- electric guitars
Dates of manufacture:
BOND made the ELECTRAGLIDE between 1984 and 1986. It was completely made of carbon fibre weighing around 4 kg - but its most unsual feature was its carbon fibre stepped fretboard. There were no metal frets - the strings were fretted againts the sawtooth ridges.
Pickups were 3 single coils with recessed touch sensitive electronic voume, treble and bass controls (it has no potentiometers). Hardware was made by Schaller - with gold or silver finish options. The guitar's electronics needed an external power supply and overall it was relatively bulky. Perhaps this was one of the reasons it was not a commercial success with only about 1400 instruments made.
Notable users of the Electraglide were Mick Jones, The Edge, Will Sergeant, John Turnbull and Dave Stewart (he's pictured with one in the 1984 Bond catalog).
|Body material||graphite body|
|Body shape features||double cutaway|
|Pickguard shape||raised pickguard|
|Fingerboard material||synthetic stepped ridges fingerboard|
|Fingerboard position markers||dot fingerboard position markers|
|Fret type||stepped ridges in fingerboard|
|Finish colors||black finish|
|Number of strings||6 strings|
|Pickup selector controls||3 pickup selector switches|
|Pickups configuration||3 single coil pickups|
|1983||£500||good||Serial No: 000514. Working, Bond guitar case, power supply and stereo lead.|
|1990||$550||excellent||EMF||Original case, power supply|