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ZEPHYR- circa 1963

Magnatone Zephyr - X-5 - 2 pickup solid body electric guitar This is an early-to-mid 1960's Magnatone Zephyr, model X-5, electric guitar made by Magnatone of California. It's 100% original. It was designed by Paul Barth who worked with Rickenbacker for many years. It has a yellow-sparkle finish; which has crazing (finish cracks.) The guitar is in great shape and very clean overall. There's a few chips in the finish. It also has three very small holes drilled in it; two on the neck and one on the body. The guitar was displayed for most of it's life. So it's actually had very little use.Description from

It's a really light guitar; clearly not the weight of a Strat which probably inspired the design. It has a really unique and well designed bridge and whammy bar which holds tune well. The pickups are super hot. It has a really interesting range of tones. When the switches are in the down position the bridge pickup sounds incredibly smooth and clean; great for Jazz or ballads. The neck pickup gives a hard wraspy, twang sound. When they're combined they're really full and edgy sounding. The up position gives a very hollow tone with similar characteristics to those previously stated. Check out the neck adjustment built into the neck plate. So it's really easy to make adjustments when necessary. The guitar was just setup so it's ready to go. I think both collectors and players will love this guitar. It also includes the original brown, thin "sleeve" case but will also include a good soft-shell case.Description from

Magnatone Zephyr model #X-5 Item #: mag1001 SOLD

Magnatone Zephyr - X-5 - 2 pickup solid body electric guitar

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