Quantum (X850)


Matsumoku, 1985-6


First appeared in the Jan 1985 US price list at $499.50 including gig bag, (Probably introduced earlier, a known serial number indicates that it was made in 1984).

In the August 1986 pricelist the price had increased to $529.50 and at this time it was only available in black.

Does not appear in the later pricelists


  • Two pickups (Magnaflux RB)
  • two volume and one tone control
  • 32.25 inch scale
  • 24 frets
  • Headless neck with top mounted string clamp so ordinary strings can be used instead of double ball end strings
  • Hard Maple body and neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • graphite nut
  • First appearance of the ‘stepped’ body design
  • Available in Satin Black, Snow White or Red
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These were originally supplied with a gig bag, but it’s unusual to come across one that still has it.
Quantum gig bag

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