History of the Westbury Guitar

Updated March 23, 2017

Westbury electric guitars were only made for four years in the late 1970s and early 1980s. They are known for their rarity and the high quality of their production.


In 1978, Unicord Corporation began making Westbury electric guitars. The guitars were produced until the early 1980s.


Westbury guitars were produced by the Matsumoko guitar factory in Japan. After a fire in the factory, Westbury guitars were made in Korea until 1982. All Unicord Corporation production stopped in 1985 when the company was bought by Korg.


Westbury electric guitars are named for the location of the original Unicord wholesale distribution centre located in Westbury, New York.

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