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Post by Iceman on Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:35 pm

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Electra-Outlaw-X710-Matsumoku-Prototype-/271126556428?pt=Guitar&hash=item3f2066ef0c

For those who are not fully versed on these beasts they can be very fairly described as an SG + LP + "take your pick" killer all rolled into one... and that is just the describing to production models that have been available to the hoi polloi such as you and me. Truly a rock solid build, pure granite all the way.

For all our gab here about model rarity of different production models given the rather esoteric nature of "our" brand to begin with, THIS IS a day-old hen's tooth by comparison.


... just be ready for a wrasslin' match with Arthur goin' in, 'ya dig? You OK?

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Post by Guest on Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:55 pm

curious he mentions "He has authorized me to sell several instruments from his collection for him". I would love to know what else will be available.

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Post by Sgt. Vimes on Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:07 pm

that is one fugly mother!

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Post by Iceman on Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:14 pm

sarcaster wrote:curious he mentions "He has authorized me to sell several instruments from his collection for him". I would love to know what else will be available.

Let's just say that other inquiring minds are working that very avenue as we converse...


And Sarge, fugly or no ( and I am going with the no angle here ) the sound is quite heavenly indeed!

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Post by J.a.c.aranda87 on Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:33 pm

Other inquiring minds? Hopefully they share the dish!

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Post by corsair on Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:27 am

Yeah.... I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but that's not for me, I'm afraid... Neutral

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Post by Westbone on Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:23 am

That is butt ugly.

Some of those wiring configurations are definitely prototype and pretty much unusable.

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Post by mortarman120gang11c on Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:28 pm

Ugly is in the eye of the beholder and this one models has been called everything from ugly to a potato sack guitar but the tones it can produce and the playability are really awesome sort of a beauty and the beast I guess. This Outlaw models Rocks hard and fast.

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Post by Barry on Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:38 am

Yep, fugly alright.

But, it is a prototype after all. And I'm sure Tom was more concerned with the electronics and sound at this initial stage. The aesthetic form would have been refined after the function was all worked out, I have no doubt.

Hey, at least there are no barrel saddles!

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Post by hobster on Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:41 pm

I love the Outlaw loook - thats why i own one. They are built like a tank, weigh a ton, and are crafted beautifully. This one is missing the wicked cool bowtie neck inlays. I could see how one could consider them fugly, they are quite a unique geeeetar!

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Post by The Chad on Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:35 pm

That is gorgeous! Eye of the Beholder, eh?! Wish I could get it.

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Post by Westbone on Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:02 am

Beholders eye.

Looks like a toilet seat. A musical one at that.

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Post by Iceman on Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:30 am

Westbone wrote:Beholders eye.

Looks like a toilet seat. A musical one at that.

If that truly represents the shape of a loo cover over there across the pond, all I can say is take care not to rush things for fear of catching sumptin' somewhares... Shocked

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Post by Westbone on Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:44 am

Wouldn't even use it as a toilet seat. It's so butt ugly.

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Post by Iceman on Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:24 pm

You can be soooooo cryptic at times, mate. Rolling Eyes

Speak plainly and tell us what you really think for once, eh? tongue



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Post by hobster on Tue Dec 25, 2012 1:36 pm

Iceman wrote:You can be soooooo cryptic at times, mate. Rolling Eyes

Speak plainly and tell us what you really think for once, eh? tongue





^^^^ Razz

Pretty cool read to go along with the guitar. Enjoyed " an Outlaw comes home".

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Post by Westbone on Tue Dec 25, 2012 7:14 pm

Iceman wrote:You can be soooooo cryptic at times, mate. Rolling Eyes

Speak plainly and tell us what you really think for once, eh? tongue





Which bit don't you understand...lol!

the butt or the ugly

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Post by The Chad on Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:19 pm

You guys crack me up.

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Post by hobster on Wed Dec 26, 2012 4:11 pm

Actually Westbone and Sarcaster have the best banter on this here forum.

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Post by Iceman on Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:53 pm

The Chad wrote:You guys crack me up.

We will be here nightly for 3 shows all through next week with a Sunday matinee @ 2:00. Naughty

Don't forget to tip your wait staff generously and try the veal special on Thursdays... Yummy!

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Post by eyebulger on Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:23 pm

Iceman wrote:
The Chad wrote:You guys crack me up.

We will be here nightly for 3 shows all through next week with a Sunday matinee @ 2:00.

Don't forget to tip your wait staff generously and try the veal special on Thursdays...

Oh waiter. IS the veal crumbed? rabbit
Can we also have some drinks please Very Happy

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Post by Iceman on Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:09 pm

Auction ended at $1636.00!! Shocked

Not to shabby for a throne ring, eh Damian? You OK?

