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Post by RyanC » Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:31 pm

Juni41 wrote:Finally here is my Lady~ 8)
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Gorgeous top, very light, amazing neck.
She still need a little setup to be at my personal taste but I can already feel the "magic"! :D

Thank again Mark! :)
A pleasure to do business with you.
Congrats! I used to own that guitar. Very sweet!

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Post by Juni41 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:05 pm

LarryC wrote:yeah,how about any 70s-80s-90s-00's Standard? or maybe to be even more specific, a 1980-81 Les Paul Standard ? :wink:
Norlin year's Gibson have very good and very bad guitars...
I think it's only a question of luck. lol
The true question is are you ready to burn may be more than $4000 counting on your lucky star. :lol:
ozgrecofanatic wrote:I know you sold an EGF850 on Ebay recently that had Dry Z pickups installed so as I currently have an EGF850 I was wondering if there is much difference in sound. I know the early 850's had much the same quality of wood as the 1200 (a few more pieces perhaps) and the electronics are identical so what (if any) difference do you feel?
A few times ago, someone wrote on this forum (sorry I can't remember who) that even by switching EGF850/1000 pickups with Dry Z you will not get the EGF1200 sound.
I agree.
The fact is, even if I was really impressed with the Dry Z in my 850 you have to know that PU-2 are really close (to my ears).
But it's true that Dry have something different, something special.
As I wrote before I have been stun by the treble and harmonics of the bridge pickup.

Anyway, there is really something which can't be explain about the EGF1200. That "magic".
Mine is 3 pieces body, it's more than my last 2 pieces body 850, however the 1200 is awesome, far better and has really the "original sound" that 850 with Dry Z hadn't.

If I had to advice someone about a Dry Z switch project, as Dry are now more than $500 worse, I will suggest to save money instead and get a true EGF1200.
The "magic" don't come with the Dry Z only.
But hey, that my personal feeling. :)
telenut62 wrote:Great score Juni, nice to see the fruits of your labour. So it begs the question...what's next? lol
My plans are now to get the sister "Honey Queen". lol
But may be a SE800 will be enough.
Depends of the neck.
Villager said the 800 has a fatter neck and this would be perfect for me.
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Post by CliffsComicWorld » Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:51 pm

Sorry Folks.... Picture #2.......IS SOLD.....

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

And is going to a forum member !!!

We have a new member to the "1200" Club

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Post by YOGA64 » Sat Jun 05, 2010 2:41 am

Yes folks,
and I'm happy to say that it is ME :P :P :P

NEW EGF-1200 CLUB MEMBER :D :D :D

I'm really curious to do some playing and comparing my EGF-850 with this EGF-1200; hopefully it'll be in my hands before the EGF-850 gets sold, since it is STILL for sale in the forum :wink: [/b]

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Post by Juni41 » Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:04 am

Congrats!
Welcome to the club! :)

I'm now very curious to know what your feeling will be comparing your 850 and your 1200... :)

Hey "the club" seems to get new members every day. :lol:
It would be now a good idea to stick a new topic "1200 club : register your sunburst lady". :wink:
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Post by Juni41 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:54 am

Cherry sunburst was unusual indeed, this one was listed as EGF1200 but look at this:
http://page8.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/h142482786
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Now it get interesting! :)
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Another win for you villager? ;)
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Post by Udonitron » Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:04 pm

Yeah perhaps the body itself was meant to be an 1800 but you can clearly see what looks to be veneer in that pickup cavity shot. Same with this shot as well (now it could be the beveled edge of the top where it meets the cavity but for that price, I would not take the chance):

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Post by Juni41 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 5:44 pm

You'r right. :oops:
I didn't see the veneer top...
Then I think 300000 yens is a little too much... xD
It seems that someone need badly this one. lol
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Post by RyanC » Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:05 pm

I think it's solid

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Post by greco_burst » Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:28 pm

My bet is that one is solid EGF1800, pics are'nt that great to view the side walls on each side from the pickup cavity, but the signs this one is 1800 is

has the thick Greco headstock logo as seen in only 1200 or 1800
does not have thin vintage 58 frets as stock standard in 1200
does not have small dot markers as stock stardard in 1200
looks like a cherry burst finish, 1200 has honey burst only.

and i'll bet the neck is not a fat 58 neck as stock standard in 1200

Veneer in 1200 solid in 1800

I'm just going with 1800 on this one, but would be inclined to ask the seller for more pics of the side walls of the pick up cavity (4 sides), but....would be risking missing a 'good buy' rather than a 'good bye' due if the seller does not reply... :cry:

But im confident that guitar would be a 1800

regards, Mick

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Post by leadguitar_323 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:17 pm

That is NOT a veneer, don't look at the nitro that has soaked in to the edge,look at the grain lines that continue through the cavity and along the top. Even that centre seam is too perfect to be a veneer, it solid....

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Post by Udonitron » Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:10 pm

I disagree...I cannot see the top grain seamlessly flowing into the cavity in that shot. Look at the full sized one via his link. I have seen MANY a veneer top line up perfectly with the cap underneath. As Greco-Burst said, I would demand sidewall shots of the pup cavities, that is the only way to know for sure if the flame runs through the wood. Greco did so many off the wall non-compliant rule bending on these guitars that solely relying on cherry vs. honey bursts or thin vs fat frets is just not enough to toss an extra $1500-2000 on the guitar IMO but that is just me :oops: To me, it still looks like a darker honey burst vs. being cherry but perhaps it is my LCD

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Post by CliffsComicWorld » Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:19 pm

Looks to me like a solid top "1800"

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Post by Udonitron » Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:37 am

Here is some food for thought: a few cropped shots to ponder over.

The Neck Route (one reg and one pointing out what looks to be a clearly obvious 2-3mm veneer line & I see no flame at the far side of that route although the flame is subtle there:

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Here is a crop of the bridge route although nothing is distinguishable in this shot but I thought I would include it :P :




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Post by villager » Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:26 am

hi udinotron....

sorry dude your wrong, my Japanese buyer has actually examined the guitar in his workshop, and it is a solid topped EGF-1800 no doubt at all..

have another look at the big picture of the centre seam, its pretty obvious even from that that it is not a veneer, the grain can clearly be seen to be consistant from the cavity to the top..

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