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 Post subject: Endorser on eBay
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:46 am 
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Electra-X935CS- ... 46186e1a79

Not mine. These don't come up very often, and it's reasonably priced, the days of the $400 Endorser are long past gentlemen. This one has an issue at the neck set, and seller curiously doesn't include any close ups. I have seen this one listed before, and frankly I can't tell if the neck has been reset or if the finish has just chipped away from the neck/body joint. Having owned four, and played quite a few, there is a very common gap that occurs where the neck meets the body. In my experience, this is totally cosmetic on the ones I own, as if the Mahogany and Maple shrunk slightly differently, causing the finish to separate. You can ask seller for closeups of the area, not sure if he will comply as he is already getting offers for it.

Other than that, it looks pretty straight (original) and fairly clean, I've seen (and own) much more beat up examples! The pickups have probably been out, as they are installed in the same direction (usually the bobbins are opposite when installed). All in all a pretty respectable piece, go crazy guys, Mike.

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 Post subject: Re: Endorser on eBay
PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:15 pm 
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He does mention the neck with reset 600 is too much for not reset


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 Post subject: Re: Endorser on eBay
PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:52 am 
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Hi! I am the seller of this guitar.

Quite honestly, I do not know if the neck has been reset.

Closeup here:

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It plays with no issues and I do offer a 14-day return.

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 Post subject: Re: Endorser on eBay
PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:21 am 
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I wonder about that neck. Would like to see close ups of the the joint and also where the fretboard meets the body.

Interested how the bridge pickup ring is slanted, a factory mistake. I don't think it's just the photos, it actually appears to be slanted.

These are gorgeous, solid, thin necked and big fretted guitars. Love mine!

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 Post subject: Re: Endorser on eBay
PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:22 pm 
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Looks like a pretty good buy to me.

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 Post subject: Re: Endorser on eBay
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:41 pm 
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Thorny wrote:
Looks like a pretty good buy to me.

Agreed.....


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 Post subject: Re: Endorser on eBay
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:11 am 
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Make me an offer!

Buy direct for a better deal!

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 Post subject: Re: Endorser on eBay
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:57 am 
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Man if I didn't already have one I'd jump on this. Buying direct is what this board is partly about - so if you ARE looking for possibly the finest electra solid body made in the Matsumoku era (the signs are there that this model is Matsumoku made with MMK pickups and the small dot inlays) this is likely one of those deals. They just don't come up too often. Almost all guitars that mix neck and body woods with set necks will crack at the seam over 30 years. The chip at the joint is just what was said up above, as I have a vulcan that is MUCH worse from the same thing. I'd give it a "HIGHLY RECOMMENDED" :up:

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 Post subject: Re: Endorser on eBay
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:00 am 
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I don't like how it's assembled, looks a little haphazard as much as I hate to say it. With the pickups slanted and such. Not a great quality control on this one. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Endorser on eBay
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:26 am 
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You have a good eye. I do see what you are talking about, but most minor tweaks like that are pretty easy to take care of - a large proportion of guitars don't satisfy me on such details. Part of this can be handled by just slightly moving the pickups around, and can result of them being swapped in and out, which I think these appear to be stock but may have been taken out and put back in at one time (I think it was mentioned about this one or another one that the one of the pickups were flipped. You can adjust with the pickup tabs, with the mounting screws (slightly) and I don't sweat that much as this isn't that far off. I recently had a Les Paul that was much worse.

I have had guitars that required new bridges or at least saddles so the strings could be centered (I am talking $1-2,000 guitars). Another I actually filed the inside of the pickup ring to shift a pickup slightly. You'd have to know to look for it in order to find it, but I have had to do this before (it was not an electra BTW).

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 Post subject: Re: Endorser on eBay
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:07 pm 
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Sold for $400 plus shipping.....

If I would have known it would sell that cheap,I would have snapped it up....

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 Post subject: Re: Endorser on eBay
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:11 pm 
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You buy it, post some pics when it comes!


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 Post subject: Re: Endorser on eBay
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I picked it up...hope it is ok on the neck...particularly where fretboard is attached to body...cant tell by pics how straight fretboard is after 12th


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 Post subject: Re: Endorser on eBay
PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:10 am 
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fuzzy wrote:
I picked it up...hope it is ok on the neck...particularly where fretboard is attached to body...cant tell by pics how straight fretboard is after 12th


You got a helluva deal there Fuzzy,hope it's just a minor finish issue....

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 Post subject: Re: Endorser on eBay
PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:55 am 
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I think that will probably be classified as a "score" as long as nothing unexpected shows up. Good luck and report back. Sure looks nice from here.

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