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 Post subject: Wanting a working X-270
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:39 pm 
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As a young man I foolishly parted with a brand new X-270. I have been searching desperately for one. It needs to be working and in fairly good shape. Let me know if you have one and how much you want for it.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:03 am 
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Welcome to the forums, ozzie......the 270 is a nice guitar. Wish I could find one too.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:07 am 
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The X270 is awesome. I should have kept mine but I sometimes suffer from severe bouts of stupidity - or maybe its poverty. :)
Good luck finding one.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:38 am 
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Jead-I would definitely venture to guess poverty as that is what's driving me to field offers on my x270.

My 82 Sheraton arrived 5 minutes ago and that means I've had a few pieces of gear 5 minutes longer than I can afford them anymore.

I have an x270 w/HSC in VG-Ex condition. There are some light scratches maybe some small chips. Nothing deep or egregious, some light scratching mainly on the heel actually. Still very glossy and has a nice grain to it (as most probably did) and the neck isn't dinged up. Probably the only thing I don't like about it is it has one of the more "textured" rosewood fretboards I've seen on an Electra. Not that it's unusual, but I always prefer a very smooth fretboard. I don't like feeling any texture while I'm fretting. That said, when I pick it up I don't put it back down for an hour or two none-the-less.

As for the electronics, they work perfect in passive. The active system appeared to work intermittently when I got it and I quickly discovered it had a bad 9v harness and I have a couple of new spares to wire up later today. Ironically I meant to do it last night. I will make sure all electronics function perfectly before I sell it. Hopefully hearing the Preamp working fully doesn't make it even harder to part with.

Also I have a bandmate that has asked me numerous times to consider him when selling it, and he just got a better side job (so he might jump on it now)....

If you like x270s then you'll probably like this one a lot. I will post pics and double check the active system a bit later today, as well as contact my band-mate to give him one last chance before I decide to sell for sure.

But I will certainly listen to any offers....(PMs)

Pics and more info to come.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 10:32 am 
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The example I picked up from Joe a couple months back is an absolute monstrous beast of a player. Certainly not the condition you are describing yours to be Jay, but loving it nonetheless.

You have set your sights on a very worthwhile target, ozzie. Good luck with your search.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:03 am 
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http://sandusky.craigslist.org/msg/2923713819.html

This was just listed, its a X270, even though the seller doesn't state that. A bit pricey, pickups have been changed, and who knows whether the electronics are still hooked up or work. Don't see them too often, so I thought I'd add to this post.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:32 am 
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I think the interest last week was short lived, but the one I've got is definitely less scratched up. At that price, I'd include the original Electra square HSC, but I planned on keeping the case and including a more generic HSC. I never got around to pics (as no PM's arrived) but I'll probably get to it still at some point :D


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:02 am 
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Ozzie,i got one let me know if your still looking. All orig. unmolested in great shape. Dave (shiftymac)


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