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      • 2245 Super Rock
        10/15/07
        Bolt neck LP style, cherry sunburst finish; early models have been reported with diagonal logo.but by the time they appeared in the 1977 catalog this would have been replaced by the wave headstock and peace sign logo.


        From the 1977 catalog:





        From t

      • Unknown model (PCM?) R-bass copy
        10/08/07
        Bolt neck Rickenbacher 4001 copy.

      • 2229 Corsair bass
        10/08/07
        Stereo version of the 2289 Corsair bass.

      • 2228 Corsair bass
        10/08/07
        Stereo version of the 2288 Corsair bass.

      • 2289 Corsair bass
        10/08/07
        Bolt neck Rickenbacker 4001 copy, cherry sunburst finish, checkerboard binding, chrome hardware.





        From the 1977 catalog:





      • 2288 Corsair bass
        10/08/07
        Bolt neck Rickenbacker 4001 copy, natural finish, checkerboard binding.





        From the 1977 catalog:








      • 2261 Tritone Bass
        10/08/07
        Bolt neck SG style bass with Cherry finish, slotted headstock, chrome hardware.








        Like the 2250, this bass carries an unusual early style Electra logo not seen on many other models; it is very similar in style to the early Ibanez logo, suggest

      • 2250 Rock Bass
        10/08/07
        Bolt neck LP style bass, black finish, gold hardware, open book headstock.












        Like the 2261, this bass carries an unusual early style Electra logo not seen on many other models; it is very similar in style to the early Ibane

      • Unknown model (PCM?) bass
        10/08/07
        Bolt neck with maple neck, red finish, strange 'moon landing' style logo.

      • 2273 Long Necker bass
        10/08/07
        Bolt neck jazz bass style with black finish, rosewood fingerboard, black painted headstock face.







        From the 1972 catalog (listed but not pictured):





        From the 1977 catalog:





      • 2271 Long Necker bass
        10/08/07
        Bolt neck jazz bass style with rosewood fingerboard, sunburst finish, tortoise pickguard.





        From the 1972 catalog:





        From the 1977 catalog:








      • 2270C Blues Rock Semi Acoustic
        10/08/07
        Bolt neck thinline tele style with chestnut finish, pearl white pickguard, neck humbucker & bridge single-coil pickup.





        The 'Semi-Acoustic' tag was a marketing name only- the cutouts on any thinline model are hardly enough to give any acoustic re

      • 2255WC Blues Rock
        10/08/07
        Bolt neck thinline tele style with natural ash body, maple neck & fretboard, pearl pickguard, twin humbuckers.


      • 2253WC Rock 'N Soul
        10/08/07
        Bolt-neck tele style with natural finish, neck humbucker & bridge single coil pickup.






      • 2253W Rock 'N Soul
        10/08/07
        Bolt neck custom tele style with ash body, maple neck & fingerboard, natural wood finish, neck humbucker & bridge single coil pickup, 4-knob controls (VVTT).





        Above photo courtesy of Ty Rawls. Below photos courtesy of Steve Wilson.


      • 2248wc Rock 'N Soul
        10/08/07
        Bolt-neck tele style with ivory white finish, neck humbucker & bridge single coil pickup.




        If you were reading the Saint Louis Music ads in 77, you could have picked up a new 2248WC for only $106.90 with case!





      • 2238wc Rock 'N Soul
        10/08/07
        Bolt-neck tele style with black finish, maple neck with black headstock face, neck humbucker and bridge single coil pickup.






      • Unknown model (PCM?) strat
        10/08/07
        Bolt neck strat copy with maple neck, metallic sea green finish.

      • 2275S Avenger
        10/08/07
        Bolt neck strat copy with sunburst finish. Early models had a rosewood fingerboard, later (circa 78) switched to maple fingerboard.






        From the 1977 catalog:





      • 2275N Avenger
        10/08/07
        Bolt neck strat copy with maple neck and fingerboard, natural wood finish.





        Pictures courtesy of Mike Collins


        From the 1977 catalog:








      • 2275C Avenger
        10/08/07
        Bolt-neck strat copy with maple neck & fretboard, vintage cream finish.





        From the 1977 catalog:





      • 2275B Avenger
        10/08/07
        Bolt-neck strat copy with maple neck & fretboard, black finish.


