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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:30 am 
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I own an Electra LP custom, black with the gold hardware that I bought new in 1975. This means it could be from any model year up to 1976 I would assume. There is no model number anywhere on it, not evven on the plate where the neck bolts on.

The guitar is identical in nearly every aspect to a Gibson LP custom, even the logo and inlays on the headstock.

Can anyone help me indentify it? I'm curious as to it's worth, not that I'd ever sell it. If I need to, I'll post a picture soon. THANKS


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Sounds like a 2242, although usually the model number didn't appear on it. I'm assuming it has a diagonal-style logo (similar to a gibson logo). If the headstock is open book with a notch in the center (i.e. jsut like Gibson) then it's probably 74 or eaerlier- very likely a 74. We don't know exactly what month, but somewhere around 75 they switched to a transitional shape with no notch.

A look at the hardware and binding would tell us most about the details of this guitar. In general there were two variants, one withe the diagonal logo and one with a round-E. It seems like they were from differnet factories, but we don't know for sure yet.

Does it look like this?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:06 am 
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thanks for your reply. It kind of looks like the pic, with the open book headstock, and I guess it's the Gibson-type logo, mother of pearl or abalone or something. It has black top hat knobs and gold pick-up covers.
It resembles the 2252 from the '72 catalog, but it is black, not red.

It has "custom" engraved in the truss rod cover. The knobs on the tuners are a white plastic material. ( I replaced them several years ago with gold-plated grovers).

There is no number of any kind that I can find on the guitar. I do recall getting a life-time factory warranty with it when I bought it, they gave me card similar to a credit card.


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