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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:20 pm 
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I came across my second Electra today.
I am trying to find the model and approx
date of manufacture.

Any help would be appreciated,

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:44 pm 
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That is a 2271 Long Necker bass. They were introduced in 1972 and were made up til about 1980. Yours has the early script logo which is like the ones in the 1972 catalog. By the 1977 catalog the Long Neckers had the peace sign logo.

If this is your second Electra, what is your first one? Congrats on your new purchase and also on your first post. Welcome!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 6:50 am 
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Very nice!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:53 am 
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You scored a nice one there. Great player and nice tone as well.Congrats

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:26 am 
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yyzrondo wrote:
That is a 2271 Long Necker bass. They were introduced in 1972 and were made up til about 1980. Yours has the early script logo which is like the ones in the 1972 catalog. By the 1977 catalog the Long Neckers had the peace sign logo.

If this is your second Electra, what is your first one? Congrats on your new purchase and also on your first post. Welcome!


Thanks for the welcome and thanks for the
detailed info. That is very helpful.

I bought my first Electra in 1984. It was $420
new. The model is X640N and has 18 volt pre
amp. It sounded better than any Fenders or other
basses I tried. I still got it and won't part with it,

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:31 pm 
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I agree - both are very nice;

The body lines and contours on the X640N are amazing -

And welcome aboard.

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