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Westbrook Acoustic

Hi there, well I was curious about this guitar I got at a house yard sale and its a WestBrook, it looks exactly like a Gibson Dove/hummingbird, with the flame maple everywhere and a red sunburst finish. its got a nice paper-y spruce top and sounds so mellow and smooth…its beat up a tad but still is striking.
the model is G-3010 #029 any info? is it worth anything besides sentimental value?? I know instruments and the build is excellent but could not find any info on it.
Any one who knows anything about it write me!

thanks
Cg

Westbrook guitar

I recently came across a Westbrook dobro. No idea of the year, just know it is pretty old. Anyone have any thoughts on the value of this old beauty or does anyone out there even have one?

china luthier lattice-brace 8-string classical guitar for sale

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Westbrook guitar

I have come into possession of a Westbrook guitar, model 69. It
is in great condition and has a sweet mellow sound. I have never heard of this make of guitar. Can anyone give me info on it?
Thanks!

Re: Westbrook guitar

: I have come into possession of a Westbrook guitar, model 69. It
: is in great condition and has a sweet mellow sound. I have never heard of this make of guitar. Can anyone give me info on it?
I have a westbrook model 16 and would like more info on it too!
: Thanks!

Re: Westbrook guitar

: : I have come into possession of a Westbrook guitar, model 69. It
: : is in great condition and has a sweet mellow sound. I have never heard of this make of guitar. Can anyone give me info on it?
: I have a westbrook model 16 and would like more info on it too!
: : Thanks!

Re: Westbrook guitar, modle#FW745

: : : I have come into possession of a Westbrook guitar, modle# FW745. there are two problems but i do not think the integrity of the guitars sound or sondness are affected yet. my question -- should i get repaired? the problems: the skin on the back has a blister. the other is the thing below the big round hole that the strings are anchored into -- it's split/cracked but not coming apart, it's very stable. so what do you think? what can you tell me about this guitar?

Fanton d'Andon guitar for sale

Exceptionnal 7-stringed by one of the best classic guitar-maker of the time, price to discuss
ylebhar@libertysurf.fr

Fanton d'Andon

Exceptionnal 7-stringed by one of the best classic guitar-maker of the time, price to discuss

Westbrook Guitar - some info

Wow, I was on another guitar forum and we were discussing our first guitars. Frankly, I became curious about it b/c you never know. I goolged the name “Westbrook Guitar” and this site came up.

Mine was a Westbrook Classical (model unknown-guaranteed not to crack) that we purchased at Sherman Clay in San Francisco for $32 in 1967 (I was 12 at the time). I know nothing about it and it is in storage so I cannot give you anything specific yet.

All I can say is (and I have now played guitar on/off for 38 years) it still plays well but is not a quality guitar; the labels have long since fallen off. The action is very high as I recall, okay at the nut but quiet prominent at the 12 fret. Intonation was worthless beyond the 12th, but then I was only playing open chords at the nut. I know this post is old but if it finds you and you have some info let me know. I will get the Westbrook out of storage soon (to try and find out the model #) and I will do what I can to find out anything. There was a country guitar player named John Westbrook in the 60's and there may be some relationship. However, in reality, I believe the guitar was a generic one that was sold as an entry-level guitar for beginners. I doubt it has much value, even today beyond sedimental. My parents just bought the cheapest one they could find.
Mike…

Re: Westbrook Guitar - some info

: Wow, I was on another guitar forum and we were discussing our first guitars. Frankly, I became curious about it b/c you never know. I goolged the name “Westbrook Guitar” and this site came up.

: Mine was a Westbrook Classical (model unknown-guaranteed not to crack) that we purchased at Sherman Clay in San Francisco for $32 in 1967 (I was 12 at the time). I know nothing about it and it is in storage so I cannot give you anything specific yet.

: All I can say is (and I have now played guitar on/off for 38 years) it still plays well but is not a quality guitar; the labels have long since fallen off. The action is very high as I recall, okay at the nut but quiet prominent at the 12 fret. Intonation was worthless beyond the 12th, but then I was only playing open chords at the nut. I know this post is old but if it finds you and you have some info let me know. I will get the Westbrook out of storage soon (to try and find out the model #) and I will do what I can to find out anything. There was a country guitar player named John Westbrook in the 60's and there may be some relationship. However, in reality, I believe the guitar was a generic one that was sold as an entry-level guitar for beginners. I doubt it has much value, even today beyond sedimental. My parents just bought the cheapest one they could find.
: Mike…

What a trip. I'm sitting here with a Westbrook guitar in my lap, restringing it for probably only the 10th time in its life, a gift from my father in 1964-5 when I was only 12 years old. It sounds like we're from similar backgrounds. My father bought it at Sherman-Clay in San Jose. God! How I wish I'd bought the Stratocaster they had there when I saw it in '66. Anyway, a player all my 44 years since, sometimes seriously, sometimes just sublime. A great gift from a humble and hard-working man.