      • 2263wc Sustainer
        10/08/07
        Bolt-neck double cutaway with two humbuckers, rosewood fretboard, and jazzmaster style tremolo bridge.





        It would be a mistake to really call the Sustainer a strat copy- aside from the obviously Fenderish headstock, the guitar body and details owe far more to H

      • Unknown model (PCM?) Explorer
        10/07/07
        Unknown bolt neck Explorer style, metallic sea green.


      • Unknown Model (PCM?) Flying V
        10/07/07
        Unknown Flying V with Round-E Electra logo on headstock.






        This metallic red Vee has the same headstock with thorn as other unknown models tentatively identified as PCM (Pacific Coast Music) Electras. Small pots and unusual pickups suggest they may be earl

      • 2236 Flying Wedge
        10/07/07
        Cherry mahogany bolt neck Flying Vee copy, rosewood fingerboard, chrome hardware.





        From the 1977 catalog:











        This 2236 has been customized with new pickguard, wiring, pickups, and a bigsby style

      • Unknown Model PCM (?) SG
        10/06/07
        unknown early SG style with round-E Electra logo

      • 2259 Double Solid
        10/06/07
        Bolt neck or set neck SG copy, burgundy finish, chrome hardware, stop tailpiece or bigsby style tremolo.






        L.J. Miller's 2259, with replacement tuners.



        From the 1972 catalog:





        From the 1977 catal

      • 2247 Electric Oak
        10/06/07
        Carved mahogany SG style body, maple fretboard with 'Tree of Life' inlay, chrome hardware. Early versions had a bolt neck and open book style headstock with diagonal ('Gibson style') logo, later versions had a set neck and split top ('modified open book') style headstoc

      • X960 Ultima
        10/04/07
        Set neck with walnut finish. Original body design resembles an evolved LP with "1 1/2 cutaway". Chrome hardware, small block inclys on rosewood fingerboard, MPC onboard electronics






        From the 1981 pricelist:




      • X950 Vulcan
        10/04/07
        Set neck with antique sunburst finish on flamed maple top. Original body design resembles an evolved LP with "1 1/2 cutaway". Chrome hardware, small block inclys on rosewood fingerboard, MPC onboard electronics


      • X940 Vulcan
        10/04/07
        Set neck with natural finish on white ash top. Original body design resembles an evolved LP with "1 1/2 cutaway". Chrome hardware, small block inclys on rosewood fingerboard, MPC onboard electronics


      • X930 Vulcan
        10/04/07
        Set neck with charcoal sunburst finish. Original body design resembles an evolved LP with "1 1/2 cutaway". Chrome hardware, small block inclys on rosewood fingerboard, MPC onboard electronics





        From the 1981 pricelist:




      • X910 Vintage ("Rick Derringer")
        10/04/07
        Natural mahogany set neck Explorer style with white or black pickguard, rosewood fingerboard, covered Super Magnaflux pickups, MPC onboard electronics.






        Rick Derringer was briefly an Electra endorser, and his name is associated with this model. Rick Derring

      • X810 MPC Electra Semi-Acoustic
        10/04/07
        Set neck ES-335 style with antique sunburst flamed maple top, chrome hardware, rosewood fingerboard, 'Tree of Life' inlay.MPC onboard electronics. The X810N featured a natural instead of sunburst finish.





        From the 1977 catalog:



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      • X740 Outlaw
        10/04/07
        Neck-through with maple neck, curly maply body wings, tortoiseshell pickguard, bowtie fret markers, Super Magnaflux pickups, MPC onboard electronics.





        The Outlaw was one of the first Electra guitars to have a truly new and original design. Even the headstock is a

      • X730 Outlaw
        10/04/07
        Set mahogany neck and body, tobacco sunburst finish. Black pickguard, bowtie fret markers, Super Magnaflux pickups, MPC onboard electronics.





        The Outlaw was one of the first Electra guitars to have a truly new and original design. Even the headstock is a shape no

      • X720 Outlaw
        10/04/07
        Set mahogany neck and body, charcoal sunburst finish. Black pickguard, bowtie fret markers, Super Magnaflux pickups, MPC onboard electronics. Except for the finish and no logo beneath the bridge, it is identical to the X710





        The Outlaw was one of the first Electra

      • X710 Outlaw
        10/04/07
        Set mahogany neck and body, natural finish, with Electra 'peace sign' logo branded below the bridge. Black pickguard, bowtie fret markers, Super Magnaflux pickups, MPC onboard electronics.





