Whitstable Guitars

A selection of good quality, used guitars and specialising in imports from Japan since 2008

Westbury Track IV Set Neck Bass MIJ & new Hard Case



£409.00 


This Bass is now Sold



Matsumoku Built 1980 Bass Guitar



Westbury Guitars & Basses were built at the Matsumoku factory in Japan during the late 70's & early 80's. The Westbury bass range was quite limited with Track 2 & Track 4 models only (built 1979-82). The Track 2 had just one pickup & a bolt on neck but the Track 4 was a far superior model with a set neck & two pickups. It also has a carved Maple top quite similar to the Westbury Custom guitar. 


Westbury guitars & basses are always very sought after, not only because of the build quality but also because some models were fitted with USA Dimarzio pickups. Now, the suggestion is that Dimarzio built all  the pickups for the Westbury guitars & basses but I'm not entirely sure.  I have had Westbury guitars with Dimarzio Stamped pickups but there are no markings that I could find on these pickups so I think it more likely that the pickups were Japanese made Maxon pickups which Matsumoku fitted to a lot of their other models. Still great sounding pickups & if anyone knows better than this, please let me know


This particular Bass is in remarkably good condition for an instrument soon to have it's 40th birthday! It's all original & other than a few small nicks around the body & a few minor bumps on the back it's looking fabulous. The only small issue I noticed was a small crack on the chrome plated bridge. I would think that it has been there for years and it in no way affects the playability but I just wanted to point it out. It can't be seen when the bass is strung so I have put a photo of it in the photo gallery.


The bass is full sized with a scale length of 34", two a side tuners, twin pickups & two volume controls & a tone blend control. The pots were a bit scratchy when it came in but I've since cleaned them up & they work silently now


Hard Case

As said many times, all my guitars come shipped in a new black fitted hard case which is included in the price. I find this is the safest way to avoid damage in transit. Alternatively, if you are collecting the guitar and, like some buyers have cases coming out of their ears, that's no problem, I'll adjust the price (usually around a £30 discount) and I can usually find you an old gigbag to take the guitar away in. The only hard and fast rule I have is that I won't ship a guitar in a gigbag


Model: Westbury Track 4

Construction: Set Neck construction

BodyMaple Top / maple Back

Neck: Maple (slim)

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Scale: 34.25" ( 870mm )

Frets: 20F Jumbo

Tuners: Enclosed Japanese made

Bridge: Fixed adjustable chrome plated

Hardware Chrome plated

Pickup (Neck) Japanese Made Maxon? 

Pickup (Bridge) Japanese Made Maxon?

Controls

2 x Volume, 1 x Tone 

Body Finish: Antique Walnut

Weight: 4.876kg (10lb 12oz)

Case: Thomann Rectangular



If you are further interested in this guitar, you can either email me with any queries & I'll do my best to get back to you within 24 hours.


Or, you can buy easily and safely using the Paypal "buy now" button. Don't forget to select the right option using the drop down menu on price, i.e. Collection, UK shipping or EU shipping. If in doubt, please email me first as Highlands & Islands can sometimes be a little dearer for shipping