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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:32 am 
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I know, I know, I want to be there too, but I can't. So I'm sending along several guitars to be given away as a drawing. Mike will tell you more about that as they arrive.

Here's the Grand Prize, one of the lucky Fest attendees will take home this lovely X130NA!

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But I'll sweeten the pot thus further: I'll also donate several guitar projects to be given away to lucky winners drawn at the fest- but you need not be present to win, and we'll ship it to wherever you are!

OK, if this is you, if you want to win an Electra project and bring it back to life, then send a PM message to ProEndorser and tell him to put your name in the hat. The drawing will be at Electrafest, but you can win it from home if you can't attend.

The fine print: you must be a registered forum member to win (which you are, if you're reading this) and if you win you have to give your prize a good home! (we have ways of making sure you get something you like, no white elephants... unless you like that sort of thing)

OK, let's look at that X130 some more:

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It's not perfect. Non-original knobs, one bridge saddle replaced, and the pickguard is cracked at the bottom (held together with tape at the moment)

But on the bright side, it's got really exceptionally good flame on the maple neck:


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And the figured ash body is truly spectacular:

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The serial shows that it was made in February 1982, one of the last batch of X130's. The eight digit serial also shows that February was a big production month, although this was perhaps the 246th Electra made that month (counting all models). But this was one of the last of the ash bodies, and it got a hand-chosen neck to match.

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Ah, there's that flame. It's hard to photograph!

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This guitar could be yours, if you attend Electra Fest 2009! Even if you can't make it, register with ProEndorser to win one of several other Electra prizes!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:03 pm 
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WOW!!!! Im all over that!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 12:55 am 
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heh, jsut wait till you see the OTHER prizes. And that's right, you're going to be there, aren't you? Lucky dog!

ProEndorser was all worried that being host, maybe he shouldn't take part in the drawing. Nothing doing! He's all contributing hospitality and stuff. So I made him promise he'd put his name in the hat, fair and square. You guys that are there, make sure he plays fair on this one.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:00 am 
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Im sure gunna do my best to be there. I believe Im located closer to him than anyone else, about an hour away. I will probably be in and out a few times.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:34 pm 
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Oh yah, there's nothing I love more about a great rally than going home and sleeping in my own bed at the end of the day.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:59 am 
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I'd love to be there too.
It's just too far, though.
But my Electras aren't exactly rarities, except for the low serial# on my Phoenix, so no one is missing much.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:27 am 
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Wow X189, that is awesome of you to contribute items like this!

Looking forward to this even more now! :wink:

My Electras aren't really anything special either, but how fun will it be to have several of them rattling the windows at the same time? Makes me grin just thinking about it! :D

See you guys in MI in a few days. Can't wait!

Again, thanks to ProEndorser for hosting, and very cool contributions from X189. You guys ROCK! :up:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:26 am 
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Wow, talk about generosity. No I am even more sad I can't make it. :cry:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:30 am 
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Wait until you see the others being given away :)


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:up: :up: :up: :up: I salute you X189player for the awesome goodies, support and overall knowledge that you bring to us all here on the forum pages. I wish I could make it to the fest but the budget will not allow(or the wife lol) any roadtrips at this time. THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL YOU DO and good luck to all who enter and attend the Electra Fest and anothe SALUTE goes out to our host this year. Thanks again. SEMPER FI !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :up: :up: :up: :up: :up:

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:41 pm 
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yeah, but dude, make sure you register with ProEndorser, you could win from home.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:19 pm 
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:D :D He should already have my info and request to enter. I sent him a PM and I hope I will get lucky. I wish all the best of luck and look fwd to the photos from the fest. It's going to be a great weekend for all that can make it.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 5:13 am 
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Good on ya for popping a nice prize like that. Wish I coulda attended. :up:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 12:16 am 
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Wow. It hardly seems possible but... yes it does. The attendees at ElectraFest were so taken by other prizes that they let this one go. Now it will go to another winner as described in the Electrafest post:

http://www.rivercityamps.com/electraforum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=4207&start=15

So... who will it go to? Whomever picks it will have to do so at a distance, without playign it first. Maybe the attendees at Electrafest can comment how it compared to the other Electras there.

I'll start, I played it. The light ash body is comfortable like any thinline or ash guitar. The MMK's sound great!

But ok, how does it compare, you guys who chose other guitars instead? maple neck, brass nut...


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:34 am 
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For me,,,,the X130NA played and sounded great, the Westone just suited my needs better. Simple as that. But,,,,it was a very tough choice. The Burn Victim had mojo like you wouldnt believe, the pickups were a bit hotter than the rest and the neck was to die for. Had I gotten first choice, The Hard luck Electra would have come home with me.

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