The Electra Forums

Guitar Talk about Electra and other vintage imported guitars
Home
Index of Models
The Electra Forums
PM Inbox
It is currently Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:27 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Serial number
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:40 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:12 pm
Posts: 2
My first post!
I have what I think is an '77 X350. Can someone tell me where I would find the serial number? I am considering doing a semi-restore and listing it for sale. One thing I would like to know is if it has original pickups. I've owned it since around '79 but don't remember changing them. ( a little to much rock and roll back in the day LOL!)


I'll post some pics if someone can guide me in that process.

Thanks!
Steve


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Serial number
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:25 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 21, 2004 6:30 pm
Posts: 1765
Location: Central Iowa
calihawker wrote:
My first post!
I have what I think is an '77 X350. Can someone tell me where I would find the serial number? I am considering doing a semi-restore and listing it for sale. One thing I would like to know is if it has original pickups. I've owned it since around '79 but don't remember changing them. ( a little to much rock and roll back in the day LOL!)


I'll post some pics if someone can guide me in that process.

Thanks!
Steve


On that one, I think the majority of them would have been on a foil sticker on the rear of the headstock. lots of them are long gone by now....

the x350 was introduced in late '77 and by August '79 they were no longer available...

_________________
My Electra Pages
I have too many projects!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Serial number
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:14 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:12 pm
Posts: 2
Thank you for the response mcbrat.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Serial number
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:17 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:52 am
Posts: 1924
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Bridge pickup was usually a zebra exposed bobbin humbucker with a black 'open' cover, and the neck was covered and plated gold... even though they are the exact same pickup. If you remove them, you should see a five digit serial/manufacturing number on the bottom of the pickups, usually the same number on each pickup.

If the serial number foil has been removed, there often is a residue mark on the back of the headstock where it once was. This is not a real loss as those serial numbers mean little as far as dating the guitar. Post some pictures if you get the chance, Mike.

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


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Serial number
PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:58 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:50 pm
Posts: 431
Location: Saint Louis
Check the cloth battery pulls in the MPC compartment, if they're still there. They sometimes have a date stamped or hand written.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Serial number
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:30 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:23 pm
Posts: 4
I just bought an Electra x220 SLM serial # 10558 from a pawn shop.What a sweet find.I started playing on 1 of these when I was a teenager and loved it.Now I have found another one.Its like a dream come true to me.I will not sell it.The headstock is open book but with a "spine" cut out instead of just the open pages.Has anyone seen one with this headstock? How do I find out what year it is? I'll post pics..Thanks


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Serial number
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:15 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:23 am
Posts: 970
Location: Oxford, MI
That headstock is known as the "cut-out" style and was the transition between the open book style and the wave style. There are most likely several pictures on this site which would show a cut-out. I will try and find one for you. I think this would make it a 1977 model or so but someone else can chime in if I am wrong.

_________________
"This is the way that pop ends, Not with a BANG but with a box set whose fourth disc you never get around to playingā€¯ - Simon Reynolds

"My guitar wants to kill your Mama" - Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Serial number
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:13 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:23 pm
Posts: 4
yyzrondo wrote:
That headstock is known as the "cut-out" style and was the transition between the open book style and the wave style. There are most likely several pictures on this site which would show a cut-out. I will try and find one for you. I think this would make it a 1977 model or so but someone else can chime in if I am wrong.



Thanks for the info.The back of my pickups have the # 1 6825 on them.I still can't figure how to post pics on here.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


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