Electrical Guitar Company Guitars



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Re: Electrical Guitar Company Guitars

Postby JonnyAngle » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:48 pm

just out of curiosity, what did you request that isn't possible?
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Re: Electrical Guitar Company Guitars

Postby coldbrightsunlight » Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:48 am

These stories are painful to read, I like the look of egcs and the one I played was excellent but I am definitely never getting involved with them based on this
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Re: Electrical Guitar Company Guitars

Postby codetocontra » Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:15 am

The Mono Betty strap helped a ton. Literally. Played with my drummer for 2 hours today, no pain. Not the prettiest strap but it does the job. Helps keep the neck up without diving and dissipate weight off my shoulder. Think this 30" is a keeper now.

Olin wrote:Their acid-dipping is super inconsistent too, when I placed my last and final order with them I asked twice if they had any control at all over the acip dipping process or manipulate it in any way to affect how it might turn out and they..... ignored it both times and refused to tell me :lol:


They really don't seem to. Just throw it on and see what happens. It doesn't really hold up to picks. Been avoiding using my regular steel pics on this just in case I sell it, but even Dunlop Tortex sort of scratch the acid finish a bit. There were only a couple of guitars that I have seen with nice acid finishes, most have been pretty uninspired. And the latter is exactly what I think of mine. Just looks unfinished. Even my co-op life partner said the exact same thing without influence of my own opinion.

Olin wrote:If you don't really like it though, is it worth messing around with the finish? Someone else might be really into it and leave you with enough money to get something you might enjoy more, without lowering the price by modifying it.


Right. My plan was to keep it as is until I decided to keep it. Now all bets are off.

Olin wrote:Maybe keep your eye out for a baritone Tyranny? When I had mine it had a painfully thin neck for me, same pickups and stuff as yours and only 2/3 of the price, have some moolah left over for something else.


Painfully thin neck? I was told all the baritones were thicker. Motherfucker. That would be ideal to me. My thin neck EGC guitar has become super comfortable, I just wanted a longer scale to downtune better.

oldangelmidnight wrote:I recently got an EGC Series 2 and I love it. It was not the guitar I ordered, though.


Have you posted pics of this?

oldangelmidnight wrote:...they posted something for sale on Reverb and I wrote to ask if they'd just send me that one. They agreed.


At least you got something for it. I was thinking about doing the same thing, but one I really wanted disappeared before I knew it was available.

oldangelmidnight wrote:They should absolutely remove the custom order option from the system, though.


I agree. But it sees like deposits and bolt-on neck batches are what is keeping the company afloat. Pure speculation on my part. I would like to see them finish what they have started. I feel really bad for people ordering guitars that haven't done their research. Plenty of people here and the FB group have grievances with the lack of communication and beyond scheduled waiting.

coldbrightsunlight wrote:These stories are painful to read, I like the look of egcs and the one I played was excellent but I am definitely never getting involved with them based on this


I will only advocate to buy used or a newly finished guitar posted on IG and/or Reverb. No one should ever send them a deposit for an unknown wait.
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Re: Electrical Guitar Company Guitars

Postby codetocontra » Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:44 am

manymanyhaha wrote:Your story and mine are pretty much the same. I admit mine started as something that was too difficult to build but 3-4 years ago, I agreed to a much simpler build, one that I've seen them do before. About a year ago, they appeared to be motivated and said it would be done by June. Hahahahahahaa

I get it. He took a bunch of money for builds that were too difficult, probably blew through that money to stay in business and now owes a bunch of guitars for what is not, in today's standards, not very much money that would be coming back to him. But that's business and that is not the burden of the clients, that is the burden of the person who takes money for something in return.


This is so shitty. The only way I got mine was to keep sending polite yet blunt emails and keeping the pressure on with follow ups. If an email doesn't get a reply, try again in 2 or 3 days. If they quote a time, follow up around the deadline. II really think the squeaky wheel gets the grease here. Allegedly most of the long wait people (over 4 years) are about up, but that was just one comment in the recent FB thread about wait times and communication, made by one of the typical suck ass members of the EGC defense force. I believe that less than what I hear from the horse's mouth.
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Re: Electrical Guitar Company Guitars

Postby oldangelmidnight » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:23 am

JonnyAngle wrote:just out of curiosity, what did you request that isn't possible?

I wanted a behind-the-bridge pickup and I wanted it to be shorter scale, 24" like a Jaguar. In the end, they said the short scale wasn't possible. The compromise on the behind-the-bridge was a piezo in the bridge.

codetocontra wrote:just in case I sell it

This is the curse, isn't it? It's kind of hard to get attached to something as valuable as this if it's not perfect. On mine, I like the finish but I would have preferred an anodized finish. If I plan to keep it forever, I'd want to swap the pickguard out for an aluminum one but I don't want to put any more money into it if I'm going to sell it for something that's more like what I want...
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Re: Electrical Guitar Company Guitars

Postby manymanyhaha » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:54 am

JonnyAngle wrote:just out of curiosity, what did you request that isn't possible?


