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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 2:17 pm 
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I am interested if anyone has information on my Electra 335 style. The lettering is unusual on the headstock. I will send photos email me! m_fette@sbcglobal.net


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if it's like the lettering show in your avitar (black print on a white rectangle)and it has a X on the headstock, then it's probably a PCM Electra....

you can email photos to thebratguy@gmail.com

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...is this electra so rare? I am not able to get any info on PCM Electra


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here are the pics....
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there's really not much out there on PCM...

here's a few tidbits...
http://www.pbase.com/infiniteposse/electra_bass

http://www.hagstrom.org.uk/copies_copies.htm

thanks for the pics....

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just wish I had a history on her.ah well, I've waited twenty eight years for this much and again, thanks!


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Here's the blurb on Pacific Music Electra guitars that was on the history page of the Electra Page c2001-2005. For some reason it's never made it to this page.

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The real deal on "The Other" Electra line

There's been some confusion over the possibility Electra brand guitars being produced by another company other than Saint Louis Music (SLM). Here's the scenario as told by a senior representative of Saint Louis Music (SLM) and supported by Michael Wright's article in Vintage Guitar (August 1994).

Saint Louis Music (SLM) was owned by Bernard Kornblum and SLM marketed the Electra line of guitars mainly east of the Rockies between 1971-1984. David Kornblum (Bernard's brother) owned a company based in California called Pacific Music. Pacific music distributed a separate line of guitars West of the Rockies. This line was also named Electra, but the two companies were not connected. This gets even more confusing considering that Pacific Music's Electra logo was nearly identical to the early (1972- c1975) SLM Electra logo (see above)! To further complicate the issue, both companies often imported from the same Japanese source, so the guitars were very similar. What I have noticed about the Pacific Coast Electra's, is that most (if not all) have an X on the headstock as seen above, and I've also seen the same X on the pickguard. I've also noticed that Pacific Coast Electra's look to be cruder, lower quality imports than the SLM Electra's.


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you are all so kind! thanks for getting her pictures on the site!


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