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1977 Electra Elvin Bishop Model 2281 Maxon Humbuckers Vine of Life Inlays Pro Setup Original Case
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Today, Lawman Guitars is Presenting…
A beautiful and all original 1977 Made in Japan, by Fujigen Gakki, Electra Model 2281 Elvin Bishop Guitar with the original Hard Shell Case.
This incredible 335 style guitar is in remarkable shape for its age. Only the binding is showing some finish cracks and has broken in just two places..see pics 11 and 12 …The body is crack free and the neck is dead straight. Original Maxon Humbuckers that sound amazing…see pics 13, 14 and 15.
This is a Vine of Life Fretboard Guitar with genuine Mother of Pearl vines and the flowers are Abalone. Very high quality work here. The body is Highly figured Flamey Maple with a center slab running thru the body that attaches to the both the pickups and neck for incredible sustain. Hard to make this one feedback under loud playing as well. The tuners are Heavy Duty Die Case enclosed tuners with the Star logo on them. I love these tuners with the tulip buttons. They are great tuners and keep this cool guitar in tune!
This guitar was first introduced in 1976 and is the first guitar Electra signed a Celebrity endorser to. Elvin Bishop had just had his monster hit “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” and was excited to have a guitar designed for him. See the ad pics attached for The Elvin Bishop. Pics 18 and 19.
We had our Techs set this guitar up with a new set of 10 guage strings. It plays effortlessly with the low action and jumbo frets. Bending notes is no problem on this cool guitar. The only other malady I could find is the neck pickup ring has two cracks by the screw heads but they still function so we left them on. We’ll let the new owner decide to change those. We still have the original Pickguard on this cool guitar as well.
The original case is also still working to protect this guitar. The accessory box is still with it and all the latches, hinges and original handle are still working. Some tolex has been worn off but its still a cool original case for your cool Elvin Bishop Guitar!
Extremely cool but vintage and used so its sold as-is no returns..However, I have been hand picking my customers instruments for close to 20 years now and they all loved the guitars I found them. This incredible Electra will certainly not be an exception.
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Lawman Mike at Lawman Guitars.