Westone Clipper Six. Here's my recommendation: someone out there, snap this up soonest! I'd buy it myself if I wasn't financially embarrassed. It's a 1986 Matsumoku-made Japanese Westone guitar and has a Buy It Now price of £155. What more could you want?
It's a simple no-nonsense guitar, as the seller points out:
Slab hardwood body, maple neck with a beautiful genuine ebony fingerboard. Westone engraved genuine Gotoh tuners.Tele style through body bridge. The slant pickup is unique. This is NOT a humbucker, but 2 seperate single coils on 1 baseplate, that can be switched on or off using the 2 toggle switches. Single vol, no tone and a nice tight jack socket.The singer of a band I was in during the tail-end of the 1980s had one of these guitars; he only used it on one or two songs, and despite the fact that I had a pair of Fenders (a Strat and a Tele), I always secretly coveted his guitar. It was such a nice player.
And yes, it does have a Telecaster thing going on stylistically (so much so that Status Quo's Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt were roped in to advertise it in the music press), although the sharp lower horn is a nice departure from the original Tele design.
If you do buy it, please tell us in the comments below.
G L Wilson
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