X-Tone PA-1: Info?

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by marksoundguitars, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. marksoundguitars

    marksoundguitars Chief Paint Sniffer

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    A couple of years ago I bought an X-Tone PA-1 semi-solid body acoustic guitar. I'd never heard of them until I found this one, but it's basically the same as the electric version with a flat top and sans humbuckers. It had a compensated nut (that had the high E slot broken). It plays nice and sounds great with the B-Band electronics.

    This one has no stamped serial # and no branding other than "X-Tone Paramount Series." No label in the F hole, no stickers in the control cavity. There's a piece of paper Scotch-taped to the back of the headstock with "Crafter C0xxxx" handwritten in ink.

    I've looked around, and every other one I've found has the ESP logo and a serial# on the back of the headstock.

    My questions: Could this be an early prototype? A trade show demo? Something completely different?

    I didn't buy it as an investment, I just liked it and was in the market for solid acoustic. I did get a great price on it, by the way. ;)



    Last edited: Jul 14, 2017

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