Re: Westbrook Guitar -

We have a Westbrook Model 12, that my wife got as a gift from her Dad about 40 yrs ago. Still in great shape, few smudges is all. Single pick up. What do you think its worth?

Dan

Re: Westbrook Guitar - some info

Aug 19th 2005 I have a Westbrook in my shop ,just purchased it for $70.00 u.s. From my experience any guitar that lasts 30 years that doesn't need a neck reset or an intonation change probably says"Taylor" on the headstock. This is a decent spruce top, acoustic, no major cracks other than a few cowboy chord wear spots. I will have it cleaned up and playing well in the next two months,If you have a guitar that you are in love with ,even if it didnt cost a fortune they can usually be broght back to life, just check my site @www.diamondguitar.com and have a look at the Stellas good luck -practice!
: Wow, I was on another guitar forum and we were discussing our first guitars. Frankly, I became curious about it b/c you never know. I goolged the name “Westbrook Guitar” and this site came up.

: Mine was a Westbrook Classical (model unknown-guaranteed not to crack) that we purchased at Sherman Clay in San Francisco for $32 in 1967 (I was 12 at the time). I know nothing about it and it is in storage so I cannot give you anything specific yet.

: All I can say is (and I have now played guitar on/off for 38 years) it still plays well but is not a quality guitar; the labels have long since fallen off. The action is very high as I recall, okay at the nut but quiet prominent at the 12 fret. Intonation was worthless beyond the 12th, but then I was only playing open chords at the nut. I know this post is old but if it finds you and you have some info let me know. I will get the Westbrook out of storage soon (to try and find out the model #) and I will do what I can to find out anything. There was a country guitar player named John Westbrook in the 60's and there may be some relationship. However, in reality, I believe the guitar was a generic one that was sold as an entry-level guitar for beginners. I doubt it has much value, even today beyond sedimental. My parents just bought the cheapest one they could find.
: Mike…

Re: Westbrook Guitar - some info

I don't see the post I put up so I'm adding it again.
I have a Westbrook Model 61A acoustic, I've had since 1972.
Does anybody know who made the or where they were made?

Re: Westbrook Guitar - some info

I have a Iestbrook Model 61A acoustic that I got in approx 1972. I still have the guitar but know nothing about it.
Since it has sentimental I'm giving to my son. Anybody know where it was made or by whom?

Re: Westbrook Guitar - some info

: It's a Westbrook not lestbrook it was a typo!

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TOYOTA GUITAR

Can anyone give me info on a toyota guitar?

Re: TOYOTA GUITAR

i have one with the same markings. i got it for 80 bucks in a pawnshop. the box sounds great, but it needs a neck reset like crazy... the intonation is off by a mile, and the bridge is falling apart. but if i had the money, i'd definitely fix it up. it might have great potential.

Re: TOYOTA GUITAR

: Can anyone give me info on a toyota guitar?

i have a toyota acoustic model no. 610T serial #760109 distributed by hershman musical instruments, new york ny.. i believe it is from the 1970's and it's a nice sounding small bodies acoustic especially for what i paid for it, although i am sure other toyota guitars are somewhat hit and miss as are most cheaper guitars.

Re: TOYOTA GUITAR

: : Can anyone give me info on a toyota guitar?

: i have a toyota acoustic model no. 610T serial #760109 distributed by hershman musical instruments, new york ny.. i believe it is from the 1970's and it's a nice sounding small bodies acoustic especially for what i paid for it, although i am sure other toyota guitars are somewhat hit and miss as are most cheaper guitars.

Hi... we have an exact same guitar. My dad purchased it from some guy in the Boston area in the mid 70's. We've never encountered anyone else with such a guitar. Have you found any information on it other then the info provided in the body?

Lise

Toyota guitar

I bought my guitar at millers appliance in Canandaigua ny in the early 70's. It is a model 616 I believe? Dreadnought style. It plays and sounds very sweet. Haven't heard a guitar sounding this nice, for ten times the price! Till death do us part!

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I have a model 605, ser. # 800210, Toyota guitar with the same distributor markings

Re: TOYOTA GUITAR

: Can anyone give me info on a toyota guitar?

