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1984 Electra Westone Phoenix X-189 - Metallic Red Burst

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We've been fortunate to have had a bunch of really cool Electra and Westone models pass through our store.  But this one is even cooler because it's an Electra AND a Westone! Did you know that 1984 is the ONLY year that both brand names appeared together on the headstocks? This was a transition year from one brand to another, therefore it earns extra special points. 

These were really nice guitars when they were made and they have held up very well. They have a solid feel....they feel more substantial than a lot of the imported guitars from this era. One way we know this is because whenever someone picks it up in our store, they immediately say: "oh!", then they smile. The hardware is all quality stuff, and the electronics still sound great today. HSH pickup configuration with 3 push/pull controls for coil splitting, phase reversal, and to toggle the middle single-coil on/off.  I'm not great at math but I think this is like a zillion sound options or something. I don't know. What I do know is that this guitar is surprisingly versatile and a we all agree that it's more fun to play than we expected. 

No, we do not have the trem arm.  Yes, one tuner has a missing cover. Yes, there are paint chips on the headstock tip. 

This one plays great with a fresh setup and new strings. We've polished the frets, adjusted all of the hardware, and cleaned the electronics. It is ready to be enjoyed! It appears to be 100% original and unmodified, It's in pretty nice shape for its age...definitely higher than average for condition. There are typical dings and scratches like you should expect on a nearly 40 year old instrument, but no signs of abuse. Fret wear is minimal and not affecting playability or intonation.  The metallic redburst is the rarest finish for this model and this guitar is still vibrant and reflective. 

When was the last time you saw one in person or posted online for sale? Weight: 9.03 pounds.

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