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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:33 pm 
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Hi

Just joined this forum, as I just won an Electra in an online auction.

It needs a lot of clean up but, reading about this guitar on this forum
makes me feel it's worth the effort!

Is there a secret code to upload private images?

Thanks for the info!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:48 am 
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I will send the post pics instructions to your personal email.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:04 am 
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Hey, thanks, for the help!

Here's the sadly neglected guitar. I look forward to bringing it back to life!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:05 am 
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Well, looks like I need more time with photobucket..... :(

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:14 am 
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Okay, I did better! :D
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:15 am 
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Awesome guitar!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:58 am 
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8) That one looks like it will clean up very nice and you will have a stunner to play. Great score as these are not seen as much as the other Electra models. Thanks for the photo and Welcome to the forums. :up:

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:01 am 
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Nice guitar! I don't see many of these and that headstock might possibly be an early version. Since I don't see too many of these and never owned one, what do you guys think?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:49 am 
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Nice one. I try not to covet my fellow forum member's guitars but its hard not to in this case. Welcome to the forum.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:55 am 
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Picture of all of the hollowbodies that were there from Electrafest 2012 that includes Randy's X510. I think the headstock on that one is similar. The only thing I can see that is different is the pickguard shape and color/material. I played Randy's for a few seconds and enjoyed it. I hope you enjoy your new Electra.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:27 pm 
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Thanks for the welcome, everybody!

I've never played one of these before and, I look forward to
getting it back in shape. It has a lot of corrosion on all
the gold hardware and I'll need to replace the pickguard, which
is decomposing.

Thankfully, the body is in great shape as is the binding.

Serial number is J777185, so I'm guessing July '77?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:27 am 
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I think that would be October 1977 as the letter corresponds to the month of production ie A=January C= March etc :up:

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:10 am 
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I think I may have read that somewhere and forgotten the "code". Thanks!

So the corrosion is pretty extensive and I'll most likely lose gold off the pickup
and other parts. Oh well.

The good thing is that I get a "scratch" through the volume pot and the pickup
sounds when tapped, so I've got a circuit! What's the story on the original hum[
bucker on this? Am I losing out if I need to replace it?

Hopefully the tone and Mids / bass tone control are okay, otherwise I may have
to follow this guy's lead:

http://blog.chubbuckguitars.com/2012/10 ... two-tones/

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:38 am 
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So, the process begins:

http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/theloniusk/media/2013-10-02191551_zpsfa071284.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

I should be able to bring everything back pretty well.... the pickup is so far gone that I'll replace it.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:11 pm 
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Well, a little elbow grease and the decision to live with a loss of gold plating has given me a pretty cool guitar!

[url][URL=http://s1282.photobucket.com/user/theloniusk/media/2013-10-13180959_zps198f507c.jpg.html]Image[/url][/url]

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