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by charles
Thu Jan 26, 2023 10:18 am
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: Acquired an El Degas 995-WR. Need help finding details about it!
Replies: 1
Views: 5

Re: Acquired an El Degas 995-WR. Need help finding details about it!

I own one of these, the 995-TS (Tobacco Sunburst). Decent guitar. I think I got mine for a few hundred bucks when I bought it several years ago. It appears to be a copy of a Gibson ES-175D (I believe the D is for dual-pickup ). Yours is the wine red model, hence the WR in the model nomenclature. The...
by charles
Wed Oct 05, 2022 3:09 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: El degas collectioN for sale
Replies: 8
Views: 5761

Re: El degas collectioN for sale

Shane Sanko wrote: Wed Oct 05, 2022 10:53 am I'm just curious do you have a 345 hollowbody forsale still let me know at [email redacted by admin] thankyou was my first guitar been looking for one forever thankyou
This thread is 6 years old; I suggest watching Ebay and Reverb.

Please don't self-dox yourself on the forum.
by charles
Sun Aug 28, 2022 11:01 am
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: Minty Gold Top LP
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: Minty Gold Top LP

I think that has been the general consensus. I never make promises to people about the manufacturer of their instruments when they ask, however.
by charles
Thu Aug 18, 2022 7:51 pm
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: My new 985 El Degas bass
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: My new 985 El Degas bass

Barry wrote: Thu Aug 18, 2022 6:48 pm Very nice. I've seen a lot of the matching guitars but I think this is the first bass version I've seen.
With that "lovely" Gumby head stock i presume this was based on a Greco design?
Yup, the prevailing theory is that it's a Greco design
by charles
Thu Aug 18, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: Minty Gold Top LP
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: Minty Gold Top LP

Hmmm... humbucker sized P90s are out there... I am a fan of the GFS Mean 90s and Dream 90s and they are cheap as chips!
by charles
Wed Aug 17, 2022 10:36 pm
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: Grabber Bass
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: Grabber Bass

You nailed it - there is absolutely a sweet spot! Once you find it, the sliding pickup feature seems pretty redundant :D
by charles
Wed Aug 17, 2022 10:35 pm
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: My new 985 El Degas bass
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: My new 985 El Degas bass

The grass is always greener, as they say! I coveted the neck-thru as well and was set up with a sweet deal from a forum member (lovely fellow from Ontario), but ended up still having the biggest spark with my set neck version. C'est la vie :mrgreen:
by charles
Wed Aug 17, 2022 10:08 pm
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: Minty Gold Top LP
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: Minty Gold Top LP

Oooh, I love goldtops :shock: I have always been sad that they never did the gold top in a set neck (as far as I have found, anyway) and I have so many of the set necks that I cannot justify another LP! THANK YOU for all the photo posts. I guess I should really get my butt in gear and do a full run ...
by charles
Wed Aug 17, 2022 10:06 pm
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: My new 985 El Degas bass
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: My new 985 El Degas bass

I have both the set neck and neck-thru versions of this one. I actually prefer the sound of my set neck version! The neck-thru lives in my home office, though, so it gets more play (since it's there for quick pick-up-and-play when the feeling arises to do so).
by charles
Wed Aug 17, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: El Degas L6 guitar
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: El Degas L6 guitar

Beauty.
Mine appears a bit more light/blonde than yours, I love the ambering yours has!

The previous owner of mine changed the varitone to a switch and I've been meaning to get it put back to its original form.
by charles
Wed Aug 17, 2022 10:03 pm
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: El Degas The Paul
Replies: 10
Views: 331

Re: El Degas The Paul

Lovely. Mine has a headstock repair, sadly.

Is yours also as heavy as a boat anchor?
by charles
Wed Aug 17, 2022 10:02 pm
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: Grabber Bass
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: Grabber Bass

Nice. I have that same model. The sliding pickup was an interesting idea, though I tend to have it where I like it and not move it. Definitely one of the Gibson black sheep models to replicate!
by charles
Fri May 27, 2022 1:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Acoustic El Degas made in Japan
Replies: 8
Views: 449

Re: Acoustic El Degas made in Japan

Would anyone have an idea of worth on this guitar? I think I had paid about $100.00 cdn in 1976. That is a question that becomes harder and harder to answer as time marches on. The instruments are now getting into the 40-50 year old so the question of condition and wear becomes more and more of a v...
by charles
Fri May 27, 2022 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: El Degas GL guitars
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: El Degas GL guitars

I think I may have discovered the difference in the GL30 and the GL36N, hence the difference in price. It appears that the GL36N is made of the same materials as the Guild D55. Rosewood, spruce, etc. whereas the GL30 has laminate back and sides? Does anyone have any other thoughts on this? That sou...
by charles
Fri May 27, 2022 12:55 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: Rickenbaker 330 clone
Replies: 1
Views: 153

Re: Rickenbaker 330 clone

Looks like a beauty. I've been fortunate to have owned 2 different El Degas Ric 330 clones... one's in my music room right now. :wink: Luckily I also was able to get them for pretty decent prices. My first one was a real fixer upper so I was very happy to replace it with a more pristine specimen. Th...