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Post by jacco » Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:41 am

Emiel wrote:Phantom, that is an absolutely gorgeous guitar. I'm very glad to hear you find your #1 axe. Now we just need a video/audio comparison between your Tokai and your mate's Gibbo :D

I recently acquired Alan's wonderful 1980 Reborn Old LS-80... it's been my #1 since. absolutely love it! Have to agree with Mikey though, I dig the bass pickup more than the bridge pickup...


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(it has far more visible grain than you'll see in these pictures)
Very, very nice Emiel. This one oozes class!

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Post by jacco » Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:44 am

spikeymikey wrote:LOL!

I can't post pix yet P., as I only got a iPod here but be patient.

Jacco'll entertain you in the meantime with that killer LS100 of his......Take it away the J-man!
Ehm yeah but it ain't my no.1 (and only a LS80 :D)

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Post by spikeymikey » Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:57 am

jacco wrote:
Ehm yeah but it ain't my no.1 (and only a LS80 :D)

.........oh Christ.......so what
is then!!??

And what do you mean only an LS80? I reckon the eightys a better deal - solid, non-veneered top and no goddamn Dimarzios!

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Post by jacco » Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:18 am

My LPs are all in a stand and I just pick the one that matches my mood best at that moment. They're like children, they all get equal love :D. So I thought. I find myself picking up this one most lately.

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Post by wishbonz » Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:01 am

That's a stunning top Jacco, some more details/spec . . . please

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Post by Emiel » Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:07 am

Thanks for the kind words! I'm still very pleased I went for the 'old guitar' route. Ps nothing's special about my LS-80 Mikey, it is all original apart from new CTS pots and Faber hardware. I might look into some PAF style pickups soon or later though!

Phantom, you need to use the IMG button when entering your message. Place IMG before and /IMG behind your link and your pictures will show up.

Jacco, that Les Paul (a Greco?) is one of the nicest looking Les Paul's I've seen.. it has taken over the place of the white Custom?

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Post by spikeymikey » Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:22 am

jacco wrote:My LPs are all in a stand and I just pick the one that matches my mood best at that moment. They're like children, they all get equal love :D. So I thought. I find myself picking up this one most lately.

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you lucky bugger - some of us have only got one!!

I'm guessing from the shape of the horn on this stunner that it's not a Tokai but a Greco??????? ;-) Please tell.......[/i]

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Post by spikeymikey » Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:24 am

Just read Emiels post - what gives it away to you Em.,?

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Post by jacco » Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:38 am

It's a late 1980 Greco EGF1800, S/N 0 8123.
I've bought it in original condition incl. OHSC but changed the zinc alloy TP and bridge to further not named german brand hardware :)
It has a 1P back which is certainly not the norm for EGF1800s, weighs 4.25 kg. Further specs:
- Dry Zs with S/N 201121
- nut width 44.14mm
- neck thickness at 1st fret 23.83mm
- neck thickness at 11th fret 25.81 mm

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Post by Phantom » Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:44 am

Jacco your killing me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thats the type of flame I love, very subtle. I'm not a huge fan of the 120 and up I guess because of the veneer tops, just a preference. There werent really many 59 bursts that had crazy flame on them.
I love my LS80's, looking for the right Greco!!!Seems like you have it Jacco

JV, thanks for the comment, means alot coming from a heavyweight like yourself.

OMG Mikey-----------thank you for the forum posting lesson, your a champ!

Fella's would love to see more.
Jacco will we ever know what your #1 really is?

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Post by DaveWW » Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:25 am

My number one LP

Flame Off!

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Post by jacco » Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:57 am

spikeymikey wrote:Just read Emiels post - what gives it away to you Em.,?
I think it's the cutaway of the horn Mike; a little deeper but especially wider,
typical for EGFs & not 'vintage correct'

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Post by jacco » Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:01 am

Phantom wrote:Jacco your killing me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thats the type of flame I love, very subtle. I'm not a huge fan of the 120 and up I guess because of the veneer tops, just a preference. There werent really many 59 bursts that had crazy flame on them.
I love my LS80's, looking for the right Greco!!!Seems like you have it Jacco

JV, thanks for the comment, means alot coming from a heavyweight like yourself.

OMG Mikey-----------thank you for the forum posting lesson, your a champ!

Fella's would love to see more.
Jacco will we ever know what your #1 really is?
Thanks P.!
I think acoustically my #1 is the EGF1800, amplified though, it's this one:

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Post by jacco » Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:02 am

DaveWW wrote:My number one LP

Flame Off!

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Looooove it!!
I that the old Nav?

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Post by DaveWW » Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:14 am

Yep, it's my 1980 ish Nav. Been posted on here afew times but any excuse :lol: Not absolutely sure of the year or model. It has no serial and was bought as junk with no no pups or electrics. After a bit of TLC and tokai mkII pickups it sounds absolutely great and it's like a nice pair of old shoes to play.

Of the guitars posted so far I like Jacco's 1980 Greco EGF1800 best to look at.

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