.

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Post by grogg on Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:50 pm

Wow, amazing info guys.

If the price is right it looks worth a punt, will come back with more questions if I go for it.
Ta.

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Post by Administrator on Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:16 am

Oooh, that might have my name written all over it. Except for the cost of buying all the bits to finish it off!

3 Pickups
Bespoke Scratchplate
2 rear covers for electrics and trem
Countersunk Neck Screws
Tuners
Nut
Jack Socket

Tempting for that lovely shape, but could turn out to be a very expensive little project!

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Post by corsair on Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:38 pm

Admin wrote: but could turn out to be a very expensive little project!

And what are the chances of finding the correct parts, eh? Still, I'd be very, very tempted if I were a bit closer.... OK a lot closer!

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Post by Administrator on Sun Oct 18, 2009 4:39 pm

well, that's just gone into silly money territory for me! shame.

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Post by DuoFuzz on Sun Oct 18, 2009 4:59 pm

Someone must want it really badly .

I just hope they're not expecting to get a perfect Westone Prestige on the cheap, the proper one's are fetching big money now!

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Post by Westbone on Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:36 pm

£185.00, That's hard to believe, for a prototype. Looks bloody ugly with selector switch where it is. Could'nt even fit an original shape scratchplate. £185. that's hard!!!! ouch.

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Post by Administrator on Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:21 am

There is a cutlass body on there now...

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Post by Westbone on Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:08 am

Yes, saw that one. Bought a complete Cutlass from them 8 months ago £120. and a body with neck and tuners for £45. The way things are going might stick it on ebay, see what happens with this one. They are very good guitars though.

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Post by grogg on Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:38 pm

Wasnt me, wow big money.

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Post by Westbone on Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:01 pm

BIG DOSH, for a quarter of a guit.

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Post by Flyssy on Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:45 am

The seller is the old FCN music, the original supplier of the Sid Poole Westones. I assume they have a lot of old bits hanging around

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Post by norfolkngood on Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:53 pm

Yep, I've just seen the other one that popped up.

Wondering how many of these they've got kicking about. I suspect that the demand for fixer-uppers and winter projects is not that great. Reckon I'll sit back and see if any more appear...

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Post by Administrator on Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:51 pm

I reckon this one has got my name on it already :-) There is something about the shape that I really like, plus I have no common sense whatsoever!

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Post by corsair on Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:14 pm

Go hard, Neil!!

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Post by norfolkngood on Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:10 am

Admin wrote:I reckon this one has got my name on it already :-) There is something about the shape that I really like, plus I have no common sense whatsoever!

I sense a bad case of GAS here Twisted Evil

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Post by bobroberts on Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:22 pm

grogg wrote:
Why do decent guitars end up in bits like this?

i agree! it's a crime!

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Post by grogg on Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:20 am

Blimey, the other one went for £185 as well, too salty for me.

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Post by Administrator on Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:31 am

oops, that was silly... I bought it...

The same person who bought the first one clearly just tried to buy this one, which is annoying as they added £80 to the final price.

:-(

A fool and his money, etc, etc...

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Post by DuoFuzz on Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:41 am

At least you got what looks like a production run body and neck, good work.

I'm guessing your now trying to think of somewhere to hide it from the family! Best get the excuses ready then, "it's different from the others", "it's rare", "it's collectible", and most importantly "you want to know how much it cost? A lot less than it's worth!"

My tip for hiding guitars you shouldn't have bought, stick'em in a bag or case and swear you've had it for years!

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Post by DuoFuzz on Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:58 pm

Another Sid Poole designed UK made Westone Corsair body and neck has appeared on eBay. It's from the same seller as the other pieces so I thought i'd tack it onto the end of this thread. LOOK HERE.

Looks like this one has been dropped and busted up the finish pretty good. Seems to be confined to the back of the body but it could do with a repaint to make the best of it.

I'd love to know how many they have stashed away!

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Post by Administrator on Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:20 pm

Well, I emailed them last week to ask what bits they had tucked away, and they said that the Cutlass that I bought was the last one, but they had a few necks lying around... I guess that perhaps they have a few more than they were letting on! One a week for three weeks so far, wonder if another will go up next Thursday...

What I really need is a tracing of a Cutlass scratchplate! This thing is not going to make any noise until it gets one...

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Post by grogg on Thu Oct 29, 2009 8:31 pm

I might have another go at this cos I guess admin isnt gonna bust my budget this time?? If you are tell me and I wont bid.
Wonder if they will start drip feeding the parts now?

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