The Electra Forums

Guitar Talk about Electra and other vintage imported guitars
Home
Index of Models
The Electra Forums
PM Inbox
It is currently Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:25 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:09 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:23 am
Posts: 970
Location: Oxford, MI
I am looking to create a database/spreadsheet of all of the 60th anniversary of SLM models Electra produced. Could anyone who has one or more of these post or PM me with the following details about the guitar they are associated with: model number, model color, S/N on the anniversary plate & S/N on the guitar (if applicable). I am going to try and do some detective work by charting serial numbers etc. to see if I can figure out how many, what kind and so on. I wonder if Tom Presley has any recollection on this subject?

I have been interested in this since I picked up my x135C and recently I saw an ancient post by ProEndorser that spoke of creating a serial number database. I guess that database will be a later project after this one gets rolling. Thanks.

_________________
"This is the way that pop ends, Not with a BANG but with a box set whose fourth disc you never get around to playingā€¯ - Simon Reynolds

"My guitar wants to kill your Mama" - Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 7:11 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:50 pm
Posts: 1569
Location: New Jersey
I've been putting serial numbers in the sales spreadsheet when they're available.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... iJEG#gid=0

Check the tab that says Strat style for many of the 60th models.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:51 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:52 am
Posts: 1924
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
What I really want to put together is a interactive Electra Registry. Somewhere that owners could post pictures, information, stories, etc. I'm wary of a Google shared spreadsheet as somebody could potentially get in there and change or otherwise delete entries... but maybe there are some safeguards that I'm not familiar with.

There are a few 'Anniversary' models that have both the Brass plate and the stamped serial number on the headstock. Typically these are late 1981 (like November and December of 1981) builds. It probably took a four to six weeks to ship the guitars over from Japan, so this does make sense. The Brass plate was more than likely installed here in the states, but don't quote me on that. The majority of the ones I've taken note of do not have a seven digit stamped serial number on the headstock, so SLM probably requested Matsumoku leave them off for the 1982 product line.

I find nothing unique or different about the Anniversary models, save for the $2 plate on the back of the headstock. I think this was purely a marketing scheme. I haven't seen enough of them to determine how many were issued, if numbers were reused, so in that sense it would be interesting to start gathering data. Good luck Ron.

_________________
Electra Guitar Videos ===> http://www.youtube.com/user/mjm33mjm?feature=watch


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Fatal: Not able to open ./cache/data_global.php