Sunday, September 23, 2007, 06:47 AM - Models
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 that would later become a trademark of the MPC guitars. Headstock was open-book shape in 76 and fan shape for all other years.





Like most Electras with a fan-shaped headstock, the Omega is believed to be made by Matsumoku.


From the 1977 catalog:











Jarkki from Finland sends these pictures of his beautiful X230:





































Note that this example has a 3-way switch instead of a 5-way selector knob. This is a fairly common variation, as many people didn't want the extra options. Sometimes people replaced it themselves, but it seems to have come that way from the factory sometimes too.

Sunday, September 23, 2007, 06:42 AM - Models
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 the MPC guitars. Headstock was open-book shape in 76 and fan shape for all other years.


Like most Electras with a fan-shaped headstock, the Omega was believed to be made by Matsumoku.


From the 1977 catalog:







Sunday, September 23, 2007, 06:33 AM - Models
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 the MPC guitars. Headstock was open-book shape in 76 and fan shape for all other years. In 1982 the X110 was redesigned with a slightly different body shape:





Like most Electras with a fan-shaped headstock, the Omega is believed to be made by Matsumoku.


From the 1977 catalog:







From the 1981 pricelist:






Sunday, September 23, 2007, 06:25 AM - Models
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 were single-pickup versions of the Electra Phoenix, a bolt-neck double cutaway quite unlike the rock strad.



From the 1977 catalog:










Sunday, September 23, 2007, 06:16 AM - Models
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.


From the 1981 pricelist:






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