Westones always were and still are solid gigging guitars. They were the staple of many an indie/punk and then later world music bands in the early mid 1980s along with other Matsumoku guitars like Westburys, Electras, early Arias, etc. Many have been hacked up, many have been forgotten and left under beds and in lofts. Well made, good electronics, nice playing necks, they can easily be resurrected into nice players again. They are also from a time when guitar manufacturers made original designs and weren't afraid to do so.