First appears in the 1985 UK catalogue, available in Candy Red, Metallic Black, Pearl Burst or Candy Blue.
Listed at $425 in the Jan and April 1985 US pricelists, rising to $450 in Sept 1985 and $575 in the August 1986 price list.
That list also featured a new finish, black with red graphics, the Japanese flag, pictured in the 1986 Spectrum catalogue at $599.
New Page! Dec 2015 Spectrum LX -X198SWG (“Rising Sun” Model)
The LX does not appear in the April 1987 price list.
The only difference between the Spectrum FX and the LX is the neck:
LX = bolt-on neck
FX = set neck
- body: solid Maple
- neck: hard Maple
- fingerboard: Rosewood
- graphite nut
- 25.5 inch scale
- 22 frets
- pickups: two Magnaflux II UBC (Neck and bridge) and one Magnaflux IV (Mid)
- controls: master volume (Push/pull for coil tap), two tone controls (Push/pull for mid pickup on/off and bridge pickup phase reverse)
- Bendmaster FT trem
- FT string lock
Dave Brock of Hawkwind and his Spectrum LX