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by Barry
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: F195
Replies: 7
Views: 3344

Re: F195

Geez jolein, way to resurrect a 7 year old Zombie thread! :roll:
by Barry
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ElDegas MT7
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: ElDegas MT7

Thanks Charles, I'm doing OK, and still afflicted with GAS (up to 37 now). Finding the money to feed the beast however is another story! I have been checking the site regularly but there has been quite a fall off this past year eh? These things tend to go in cycles so maybe things will pick up in 20...
by Barry
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ElDegas MT7
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: ElDegas MT7

...That's a Korean model (if you squint you can see it on the sound hole label)... Hey Charles, long time no talk. :mrgreen: Yup, Korean. In case you are not aware, if you right click on the image and select "View Image" (in FireFox) you will get an enlarged image. You can then click again to incre...
by Barry
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: New El Degas Show and Tell
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: New El Degas Show and Tell

charles wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:19 pm
...# 2 is believed to be a copy of a Greco design, I think.
Yup. viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1908
by Barry
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: El Degas 980 by Chushin Gakki
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: El Degas 980 by Chushin Gakki

Excellent piece of sleuthing! This also strengthens the findings of my earlier post: https://www.eldegas.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1908 which strongly suggested that Chushin was indeed a principal supplier of many of the top end ED models. That said, the one thing we know from trying to trace th...
by Barry
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ElDegas MT7
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: ElDegas MT7

Hi dougboy , I've been looking at this one for awhile too. :mrgreen: Judging by the grain in the sound hole picture It's a Mahogany guitar, and in beautiful condition (apparently). I say apparently because not showing the head stock raises questions. Hiding it the inside the bag a very strange way t...
by Barry
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: looking for my old El DeGas electric (unique)
Replies: 6
Views: 886

Re: looking for my old El DeGas electric (unique)

Geez, Justus, it's taken you 7 months to respond to my post?! (And a "thank you" would have been nice before asking more questions.) :roll: And you're still not giving us any more information! I have no idea what guitar you are referring to this time. Yes, Aria did (and still does) sell in the "west...
by Barry
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: El Degas Thinline Tele .... info please?
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Re: El Degas Thinline Tele .... info please?

The Thinline is on my "want" list, just something about them that's appealing ya know?
Not crazy about humbuckers on a Tele though. I've got a Les Paul for that. :D

And hey, ya gotta love the Mother-of-Toilet-Seat pick guard :mrgreen:
by Barry
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: MT4N - pricing?
Replies: 5
Views: 873

Re: MT4N - pricing?

B&J Music is now part of another company (no longer with Kaman) but the name escapes me at the moment. B&J is now part of JAM Industries https://jamindustries.com/markets/musical-instruments/ A few years ago when I worked at the guitar shop I contacted JAM concerning any info they may have had abou...
by Barry
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: looking for my old El DeGas electric (unique)
Replies: 6
Views: 886

Re: looking for my old El DeGas electric (unique)

Hi Michael. While I understand your urge to find your old guitar, you're making it very difficult to help you. You have not given us any specific information or description aside from being a jazz style guitar with slider switches. A picture would be a huge help here, eh? You say you "sold" it in 19...
by Barry
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: El Degas MT3B
Replies: 2
Views: 664

Re: El Degas MT3B

Hi Conan, I'm a little in late picking up this thread but welcome. These MIK models are usually nicely made guitars and should perform fairly well. But IMHO they cannot touch the Japanese made ones, and using a solid colour finish on these makes me suspicious that the wood used is less than first qu...
by Barry
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EL DEGAS GB@%
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Re: EL DEGAS GB@%

Hello poppa1 and welcome. I too have a GB25 (Dove) Made in Japan which I bought in 1975. It's beautifully made and I love it! You should understand that this is a fan appreciation site, we're not merchants. Charles has outlined it very well, the value will depend on the whims of the open market and ...
by Barry
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MIJ El Degas made by Chushin Gakki ?
Replies: 1
Views: 694

Re: MIJ El Degas made by Chushin Gakki ?

As an addendum to this post, today I was reading the history of Mann guitars (also a Canadian distribution and a niche following as well). Mann Guitars : http://mannguitars.com/about.cfm The owner of the site made this interesting comment in the post (emphasis mine): One of the early companies to im...
by Barry
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello-o-o-o?
Replies: 1
Views: 422

Hello-o-o-o?

Is anybody home? I can't believe it's been almost a year since my last post! :roll: I do check in regularly to see what's happening but it's sad to see that there is nothing going on at all. :| What's happened to all our el Degas players? Charles, thanks for maintaining this site despite the lack of...
by Barry
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: El-Degas strat copy I am interested in buying
Replies: 18
Views: 2517

Re: El-Degas strat copy I am interested in buying

You're welcome EMMSYS. Happy to hear it's finally working the way you want! :D Wiring can make you can lose your mind sometimes, and it always seems to come down to something small that you overlooked or thought you had done correctly. (Don't ask me how I know :roll: ) Enjoy that bad boy! (Thanks Ch...