CASE IS IN NICE SHAPE FOR AGE, SOME TOLEX MISSING FROM SIDE, AND INNER LINING SHOWING A LITTLE PADDING, BUT ALL SOLID AND ALL LACTHES WORKING. BUYER PAYS SHIPPING, CHECKS MUST WAIT 10 DAYS BEFORE SHIPPING. Electra guitars were imported from Japan by the Saint Louis Music (SLM) of Saint Louis, Missouri from 1971 to 1984 (most MPC models were made by Matsumoku of Matsumoku , Japan) .Matsumoku has made many popular guitar brands over the years including; Aria, Westbury, Westone, Epiphone, Vantage & Vox to name but a few.At some point in the early 80's, some production is moved to Korea. In the fall of 1983, Electra brand becomes Electra-Phoenix.By early 1984 it became Electra-Westone and by the end of 1984 it is just Westone. Louis Music Inc's reason to abandon the Electra line were; overall, the MPC were not a great marketing success (seems unbelievable with the success Electra's are now enjoying :-) Dating your Electra: Matsumoku made guitars have serial number in which the first one or two digits represent the year of manufacture.By the early 1970's, the D-35 became the preferred side-arm of the growing crop of singer-songwriters.By the 1980's, the 000 size, with the help of Eric Schoenberg's discovery of the OM, and a photo of Stephen Stills with a pre-war 000-45, became recognized as the ideal guitar for fingerpickers.
The Electra MPC's claim to fame was, and is, on-board effects (more commonly referred to as effects modules). If you want to use an effect (wah, phase shifter, etc) , all you have to do is flip a switch on the front of the guitar, and turn a knob (also on the front of the guitar) to adjust the intensity of the effect. Over the years major musicians endorsed the MPC line, such as, Peter Frampton, Leslie West (signature model), ELO, Allen "Free Bird" Collins, Chris Squire (MPC Bass), The Outlaws (signature guitar & bass), and Rick Derringer (X910 model is also known as the "Derringer" model).This original version of the Electra Page is maintained for archival reference.For the most complete information on Electra guitars, including new user-posted pictures, visit the new Electra Guitar Page LP style 2242 2244 2249 2252 2254 2256 2264 2264n X110 X210 X220 X230 X240 ES-335 style 2207 2221 2227 2229 2266 2267 2281 X410 X420 X420VS SG style 2247 2259 Flying Vee 2236 Strat style 2263wc 2275b 2275c 2275n 2275s Tele style 2238wc 2248wc 2253w 2253wc 2270c F-bass style 2271 2273 G-bass style 2250 2261 R-bass style 2288 2289 MPC Models X120 X310 X320 X330 X340 X350 X610 X620 X710 X720 X730 X740 X810 X910 X930 X940 X950 X960 Original designs: Phoenix models X110 X130 X135 X140 X145 X149 X150 X155 X160 X165 X175 X180 X185 X189 X190 X195 X199 Phoenix basses X630 X635 X640 X650 X695 Pointy models XV2GR/XV3GR X1PW/X2RD XV1 Pointy basses X700 Other original models: X250 X260 X270 X280 X290 X510 X935 X935CS These pages are dedicated to the Electra MPC line of guitars Guitars (1976-1983).In the 1960's, the Martin guitar, and more specifically, the Martin Dreadnaught, became identified as the industry standard for all serious guitar players, not just for Bluegrass, but for all players in the "Folk" movement that swept the world.Even a 000 size Martin was considered too small to be relevant. "NO RESERVE" GRETSCH 1960'S HARDSHELL CASE "NO RESERVE" THIS GRETSCH HARDSHELL CASE IS FROM THE 1960'S. BUYER PAYS SHIPPING, CHECKS MUST WAIT 10 DAYS BEFORE SHIPPING.