EG3? How many are out there???

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  1. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    Man, I can't get that seafoam EG3 posted in the "potential models" thread.....

    How many of those are out there? I see the two on Reverb, and the red one isn't too bad - but.....that seafoam!!!!! Do they pop up often? Aside from the obvious places to search, are there any "secret" places to be checking, lol?
     
  2. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    Let's see, they only made that version for two years and the serial number count only gets up to 1290. A portion of that will be EG 4 (HSS) models and I suppose there could be some overlap with the second version EG models at the end.

    So not a whole lot, but they do seem to pop up from time to time. I'd love to have one if they didn't have skinny necks.
     
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  3. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    I’ve been looking for the”right” EG for years. They’re kinda tough to find in good shape (ie: without cracks in the neck pocket) and if you add color preference and price into the equation...

    Yeah, it may take a minute.
     
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  4. rugerpc

    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A
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    The rarer models can be both a fun and frustrating hunt. It took me years to hunt down my two old Archtop models.
     
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    markd21 New Member

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    Cool. Thanks for the confirmation - I haven't seen too many in the last couple of years. I'll just add it to the search!!
     
  6. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    Cracks in the neck pocket? Like Ibanez paint cracks, or structural issue cracks? Any details would be killer.
     
  7. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    You’ll mostly see it on the back and sides, so keep an eye out. I imagine it’s structural, even though most sellers will say it isn’t... IDK, something to think about while shopping.
     
  8. gush

    gush New Member

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    One of my CEs has a crack in the neck pocket but it's also the most stable of all my prs guitars. I can bang that bar clear to the body and it's always in tune.

    BTW, it's only a finish crack.
     
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  9. Shawn@PRS

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    I used to have one in Seafoam Green, pearloid guard and three Fralin Domino pickups. It was a clean machine. I should have held on to it.
     
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  10. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    I looked for ten years. I finally found a Blue sunburst with a white pearloid pick guard. 3 Fralins, and it's my all time fave. And of course it sounds better because it's blue. By the way, it was a collecter's guitar and hadn't been played in years. You just have to never give up. I believe the Fralins are really special.
     
  11. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    You have two archtops? I bow to your power.
     
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    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A
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    One with piezo, one without.
     
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  13. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    Ackthpt.

    Dang, I hanker strongly for a piezo Archtop!
     
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  14. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    I found an SE version of the EG. Fun little player. If I find a core EG with the Fralins I'm jumping on it.
     
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  15. Lee B.

    Lee B. I stitch my wings and pull the strings.

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    I just happened to find my Series I EG-3 at a local vintage shop, by sheer dumb luck. It was hanging right over the register. It had been there so long, the hanger foam had made faux "cigarette burn" marks on the nitro finish. I wouldn't mind finding a Series II with those spanky Lindy Fralin dominos someday, though I will probably gripe about the single tone knob. I'm just extra like that I guess.
     
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  16. Lee B.

    Lee B. I stitch my wings and pull the strings.

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    They just don't have much wood thickness sitting between the neck plate and the tenon. The neck heel/tenon on an EG seriously looks more like a set neck style than a Fender's: thick, beefy, and fully carved. But at the same time, the guitar body is also thinner than a Strat. The Series I have a really thin aluminum neck plate, too, roughly half the thickness of a garden variety Fender steel plate. Combine this with the fact that folks bought the EGs to play instead of hang on a wall, and sometimes the pocket wood cracks. Mine has finish cracks, and I say a little prayer every night.
     
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  17. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    @Lee B. - Thanks for that info. Clarifies a lot. Still excited to search one out - especially an SSS!!!
     
  18. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    By the way, 9's are strongly recommended to avoid neck pocket cracks.
     
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  19. Iceman101

    Iceman101 There's always room for one more.....

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    Jimi D New Member

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    I don't know how many are out there... I owned this one for a couple years around 1998:

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    Those domino pickups were awesome... I miss it. :(
     
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