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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:42 pm 
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Hey guys, hope I find you all well!

I have an all acrylic Dan Amstrung Electra. Any idea what model number it is and when it was made. I can post pictures if needed.

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There were 2 different Dan Armstrong type copies that were Electra branded. The 2246 has slide in pickups like the original DA types. The 2255 had 2 humbuckers mounted in the pick guard.

We would love to hear the story on your purchase and we also love pictures.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:56 pm 
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Thanks for the quick response. I'll take some pics tomorrow and post them

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:11 am 
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I picked this up on ksl.com for $150

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:34 am 
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I'll give you $151.00 plus shipping right now for it!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:56 am 
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Lemme think about it...:lol:

So which model is this? About when was it made?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:20 am 
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Looks like the 2255 (not to be confused with the 2255WC Tele style that also used that ID) and these were some of the first Electras that were produced with model numbers. There are other pre-catalog models with no model number, but I would put this in the 1970-1972 range. Someone else here might have a better idea.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:24 am 
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yyzrondo wrote:
Looks like the 2255 (not to be confused with the 2255WC Tele style that also used that ID) and these were some of the first Electras that were produced with model numbers. There are other pre-catalog models with no model number, but I would put this in the 1970-1972 range. Someone else here might have a better idea.


Thanks for the info!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:39 am 
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Gary where have you been?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:08 pm 
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Gary where have you been?


I've been putting about 2,000 miles on my road bike this summer, before that I had some bouts with health issues that really knocked me down for about a year... but I'm good now. Its time for me to catalog my Electras, I didn't keep good records when I was picking them up so I'm not even sure which goes with which case, a bit of a mess to say the least.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:40 pm 
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Glad your health issues are getting better -

We'll keep pulling for you.

And glad you're back.

Between you and mortarman - collectively you both have quite a few of the Electra guitar models that were ever offered.

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About 3/4's of the collection, missing are my Pro endorser, flying V, 2255, and various and sundry other models

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This is my guess as to what I see in your collection pictured: x310 MPC quantity 3, x320 MPC quantity 1, x330 MPC quantity 2, x510, 2275S Avenger, x410 quantity 2, 2264 White Zephyr quantity 2, x130NA Phoenix, 2245 Super Rock, 2257, x935 Trans Black Endorser / or is it a 1 1/2 cut Black Rock, 2242 Single cut Black Rock, x720 Outlaw, x710 Outlaw, 2249 Natural, x240 ? Omega.

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:eek2: Looks great, bet that's your favorite wall in the house. :D

How often do you play them?

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:eek2: Looks great, bet that's your favorite wall in the house. :D

How often do you play them?


I never get to play the ones way up on the wall :D My players are a '63 Strat and a 1968 Gibson LP Deluxe Goldtop, the rest of my guitars are just sitting in their cases wishing they'd get played.

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