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Electra MPC X330 1970's Sunburst

Regular price $999.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $999.00 USD
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Very nice 1970's Electra MPC X330 LP-style guitar, with onboard phaser module and hardshell case. Quality construction, made in Japan.

Saint Louis Music Supply Co. (SLM) started the Electra brand in 1971, originally sourcing guitars from Japan wherever they could and putting out some hardcore Gibson replicas.

In 1975, however, as Electra was starting to focus on original models and develop their Modular Powered Circuit (MPC) boxes they solidified a deal with Matsumoku Industrial Co. factory in Japan to build most of their guitars.

Matsumoku was an integral part of the Japanese guitar lineage and at times was a contract producer for Aria, Greco, Yamaha and Ibanez. Matsumoku also had their own brand of guitars- Westone.

It is Electra’s MPC modules that are their claim to fame and this innovative feature debuted in 1976.

The MPC line-up of guitars had two removable effects units inside the guitar powered by a 9-volt battery. The modules were controlled with two intensity knobs and on/off toggles.

Electra offered a total 12 different MPC modules compatible with 18 guitar models.

On some models, such as the one being offered there was also a rotary dial to control the “Tone Spectrum Circuitry” which provided an array of pickup combinations.

A few years later in 1981, SLM the parent company of Electra struck a deal with Matsumoku to import and distribute Westone branded guitars to the States.
During their heyday Electra enjoyed endorsements from the likes of Peter Frampton, Leslie West, Rick Derringer, and The Outlaws. West (‘78) and The Outlaws (‘77) both had a signature model.

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This guitar is presented by American Guitar Boutique of Phenix City, AL. Buyer pays UPS shipping (and applicable taxes) which is added to the sales price at checkout. Shipping is $115 including premium insurance from