I have one, and acoustic, and it's probably the worst guitar I've ever played in my life, no wonder they never made it big with their guitars.

Re: TOYOTA GUITAR

: : Can anyone give me info on a toyota guitar?

: I have one, and acoustic, and it's probably the worst guitar I've ever played in my life, no wonder they never made it big with their guitars.

i have a toyota guitar that is electric andi dont have a clue as to what serial number it is

Re: TOYOTA GUITAR

: : : Can anyone give me info on a toyota guitar?
I have an electric from 1979/80 bought by a brother-in-law for around 300 from mcartys music in ypsilanti mich its a hollow body f hole looks pretty nice and has good action double pickup and tremolo,it has a zero fret which im told is a sign of cheapness but it plays very well no model #
jobeflees@aol.com : : I have one, and acoustic, and it's probably the worst guitar I've ever played in my life, no wonder they never made it big with their guitars.

: i have a toyota guitar that is electric andi dont have a clue as to what serial number it is

Re: TOYOTA GUITAR

: : : : Can anyone give me info on a toyota guitar?
: I have an electric from 1979/80 bought by a brother-in-law for around $300.00 from mcartys music in ypsilanti Mich its a hollow body f hole looks pretty nice and has good action double pickup and tremolo,it has a zero fret which im told is a sign of cheapness but it plays very well no model #
: jobeflees@aol.com following is not my message. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : : I have one, and acoustic, and it's probably the worst guitar I've ever played in my life, no wonder they never made it big with their guitars.

: : i have a toyota guitar that is electric andi dont have a clue as to what serial number it is

Re: TOYOTA GUITAR

: : : : Can anyone give me info on a toyota guitar?
: I have an electric from 1979/80 bought by a brother-in-law for around $300.00 from mcartys music in ypsilanti Mich its a hollow body f hole looks pretty nice and has good action double pickup and tremolo,it has a zero fret which im told is a sign of cheapness but it plays very well no model #
: jobeflees@aol.com --------------------------------------------------------------- : : I have one, and acoustic, and it's probably the worst guitar I've ever played in my life, no wonder they never made it big with their guitars.

: : i have a toyota guitar that is electric andi dont have a clue as to what serial number it is

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This is weird!!!

ok, So there i was was just sitting around plucking away at the first guitar that was ever given to me -- when i was 12, a Vienamese lady from Jew Jersey gave it to me -- and i looked at the lable and for some reason, i found it to be pretty. So i thought...."Damn, for the first time in my life, 'Westbrook' looks interesting to me" So i looked it up on the net...and wow...here i am. Thats my story... OK bye

To But Classical Gut Guitar

I want to know the price of Classical Gut Guitar. Pls send me the details and price list. Thanks

fleta to sell

Hi,
I have a Ignacio Fleta to sell, 1983, n°831
Would you be interested?
Regards

Re: fleta to sell

Do you still have Fleta to sell?
Please let me know.
David

Westbrook guitar

My mother played and sang in Fargo North Dakota with Dixie Lee in the early 40's. I have my mothers guitar a westbrook in mint condition. Would it be worth any money, if so how much. It has a sticker inside that reads NO N G - 12.....The N G - 12 is a stamp. If anyone knows the value let me know. Thanks Linda Hallett narrowacre@aol.com

Re: Westbrook guitar

Yo! fun...
i like it :)
John
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Westbrook Guitar

I have a Westbrook Guitar also. I was hoping I could find information about when they were made and such, but it seems that some of you are looking for the same answers. I have search a few diffrent search engines for Westbrook Guitars and so far this message board is the only place that mentions them. I hope you all have better luck than I do, if you find any information please contact me @ k_cavalie@hotmail.com.
Kayleigh

Re: Westbrook Guitar

i also have a westbrook guitar yet i guess mine is a few years older since it is model # 39, and i just want to know where i can get a new machine for the right side, and even both sides if possible, any information about these guitars would be very helpful to me as well

Re: Westbrook Guitar

I have a Westbrook guitar model #352 made in Japan. It still has the "steel reinforced neck" label. I got it in 1973 for $30. The back is coming loose from the sides. I was given an estimate of $125 to fix it. Anyone out there know if it's worth fixing? Thanks.

Re: Westbrook Guitar

I have a Westbrook guitar model #352 made in Japan. It still has the "steel reinforced neck" label. I got it in 1973 for $30. The back is coming loose from the sides. I was given an estimate of $125 to fix it. Anyone out there know if it's worth fixing? Thanks.

