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  • 2009
    • July
      • ElectraFest 2009 celebrates great Electra guitars!
        07/12/09



        Electra guitar enthusiasts gathered in Ypsilanti MI this weekend to compare guitars and share enthusiasm for these great vintage instruments.


        Electra Forum regular ProEndorser hosted a weekend of events and music, and his rhythm section and studio gave everyone

  • 2008
    • October
      • Unknown model LP Junior copy
        10/24/08



        Set neck Les Paul Junior copy; red mahogany body and neck, silver hardware with black pickguard, pearloid tuners. Dual P-90 pickups, Rhythm/Treble switch, VVTT controls.





        This remarkable specimen is the only known example of this model, which

    • February
      • 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

    • January
      • X199 Westone Spectrum FX (H-S-H)
        01/23/08
        Set neck double cutaway with maple body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, black hardware, graphite nut and Bendmaster FT two-post bridge, locking nut, two humbuckers, one single-coil pickup with three pull-switch knobs (V-T-T) for coil tap, fat (center on) and phase; and 3-way selector switch.
      • X199 Electra Westone (H-S-H)
        01/23/08



        Set neck double cutaway with maple body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, black hardware, graphite nut and Bendmaster two-post bridge, two humbuckers, one single-coil pickup with three pull-switch knobs (V-T-T) for coil tap, fat (center on) and phase; and 3-way selector switch. <

      • X195 Electra Phoenix (S-H-S)
        01/23/08



        Bolt neck double cutaway with maple body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, black hardware, graphite nut and Bendmaster two-post bridge, one humbucker, two single-coil pickups with three pull-switch knobs (V-T-T) for coil tap, fat (center on) and phase; and 3-way selector switch.

      • X198 Westone Spectrum LX
        01/23/08
        Bolt neck double cutaway with maple body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, black hardware, graphite nut and Bendmaster FT two-post bridge, locking nut, two humbuckers, one single-coil pickup with three pull-switch knobs (V-T-T) for coil tap, fat (center on) and phase; and 3-way selector switch.
      • X190 Electra Phoenix (H-S-S)
        01/23/08




        Bolt neck double cutaway with maple body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, black hardware, graphite nut and Bendmaster FT two-post bridge, locking nut, one humbuckers, two single-coil pickups with three pull-switch knobs (V-T-T) for coil tap, fat (center on) and phase; an

      • X189 Electra Westone (H-S-H)
        01/23/08



        Bolt neck double cutaway with maple body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, black hardware, graphite nut and Bendmaster two-post bridge, two humbuckers, one single-coil pickup with three pull-switch knobs (V-T-T) for coil tap, fat (center on) and phase; and 3-way selector switch. <

      • X175 Electra Phoenix (S-S-S)
        01/23/08




        Bolt neck double cutaway with maple body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, black hardware, graphite nut and tekglide (vintage style) bridge, three single-coil pickups with three knobs (V-T-T) and 3-way selector knife switch.


        The X175 was a replacement for

      • X165 Electra Phoenix (H-H)
        01/23/08




        Bolt neck double cutaway with maple body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, black hardware, graphite nut and tekglide (vintage style) bridge, two humbuckers with four knobs (V-V-T-T) with pull-switches for coil tap and phase reverse.


        X165PW (H-H)(pearl whi

      • X160 Electra Phoenix (H-H, active EQ)
        01/23/08



        Bolt neck double cutaway with maple body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, black painted hardware, graphite nut and Tekglide (vintage style) bridge, two humbuckers with four knobs (V-V-T-T) with pull-switches for coil tap and phase reverse, active EQ.


        X160BR (H-

      • X155 Electra Phoenix Limited Anniversary Edition (H-H)
        01/23/08



        Bolt neck double cutaway with maple body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, chrome hardware, brass nut and brass hardtail bridge, two humbuckers with four knobs (V-V-T-T) with pull-switches for coil tap and phase reverse.


        X155 (H-H)(pearl white)


      • X150 Electra Phoenix (H-H, active EQ)
        01/23/08




        Bolt neck double cutaway with laminated ash, maple and walnut strip body, maple neck, chrome hardware, brass nut, brass hardtail bridge and dual humbuckers with toggle switches for coil tap and phase reverse, brass knobs for volume, preamp gain, and tone control.

      • X149 Electra Phoenix (H-H)
        01/23/08



        Bolt neck double cutaway with laminated ash, maple and walnut strip body, maple neck, chrome hardware, brass nut, brass hardtail bridge and dual humbuckers with toggle switch for coil tap, brass knobs.


        When the Electra Phoenix first appeared in late 1980, there

      • X145 Electra Phoenix (S-S-S)
        01/23/08



        Bolt neck double cutaway with ash body, maple neck, chrome hardware, and three single coil pickups with 3-way selector and fat switch (middle on), brass knobs.


