BOND ELECTRAGLIDE

  • Carbon Fiber Guitar

Overview

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Product: 

  • electric guitars

Dates of manufacture: 

1984 to 1986

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).

Specifications (12)

Body

Body materialgraphite body
Body shape featuresdouble cutaway
Pickguard shaperaised pickguard

Fretboard

Fingerboard materialsynthetic stepped ridges fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersdot fingerboard position markers
Fret typestepped ridges in fingerboard

General

Finish colorsblack finish
Number of strings6 strings

Controls

Pickup selector controls3 pickup selector switches

Electronics

Pickups configuration3 single coil pickups

Hardware

Tailpiecestop tailpiece

Neck

Tuner layoutthree-each-side

Prices (10)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
2013€2500poor
19911500 FRF goodJp
2014£900worn
1987£100newMike
1994€1200good
1988€1000good
1991£250goodJohnny
1983£500goodSerial No: 000514. Working, Bond guitar case, power supply and stereo lead.
1990£450good
1990$550excellentEMFOriginal case, power supply

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