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EGF-1200 "Sunburst Lady"

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:52 am
by HAMAMATSU
8) if you have a greco egf-1200 "sunburst lady" then tell us whats so good about this model please. i know its got a brazillian rosewood fretboard & dry-z pickups and all but what is so the mojo about the egf-1200?

Re: EGF-1200 "Sunburst Lady"

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:24 am
by HAMAMATSU
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Re: EGF-1200 "Sunburst Lady"

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:56 pm
by brokentoes
It's obviously the veneer top. Hard to beat that maple on maple "double sound"

I have a veneer top Greco and it's one of my favourites.

Re: EGF-1200 "Sunburst Lady"

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:23 pm
by CliffsComicWorld
The EGF-1200 has the biggest of the Super Real necks, maybe that’s the difference
https://www.flickr.com/photos/147832065 ... 8859934492

Re: EGF-1200 "Sunburst Lady"

Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:17 am
by HAMAMATSU
8) egf-1200 has a veneer top? i always thought that 1800&1200 are the solid top and 1000&850 are the veneer top. villager, tell us the truth!

Re: EGF-1200 "Sunburst Lady"

Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:21 am
by wulfman
The 1200s indeed do have veneer tops, and not all of the 1200s (or 1800s) have Brazilian boards either. They seemed to run out around the end of 1980.

Re: EGF-1200 "Sunburst Lady"

Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:32 pm
by BrazenPickerNew
And mine doesn't have a thick neck either, but then it's a later 1981 transition model (you can tell from the more orange binding, among other things). What makes it so good for me is the way it rings out unplugged, the sustain and the tone plugged in. Probably more luck of the draw than anything specific to that model. I had a 1980 before that was a great guitar too but it felt completely different.

It plays really great too, but then it's had some work done on it (refret to bigger frets) and "mapleflame mod" stainless steel inserts, among other things.

Re: EGF-1200 "Sunburst Lady"

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:51 am
by t.olsen
1200s indeed have veneer but apart from this can show different features. I had 4 of them all with huge necks while the body can be one or two or three piece. Not sure if not even four piece bodies exist. They all sounded fantastic but all a little different but one from the two I still own has the vintage feel and tone. I do not know how to describe but she feels more alive than any other guitar I had and the tone is pure mojo. Here's one clip from the previous owner of this amazing guitar : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2xZJBjk1Rg
The second one I kept is special as well as she has a one piece body and came from the factory allready with the larger frets you normally find at 1800s only. But there is definetely a veneer layer visible. Pic from the body :
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I had contact with 2 specialists for cites agreement and both told me that they have not seen japanese guitars with braz board so far while my luthier said braz after one sight. No idea who of them is right... I guess the Drys have a big proportion why they sound so good and the wood they used was not the badest either.

Re: EGF-1200 "Sunburst Lady"

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:53 pm
by HAMAMATSU

Re: EGF-1200 "Sunburst Lady"

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:15 am
by t.olsen
Same clip I 've posted already

Re: EGF-1200 "Sunburst Lady"

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:46 am
by HAMAMATSU
8) sorry & thanks! your info is real good! thanks!

Re: EGF-1200 "Sunburst Lady"

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:27 am
by villager
big necks and dryZ do it for me..