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 Post subject: Any clues to this one?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:25 am 
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Electra ... 3a7785d4ee This one is not like any I remember seeing. Refinish? PCM? Thoughts?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:06 pm 
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No clue... it never gets dull in Electra-land.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 4:10 am 
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It looks like a much later Korean built model-tells are the globe sticker on back of headstock and the "TLP_"sticker on the neck plate. Every early '80's Korean guitar I've owned have had these. As far as the model,I've not seen another-and pricey for what it is.
That headstock is almost identical to the Korean Antares guitars.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:12 am 
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If it was a later model Korean, how did they get away with selling them in the USA after the lawsuit?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:20 am 
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Headstock was different enough that it didn't warrant concern-only "lawsuit"was between Norlin(Gibson) and Hoshino(Ibanez),and was dropped before going to court,no other manufacturer involved-at least not directly.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:16 am 
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Here's a pic of an Antares headstock from an LP copy I had in my neck bucket,you see the resemblance......
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The points and corners are wore off,but you get the idea-although I've never seen a Korean Electra that didn't have Crate somewhere.......hhhhmmmmm :huh:

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:33 am 
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Didn't the (Korean made) Hondos have a similar headstock shape also? I agree that it looks a little new to be a classic era Electra.

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Cheesy SG wraparound bridge :down:. Never seen one of those on a Mats.


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