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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:38 am 
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This rare / possibly one of a kind X145 in Metallic Green went up for sale on the 'Bay and was picked up by a fellow forum member (not me). The stamped serial number on the headstock dates it to October of 1981 and is with the early / test models that were first shipped to SLM from Japan. This is the only seen version of the X145 in Green (all of the others were Red or Blue).

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Electra-X145-V ... true&rt=nc

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:26 am 
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Yeah, Ron - I watched that one and was really, really tempted; shipping kills these deals stone cold dead, as far as I'm concerned.... :(

Good to see Jack get it, though; perhaps that coffee table book he was talking about is now a little closer!! :rofl:

However.... I do have a new addition.... APII PE150, P-90s, LP double cut copy which is just epic...

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:44 pm 
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I asked Tom Presley about this Metallic Green X145 on the Electra Facebook page and here was his response:

Tom Presley: There were a few in the Metallic Green. We were testing some colors for various markets. We did a Metallic Black that was really cool also but none of them really popular. The black actually tested better than the others but I already had too many variations. Maybe 24 of each were made for US production after the first 6 prototypes - (NAMM) and Dealer samples...

Now I want to see a Metallic Black one......

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:56 pm 
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I've got a Spectrum LX in what Westone describe as Metallic Black... it's a very deep black, yes.. but still, just black?
I wonder if that's the same metallic black that TP's talking about...?

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