Re: Westbrook Guitar

I know that if it were my guitar I would definately fix it, mostly because it would be preserving something from the past and would make a great family heirloom. If your not willing to fix it, you can usually buy a new acoustic for about the same price it would cost to fix the old one, and the old one can always be made in to a really nifty clock.

A littel more information about the value of Westbrooks

Hi,
Yes I do have too much free time on my hands and A.D.D ( attention, dfficit,disorder but, thats a whole different subject). But lets talk about looking at judjing the value of your Westbrook Guitar.I currantly
have no thurther informtion about who,where,and when your Westbrooks where made ( I'm still looking for that information myself). What I am going too post are just some genral information about just about any
guitar. 1) The scarcity of the comoity ( think about a minral like gold
basic economics 2) The condition of your guitar ( dose it have all the orginal parts, the finish is in good shape, dose it have the original
case and sales tags 3) Remeber any changes to your guitar (in the case
we still generlizing this also applies to your Westbrook Guitar) will lower the value of your guitar.4) As a rule of thumb just like a classic car the more orginal parts the more (hopefully) valuable

but, rember just like a car parts wair out and need replacind and or repair through out its lifetime and not unusual. Hopefully soon I'll
recive more valuable information than what I currantly posted.
Have fun with your Westbrook Guitar
David P. Hunt U.S.A

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Answering a question about Westbrook

Hi,
It is me again to hopefully answer a question about a Westbrook Guitar that Christan had abou playing an old Westbrook. With out seeing your guitar it would be impossable to tell if it would be playable. It would be advisable to take your guitar to either to a muisic store or a luther
(guitar builder) who would be willing to do a futher examination of your guitar. Because these guitars may have either a seal reiforces neck ( think of an I-beam in construction in bridges,Sears Silvertone,
Reagal,Danelectro,Harmony had at given times used these building techniques because of cost cutting, rember these guitar where entry leavel guitars) or may not have one at all (this information should be
used as a comperitive to other guitars made at this price point but not as an absolote untill further information is made avalable)which should
not be ruled out. My best suggestion for your Westbrook Guitar is to use a low tention silk and steel string (Ernie Ball, C.F Martin ect.)
this would reduce stress on the neck and body of the guitar (the bracing,and plywood may not be able to take the stress over time and it is best to error on the side of caution). The silk and steel strings are not verry loud but, has a nice tone about them somewhere between a classical anf light folk guitar and is good for blues and jazz tones. A quibb about the silk and steel, they wair out pretty fast.Oh well.
Any further adjustments with your guitar should be done by a compitant
luthier. No vaule of these Westbrooks has been found as of yet. If you like it then that should be the value you place on these guitars. Do not excpect to gain the price of these guitars as classic C.F Martin or that of a vintage Gibson.
Once again have fun with your Westbrook
David P. Hunt U.S.A

Westbrookguitars

Hi,
I too am looking for information about Westbrook Guitars.
My best guest that the Westbrook guitars where made form the 1950's-1960's as an entry leavel departmentstore guitar made out of minly
plywood. What I had not confirmed was who made these guitars( Harmony? Silverton? ect.) nor the country of origain. Most likely these where an American made guitar (unconfimed) but by looking at the building techniquies and parts (tail peices, tuning machines, bridgies,ect)looks
like a good guest.Guitars form other counties ( Japan,Italy,Tiwan) used
a diffrent finish and building techniques.
My search had lead me to contact Real Guitars in San Francisco and Vinage Guitar Magazine ( www.vintageguitar.com ) and am currantly waiting for a resonce from both. When I find any information about Westbrook Guitars I'll send you what I had found out (post,links,ect).
I am not an expert on funky old guitars. I bought mine for $25.00 U.S
( about $50.00 Austrailan ). I hope that these guitars has an intersting story like Stella( Oscar Shimitt Co.)or Lyon & Healy (Washburn 1883-1928 not to be confused with currant Washburns made past
1970 which was owned by Beckman according to Tony Bacon's Amerocan Guitar From 1833 to the Present Day Friedman/Faifax Publishers 2001).
Goodluck, goodhunting,and have some fun
looking for more information about
Westbrook Guitars. David P. Hunt U.S.A

Re: Westbrookguitars

My Guitar has a made in Korea sticker on the head of the guitar.

Correction

The sticker says steel reinforced neck made in Korea

Westbrook guitar

WE have a westbrook guitar and want to know how much we could get for it. also wanted to know if it might be a classic. please e-mail and let me know thank you

Westbrook guitar

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Westbrook Guitar

I have two old classical Westbrook guitars. The better of the two has the model number of NG12N. Does anyone know anything about these guitars and this particular model? Please let me know.
Fritz

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