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The DAION POWER SERIES MARK X was a through neck solid body electric guitar, made in Japan between around 1978 and 1984.
It has a three piece laminated through body neck of alternating rosewood and maple. Select solid ash body.
It has an ivory celluoid bound rosewood fingerboard. Pickups are a pair of Daion Humbuckers with black exposed bobbins. The 1982 Daion catalog describes them as original powered humbuckers with triple anti tilt screw system.The pickup selector switch gives neck only, both or bridge only options. The Les Paul style knobs are pairs of individual volume and tone controls for each pickup and there are individual pickup coiltap switches.
The bound headstock has a brass truss rod cover with "Power mark X" on it. A gold DAION logo on the front and a black Daion logo on the back. The serial number is printed in white on the reverse of the headstock. Tuners are three a side, heavy duty Rotomatic-type machine heads, gold coloured and marked with the Daion logo. It has a massive string through body fixed bridge with brass saddles.
Available in tan, wine red, brown or black finishes. The power mark X sold for $525 new in 1982.
Source: 1982 Daion catalog.