Sweet Little EG-3 (Incoming)

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  1. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    Right?!? Easily the coolest EG I've ever witnessed. Testify, my bruthas and sistas! I generally am not a gold hardware fan, but it rocks on this guitar. The aged, yellowing pearloid with that gold hardware is boss. Congrats and great score Hanso!
     
  2. Spikedog007

    Spikedog007 Life is good, it really is.

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    Best looking EG ever!
     
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  3. Luminandy

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    She's real classy. Love the details. Especially the way the gold screws look with the pickguard.
     
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  4. Brad737

    Brad737 This space for rent...

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    Best looking EG I've ever seen! You certainly have a knack for finding the cool ones, Hans. Enjoy!
     
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  5. MichaelC24

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    Stunning! What a unique EG-3.....
     
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  6. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Fungi Monkey

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    It showed-up safely in Germany today.

    It looks fantastic but needs a fret-polish and set-up for my tastes. I'll get it squared-away tonight (I hope) and try to get some outside photos tomorrow evening.

    This guitar has a few interesting things going on. The first number in the serial number indicated that it is a '93 but the later numbers are late in the '94 range. If it were a true '93, it would have a Mann-made trem. This one has an Excel-made 2-piece trem, as many '94's do. That leads me to believe that it was started in '93 and finished in '94. We see this split serial number quite often in the early guitars - where serial numbers are written by hand. It makes me wonder how/when the neck-plates were engraved for the EG's.

    I have dropped an email to Orkie. I'll let you know what he says.
     
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  7. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc I like to party, mmm hmm, everybody does.

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    The headstock logo led me to speculate it was finished in 94 too.
     
  8. Lee B.

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

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    I think I might need to find one of those Series II EGs to go with my '90 Series I, I am really intrigued by those Fralin dominoes. Going to have to wait a little while, though. My wife says I've had enough gas for this year.
     
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  9. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Fungi Monkey

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    She'll be good as new in no time.

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  10. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Fungi Monkey

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    The old girl is starting to give up her secrets. No unusual notes found in the route but we now know it wasn't completed until late 1994.

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  11. WEDGE

    WEDGE Zombie five, DFZ

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    She looks just as good wth her panties off.....
     
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  12. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc I like to party, mmm hmm, everybody does.

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  13. ooglybong

    ooglybong New Member

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    The EG-3 has an alder body, although some had maple tops as well. My pearl white one is exactly like the OP's, and as far as I can recall, the opaque ones would have all been entirely made of alder.
     
  14. Jazzedout

    Jazzedout More Guitars than Time...

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    I had the same thoughts... although th EGs should be alder, the grain and color of the wood in the pick up cavity look more like mahogany to me...
     
  15. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc I like to party, mmm hmm, everybody does.

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    Precisely why I inquired.


    It kinda does, right?
     
  16. Jazzedout

    Jazzedout More Guitars than Time...

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    Actually if I had to guess, I would be 100% certain that this is mahogany. I've never seen alder with such grain and color before... but then there where some prototype 305 guitars that had exceptional alder grain to them...
     
  17. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Fungi Monkey

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    A few glamour shots, as promised.

    I've only played it plugged-in for a few minutes. Still dialing-in the set-up so no tone report to offer just yet. It reminds me a lot of my NF3.

    It's pretty hard to get the blue in the pearl to show up. It is doing a wonderful job of making the aged white base-coat look more ivory than yellow.

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  18. ooglybong

    ooglybong New Member

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    You mentioned 'secrets' earlier, but here's another 'secret' you've possibly not come across yet. (I haven't read that you've known about this, so... Hope this helps...) The tone control is also a push/pull, activating what I've heard being called a "multi-filter". Whatever, it gives you a cool, notched, midrange tone the more you "roll down" the tone control. (It's deceiving since you'll hear no obvious change until you do roll it off).
    Actually, I had work done on my EG-3 back around 2000, and the tech rewired this pot backwards—a happy accident for me since I actually find the "multi-filter" tones (now in the 'down' position) somewhat more interesting than the standard tone control (now in the 'up' position).
    Hope this helps in some way, and that you've been enjoying the new guitar!
     
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  19. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Fungi Monkey

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    It's a cool feature that I wasn't aware of until I read the document noted below. I was spending some time listening to the differences between the two settings earlier today.

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  20. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Fungi Monkey

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    By the way, Ooglybong, does yours have black pickup covers like mine or creme like this one?

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