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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:31 pm 
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I've had this guitar since about 1986, bought used at a pawn shop.

I'm very suspicious of the guitar.
Has a fake looking blue mother-of-pearl electra on the headstock
Proper electra symbols on the back of each tuner
Has an electra hard case
Looks almost like the X230, except the plate on the head says "custom" not "Omega"
The back neck plate is clean. Nowhere on the guitar says Made in Japan.
The serial number is 23950. [url][/url]

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Any help on IDing is appreciated.

(Edits are trying to get IMGs to work. )


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:30 pm 
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it's probably the 2249 Super Rock. The Omegas were set neck

http://www.rivercityamps.com/electrapag ... 414-052848

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:52 pm 
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What a good guess!

I was confused by the pick guard. Note the position of these two screws.
http://i.imgur.com/shceJ7o.jpg

I thought that a large pick guard was missing.

But now that I look, the screws are of different vintages.

This one, just below the neck, was added later for some reason.
http://i.imgur.com/9GveUvt.jpg

But this one looks like the one from the original pick guard(?) (never seen one like the one you picked out)

http://i.imgur.com/QoIrdTe.jpg

I think I can even see the outline of the former attachment.

What to do with that extra screw...


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:06 pm 
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Sorry to correct myself here, but I see what the screws are for.

There was a clear pick guard as well as a metal clasp. The screws line up perfectly.

Should I look for a replacement before selling it?

Would a fret job increase the value?

This picture is not of my guitar, but one that shows the intact pick guard.

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http://i.imgur.com/PpD9Bi8.jpg


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:40 pm 
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Years ago, when trying to ID this guitar, a luthier friend did a lot of knocking and swore that the body had a semi-hollow part, essentially where the lock guard was. Was this common for an early 1980s model?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:24 pm 
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This is indeed a super Rock model and yes for a select few years there was a hollow area in the guitar. If you remove the pickup and look in you should be able to detect the hollow pocket. The Electra logo on this one is the same as the Electra logos that had the torch on the headstock so may have been a predecessor to the short lived but cool torch logo. Looks all original and looks to be a nice player. If you like it the do a fret job otherwise I would leave that to the new owner. Some players like the worn frets or they can do the job themselves. Nice Electra. :up:

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:33 pm 
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Mortarman: that last picture of the guitar and amp isn't mine, it was simply to show the missing pick guard on mine. See above posts for actual pics.

Would you go searching for the pick guard before putting it on the market?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:47 pm 
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8) pm sent and I also have one with the exact same logo peace sign EG with no flame. Let me know if I can help. Good Luck with the sale. :up:

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:59 am 
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Dibs on the amp. ;-)

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