Monday, August 6, 2012

1977 Electra X-230 Japan Les Paul in Buffalo for $350

This seller is offering an Electra X-230 which appears to be all original.  Yes, the Electra came stock with one open coil zebra pickup and one chrome humbucker just like the pic. The X-230, sometimes referred to as Omega X-230 (?) is a copy of the Les Paul with a set neck and a Maple capped body and fretboard.  This makes it one of the more desirable Japanese guitars of the "lawsuit" or copy period because it has it's own unique style.

The 5-position "Tone Spectrum" pickup selector on this guitar is similar to the one Gibson was putting on some of their guitars at the time and it selects between the pickups but also chooses series and parallel and also puts them out of phase to give the classic "Peter Green" tone ala the Gibson Jimmy Page model.   There are also two switches below the Volume and Tone to switch between humbucking and single coil tones.  This gives the player a great number of tones to choose from.    

There is a great deal of info available about these guitars on the Electra forums.  They are highly loved by players and collectors who appreciate the Matsumoku and Fujigen guitars of this particular era.


Vintage Electra Guitar - $350 (Sanborn)

Date: 2012-08-04, 11:18AM EDT
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Vintage Electra Guitar X-230, circa 1977-78. Great Condition. Electra's Les Paul copy. I bought it new back in the day and it has been sparingly played and always stored in the case. All original switches, knobs, and pick up. Comes with original case, cord and a strap. $350 or B/O.

1 comment:

  1. Where have you been, Jim? I haven't been getting my vintage fix! :-)


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