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leadguitar_323
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

villager wrote:
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..


Spot on Mark, i have a very good veneer right in front of me and i can guarantee, when you know what you are looking at you can tell the difference. I also am a painter and what you think is the veneer is just lacquer bleed into the timber. Some are hard to pick, that 1800 isn't hard to pick at all....all solid top.......i would bet my balls on it....

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my opinion this is a 1800.
It doesn't look like veneer. Those "solid flames" I have had looks like this.
But it is tricky to tell from pictures and if I were to bid I would never go as high as it is now unless I had a guy to check things out for me.


You can also tell that this 1800 has spent quite some time in her case.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Precisely my point Koub...all "we" are looking at is photos and to me, based on the small amount of them, I would not bid anywhere close to $3000. I would take the safer bet and get a 100% known solid top Bachuss BLS-59 for $1500 etc. If Villager had someone check it out personally then we now know for sure . Not sure why that was left out for so long however. Why not just say you had someone check it out in the beginning? This forum makes me scratch my head sometimes...

Nice Orville 59 win this morn there Vill, she is a beauty plain top!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found out quite recently, the subject was only raised here yesterday!! and i prefer to keep some of my information private, but you needed to know it was not an 1200 so I confirmed it for you.. as the price has gone so high i will not be bidding so its no loss to me to tell you for sure it is an 1800, before this I preferred to keep it to myself..as I do a lot of things about guitars I may be bidding on.

yes v nice ObG ta..
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Udonitron wrote:
Precisely my point Koub...all "we" are looking at is photos and to me, based on the small amount of them, I would not bid anywhere close to $3000. I would take the safer bet and get a 100% known solid top Bachuss BLS-59 for $1500 etc.


+1
Or a Momose for $2500.

I couldn't tell from the photos either, the grain running right through was not obvious to me. However, why use a veneer top with so little flame?
In all honesty I like the top myself, but then I prefer natural looking variable flame rather than enhanced BBQ grill style flame.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

villager wrote:
...before this I preferred to keep it to myself..as I do a lot of things about guitars I may be bidding on.


Thanks for posting this.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no problem..
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JVsearch wrote:
Udonitron wrote:
Precisely my point Koub...all "we" are looking at is photos and to me, based on the small amount of them, I would not bid anywhere close to $3000. I would take the safer bet and get a 100% known solid top Bachuss BLS-59 for $1500 etc.


+1
Or a Momose for $2500.

I couldn't tell from the photos either, the grain running right through was not obvious to me. However, why use a veneer top with so little flame?
In all honesty I like the top myself, but then I prefer natural looking variable flame rather than enhanced BBQ grill style flame.


+2 agreed. The Momose's are amazing custom shop guitars as too are the Navi's. Yeah I too prefer the non-bookmatched obscure flame tops but I have seen mild flame veneers on Super Real 850's

Vill - I was going to bid on that OBG but backed off once I saw your bid. I am not one for stepping on toes
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cheers udo PM sent

momose, bacchus, navigator and tokai high end new stuff is all of the very best quality, I have examples of each, (except momose) and theres little to choose between them, but they are not regarded as vintage MIJ

for me that is a big difference, not saying that I always prefer any particular vintage guitar over any of my newer ones, .. it depends on the mood heh, but there is, in my mind, a difference.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 5:10 am    Post subject: Flametop stampede now!! Reply with quote

My god the economic downturn unearths another couple of gems..


look at the top on this!!

http://www.rinkya.com/twview.pl?URL=http://page11.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/n89549822

And also this lady..

http://www.rinkya.com/twview.pl?URL=http://page2.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/b112257145

Sigh...

wish I was richer than I am...

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2010 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That 1800 ended early.

Mark?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cant say yet,
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cant say yet,
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha so you DID make him an offer and he is CONSIDERING it is what you are saying lol?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This morning I was looking for a guitar in my storage and found not only the one I was looking for but also this:

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