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Post by Iceman on Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:12 pm

Had this rather "stodgy" pair around for a while now...


But recently had the good fortune to find the missing member. Now it is a proper household of three at last...




The new gal was purchased by the former owner with the Grovers on it and he searched for quite awhile to find the full set of originals in gold trim which came with it. Other than the TonePro and the painted-over bridge HB it is stock.

Hope to get a shot of all of them in the near future as the x110 currently in cleanup and swap mode.
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Post by hoax on Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:57 pm


Love the colour and figuring on the Les Paul. Great score Ice!!

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Post by mortarman120gang11c on Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:07 pm

Very nice trio there indeed Ice. Congrats on the score. You will love the way that X110 rock Strad sounds and plays as well as the X810 and X410. They look great together.
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Post by westcoaster on Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:45 pm

Beautiful guitar but that Pick guard on the LP?. Never been a fan of them on LP's. Having said that, at least you can see through it to the beauty beneath.
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Post by Guest on Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:11 pm

I like the Electra with the inlays (not sure of the model) is that an MPC model?
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Post by Iceman on Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:26 pm

sarcaster wrote:I like the Electra with the inlays (not sure of the model) is that an MPC model?

Your hunch is correct there, Sarc. The hollowbody on the right is an x810 MPC. One of a few also nicknamed a Tree of Life model by Electra.

Think a JazzStrad (like your Alvarez badged one-off) with MPC capability. About a pound lighter due to the additional hollow area in the back to accommodate a pair of modules. Same luxurious build as yours otherwise.
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Post by Guest on Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:28 pm

How does it sound compared to the 410?
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Post by Iceman on Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:34 pm

A touch lighter to my ears but feel is about the same as my wife reports it. The inlays do tend to be sensed under your fingertips at times, usually when playing runs, bending notes or fingerpicking.

I suppose the x410's slightly richer tone has to do with the greater weight and center wood mass. But since the x810 has the MPC available she always has some degree of one effect or another, if not a pair in combination, active when she plays it.
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Post by The Chad on Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:41 pm

Gorgeous gals there Steve, wowsa. That grain is PERTAY!!! Shocked
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Post by colt933 on Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:06 am

Love the Gumby headstock!
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Post by Barry on Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:09 pm

colt933 wrote:Love the Gumby headstock!
That's what was bugging me! I kept looking at it and thinking, why does that look so familiar? Laughing

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Post by The Chad on Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:14 pm

Barry wrote:
colt933 wrote:Love the Gumby headstock!
That's what was bugging me! I kept looking at it and thinking, why does that look so familiar? Laughing



It's true.

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Post by corsair on Wed Feb 15, 2012 4:19 pm

They're pretty yucky, Steve.... Send them to me just to ease your eyes!



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Post by Iceman on Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:06 pm

colt933 wrote:Love the Gumby headstock!

That is a WAVE headstock to you, buster. Don't make me sic Arthur on yer butt now!! Evil or Very Mad


Congrats on the new business venture, colt. Do you take in guits of all types for repair?
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Post by Iceman on Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:20 pm

corsair wrote:They're pretty yucky, Steve....

Get your hind end to ElectraFest in 2013 and you'll be able to put that sentiment to the test.
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Post by caucajun on Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:17 pm

look to me like you gotta perty bad case o' WOOD, there, ice-bubba!
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Post by Iceman on Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:13 pm

Ain't you heard you crazy Acadian? The wood is good, mon ami.... the WOOD is GOOD!! pirat
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Post by anaerobe on Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:22 pm

Beauty. Me likee.

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Post by caucajun on Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:27 pm

Iceman wrote:Ain't you heard you crazy Acadian? The wood is good, mon ami.... the WOOD is GOOD!! pirat

yes, yes............"the would iz gould"..................."it's tha case that's bad!"

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