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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2007 7:48 pm 
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Hello,

I bought an Electra SLM guitar about a year and a half ago and I was wondering if you could tell me the model and specs. I cant get any pictures to work on here so just give me your email adress and i will send them to you. my email is evan409@yahoo.com


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2007 8:36 pm 
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Please Describe the guitar shape and style.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2007 10:42 pm 
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It is the same exact thing as a Gibson ES-335 but the head stock is different.


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It sounds like one of the 335 copies. After 76 most of the headstocks changed to avoid trademark violation with Gibson (which is as far as the 'lawsuit' ever went). So that probably identifies your guitar as '77 or later. Pics will tell more.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 6:08 am 
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well the guy that I bought it from said that he bought it in somewhere in between 1972-1975...... but he could be wrong


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 6:18 am 
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DO you think someone on here could tell me what it is worth?
I don't want to sell it I would just like to know.
It doesn't have any scratches or blemishes except for one little nick at the top of the head stock and it sounds and plays great.


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Ah... we can pretty clearly call this a 77, which makes it one of the very first wave headstock models. That 'pineapple' truss rod cover is something I've only seen before on 76's, and I suspect on Matsumokus.

The serial number is very interesting because it's 'Hoshino style', same as Ibanezes of 76 and 77. D (not zero) 77 at the start of the serial number means April 77. It could be either Fujigen or Matsumoku as they were sourcing the guitars Hoshino sold.

To those who doubt that this serial number is really following the Hoshino style numbering system, remember that in order to be Hoshino style, the letter has to be L or lower, and the next two digits have to be 76 or 77 (because those were the years that system was used). jsut looking at the two digits, a random serial number has a 1 in 50 chance of accidentally having 76 or 77...


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2007 9:07 am 
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DO you think someone on here could tell me what it is worth?
I don't want to sell it I would just like to know.
It doesn't have any scratches or blemishes except for one little nick at the top of the head stock and it sounds and plays great.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:39 am 
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can someone tell me the Style and Model of my guitar and possibly how much it is worth


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It's an X-410 Jazz Strad

you don't see a lot of the Electra ones, but here's a look at ES-335 copies on the bay. they generally go for $99 on up.....

http://search-desc.ebay.com/search/sear ... age=search

I would think at least $200, possibly more.... best to keep an eye on the auctions to see if there's a pattern....

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