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1970's Electra Japan Omega X230! SOLD!

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Here's a great guitar for not a lot of dough! Like many Japanese guitars of the era, this 70s Electra Omega shows great attention to detail, excellent quality and killer performance. Made in the Matsumoku factory as were many of the best Ibanez guitars of this period.  As nice or nicer than many higher priced Ibanez "lawsuit" copies I've seen! Good specs in a very familiar package. Just like the original Lester Polfus inspired design, this one has a mahogany back for good sustain. Electra went one step further though and added a Strat like tummy contour on the back for comfort. The top is a gorgeous flame maple. Probably a veneer but very nice looking. The set in maple neck features a bound maple fingerboard with trapezoid inlays. The pickups have been upgraded to a set of vintage 70s Dimarzio humbuckers. Probably PAF style, they are hooked to an upgraded traditional control arrangement.  A Tuneomatic style bridge, Stopbar tailpiece and sealed tuners keep it rock solid. The finish is a classy natural and is set off by black binding and gold hardware. An incredible deal for the quality. Many players will take a Japanese guitar over an expensive Gibson or Fender citing better build quality and playability. This guitar is a good example of why.

This Electra plays well and has great tone and feel. The neck is straight, the action is good and the frets are fine. The pickups deliver a ton of tonal options. Everything works as it should. Condition wise, this guitar shows wear you would expect of a 25+ year old player guitar. Moderate pick, clearcoat scratches as well some scuffs, chips, dents and dings. The back shows some heavy duty belt wear. Cool semi relic vibe. Comes in a gigbag.

If I had to choose, I would grab one of these over an Epiphone Les Paul or similar guitar. The quality and feel is top notch and you get so much more vibe. A great platform for upgrades too. An excellent instrument for the bucks. Electras have steadily been increasing in price in recent years as well with some of the effects laden MPC models bringing double what I used to see them for. A bang for the buck champ that may be the only Les Paul you'll ever need.


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