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 Post subject: 12 string electra
PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:28 pm 
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hi all can somebody give me a model number for a 12 string electra hollw body.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:53 pm 
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No such beast, not that I've ever seen.

Never say never and all that. I've seen a few unknown models appear with an Electra badge. But never a 12-string.

The closest similar idea (to an early Electra) would be a 12-string hollowbody Greco. They are very similar in many ways to early hollowbody Electras.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:18 pm 
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thanks for the response x189player Here's are some pics of the so called beast
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wow! Can we get a look at the headstock?


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 Post subject: electra 12 headstock
PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:48 pm 
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Is she for real?


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X189 knows a lot more than I do but that looks PCM to me. PCM has been very poorly documented. Cool looking axe though.


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x189 do you have any info on this guitar?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:12 pm 
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No, none. it is certainly an early PCM Electra. The X on the headstock, plus the black-on-white logo make it certain.

These are completely undocumented (no catalogs, pricelists, etc) so we are slowly getting together details to try to piece together what models existed, as Pacific Coast obviously jsut ordered whatever they felt like and had the name branded on the headstock.

Most likely I would guess it would have similar details to at least one other brand, like maybe Aria or Greco? HAve you looked at hollowbodies of those brands?

PCM Electras used to get a bad rap; some of them deserve it but some are good players. For certain they are relatively uncommon, and yours is quite rare.


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The split-top headstock is a trait of many early Kasuga models, and the triangular truss rod cover likewise. Take a look at some early Greco models and we'll see some similarities.

For instance, take a look at the Greco model 980 below (picture hotlinked with gratitude to the Goya-Greco page):

http://goyaguitars.tripod.com/goya_greco68_16.htm

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(Note that this is Goya's Greco, unrelated to the Japanese Greco which was made by Fujigen and distributed by Hoshino, just like Ibanez)

Actually the guitar itself is described on the next page, where it appears to me the model 981 is very much like this Electra 12-string. I know it's a 6 and yours is a 12, but see where I'm going- the PCM Electra is like a 12-string variant of that design. And see also below the headstock on the 12-string electric. You can imagine that if you were a buyer from an american music dealer back then, you could jsut order up any combination you wanted and have your particular brand name printed on it.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:28 pm 
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Here's a thread where we discussed PCM Electras:

http://www.rivercityamps.com/electrafor ... hlight=pcm


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