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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:14 pm 
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My Westone Prestige 250 had arrived a couple of days ago. And I already had a Prestige 150. So I couldn't resist the chance to group them with my Talon... to confirm or deny my suspicion further, was the Talon truly based upon the Westone Prestige like I thought it was?

Look for yourself... What do you think?


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After my comparison, the Talon nestled among the Prestige duo, I no longer have any doubt. The Talon is a modern, 24 fret, flattop, Floyd bearing Electra version of the gorgeous Westone Prestige design! The Talon may be the closest thing to a Prestige reissue as we'll ever get.

Pretty cool, the Prestige design was always one of my favorites. Maybe that's what drew me to the Talon, even though I didn't make the connection in my mind at the time.

All of you Prestige fans... this is your chance. Hurry up and grab your Electra Talon while they are still available. :)

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:33 pm 
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Does the binding on the prestige look wider at the cutaway because it is beveled back?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:22 am 
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The Prestige is a carved top, the Talon is flat. That's the difference.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:41 am 
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2013 NAMM SHOW USA Electra Talon - $2200 (Jefferson, MD)

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https://frederick.craigslist.org/msg/d/2013-namm-show-usa-electra/6361479641.html

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:32 am 
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This was for sale a couple years back, also. For $1800. It didn't sell, so then he was saying "make an offer". I don't know if this is the same seller or not? Certainly a nice guitar, custom made by Ben. A new one is much more than this, so if someone was into this color... this may be a good find? I think he's too high with it, resale on USA customs are not this high? :)

I contacted Ben on a custom Talon, pink quilt. That was before the little baby boy hit, lol. I'll have to hold off on that one!

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:37 pm 
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very nice guitar. I think probably too high, but who is to say? There are not too many examples of handmade electras from Ben out there. But customs are so hard to say.

I played a new korean one at one of the recent electra fests and it was really nice. Gotta think that one is fantastic.

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