Spectrum Series II

Production

Please see the Westone 1988 UK Catalogue for pictures of all Series II models.
All models appear only in the 1988 UK catalogue, so while some may have been made by Matsumoku, the majority of Spectrum Series II guitars and basses–any made after January 1987–were made in Korea.

Matsumoku to Jan 1987

General

The 1988 UK catalogue that these models appear in does not mention body wood for the 1012 and 2111 models, they may be laminates.

All other models are simply described as having ‘solid wood’ bodies.
Models that originally had the Bendmaster Deluxe trem were later (88/89?) fitted with the TRS-101 made by Takeuchi of Japan.

SP1012ST

Specs

  • neck: hard rock Maple
  • fingerboard: Rosewood
  • 25.5 inch scale
  • 22 frets
  • pickups: Ferrite single coil (Neck) and humbucker (Bridge)
  • master volume and tone controls
  • 2-way mini switch (Neck pickup) and 3-way mini switch (Bridge pickup)
  • standard trem system

SP1012

Specs

  • Same as the SP1012ST but with a Bendmaster deluxe trem

SP2111ST

Specs

  • neck: hard rock Maple
  • fingerboard: Rosewood
  • 25.5 inch scale
  • 22 frets
  • 3 ferrite single coil pickups
  • master volume, two tone controls
  • 5-way pickup selector
  • Strat-style scratchplate
  • standard trem system

SP2111STSP2111ST body

SP2111

Specs

  • As the SP2111ST but with a Bendmaster Deluxe trem
  • very similar to the  Challenger

SP3112

Specs

  • body: “solid wood”
  • neck: hard rock Maple
  • fingerboard: Rosewood
  • 25.5 inch scale
  • 22 frets
  • 2 single coil Alnico pickups (Neck and mid), one Alnico humbucker (Bridge)
  • master volume and one tone control
  • two 2-way and one 3-way mini switches for the pickups
  • Bendmaster Deluxe trem

SP4112

Specs

  • as for the SP3112, but with large triangular position markers
  • this model had 24 frets and a bevelled heel by July 1988

SP5112

Specs

  • neck: hard rock Maple
  • fingerboard: Rosewood
  • 25.5 inch scale
  • 22 frets
  • body: “solid wood”
  • two single coil Alnico pickups (Neck and mid), one Alnico humbucker (Bridge)
  • master volume, master tone, and mid/range control
  • two 2-way and one 3-way mini switches for the pickups
  • Bendmaster Deluxe trem
  • this model had 24 frets and a bevelled heel by July 1988
Thanks to Dex for these pictures –

SP6112

Specs

  • as for the SP5112, but with a flame Maple top according to the 1988 UK catalogue
    -according to a 1989 review it is actually a Maple faced piece of 3 ply
  • this model had 24 frets and a beveled heel by July 1988
Thanks to Jimmy Moffat for the pictures of the red one,and to Robert Sheppard for the pictures of the blue one:
1988 catalogue
With only a slight redesign (Kahler trem and reverse headstock) this model would be a Corsair GT