Westbury Univox Matsumoku Guitars
I'd like to offer up a bit of my knowledge and opinions on Westbury guitars.
If someone has comments, corrections or more info, I would love to here from you.
Univox produced Westbury guitars from 1978 to 1982 (there was a prototype Westbury Perfomer model produced 1976-1977). They are very high quality guitars, built post "lawsuit" by the legendary Matsumoku factory. I believe that these are some of the most overlooked, thus undervalued vintage guitars out there. Many enthusiasts, myself included, consider these to be superior to the American Fenders and Gibsons of the era. Extremely high quality craftsmanship, advanced designs (no longer just copies) and superior materials (including killer Dimarzio USA pickups) make these guitars.
I consider Westbury guitars to be equal to the Ibanez Artists, Ibanez Musicians, Yamaha SG and SBG, built during Japan's Golden Era (1977-1986). I have several Westbury's, along with many other Matsumoku built guitars, and consider each to be a masterful work of art. These guitars, in good condition, are rare, and becoming scarcer. There is not a whole lot of info on the net, but check out univox.org and therathole.org. Especially rare are the TN2000, the Deluxe A, the Custom S, and the SA260 models. I can email pictures of the following Westbury models from my collection: Standard Deluxe Custom Series 200 Acoustic W180D Track IV Bass TN2000 SA260 (335 style)