The Electra Forums

Guitar Talk about Electra and other vintage imported guitars
Home
Index of Models
The Electra Forums
PM Inbox
It is currently Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:51 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:10 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:50 pm
Posts: 1569
Location: New Jersey
I know it's a long shot but...... I'm searching for a set of these to complete my 2281 Elvin restoration.

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:36 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:52 am
Posts: 1924
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Aw man, not to rub it in, but you just missed this set:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/160713590673?ss ... 500wt_1141

Which I'm thinking you already know about because you lifted the pic from the auction! And they went cheap. I bid on them (half-heartedly) as an ElectraFest giveaway, I was beat, and the price was still super low. Sorry, I won't let it happen again.

_________________
Electra Guitar Videos ===> http://www.youtube.com/user/mjm33mjm?feature=watch


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:56 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:50 pm
Posts: 1569
Location: New Jersey
Ouch! - not so hard.....it burns.
I bid on those too and my head had to have been somewhere else 'cause I fell apart on it. I think I was chasing a pickguard or something. But - yup - those are the ones I'm after. I can't seem to find a set of 2 screw tulips anywhere - but it's not as if any old set would do. I'm crossing my fingers that someone out there in Electra-Land will have a set gathering dust.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:16 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:52 am
Posts: 1924
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
There's a set included with this Vulcan:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Electra ... 668wt_1099

They aren't tulips, but they are two screw Electras, right vintage. Maybe you could track down the winner, or maybe you need a Maple Vulcan project? Cheers, Mike.

_________________
Electra Guitar Videos ===> http://www.youtube.com/user/mjm33mjm?feature=watch


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:44 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:50 pm
Posts: 1569
Location: New Jersey
That Vulcan is decent and could be fixed fairly easily. Good luck finding a tortoise pickguard though. Realistically, if I bought that Vulcan, I'd just stick those original tuners right back on it and be left with a set of Schallers and still be looking for the "right" ones for Elvin.

FWIW - I see zillions of Electra's with swapped out tuners. I think the originals are pretty decent, not fantastic, but I've never had a real problem with them. With all the swapped out guitars I've seen, you'd think Electra tuners would surface a little more frequently.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:05 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:21 pm
Posts: 470
Location: south o' St.Louie,home of SLM
Jay, I've got a set of Electra tuners like the set with the Vulcan above-not the tulip style,but the two screw with the Electra emblems if your interested,one emblem partially rubbed off.
I can't believe those tulips went that cheap,rarely show up.

_________________
"If it ain't been in the pawnshop,it can't play the blues" R.L.Burnside


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:14 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:50 pm
Posts: 1569
Location: New Jersey
Thanks OC - let me think on it. I'm still hoping to hear back from the guy I bought the guitar from. I gave him an email nudge yesterday so I'll give him some response time. I'll let you know.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Fatal: Not able to open ./cache/data_global.php