1980 EG 1000 C Super Real Black Beauty LP Custom w/ DRY Z Pickups
Very rare 1980 EG 1000 C Super Real Black Beauty Custom. This is one of only four production models to come with the highly sought after DRY Z pickups. It has a jet black ebony fretboard with real mother of pearl block inlays, fret edge binding and features one of the largest neck profiles from the early 80's MIJ guitars as it is modeled after a '58.
This guitar appears to be all original. All hardware is gold, including its as originally equipped USA made Grover Tuners, bridge, stop tail piece and unmolested gold covered DRY Z's. The top has seven ply binding, while the back and head stock are five ply. Finish is lacquer, with the binding taking on an amber hue of aged lacquer as a true vintage guitar in its own right.
Overall this guitar is in great original condition. There are surface nicks and the back has a large number of small scratches as can be seen in the pictures. The bridge pickup escutcheon was cracked and some of the binding is unevenly yellowed.
This a stunning example of one of the top models to come from the golden age of MIJ guitars that plays and sounds as good as it looks.
This model is definitely one of my favorite guitars. Interesting note, the '80 version came with USA made Grovers, where the '81 version came with Greco waffle backs. Pic is included in the gallery showing both models.
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