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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:03 pm 
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All six one and a half cutaway Slab bodied X200 series here (not the Omega line...). Color a little washed out in this photo, but we have in the top row: X250, X260, X260n Bottom Row: X270, X280, X290
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Just picked up this nice X260n Blond Invicta to round out the group, looks 100% original:
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Has the rare white knobs, chrome is in very nice shape:
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Rene Lopez Sticker dated 8/82, six months after it was made, also still has the clear plastic on the control plate, which the sticker has unfortunately been stuck to:
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Maple Fretboard and Maple capped headstock with the rarely seen Black Stencil Logo:
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Here are both Invicta X260 variants, cosmetically different from the ground up:
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I've really become fond of these models. Except for the X270, they all are well under 8 lbs, and have comfortable (smaller) profile necks with screaming MMK pickups. I used the Flame Walnut Invicta at a gig two weeks ago, and it's coming with me again tomorrow night (thanks Ozark!), if that is saying anything about their road-readiness. Here's the rundown of features for interested collectors:

X280 Workingman - Walnut Stained, Ash/Maple (sometimes Mahogany) Plank body, Bolt-on Neck. 2 Vol/2 Tone setup, cool pickup switch placement, plastic nut. MMK pickups with single lead, so no coiltap switch.

X290 Workingman - Black Finish, Mahogany plank body, Bolt-on Neck, Plastic Nut (usually listed for $10 to $20 more on price list than X280)

X260 Invicta - Walnut Stain, early models have super thin Flame Maple vaneer top on Mahogany body, later would come with Ash/Maple planks, Five Piece Maple Set neck (some early models have Mahogany necks), smooth heal, Brass Nut, 1 Vol, 2 Tone, Multi lead MMK's with coiltap switch. Control indicator dots near knobs.

X260n Blond Invicta - Natural Ash/Maple Plank body, Maple set Neck, Maple cap on Headstock, Maple Fretboard, Brass Nut, Creme Pickups, surrounds and selector Switch, Same Electronics as above.

X250 Powered Invicta - Walnut Stain, Ash/Maple plank body, 5 piece maple set neck, Brass Nut, 18 volt preamp on board - 1 vol, 1 tone in passive, 1 vol, 1 treble boost/cut, 1 bass boost/cut 1 active volume in Active. Coilcut, Phase and active on Switches.

X270 Powered EQ - Walnut Stain, Ash/Maple Laminated body, poly clearcoat, 5 piece maple set neck, Brass Nut, Brass Bridge, 18 volt preamp 1 vol, 1 treble/bass, 1 active volume in Active. Coilcut, Phase and Active on Switches. Here's another picture with the flash:
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I paid less than $325 for every one of these gems, so there are still deals to be had out there, and a steal for 30 year old Japanese guitars. Think of what you can get for three bills these days... a new Epiphone, a Mexican Fender maybe... now think which you'd rather gig with? I'm gonna have a great weekend guys, Cheers!! Mike.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:17 pm 
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Congrats......Electra collectors have to be patient folks. They look great together......and I don't even have any of these. I'm gonna have to do some thinkin here.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:27 pm 
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They look great together. These are awesome gig guitars. lightweight, well balanced, great tone and power to spare. The X260N looks great. Glad it worked out for you. Enjoy. Arthur :up:

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:17 am 
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That is a nice collection. Hmm I haven't played my X290 in a while. Have to give it a whirl.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:37 am 
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very nice!

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