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      • 1984 Electra Westone Catalog
        02/16/08
        This glossy 12-page brochure explains the bewlidering variety of Electra Westone (no longer Electra Phoenix) models. Only a handful of other models remain. The pointy models are in full display, with only the later Monark and Dim IV not yet released.


        Be sure to click the images to

      • X640 Electra Phoenix Bass (active EQ)
        02/16/08
        Like the X630 bass and X130 guitar, two series exist. All are bolt neck double cutaway with ash body, maple neck, chrome hardware, brass hardtail bridge with two double coil pickups with 3-way selector, active EQ circuit.


        The early (1981-2) seris had a black pickguard, brass nut, b

      • X630 Electra Phoenix Bass
        02/16/08
        Like the X135 guitar, two different series of the X630 exist. All are bolt neck double cutaway with ash body, maple neck, chrome hardware, brass nut, brass hardtail bridge, one double coil pickup.


        The early 1981-2 series has a black pickguard and brass knobs.

        X630N (na

      • 1981 Electra Pricelist
        02/16/08
        1981 brought the introduction of the all-new Electra Phoenix models, as well as the new Ultima, Invicta, Powered EQ and Workingman models. All were original designs by Tom Presley featuring a powerful range of wiring and tonal options. The MPC models remained, as well as a handful of LP style models

      • 2258 Super Magnum
        02/16/08
        Set neck natural maple body with carved oak leaves on top, 'Tree of Life' inlay on maple fretboard, silver hardware and double Magnaflux humbuckers, stop tailpiece.


        From the 1977 catalog:








      • MPC User's Manual
        02/15/08
        This has got to be one of the coolest bits of gadget literature ever. This booklet alone makes it totally worth it to own an MPC guitar. The cookbook of combinations and settings is great- remember the days before presets? And the last few pages you can print out and write up your own favorite MPC c

      • 1977 Electra Catalog
        02/15/08
        Much in-depth information on mid-seventies Electras, when thr transition had begun away from 'lawsuit' copies and toward original designs. This catalog includes both.


        Credit and thanks to Leia for providing this essential catalog scan.





      • 1972 Electra Catalog
        02/15/08
        This is the earliest known Electra catalog and source for Electra model numbers, published by Saint Louis music in 1972. Also included are Apollo guitars, which were dreadful entry level with thin bodies and all the worst of early japanese guitars. By contrast, Electra guitars were serious, professi

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