        First Series:


        X145R (S-S-S)(red metalflake)

        X145B (S-S-S)(blue metalflake)

      • X140 Westone Spectrum DX (H-H)
        01/23/08
        Bolt neck double cutaway with maple body, maple neck, chrome hardware, graphite nut, Bendmaster FT trem bridge with locking nut, and and dual humbuckers with coil tap toggle switch with 3-way selector and pull-switch knobs for coil tap and phase reverse, brass knobs.


        X140BK (H-H) (b

      • X140 Electra Phoenix (S-S-S)
        01/23/08







        Bolt neck double cutaway with ash body, maple neck, black pickguard, chrome hardware, brass nut, brass hardtail bridge with strings through body, and three single coil pickups with 3-way selector and fat switch (middle on), brass knobs.


      • X185 Electra Phoenix (H-S-H)
        01/23/08







        Bolt neck double cutaway with maple body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, black hardware, graphite nut and tekglide (vintage style) bridge, two humbuckers, one single-coil pickup with three pull-switch knobs (V-T-T) for coil tap, fat (center on) and ph

  • 2007
    • November
      • X135 Electra Phoenix (H-H)
        11/28/07
        Bolt neck double cutaway with ash body, maple neck, chrome hardware,and dual humbuckers with coil tap toggle switch.


        First Series:
        X135G Green
        X135C Champagne (gold)
        X135P Purple
        X135B Brown
        X135S Silver


        Second series:
        X135NA Natural
      • X130 Electra Phoenix (H-H)
        11/28/07
        Bolt neck double cutaway with ash body, maple neck, black pickguard, chrome hardware, brass nut, brass hardtail bridge with strings through body, and dual humbuckers with coil tap toggle switch, brass knobs.


        Standard models:


        X130N Natural

        X130S Walnut st

      • Westone X125 (H)
        11/28/07
        Bolt neck double cutaway with, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, chrome hardware, vintage style bridge, and single humbucker with one volume knob.


        (pictures needed!)


        With its single pickup, modest vintage style bridge and no tone knob, the X125 is certainly the humb

      • X110 Electra Phoenix (H)
        11/28/07
        Bolt neck double cutaway with ash body, maple neck, chrome hardware, vintage style bridge, and single humbucker with coil tap toggle switch.


        X110N- Natural finish
        X110VW- Vintage White
        X110JB- Jet Black





        With its single humbucker and ec

      • X290 Workingman
        11/28/07
        Bolt neck 1 1/2 cutaway with Ash body, black finish, 5-piece maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, two humbuckers with black coil covers, chrome hardware.





        Photo courtesy of John Polster.


        The Workingman, true to its name, was intended as a no-frills

      • X280 Workingman
        11/28/07
        Bolt neck 1 1/2 cutaway with Ash body, walnut finish, 5-piece maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, two humbuckers with black coil covers, chrome hardware.









        The Workingman, true to its name, was intended as a no-frills model offering pro

      • X270 Powered EQ
        11/28/07
        Set neck 1 1/2 cutaway with Maple/Ash body, Walnut finish, bayonet neck joint, brass bridge, lock strap, deluxe tuning machines, Magnaflux pickups, treble/bass EQ, 5-piece maple neck.









        From the 1981 pricelist:


      • X260N Invicta
        11/28/07
        Set neck 1 1/2 cutaway with 5-piece maple neck, bayonet neck joint, ash body, natural finish, chrome hardware, two exposed coil humbuckers with white coil covers, brass nut, strap lock.







        From the 1981 pricelist:


      • X260 Invicta
        11/28/07
        Set neck 1 1/2 cutaway with 5-piece maple neck, bayonet neck joint, ash body, walnut finish, chrome hardware, two exposed coil humbuckers with black coil covers, brass nut, strap lock.












        Images courtesy of Vic Sutto

      • X250W Powered EQ
        11/06/07
        Ash body set neck with bayonet joint, walnut finish, twin humbuckers, silver hardware, brass nut, Active EQ with push/pull switches for coil tap and phase reverse.





        As with the Invicta and Workingman models, the X250 was an original and innovative post-lawsuit e

    • October
      • 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.
    • September
      • 2221 Slim Acoustic
        09/25/07
        Bolt neck ES-335 style with red finish, silver hardware, tremolo bridge.














        This example is missing the tremolo arm. Like the others in the slim acoustic series, this model originally boasted large chrome pi

      • 2207 Slim Acoustic
        09/25/07
        Bolt neck ES-335 style with emerald green finish, silver hardware, tremolo bridge.





