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 Post subject: Long lost Phoenix
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 7:39 pm 
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When I was a kid in high school, I worked a summer job and earned enough $$ to pay for 1/2 a guitar. My folks kicked in the other 1/2, for my birthday, and I bought the guitar I had been dreaming of in the local music store...

An Electra Phoenix 175 SSS (black).

I loved that guitar! I played it for years, and took it to college at Ga. Tech. I stuck a big yellow "T" sticker on it below the bridge and played it in the Ga Tech basketball pep band sometimes.

Around 1991-1992, someone stole it from the music building on campus.

I stumbled across this forum tonight, and figured I'd throw a hail-mary...


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 Post subject: Re: Long lost Phoenix
PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 7:59 pm 
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Good luck! We will keep an eye looking for it for you.

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 Post subject: Re: Long lost Phoenix
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 6:31 am 
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Had to look that one up - I didn't know what it was - nice looking axe -

Will keep an eye out for it - and Welcome Aboard.

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 Post subject: Re: Long lost Phoenix
PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 10:08 am 
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Welcome to the forums and I will also keep an eye out for it. The Electrafest event(annual gathering of Electra Fans and players) is fast approaching (July 20-21 2013) and will be held at my home just down the road in Tifton, Ga. I invite you to come down and enjoy all of the various Electra and Westone Models that will be available to play and inspect. Will be a fun weekend for all. My collection will be available as well as the instruments the other attendees may bring and I hope we should have around 125+ available. Will be a great trip down memory lane so I hope you can make it down if you are still in the area. Arthur aka mortarman120gang11c :up:

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 Post subject: Re: Long lost Phoenix
PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 3:11 pm 
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Here's one on eBay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-1983-EL ... 4ac5268f2b

These Phoenix's are so consistent, put a GT sticker on there, and you may not even notice a difference! Sorry to hear about your loss, but its good to know they can still be found. Personally, I like the X130's with the Humbuckers and a single coil switch, best of both worlds. Good luck.

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 Post subject: Re: Long lost Phoenix
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:33 am 
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Still playing mine since 1983!

http://dbeedle.com/Guitar


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