Thursday, October 4, 2007, 08:01 AM - ModelsSet 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
Thursday, October 4, 2007, 07:58 AM - ModelsSet 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:
Thursday, October 4, 2007, 07:49 AM - ModelsNatural 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 Derringer is best remembered for his song "Rock & Roll Hootchie Coo", and the 1965 song "Hang on Sloopy" by his band the McCoys.
Thursday, October 4, 2007, 07:38 AM - ModelsSet 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:
Thursday, October 4, 2007, 07:33 AM - ModelsNeck-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 shape not shared by other Electra guitars. It was also an early endorsement guitar, endorsed by Tampa band The Outlaws, best remembered for their 1975 hit "There Goes Another Love Song".
The Outlaw combined many of the innovations Tom Presley had developed in the Omega- brass nut and bridge plate for resonance, as well as the new MPC electronics.
As different as the Outlaw is from many other Electras, it is no surprise that it was made by Terada, who would later become the primary manufacturer of Gretsch guitars. The bridge, headstock, and other details suggest similarity to other Terada models.