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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:16 am 
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Looking to purchase an Electra MPC X340, this was the first "Real" guitar I purchased new some 30 some years ago, and let it go along the way for one reason or another and would like to find another one. Hope to find one in nice condition.......... Got funds buring a hole in my pay pal account.....so if you have an X340 you are wanting to let go of Please let me know.....

You can email me or send pics to jim.wintz@btdinc.com

Thanks.... hoping to find one...... Jim


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:36 pm 
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Welcome to the board. Here's one on eBay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ELECTRA-MPC-X34 ... 2a2447a0c7

Not a closet queen, but looks pretty respectable, and the price is reasonable for an MPC, good luck, Mike.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:03 pm 
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Welcome to the forums and thanks for the interest in Electras. I think we have all at one point or another had a past Electra that we wish we had kept. That listing does look like a nice one and the price is certainly low so might be wort a look see. I will keep an eye out and if I spot one I will PM you. Good Luck with the search :up:

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:00 pm 
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This one is +5 on it's serial number from my X330 - closest one I've seen yet.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:51 am 
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Thanks to all....... I have been watching this one, only real concern I saw was the crack in the supposed clear coat on the neck. I am tructing the seller that is is only in the clear coat and doesnt open with string tension. It also is a weird direction for a crack in the wood I would think without being completely split. So I am watching and hoping to possibly pick this one up at a fair price if nothing else shows up. Jim


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:26 am 
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Unless you start out with a four inch wide neck blank (which would be a lot of wasted wood), there is going to be some kind of lamination at the heal (and headstock). This is fairly common, and I have a number of guitars with finish cracks in this area. I can't speak for this example, so you may want to contact the seller and grill him before you place a bid. My gut instinct is that its just a crack in the poly. Good Luck.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:48 am 
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Well, I picked the one up from ebay....... Will know later this week if I wone the auction or the seller did.....lol..... Since I got it for the starting bid, seems like a fair price to take that chance. Hope all is good and I can turn it into a nice guitar. Jim


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:23 am 
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My MPC X340 arrived yesterday, not to bad of shape considering, everything seems to work, and the crack in the neck looks likes its just in the poly, so all is good. Cant wait to make a few adjustments and see how good I can get it set up. Jim


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:30 am 
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I hope that with the setup this was a good decision for you and that it is a keeper;

The X340 is a great axe; I have enjoyed mine for years and played it this past Tuesday evening.

Congratulations on your purchase -

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:46 am 
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Enjoy your new axe and welcome to the board. We hope you stick around and join in. Please tell some stories of your old Electra and also what you plan to do with your new one.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:03 am 
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:up: Congrats on the new Electra and glad to hear it is a keeper. The X340 model is a looker and a great player for certain. Hope to hear more in the future and welcome to the world of Electra egas. One Electra is never enough. :up:

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:11 pm 
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Thanks for all the comments. First a good cleaning to see what she looks like, then a good case to keep her safe, looking for a clear pickguard like original, I assume a les paul pickguard will fit but I will need to check it out. Going to hit radio shack to try and replace the broken switch, then we are good to go for awahile. I will try to post a pic.

[IMG]http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh572/jimw427/th_1mpc.jpg[/imgimg]

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Will keep trying to get pics to post.

Thanks... Jim


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:00 pm 
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The last bracket on the right of the pic url should be "[/img]" -

Not "[/imgimg]" -

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