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PostPosted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:17 pm 
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This is a no-bullshit-bad-beast of a guitar. 'Nuff said.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 5:34 am 
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Very nice example. Thanks very much for the pics!!!

Makes me want one. :D

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:30 am 
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It looks like that paper on the back plate was initialed by the famous Rene Lopez at Saint Louis Music. He most likely did the initial set-up on your guitar.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:59 am 
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Very nice and this was the budget line.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:03 pm 
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I agree that the initials are probably Rene Lopez, somewhat of a legend in the SLM world. Glad you like it, and thanks for the photo essay. If you really want a stunner, almost all of the Sunburst Endorsers were made in 1983, keep you eye out! Cheers.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:50 am 
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I was under the impression that back in their day all Electras were somewhat budget guitars. However, I used an inflation calculator. The original list price on the X-280 was 269$, in today's money that's about 650$! Not exactly chump change. Even today I could get a new Hwy 1 Fender for around that. But even still, in today's market I don't believe you could buy a new guitar of this quality for 650$.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:35 am 
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By no means were all Electras budget instruments. Guitar prices have not kept pace with inflation. Then again niether have musicians incomes.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 4:52 pm 
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Something is wrong with that bridge and tail piece - they have a finish on them and are not full of pits like they are supposed to :D Seems like all of mine do that have the original pieces.

ha ha - I jest...

Wonderful condition on that guitar. Heck it is like new (or almost). Great find!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 2:53 pm 
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Haha, it's hard to see in the pictures but it does have a light patina on all of the metal parts! It really is just a marvelous guitar, one of those guitars that makes you remember exactly what you love about playing guitar. It's sparked my interest in other Electra guitars and now I keep my eyes peeled for good deals. You don't see too many around and when you do they're usually beaten up worn examples. However, I would really like to find a nice Invicta in the natural finish!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:17 am 
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If interested, we offer the new Electra Invicta in natural http://www.electraguitar.com/pages/electra-invicta
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:26 am 
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Someone, probably mortarman, had one at the show. I recall it was very nice.

I don't own that one but own a new Phoenix and Omega, and I like them a lot.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:45 am 
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Can't say enough about my two new Electra's, the Phoenix and the Talon.

This new breed is top notch. I know it's tough if you can't get near one in person, but you can trust the positive feedback they're earning.

No bull, no hype, they're just really well made and well thought out instruments.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 11:54 am 
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I have the Talon on my wish list, was going to pull the trigger around Oct. but have to push that back some.

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8) The two new models I had at the fest were the new Electra Omega Prime Models. Super nice Natural finish. I have not managed to score the Invecta models yet.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:36 pm 
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I've been checking out the new Electras you guys have been building, they look awesome and I think it's cool that you have resurrected the Electra name. I hope I'm not ruining any surprises but I would love to see some reissues made to exact original specs. Who wouldn't like to see that?


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