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thinking of refinishing the back of my EGF-1200

 
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LarryC
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 5:25 pm    Post subject: thinking of refinishing the back of my EGF-1200 Reply with quote

the back is kind of banged up.I was thinking about having it refinished. It might actually help with the value? I don't think it would lose any value because of the condition,Do you think I should spend the dough and have it done?here's one pic of her:



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maybe just have the back of the neck refinished only?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

does look pretty banged up

if you have it done, get it done properly!

though if you are looking to sell it soon, you will probably find that the refin will cost more than the extra you'll make selling it in better condition... if that makes sense?

either way, what's the top like?
playability? neck size?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Used and well worn guitars have more value to my eyes.
I have a 1200 on the way and she looks very worn on the back.
But I will never refinish it.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it would cost about 300 to get it done. if it;s nitro
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would put that $300 towards finding an original EGF-1200 case for it.

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it would cost about 300 to get it done. if it;s nitro
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was thinking the same thing.That would definitely up the value for sure.You think it would be about 300 for a case?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well is the neck comfortable to play or are you hitting snags/speedbumps that impair the playing on the neck ?Then i might consider some type of neck refinish. I wouldn't refinish the body, those scars have been earned and won't affect how it plays. My 2 cents anyway.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed re:case
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say if you had no plans to ever sell it and the neck really bothered you wen playing it would be worth a refinish. A properly refinished back with thin nitro wouldn't be too much of a negative to me.

By the way, how much do those Super real cases go for in good condition anyway?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't seen a super real case for sell in 2 or 3 years..
The last one I'v seen was for a SA1200 and it's not the same as EGF's case.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw one sell for around that price last year on eBay I believe.
Tokai green lining cases (I have one) sell for around $150 - $200, and the EGF-1200 pink lining "lifton" style cases sell for around $250 - $300 I would think.

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I haven't seen a super real case for sell in 2 or 3 years..
The last one I'v seen was for a SA1200 and it's not the same as EGF's case.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the back of the neck doesn't bother me when I play it,and the shape of the neck itself is wonderful,but I am wondering if I would like to play it even more with a nice finish.The back would be strictly for looks.not that important really,the top is still pretty nice.I'll have to see about the price of a neck refinish only and then make a decision.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's the back! You never see it. Looks cool to me, just leave it.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd say go for a neck refinish only. For your playing enjoyment and also for resale, the condition of the neck is much more important than the body. People want tops that look good (yours certainly does to me) and they want necks that are free of defects for playing reasons. I've never had someone back away from a sale because of a little buckle rash or some lacquer chips on the heel unless they were looking for a mint guitar and for EGF-1200s, those are pretty darn rare.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well I got a reponse from Marty,


Larry , I think I would advise to not refinish any part of the guitar if its as collectable as you have been told ,I am a fan of the Greco and Burney Les Paul's,and have owned two Greco Les Paul's myself, I think they are every bit the Les Paul as most of the newer Gibson's and in general like Japan model guitars , we do around 20 guitars a month and I get to see construction and paint work of all types and the Japan stuff is right at the top with the best ,so if your keeping the guitar and want to retain its resale value , don't touch it , leave it alone , it will always be worth more in its original state unless its been completely trashed , then a quality refin will reinstate its value, this one is not completely trashed and I would leave it alone and enjoy it,thanx for the inquiry.
Marty

I guess I will leave it alone and focus on finding a case for her.
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