A few months ago, I bought a vintage D'Angelico electric. I've tried to find out as much as I could about them, but not much is written, and there seems to be about as much confusion as fact out there. Most had plywood bodies supplied by United (Premier, Univox and others) or Code (pronounced Co-Day). Most had Fransche/Franz pickups, either white pick-guards, or single-bound tortoise. Hardware varied. Some had "classic" tailpieces, others didn't. Some had New Yorker truss rod covers, others didn't. The necks were 100% Kenmare street John D'Angelico. Most bodies were maple laminated, and a lot were flamed like crazy. Often called G7s, it seems likely that is the notation by the body supplier, and not by D'Angelico. They don't get anywhere near the respect of acoustic D'Angelicos with carved tops, but I think these are great looking guitars that are historically important. Here are some pics I've collected. First is mine: This one looks like it might be spruce, and the body is shaped a little different than most. Has the electric style neck though: Interesting tailpiece on this one, and replacement p90s: Small body, DeArmond pickup. Altered Guild tailpiece is likely original: Beautiful sunburst, older style tailpiece. Super flamey single pickup, older style tailpiece: ignore this one...it's an Excel that someone electrified. I'd hit it. I love this one, although the concept would make many cringe I'm sure. Last seen in Japan, this beauty has uber-rare Gold Franz pickups, and an old style tailpiece. Angled bridge pickup....not sure if it had a neck pickup, tailpiece replaced by a Bigsby....if you're going to play Stooges covers on a guitar that's arguably on the level of a Stradivarius, this would be your first choice. Beautiful sunburst, classic tailpiece, replaced pickups. Thats it for now. I'm still looking for a clean photo of Joe Beck's....his had a unique headstock shape (open book) I'd love if anyone else has photos or comments to share about these rare red-headed step children.