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by charles
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: What is the year of my F 180 12 string
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Re: What is the year of my F 180 12 string

Unfortunately it is impossible to provide a definitive answer since there is no surviving info on the serial numbering system. It is believed the F- models are among the early acoustics for the brand so it may be late 60's or very early 70s, but this is only an "educated guess".
by charles
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: El Degas GL 36
Replies: 5
Views: 2849

Re: El Degas GL 36

Barry's likely right on the money on the woods. Most of the MIJ MT- and GL- models seem to have that wood combo.
by charles
Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vintage El Degas
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Re: Vintage El Degas

The serial number system seems to have never really been used and no info has survived the era, so any info that can be offered is "best guess". From the tiny bit of info that is around, I've generally been guessing most models from ED to have been from the early to mid 1970s and a 60s era...
by charles
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: EL DEGAS GL 36N
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: EL DEGAS GL 36N

Upload your photos to imgur.com or photobucket.com (or another image sharing site) Post IMG tags to your post (I can likely edit your post to fix the links if you have trouble with them, as long as you post the image URLs) Your guitar ought to use similar woods - likely a spruce top and rosewood sid...
by charles
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: EL DEGAS GL 36N
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: EL DEGAS GL 36N

See the sticky thread on how to post images on the forum (upload them to a site like imgur then insert IMG links to your post. http://www.eldegas.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=45&sid=64ae2dbb1f39f0f47f1a7dd38966320e GL- models are copies of Guild acoustics. I may be able to tell you more aft...
by charles
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: Looking for more info on my El Degas electric guitar
Replies: 6
Views: 2712

Re: Looking for more info on my El Degas electric guitar

I have almost the same guitar and it has a Serial number on the plate. It is 52. Does this mean anything? I am also interested in the value. Unfortunately no serial number information gives us any info - the system was either not used widely or the information has been lost to time (or both). The b...
by charles
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: El Degas GB81
Replies: 10
Views: 605

Re: El Degas GB81

In my experience, you'll be amazed at how much better the sound and tone will be after ditching the adjustable bridge. They are serious tone-sucks.
by charles
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: El Degas GB81
Replies: 10
Views: 605

Re: El Degas GB81

On my copy of a Gibby Super Jumbo: 129015 On my copy of a Martin dreadnaught: 829094 then 18 under that The only commonality between my two is the "290" but that may be just coincidence. I have never seen a consistent serial numbering or marking system that seems to mean anything to anyone...
by charles
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: El Degas GB81
Replies: 10
Views: 605

Re: El Degas GB81

Both of my ED acoustics have stamps, but neither resemble a date. See my reply above for more.
by charles
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: El Degas GB81
Replies: 10
Views: 605

Re: El Degas GB81

I haven't heard of stamps like that on the neck block but it's getting me to grab a mirror and head down into the music studio for a look right now! (edit: both of my acoustic ED's have stamps on the neck block but neither have any resemblance to a date, unless one of them was manufactured during th...
by charles
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: 1971(?) el degas
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: 1971(?) el degas

I suspect the truss rod cover here has been replaced. Mine have the open-book headstock. I have only seen LP Juniors like mine so I think this should be pretty much the exact same as mine in contruction and specs except for all the nice refinish work put into it (and the bridge pickup replaced with ...
by charles
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: 1971(?) el degas
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: 1971(?) el degas

Because so much has been done to the guitar I can't really make an educated guess on much about the guitar. Regardless, no info exists on the brand to make such a specific guess on the manufacturing date but if the seller is the original owner they would likely know what year they bought it in. I ha...
by charles
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: El Degas GB-29 Info
Replies: 8
Views: 788

Re: El Degas GB-29 Info

I have this exact same model....beautiful sound on it. Always wondered what is is worth. Also wondered where this model was made and when? Did a few searches on line ....everywhere ....and neither pics or info about it comes up except here. wonder why it is literally unknown...its such a beautiful ...
by charles
Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: 1979 MT5AS El Degas 12 string
Replies: 5
Views: 1783

Re: 1979 MT5AS El Degas 12 string

Knokno wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:24 pm Any idea what the AS refers to...all solid?
I'm not sure, actually. Sometimes I've seen suffixes on model numbers that indicate the finish/color of the instrument but for the life of me I cannot figure it out in this case.
by charles
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: El Degas Show & Tell
Topic: El Degas GB-29 Info
Replies: 8
Views: 788

Re: El Degas GB-29 Info

Congrats!