Raider I & II


Matsumoku, 1983 to 84


The Raider models do not appear in any pricelists or catalogues after 1984.


According to the specs in the 1983 catalogue, the Raider I model had:

  • a single pickup
  • single vol control, no tone control
  • brass Fender style trem

The Raider II had:

  • two pickups
  • volume and tone controls
  • brass trem
  • a coil tap switch

raider catalogue image

By 1984 the specs had changed, the Raider I now had the same spec as the early Raider II, but with:

  • an additional fret (22frets)
  • black hardware

The Raider I below appeared on Ebay in Oct 2004. (Sold for £113)

Raider I
Raider I headstock

The Raider II also gained:

  • an additional fret
  • a floating trem
  • ( see the 1984 catalogue for full specs)
New August 2013
This ’84 Raider I courtesy Forum member Westbone:

'84 Westone Raider I -body front 1

(click to enlarge the following):

'84 Westone Raider I -full front 1'84 Westone Raider I -body front 2 

'84 Westone Raider I -full rear 1'84 Westone Raider I -headstock

 '84 Westone Raider I -full front in case

In original case!