Prestige 250


Matsumoku, 1982 to 1984 (?)


Mahogany body capped with Tiger Flame Maple (Including headstock)


  • neck: 3-ply mahogany set (Heelless)
  • fingerboard: ebony
  • body, neck and headstock are all bound
  • twin humbuckers
  • independent volume, and Westone’s own, and as far as we know unique, PEQ tone controls:
    Wind it down from the center detent and it’s a normal tone control giving apparent bass boost by filtering out the treble
    Wind it up from center gives a sound like variable coil tap


There are two (Possibly 3) versions:

Version 1 (1982-3)

Early models have a script logo on the headstock.
Available in Sunrise Sunburst and Antique Cremona

Thanks to Martin (Wallman) for these photos
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New April 2013! Thanks to forum member Grogg for the following 2 sets of pictures:

’82 Sunburst (click to enlarge)

82 Prestige Sunburst front 3 82 Prestige Sunburst head stock 2 82 Prestige Sunburst body 2

82 Prestige Sunburst front 182 Prestige Sunburst body1


’82 Cremona (click to enlarge)

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82 Prestige Cremona Prestige 250 body 1 82 Prestige Cremona Prestige 250 headstock 3 82 Prestige Cremona Prestige 250 headstock rear



Version 2 (1983-4)

Produced from 1982  until 1983/4 (Appears in the 1982/3 and 1983 catalogues but not in the 1984 catalogue or August 1984 pricelist).

This model may have been reissued in 1986 (Until 1988) as the Prestige II.


  • W ‘Bird’ logo on the headstock
  • different lettering style on the truss rod cover
  • Available in Antique Brown Sunburst or Antique Cremona
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