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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 8:07 am 
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Not mine, but it looks good and the color scheme is pretty great.

http://stlouis.craigslist.org/msg/3777933613.html


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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 11:10 am 
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Is that paint scheme original?


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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 12:27 pm 
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Yep!

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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 6:05 pm 
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That FX is so early I'd bet they were finishing x199's at the end of the line when they started that one. You don't see many FX Spectrums with what is really a Phoenix center stripe on them.

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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 7:42 pm 
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I thought all the 85-86 FX's had the stripe, except the white ones did not...

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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 6:16 am 
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So this is basically an X199 with no heel?

Does anybody in STL feel like being my intermediary on this one?


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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 7:07 am 
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PM'd you.


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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 7:48 am 
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JackBaruth wrote:
So this is basically an X199 with no heel?

Does anybody in STL feel like being my intermediary on this one?


Good point. The smoothed heel puts it at an 86 I believe. The 85 still had the set heel.

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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 8:30 am 
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After watching proendorser's video on his, I'm sold. :)


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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 3:53 pm 
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McBrat is dead on about the heel on these. The largest difference is probably that the X199 has a Bendmaster, and the FX has a Bendmaster FT with a locking nut, and the pickups switch to the bar style MMK's.

The necks on the X199 seem just a tad smaller to me, and I personally prefer the earlier MMK45s in the X199. I have samples of all the varieties and they are all exceptional guitars. Auction prices have noticeably escalated on these in the past year. Go for it! ;-)

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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 7:33 pm 
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I've been looking at TOO many guitars lately... :roll:

http://www.westoneguitars.net/guitars/s ... m-fx-x199/

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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 8:57 am 
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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 9:42 am 
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Does this picture mean that you picked this one up Ultra?

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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2013 10:24 am 
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yyzrondo wrote:
Does this picture mean that you picked this one up Ultra?


Yes, but not for myself.

It's in nice original condition and has the smooth heel. Very cool.


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