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by charles
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: GB81
Replies: 16
Views: 2419

Re: GB81

GB- models are copies of Gibson acoustics.
I'm not totally certain, but I think the GB-81 is a copy of the "Southern Jumbo"... maybe? I only have a couple of photos of that model.
by charles
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: El-Degas strat copy I am interested in buying
Replies: 18
Views: 3708

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

Emmsys wrote: Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:30 pm I think I have the El Degas bug and will snap up more if I see any more in Montreal at good prices! :lol:
Uh oh, more competition! :mrgreen: :lol:

Welcome to the ED Club!
by charles
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: El-Degas strat copy I am interested in buying
Replies: 18
Views: 3708

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

Glad it worked out - the MIKs get a bad rap but there are some good-uns out there.
by charles
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: El-Degas strat copy I am interested in buying
Replies: 18
Views: 3708

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

The pointy headstock Superstrats are all MIK.
Keep us posted!
by charles
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: El-Degas strat copy I am interested in buying
Replies: 18
Views: 3708

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

It's impossible to vouch for the quality of any of these guitars, really - even the later-model MIK's are 30 years old. Definitely try to get your hands on it and try it out in-person. The MIK strat models are likely plywood as you have pointed out, but it could still be a great player. Best of luck!
by charles
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: MT4N Info?
Replies: 9
Views: 2675

Re: MT4N Info?

I also have this guitar. It's missing the ferrules in the head stock and the saddle on the bridge. Anybody know what I should be looking for in terms of replacements? I've been out of the game for a long while and looking to get this guitar back to acceptable playing standards. any help would be gr...
by charles
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: Gots me a Hummingbird GB-23!
Replies: 9
Views: 1606

Re: Gots me a Hummingbird GB-23!

Some lucky player will be very happy with that guitar and it is great that you and the previous owner have done this.

Hopefully you've now created enough positive karma to send another dream 'bird your way soon.
by charles
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: MT15R 12-String Acoustic Guitar
Replies: 1
Views: 1024

Re: MT15R 12-String Acoustic Guitar

The MT prefix does denote this model as a Martin copy. I figure you are right that the R likely does stand for Rosewood. The back & sides of the body may be rosewood, or perhaps they had/planned different models in regards to the wood on the fingerboard. You can safely replace any or all of the pins...
by charles
Wed May 31, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: Gots me a Hummingbird GB-23!
Replies: 9
Views: 1606

Re: Gots me a Hummingbird GB-23!

Good on you and the seller for donating the guitar and your time on the fixes to a player in need. It's a nice outcome. :D
by charles
Sun May 28, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: Gots me a Hummingbird GB-23!
Replies: 9
Views: 1606

Re: Gots me a Hummingbird GB-23!

Wow :shock: now THAT is what I call a war wound.

Sorry to hear it's not worked out. The search for the perfect Hummingbird continues. Oh well - it's always good to have one guitar you have to keep searching for (I've been waiting for the right Strat for about a decade :mrgreen: )
by charles
Sat May 27, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: Gots me a Hummingbird GB-23!
Replies: 9
Views: 1606

Re: Gots me a Hummingbird GB-23!

Congrats on finally capturing your "white whale", Barry; looking forward to seeing the progress of getting her back up to fighting shape.
by charles
Mon May 08, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm baaaack...
Replies: 2
Views: 831

Re: I'm baaaack...

Welcome back Freddy, your insight into the B&J days is always a big help around here. Nice to hear from you.
by charles
Sun May 07, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New forum software 3.2 - 7 May 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 1494

New forum software 3.2 - 7 May 2017

Just updated the forum to a new software package. If you experience any weirdness, please do a hard-refresh on the forum by pressing Ctrl+F5 on your keyboard when on the forum.
by charles
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: My El-Degas Black Beauty Custom (3 humbuckers)
Replies: 4
Views: 1046

Re: My El-Degas Black Beauty Custom (3 humbuckers)

It does seem like most of the MIJ (Made in Japan) models tended to use the same body wood types as the guitars they were emulating, so that should make this guitar have mahogany in both the body and neck (there's no maple cap on a Les Paul Black Beauty like you would find on a Les Paul Standard). If...
by charles
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: My El-Degas Black Beauty Custom (3 humbuckers)
Replies: 4
Views: 1046

Re: My El-Degas Black Beauty Custom (3 humbuckers)

You do not often find a serial number on the electric models, but regardless the serial numbering system used on El Degas guitars has long been lost to time so they do not give us any info on the guitars anyway! Nice looking guitar! I've never owned one of the 3-humbucker Les Pauls... I figure I hav...