A 7 string with a custom jazzmaster style tremolo. Now modified to a 6 string with standard off-the-shelf tremolo.

codetocontra wrote: This is so shitty. The only way I got mine was to keep sending polite yet blunt emails and keeping the pressure on with follow ups. If an email doesn't get a reply, try again in 2 or 3 days. If they quote a time, follow up around the deadline. II really think the squeaky wheel gets the grease here. Allegedly most of the long wait people (over 4 years) are about up, but that was just one comment in the recent FB thread about wait times and communication, made by one of the typical suck ass members of the EGC defense force. I believe that less than what I hear from the horse's mouth.


I've tried everything. They are not even responding anymore. The last time they responded, it was "We will send you an update in a couple days." That was in December! I've sent two or three email since then, no response. I've tried not to be "Ugly American" type rude, I'm very sensitive about that sort of thing, but they have really tested the ends of a person's patience.

When doing a beach vacation in Pensacola once, I spent a Saturday morning trying to find their shop, thinking that surely they wouldn't lie to my face. But there were three addresses I found on the web and at none of the locations was their shop marked. I do have a Birmingham address where I sent a tremolo, but that is 2.5 to 3 hours from here. I'm starting to think I need to go there.
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Re: Electrical Guitar Company Guitars

Postby manymanyhaha » Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:54 am

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Re: Electrical Guitar Company Guitars

Postby Olin » Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:59 am

Oh yeah, the Tyranny I had was 27.5" and the exact same profile as their regular thin neck. Also had 24" necks from them (neck thru and bolt-on), not sure why they can do things some days and not others; that whacky panback, woodbodied guitar they made with the Carbon Copy built in was also 24". Very odd.
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Re: Electrical Guitar Company Guitars

Postby JonnyAngle » Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:58 pm

oldangelmidnight wrote:I wanted a behind-the-bridge pickup and I wanted it to be shorter scale, 24" like a Jaguar. In the end, they said the short scale wasn't possible. The compromise on the behind-the-bridge was a piezo in the bridge.


I can see the pickup thing because they would need to extend the neck piece longer into the body. I would assume this would be a JM style tremolo

manymanyhaha wrote:A 7 string with a custom jazzmaster style tremolo. Now modified to a 6 string with standard off-the-shelf tremolo.


yah they'd need to re-invent the trem and bridge I'd assume

I'm not saying these things arent possible, but prob not worth charging what it would cost to get done
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Re: Electrical Guitar Company Guitars

Postby JonnyAngle » Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:22 pm

I don’t think I’ve seen a jm trem on an egc. I’d it even a thing? Seems like the route required would be as deep as the body
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Re: Electrical Guitar Company Guitars

Postby Olin » Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:08 am

I think there are a few of them but I'm not JM aficionado so don't really know. If it's this, then yeah, there's a few!

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Re: Electrical Guitar Company Guitars

Postby oldangelmidnight » Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:59 am

What I wanted was a non-trem bridge with the through body holes a few inches behind. The body block would have to be longer but the shorter scale would compensate.
At one point he sent me a picture of some CNC plans he'd worked up. At various points he said the parts were made but he was waiting for the anodizing. At another point, they said the anodizing wasn't done right. :idk:
Maybe they got the parts together and it didn't seem right so they scrapped it rather than trying to tinker with it to get it right.

If anyone has leads on an anodized Chessie, I'd be interested.
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Re: Electrical Guitar Company Guitars

Postby dubkitty » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:19 am

four YEARS? jesus.
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Re: Electrical Guitar Company Guitars

Postby manymanyhaha » Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:41 pm

oldangelmidnight wrote:At various points he said the parts were made but he was waiting for the anodizing. At another point, they said the anodizing wasn't done right. :idk:
Maybe they got the parts together and it didn't seem right so they scrapped it rather than trying to tinker with it to get it right.

If anyone has leads on an anodized Chessie, I'd be interested.


I have a Chessie, love it. The new one is supposed to be one too. I have seen at least one Chessie with JM trem and some other body styles with them, like the one above.

He told me the same thing, that the anodizing didn't turn out well. This was a few years ago, maybe a year or two after I gave him the deposit. That was before he gave up on the 7-string JM trem.
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Re: Electrical Guitar Company Guitars

Postby mcatano » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:04 am

Just in case anyone, like me, can't look away from EGC horror story threads... the guy who posted that "buy my deposit" listing on reverb is posting screencaps over on the Electrical Audio board in the EGC thread there.
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