Details about Westone Rainbow 1 Semi-Acousic ES-335 Copy, Matsumoku Japan made, BeautifulWestone Rainbow 1 Semi-Acousic ES-335 Copy, Matsumoku Japan made, Beautiful See original listing
Feb 17, 2012 11:00:44 PST
Approximately US $482.21
[ 6 bids ]
guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom
This is a beautiful Westone Rainbow 1, it is version 3 with a stunning Walnut finish. Serial number is 6053562.
It was made in the famous Matsumoku factory in Japan, and the quality is up there with Gibsons for me, and far better than the modern Korean and Chinese copies being made. It was made in May 1986.
The body is laminated Canadian Maple, 3 ply Maple neck, centre block is Maple/Mahogany/Maple.
Rosewood fingerboard, 24.75 inch scale 22 frets.
Long travel bridge (All steel), Swiftlok tailpiece (More ornate than the early model).
2 Super Twin II pickups, 2 volume and 2 tone controls (All pots shielded in individual steel cans)
All the hardware is original, and the tuners are rally smooth and high quality. The tone and volume controls are smooth and silent, with a wonderful range of tone. The tone for me is comparible to a Gibson 335.
Cosmetically there are some marks on the front which i have tried to photograph. There is one small mark on the neck and a few small marks on the Head. The back and sides of the guitar a virtually unmarked. All in all, really great for it's age!
The neck is slim, and straight as far as i can see, and lovely to play.
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Cash on collection at Guildford, Surrey is preferred. I will post to UK, EEC, USA and Australasia. It will be well-packed in a proper guitar box with the string tension reduced.
Because of insurance costs postage will be high
UK : £35
Thanks for looking