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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 5:57 pm 
Hello fellow Electra enthusiasts. I just started playing my x-190 again. I bought it new in 1984. Its the blue burst color. I bought a Mexican made Telecaster in the early 90's and have been playing it since, relegating my Electra to a back up. HOWEVER I recently bought a new amp. A Marshall MF series. So I thought I'd break out the Electra because humbuckers are usefull with a powerful amp. I forgot how much I loved that guitar. The Phoenix is great. My new band is going to playing 80's covers so the color is perfect.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 6:52 pm 
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Cool, and welcome! I bought mine in 84 too, though mine's a red 83. I always found that it gave every sound I ever needed better than any other guitar. Plus, when playing covers you need a guitar that will switch style and sound very easily and quickly, and the Electra does all that!

I also have an 84 red burst Electra Westone that's the sibling of yours, I got it because I wanted a second guitar onstage for open tuning, but which was otherwise identical to my main axe!

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I'd love to see pics of yours, especially if you get any pics in performance!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 7:20 pm 
I can take some current pictures. But I have some from about 1992 on stage. I'll have to find that one.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 7:23 pm 
I said it was a Phoenix. It's not. Wasn't the Phoenix the crazy shaped guitar?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 8:14 pm 
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No, the Electra Phoenix was renamed Electra Westone for 84, and then Westone Spectrum in 85 and 86, but it's all the same guitar as yours and mine. I seem to recall some site showing a Dynasty and calling it a Phoenix, but it's not.


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