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 Post subject: Westone Prestige 250.
PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2003 7:06 am 
hi, i own a '82 cherryburts flame top p250. ive noticed on this site somewhere someone has the same guitar put with a les paul type pick guard? mine doesnt have this nor does it look like its ever had one. also all the pots cover/knobs are gold metal telecater type?

does anyone have any more info on these guitars as i think they are the best guitars in the world . after buying this guitar i sold all but one of my other guitars (a 1970 fender musicmaster).

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2003 7:44 am 
You probably saw mine. A previous owner installed the pickguard, and now that there are holes I simply left it on there. Probably the same owner scratched NIN in the control cavity cover on the back. :( All else on it is stock.

Here's a little info on mine.

There's a catalog scan here in the models section also.

Catalog page covering the Prestige

 Post subject: p250
PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2003 7:49 am 
hi, thanks for that! yeah mine is exactly like your but w/out pick guard. well i say exactly mine a bit beat up but it still plays like a dream. im glad the previous owner changed the pot cover though! also
why does the catalouge have the "w" logo on the headstock when ours are just "westone" ? the guy in my local rip off guitar shop said they actually made some of them in the uk?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2003 8:05 am 
As with any guitar manufacturer (Gibson and Fender are good examples) the logo changed over time. Mine is an '82 and I am pretty sure the catalog is from '83.

The Westone name was revived not long ago in the UK (within the last 5 or so years I think) and a few models were made there, but they were an entirely different creature and only bore a slight resemblence. They did however receive rather favorable reviews there.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2003 3:47 pm 
The 1987 Session II has the same logo as seen on the catalog scans... and it says "Matsumoku" in the soundhole.

 Post subject: cheers peeps!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2003 4:02 pm 
my serial number is a little faint but it dates it as an 82 aswell so that kinda answered it too. thanks for al your help. on a side note the wallpaper on this site has the p250 and some fantastic looking blue d/cut guitar what is it?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2003 4:25 pm 
There is a British Westone Corsair up on eBay right now.

The blue guitar in the background is a shot of my old Skylark 2588 which now belongs to jbyear1. No, I don't think he will part with it. :D

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2003 10:03 pm 
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That Skylark that I got from AP2 is one of my favorite guitars.
He was kind enough to let it go to me some months back.
It is a neck-thru with a brass nut and built in booster rocket.

It is definitely a Rock n Roll monster with a nice cling clang sound.
It can also get a rich jazzy tone with the flick of a switch. Amazing.

It has a fascinating history that you can check out on this board.

Thanks for calling attention to the Westone Prestige which I hadn't
paid much attention to before. Upon closer inspection it is a beaut.
And you say its a good player too? I wish you hadn't said that.

I'm trying so hard with all my might to resist getting any more guitars.
But there are so many I want to try. I am weak and temptation is calling.

I think its time to do what everyone else is doing. Sell a few get another :lol:

PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2003 4:23 am 
i know what you mean about wanting more guitars. last year i owned 16 guitars then moved in with my girlfriend and thought id cut back . well within a month it was down to the 2. its since creeping back up to around 6 at the moment. I came up with a cunning plan to get around this though....... i taught her guitar!!! now she owns 2!!! :)

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2003 4:30 am 
ive played the new westones and all i'll say is stay away. the wood feels light and cheap. the controls are exceptable but the eletrics/pickups would squeal playing i dont know something like scarbourgh faire?
best not lads!

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