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 Post subject: Please help identify
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:28 am 
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http://s1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii5 ... 20Uploads/


I can't find any information on this guitar and the local guitar stores aren't very helpful. Please let me know if you know anything about this guitar. Thank you


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 Post subject: Re: Please help identify
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:38 am 
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Looks like a X130 Phoenix in Natural, the one in this video is totally stock:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wR9GUDLe_o

The serial number indicates it was built in November of 1980. The pickguard has been changed, a third single coil has been added in the center, and the knobs have been changed (should be brass). Looks like a five-way pickup selector has been installed.

SLM would not introduce a H/S/H pickup option until about 1982 in the X185, X189 and X199 (as well as some of the pointy models), all of which would have the later rear mounted electronics with no pickguard. Hard to tell from the pictures, but the humbuckers look like the original MMK's from a distance. The tuners look original and correct, although there is an extra hole in the picture. The brass top loader bridge is original.

It has been modded so it's value is subjective, even pristine X130's rarely go for more than $250 or so (though most members here would put them up against guitars costing twice as much). If you remove the pickguard, take some photos and we can tell you more. I hope this helps, Mike.

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 Post subject: Re: Please help identify
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:15 pm 
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Thank you so much!!! I kind of "inherited" this guitar and don't know much about it and was very disappointed that noone local where I live was willing to even look at it. I am looking to find it a new, much more suited owner and was curios as to how to price it. Thank you again for your help. I truly appreciate it.


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