Vintage & Collectable 1982 Westone Thunder 1 in Natural Finish


  • Natural Finish
  • Script logo on the headstock
  • through-body stringing.
  • Brass knobs, nut and bridge
  • Body – Laminated Ash, Maple and Walnut
  • Neck – 3-ply Maple Rosewood fingerboard 24.75 inch scale, 22 frets
  • 2 MMK 45 Humbuckers, one volume and two tone controls.
  • 3 way pickup selector and coil tap switch
  • Weight: 9lb-4oz

Here we have a lovely vintage, collectable Westone Thunder 1, made in the Matsumoku factory in Japan in 1982; so this is an early Westone guitar.

The body is laminated ash, maple and walnut and looks fabulous with all the grain showing – and the neck is maple. The neck is bolted on and has a rosewood 22 fret fingerboard and a scale of 24.75 inches. The headstock has the ”Westone” logo and Westone tuners plus the serial number & Matsumoko stamped on the back of it; and the ”Thunder I’ logo on the truss rod cover.

The two pickups are open humbuckers – MMK 45’s, with a three-way pickup selector switch. The micro switch is a coil tap, so this guitar has plenty of variety available.

The knobs, nut and bridge/tailpiece are all in brass and the bridge has through stringing.

This guitar is in great condition with just a few age related playwear marks and it plays as it looks, with a super low action and arrow-straight neck.


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