        The Outlaw was one of the first Electra guitars to have a truly

      • X620 Outlaw bass
        10/02/07
        Neck-through mahogany Outlaw body design with Tobacco sunburst finish, silver hardware. MPC onboard electronics.






        From the 1977 catalog:











      • X610 Outlaw bass
        10/02/07
        Neck-through Outlaw body design with Charcoal grey sunburst, silver hardware.





        From the 1977 catalog:







      • X350 MPC
        10/02/07
        Set neck LP style, mahogany body with flamed maple top, Antique sunburst finish, gold hardware, two Super Magnaflux pickups. MPC onboard electronics.





        From the 1977 catalog:








      • X340 MPC
        10/02/07
        Set neck LP style, Jacaranda top, gold hardware, two Super Magnaflux pickups. MPC onboard electronics.





        From the 1977 catalog:





      • X330 MPC
        10/02/07
        Super Sunburst (cherry sunburst) set neck LP style, mahogany body and neck with flamed maple laminate top, Super Magnaflux pickups, rosewood fretboard. MPC onboard electronics.





        From the 1977 catalog:









      • X320 MPC
        10/02/07
        Set neck LP style, transparent red with black pickguard, gold hardware, two Magnaflux pickups. MPC onboard electronics.





        From the 1977 catalog:









        From the 1981 pricelist:




      • X310 MPC
        10/02/07
        Set neck LP style, black with black pickguard, gold hardware, two Magnaflux pickups. MPC onboard electronics.





        From the 1977 catalog:








      • X120 Leslie West MPC
        10/02/07
        Solid mahogany set neck double cutaway with two black open coil Super Magnaflux pickups. MPC onboard electronics. This was the only MPC guitar with a light that indicated that the effects were on (nice touch, indeed!)


      • X510 Concert Professional
        10/02/07
        Howard Roberts style single cutaway acoustic electric Jazz guitar with set neck, flamed maple top, brown sunburst, inlayed rosewood fretboard, neck-mounted floating humbucker pickup, clear pickguard.


        There are at least three different finish variants, a brownish antique sunburst, a

      • X420VS Custom Pro
        10/02/07
        Set neck double cutaway hollowbody with no f-holes, antique sunburst finish, rosewood fretboard with dot inlay markers, open coil humbuckers.











        This model has clearly evolved away from copy status into the original designs

      • X420 Custom Pro
        10/02/07
        Set neck ES-335 style with black finish, no humbuckers, rosewood fretboard with dot inlay markers, brass nut and bridge, white pickguard.









        From the 1981 pricelist:




      • 2281 Elvin Bishop
        10/02/07
        Set neck ES-335 style with antique sunburst, rosewood fingerboard with Tree of Life inlays, silver hardware, brass nut.





        This was the first Electra model to involve a celebrity endorser- Elvin Bishop, remembered for his 1976 hit 'Fooled Around and Fell in

      • 2267 Maple Pro
        10/02/07
        Set neck ES-335 copy with flamed natural maple top, rosewood fingerboard with Tree of Life inlay, silver hardware.





        From the 1977 catalog:








      • 2266 Burgundy Pro
        10/02/07
        Set neck ES-335 copy with silver hardware, trapeze tailpiece, burgundy finish.









        From the 1977 catalog:





      • 2229 Super Professional
        10/02/07
        Bolt neck ES-335 style with sunburst finish, deluxe gold hardware and tremolo bridge.






        From the 1972 catalog:





      • 2228 Slim Acoustic
        10/02/07
        Bolt neck ES-335 style with sunburst finish, silver hardware, tremolo bridge.






        Like the others in the Slim Acoustic series, this model boasted large pickup covers that look like humbuckers but aren't- a single coil is hidden under the cover.

      • 2227 Slim Acoustic
        10/02/07
        Bolt neck ES-335 style with brown finish, silver hardware, tremolo bridge.





        Like the others in the slim acoustic series, this model originally boasted large pickup covers that look like humbuckers but aren't- a single coil is hidden under the cover.
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