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Mother of pearl or Acrylic fret markers?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow Mark, and you thought I was bad, lol...................
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you are bad..heh..

but on re-reading I agree ..edited ..

sorry DNS, didnt mean to sound so rude,

rich, you got your 1000 yet?...

have a look at the markers...


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

villager wrote:
you are bad..heh..

but on re-reading I agree ..edited ..

sorry DNS, didnt mean to sound so rude,

rich, you got your 1000 yet?...

have a look at the markers...




I have been tracking the 1980 EGF-1000 on the Japan Post link & it should be here today, while I'm at work.
Will have to pick it up this afternoon
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i will be interested to see if you like the neck, assuming its a fat one,

and the dimarzio's...
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

villager wrote:
I actually have 4 EGF-1200's at the moment, 2 are not pictured


that makes 10 EGF's to look at..

What i mean is you should't have to compare if you know what to look for.
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all have red and blue in the colour spectrum but the 2 you mention look very different...still not 100% convinced what they are....but if I had to bet I would bet acrylic...but all the other acrylic , all the OBG and majority tokai, have no red or blue tinges at all...thats whats puzzling me...


They are acrylic no doubt (from the close up you sent)
The thing about acrylic is that no batch looks like another. G*bson for instance have had big problems to get it right on their reissues.
I would say that the acrylic of my Super, pictured above, is som of the nicest I've seen, only the pattern is the give away from MOP.
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so my apologies, ..I actually looked at the wrong superreal 1200..

Well..that's a nice problem..
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I am ashamed...

A couple of hours moore and then you can let it go..
villager wrote:

your neck has a superreal logo, and looks like acrylic markers, so therefore its certain that some superreal necks had acrylic markers in them,

Oh, my Super is acrylic and together whith yours two makes it three acrylic Super Reals so far.
I just wonder where they all are. They probably changed it some time in 1981 but you rarley see 1981 model EGF at all. Does people hold on to the braz/acrylic combo because of better accuracy inspite of the MOP being "better" material. Have you had many 1981 models in the past Mark or are the 1980 model more common?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

both equal..
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, nothing on that.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I DOn't know much of the reason but many MIJ guitars before 80 have MOP markers. Expensive ones like my Burny dove BD-80 but also unexpensive ones like Matsumoku epiphone accoustics, or my Greco EG-550C from 1975. My Burny dove is from 78 but I4 tried others from 1980 and if I remeber well, they were acrilycs markers.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a very early December 1979 Super Real EG5000 which at 50,000 Yen is pretty low end. It has real MOP fret markers. My low end Super Real has a surprising amount of features in common with the higher end Super Reals like fret edge binding, MOP markers etc. The main differences are that I have a 3 piece Maple top and a poly finish and this is where they brought the cost down. The 1979/1980 Grecos that are lower than the EG500 like the EG450 and EG480 are different. So the early Super Real 1979/1980 EG500 and above models have a lot of features in common.
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