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 Post subject: X350 on the Bay
PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:12 pm 
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There's a pretty nice X-350 Antique Sunburst on eBay currently:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Early-80s-Electra-M ... 286.c0.m14

Looks pretty clean, with only the 'buy it now' option, so it may not last long. Has some road rash but pretty reasonable price for the top of the line LP MPC model. Not mine, but it's got me curious. If someone ends up picking it up, tell us how she plays.

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 Post subject: Re: X350 on the Bay
PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:32 am 
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I really wish I had more money at times like these.


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 Post subject: Re: X350 on the Bay
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SOOOoo! which might be a better player? There is also a X930 Vulcan on ebay. (of which I am current high bidder) If you had to choose, which is the better guitar? the 350 or the 930?

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 Post subject: Re: X350 on the Bay
PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:57 am 
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They're both nice guitars... I would probably say the Vulcan is in better shape, is a rarer design, has that nice Original case, and at $100 less (currently...) would be the better 'buy'. As far as playability, that's impossible to tell from photos. I think the LP's tend to have chunkier necks, not familiar with the Vulcan neck profile, and who knows who has been playing with the string height/intonation and what shape the frets are in, etc. If you get the vulcan home, take some close up pictures and share with us how it plays! Cheers, Mike.

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 Post subject: Re: X350 on the Bay
PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:24 pm 
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Go for the Vulcan! I'll buy the case if you just want the guitar!

The Vulcan necks are pretty chunky. My x-950 plays (and sounds) a lot like my Les Paul Custom. Of course, it is easier to play higher up on the neck because of the 1 1/2 cutaway. The 930 on ebay has the coil tap switch (see my post on Vulcan coil tap switch: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=3785) - a nice, scarcely documented option.

This makes me wonder about the difference between the neck feel of the different models (particullary MPC's). I'd like to have one of each to try out, but that's probably not going to happen anytime soon. I can state that the x-810 model has a very slim neck on it - like nothing else I've played before. These are 335 style copies and I've never played a real 335, so maybe it's part of the 'copy'...


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 Post subject: Re: X350 on the Bay
PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:31 am 
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hi guys...

for what my two cents are worth, i have two x810s (a burst and a natural) and both of them have very slim necks... my x350, and x240 omega on the other hand are both LP style and they both have more traditional, chunkier necks... however, my elvin bishop, which is of the 335 style, has a neck much more in keeping with the electra LP types than the 810s... as JMM points out... the x810 necks are oddly slim and they are like nothing else in the electra line that i have come across... :-?

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 Post subject: Re: X350 on the Bay
PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:49 pm 
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OOOH My Goodness! I just won the X930 on ebay for $355! I'll see if I can't get shipping to a reasonable rate. I'll post a few pix when it gets in!

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 Post subject: Re: X350 on the Bay
PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 7:27 am 
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Congratulations!

Give us a review on condition and how it plays.

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