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DOMINO ELECTRIC All Domino electric models were offered with one, two, or three pickups, with a corresponding change in the model's designation number. For example, the Californian model was offered with one pickup (Model 501), two pickups (Model 502), or three pickups (Model 503). Models were also offered in a 12-string configuration: A Californian Model 513 was a 12-string with three pickups. However, not all models follow this fairly simple system!
The model # BB62 Beatle Guitar was basically a Hofner design ripoff, with a single f-hole, raised pickguard, adjustable bridge/metal tailpiece, two pickups, volume/tone controls, and a three-way toggle. Retail list price was $110.
The (# 502) Californian is frequently encountered at guitar shows. This model is based on the Vox Phantom, and features a five-sided hardwood body, 22-fret fingerboard, 24.75 in. scale, six-per-side tuners, a (big) richly grained rosewood pickguard, covered bridge/tremolo tailpiece, mallory pickups, pickup on/off switches, individual mute/solo/rhythm switches per pickup, and volume and tone controls. Californian models were available in Metallic Blue, Sunburst Red, Sunburst Yellow, White, and Yellow Mist finishes. The Californian model was offered as the one pickup Model 501 (retail list $60), two pickup Model 502 (list $75), or three pickup Model 503 (list $90). The Californian Model 513 (list $125) has a 12-string configuration and three pickups.
The (# 80E2) Californian Rebel looks like an expanded, floppy Californian model, and has single f-hole, pickup on/off switches, and volume and tone controls. The Californian Rebel model was offered as the two pickup Model 80E2 (list $90), and three pickup Model 80E3 (list $105). The Californian Rebel 12-string model had a retail list price of $140.
The Vox "teardrop" copy (# 15E2) Fireball model had a rounded hardwood body, single f-hole, six-per-side tuners, volume and tone controls, and a three-way switch. The Fireball model was offered with two pickups (list $90), and three pickups (list $105). The Californian Rebel 12-string model had a retail list price of $140.
The (# 302) Spartan model was a Fender Jaguar copy, with an unbound fingerboard with dot inlay, tremolo bridge, six-on-one-side tuners, tortoise pickguard, metal controls plate, volume and two tone controls. The Spartan was offered as the two pickup Model 302 (list $99.50), and the three pickup Model 303 (list $110). The Spartan 12-string model had a retail list price of $125. An upscale version, the (# D302) Spartan Deluxe was the same as the Spartan, except featured block inlays, a bound fingerboard, and Mallory alnico pickups. The Spartan Deluxe was offered as the two pickup Model D302 (list $149.95), and the three pickup Model D303 (list $147.95). The Model D313 Spartan Deluxe 12-string model had a retail list price of $174.95. At the top of the list, the(# DC302) Spartan Custom was similar to the Spartan Deluxe, except had custom colors!
These colors include (A) Sunset Red, (B) Sunburst Yellow, (C) Metallic Blue, (D) Palamino White, (E) Desert, and (F) Diamond Blue. There was a $50 up charge for exotic Starfire wood grain finish. The Spartan Custom was offered as the two pickup Model DC302 (list $174.95), and the three pickup Model DC303 (list $199.95). The Model DC313 Spartan Custom 12-string model had a retail list price of $189.95.
From the Jaguar copy to the Music master copy! The (# 202) Olympic model had an offset double cutaway hardwood body, 24.75 in. scale, 21-fret unbound fingerboard with dot inlay, tremolo bridge, six-on-one-side tuners, volume and two tone controls (all controls were mounted on the pickguard). The Olympic model was offered as the two pickup Model 202 (list $99.95), and as the three pickup Model 203 (list $110). The Olympic 12-string model had a retail list price of $125. The Olympic Deluxemodel is the same as the Olympic, except features block inlays, bound fingerboard, and Mallory alnico pickups. The Olympic Deluxe model was offered as the two pickup. Model D202 (list $124.95), and as the three pickup Model D203 (list $149.95). The Model D212 Olympic Deluxe 12-string model had a retail list price of $174.95.
The Olympic Custom model was similar to the Olympic Deluxe, except featured such custom colors as (A) Sunset Red, (B) Sunburst Yellow, (C) Metallic Blue, (D) Palamino White, (E) Desert Sand, and (F) Diamond Blue. The Olympic Custom model was offered as the two pickup Model DC202 (list $149.95), and as the three pickup Model DC203 (list $174.95). The Model DC212 Olympic Custom 12-string model had a retail list price of $199.95. There was a $50 up charge for the exotic "Starfire" wood grain finish.
The Domino (# 40E2) Dawson was a 335-style guitar, but fully hollow. This model had two f-holes, 24.75 in. scale, 21-fret bound fingerboard with white block inlay, raised black pickguard, bridge/attached tailpiece tremolo, chrome hardware, six per side headstock, volume/tone controls, three-way pickup selector toggle switch. The Dawson model was available in Gunmetal Red, Yellow Sunburst, Sunburst Walnut, Silver-Red, and Golden-mist finishes. The Dawson model was offered as the one pickup Model 40E1 (retail list $90), two pickup Model 40E2 (list $110), and three pickup Model 40E3 (list $120). The Dawson Model 40E12 (list $150) has a 12-string configuration and three pickups.
Domino's (# 22E2) Silverhawk was similar to the Dawson , except featured unbound fingerboard with dot inlay, metal bridge with wood feet/tremolo tailpiece, three-per-side tuners, chrome hardware, two pickups, volume and tone controls, and two toggle switches (one on bass bout, one on treble bout, both have an individual pickguard). Silverhawk models were available in White, Sunburst Red, Metallic Blue, Black, and Deep Red finishes. The Silverhawk model was offered as the 1 pickup Model 22E1 (retail list $85) with tremolo, two pickup Model 22E2 (list $110) with tremolo, and 3 pickup Model 22E3 (list $130) with tremolo. The Dawson Model 22E12 (list $150) has a 12-string configuration and two pickups.The (# 7E1) Hawk model has a single cutaway hollow body, two f-holes, same bridge/tremolo as the Silverhawk, raised black pickguard, three-per-side tuners, one pickup, volume and tone controls, and a jack mounted on a metal controls plate, available in White finish only (retail list $75).
Used prices on most models range between $200 and $450 depending on configuration and condition.

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