        This example has aftermarket pickups. Like the others in the slim acoustic series, this model originally boasted large chrome pickup covers that look like humbuckers but aren'

      • X240 Omega
        09/23/07
        Set neck LP copy, flamed maple antique sunburst with rosewood fretboard, gold hardware, 5-way tone spectrum selector knob (see MPC guitars for details)








        The Omega was the first Electra to carry the 5-way tone spectrum knob designed by Tom Presley

      • X230 Omega
        09/23/07
        Set neck LP copy, natural finish flamed maple top, maple fretboard with trapezoid inlays, gold hardware, 5-way tone spectrum selector knob (see MPC guitars for details)





        The Omega was the first Electra to carry the 5-way tone spectrum knob designed by Tom Presley

      • X220 Omega
        09/23/07
        Set neck LP copy, black with rosewood fretboard, gold hardware, 5-way tone spectrum selector knob (see MPC guitars for details)









        The Omega was the first Electra to carry the 5-way tone spectrum knob designed by Tom Presley that would later

      • X210 Omega
        09/23/07
        Set neck LP copy, black with rosewood fretboard, gold hardware, 5-way tone spectrum selector knob (see MPC guitars for details)





        The Omega was the first Electra to carry the 5-way tone spectrum knob designed by Tom Presley that would later become a trademark of th

      • X110 Rock Strad
        09/23/07
        Bolt neck LP copy with flamed maple top, antique sunburst finish, rosewood faced headstock, and gold hardware.








        The X110 is one of a very few cases of confusion where the same model number was applied to two different guitars: X110PW and X110NA

      • 2264N Studio Zephyr
        09/23/07
        Bolt neck LP copy with transparent Ivory finish, maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, gold hardware, and a rotary selector switch for series/parallel and phase reverse options.





        This is a later variant of the White Zephyr, with a lovely finish.


        F

      • 2264 White Zephyr
        09/23/07
        Bolt neck LP copy, ivory white finish, maple neck with black dot inlay.








        With maple neck and brass nut, these models resemble LP copies in appearance but are quite different to play- much more reminiscent of original humbucker-guitar designs of the

      • 2256 Super Rock
        09/22/07
        Bolt neck LP copy with Jacaranda Rosewood top and gold hardware.





        Different variations of this guitar may exist- earlier versions had open-book 'lawsuit' style headstocks, around 75 or 76 all LP models transitioned and by 77 all had wave style headstock

      • 2254 Super Rock
        09/22/07
        Bolt-neck LP copy, goldtop with gold hardware.





        Different variations of this guitar may exist- earlier versions had open-book 'lawsuit' style headstocks, around 75 or 76 all LP models transitioned and by 77 all had wave style headstocks.


      • 2252 Super Rock
        09/22/07


        Bolt-neck Les Paul style, transparent red with gold hardware.


        Different variations of this guitar may exist- earlier versions had open-book 'lawsuit' style headstocks, around 75 or 76 all LP models transitioned and by 77 all had wave style headstocks.
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      • X635 Phoenix Bass
        09/22/07
        In 1982 a new version of the Phoenix bass was added, which like all 1982 models carried an Anniversary Edition plate on the back of the headstock. The 1982 model featured a laminated ash & walnut body, like the X149 and X150 guitars and X650 bass.





        Previously

      • X935cs Endorser
        09/22/07
        Set neck with cherry sunburst flamed maple top, open coil humbuckers, push-pull pots, and gold hardware.


        Neal Keyser's spectacular 83 Endorser:






        Scott Lewis's beautiful X935cs:





      • X410 Jazz Strad
        09/21/07
        Deluxe set neck ES-335 copy with flamed maple top, pearloid inlays, and gold hardware.





        This beautiful archtop hollowbody represents the flagship of the Electra line and of the highest quality of japanese guitars of this period. It is comparable in quality with

    • April
      • 2249 Super Rock
        04/14/07
        Bolt neck LP copy with Flamed Maple top and gold or silver hardware.


        Early versions had an open-book style headstock, italic logo, and a maple fingerboard; while the later versions had a divided style headstock and the peace-sign style logo and name along with a rosewood fingerboar

      • 2244 Super Rock
        04/14/07
        Bolt-neck LP copy, black with silver hardware.


        Different variations of this guitar exist- earlier versions had open-book 'lawsuit' style headstocks, around 75 or 76 all LP models transitioned and by 77 all had wave style headstocks.


        Dating of these mode

      • 2242 Super Rock / Black Rock
        04/14/07


        Bolt-neck LP copy, black with gold hardware.


        Thsi is one of the longest running Electra models, appearing with the first models in 1972 and still appearing in the active pricelist as late as 1981. Different variations of this guitar exist- earlier versions had open-

      • X189 Electra Phoenix
        04/14/07


        Black hardware, HUM/Single/HUM, graphite nut, Bendmaster trem, maple body. X189PB (Pearl Burst), X189RB (Red Burst), X189RD (Lipstick Red), X189JB (Jet Black).

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