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Post by Westbone on Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:05 pm

If money is all you worry about, shame Evil or Very Mad

It's still BUTT UGLY

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Post by Iceman on Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:54 pm

Westbone wrote:If money is all you worry about, shame Evil or Very Mad

It's still BUTT UGLY

No need to furrow your brow in concern mate, that is far removed down the list of my worries.

And for the record while I was never much a fan of the look of that particular guitar, I did see it in a Beck video once and it did seem a perfect fit to the eclectic style of his music.


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Post by tpresley on Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:09 pm

Yep, some would say she's ugly, kind of funky looking, maybe even "gross", but she has a nice smile and a great personality! Smile

Wait till you see her brother! "Butt Ugly?" You guys can do better than that!

Be well and Happy New Year!

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Post by tpresley on Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:19 pm

By the way, a couple of you have asked if there are going to be any Westones auctioned. Answer, not at this time.

I've located my Spectrum 12 String, the original Pantera (my oldest son has that one) and the original Spectrum kit body. I will be getting back my White Pantera DLX with the Bendmaster from Trevor and his Rainbow with the "no F holes" that he borrowed 16 year ago!

I did finally pull out one of the 6 pre-production Matsu Leslie West models and am considering putting that one on E-bay.

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Post by TVill25 on Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:20 pm

How about some pictures of those rare beauties. Very Happy

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Post by hobster on Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:47 pm

tpresley wrote:

I've located my Spectrum 12 String, the original Pantera (my oldest son has that one) and the original Spectrum kit body.


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Post by Iceman on Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:30 pm

Wow Tom... it is amazing to hear that those early models are still about. The Spectrum 12-string!?!... Sarcaster and Corsair will be over the moon to hear of it. Pics would be very awesome.

As there will be no Westies for the moment perhaps it would make sense to spare these fine gentlemen from anymore drama or excitement and continue on in your threads over at the Electra Forums. Naughty I can assure you that as far as the x120 goes I have always been a big fan.

I will resist the temptation to cross-post anything new you might wish start there... Twisted Evil

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Post by Westbone on Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:40 am

Have to start calling you Brownose Ice lol!

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Post by Guest on Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:19 am

tpresley wrote:By the way, a couple of you have asked if there are going to be any Westones auctioned. Answer, not at this time.

I've located my Spectrum 12 String, the original Pantera

If these end up on ebay, I might have to take a loan out eh!

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Post by Barry on Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:00 am

Westbone wrote:Have to start calling you Brownose Ice lol!

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Post by corsair on Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:51 pm

I'd surely love to see the 12, I have to say....

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Post by drsyn67 on Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:07 pm

I'm curious if it was an Electra forum member that placed the winning bid on the Outlaw prototype. I thought the guitar was a beauty, but that's my 2¢ (and about all I could have bid on it). Hope Tom will post photos of the others mentioned... let the LustFest begin when he does Smile

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Post by Iceman on Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:51 pm

Barry wrote:
Westbone wrote:Have to start calling you Brownose Ice lol!

Wink



(Sorry, Barry... but this reply deserved embedding)

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Post by Westbone on Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:02 am

Suspect... Sounds like a wet fart...Suspect

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Post by drsyn67 on Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:18 am

This is the point where I quit following this post... lol!

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Post by corsair on Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:58 pm

I reckon it's done;it's got infantile. Please stop.

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Post by Westbone on Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:47 pm

Infartile... lol!

Only having a laugh, don't be serious mate.

Lighten up !

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Post by Iceman on Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:12 pm

corsair wrote:I reckon it's done;it's got infantile. Please stop.

After re-reading the entire thread I can see how it has gotten off track, notwithstanding my intentions of just having a laugh towards the end here... what can I say, Damian dials up the crazy in me.

While I have never really gotten into the style of the Outlaw, after having checked one out locally on CL last year I was pretty blown away by the tone and just plain guts the model has. Unfortunately that one didn't work out as the seller was looking for more than Tom got for the one he just auctioned on Ebay, but one day I will pick one up.

So congratulations Tom and I am looking forward to checking out the other guits you may be moving on soon.

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Post by corsair on Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:59 pm

Westbone wrote:Infartile... lol!

Only having a laugh, don't be serious mate.

Lighten up !

With all due respect, Damian; no, I won't!

I know it's all in good fun etc.etc. but it does get very tiresome to read through the crap to get to the nuggets...

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Post by Westbone on Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:42 am

ok, ok ok

Lets cut the laughs and get all anal about it.

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Post by grogg on Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:38 pm

John, having just read the thread looks normal fair to me.

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