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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:23 pm 
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Ultra - Seller was in MS.

I'd buy it was an employee guitar, but still would love to know for sure. Regardless, I'm very happy with it, and no plans to flip it. This thing plays as well as any I've played. It is my first semi hollow guitar (and I have owned a ton of guitars) and wonder why I've never looked into getting one before till now. It's in my top 3 guitars at the moment.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:52 am 
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sarcaster wrote:
This thing plays as well as any I've played. It is my first semi hollow guitar (and I have owned a ton of guitars) and wonder why I've never looked into getting one before till now. It's in my top 3 guitars at the moment.


I bought an Elvin Bishop model not so long ago - and bingo! Right into the top 3 after about 5 minutes. I'm not even certain it's an Uncle Mat build but boy is it solid plays, sounds. looks are all way above average. :) The Electra brand sure had some winners with their hollow bodies. :up:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:54 am 
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I'd agree as well. The more I play my x420, the more I appreciate it. It is really a versatile instrument and plays very nicely.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:40 pm 
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X4xx - Likely Made by Terada

The Logo is a mystery. It appears to be the AlvareZ logo that did not appear until we transitioned the line much later.

We DID experiment with the Alvarez branding of Electra early on, but they were produced with the double reversed "A" on the headstock in shell and not the decal.

I don't remember even doing a Terada semi with the AlvareZ gold decal even as a one off. By the way, all indicator point to this guitar being made much later than 1977. Serial numbers on these do NOT correspond to a date range as they did at Fuji or Matsumoku. Terada did their own thing and would produce a specific number based on a manufacturer's request.

As to another post . . . yep it's 30 years later and yes, my memory, Jerry Proctor's memory and Tom Kruska's memory is really distorted by now. So, about anything that I say could be questioned!!!!

Tom


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:43 pm 
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Thanks again Tom for all the great info you give us. The history and stories are all great to hear and I thank you for letting us all in on it. :up:

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:45 pm 
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TomPresley wrote:
X4xx - Likely Made by Terada

The Logo is a mystery. It appears to be the AlvareZ logo that did not appear until we transitioned the line much later.

We DID experiment with the Alvarez branding of Electra early on, but they were produced with the double reversed "A" on the headstock in shell and not the decal.

I don't remember even doing a Terada semi with the AlvareZ gold decal even as a one off. By the way, all indicator point to this guitar being made much later than 1977. Serial numbers on these do NOT correspond to a date range as they did at Fuji or Matsumoku. Terada did their own thing and would produce a specific number based on a manufacturer's request.

As to another post . . . yep it's 30 years later and yes, my memory, Jerry Proctor's memory and Tom Kruska's memory is really distorted by now. So, about anything that I say could be questioned!!!!

Tom


Didn't see your reply till now Tom - so now I am just more confused? Where and when the heck did this one come from then? :)


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:34 pm 
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Been a while since we discussed this very odd, very rare bird. But I'm looking to sell to help finance my guitar building business that I started recently.
Ya get this guitar and you have what no one else in the world has.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:36 pm 
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sarcaster wrote:
Been a while since we discussed this very odd, very rare bird. But I'm looking to sell to help finance my guitar building business that I started recently.
Ya get this guitar and you have what no one else in the world has.


PM me with realistic offers over 1k and I will do a pro setup and send her to ya


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