El Degas C 100

Posted by Kate on Sun, 01/04/04 - 16:04:00.

OK i have this guitar purchased about 30 years ago and it says it is an El Degas Model No. C 100. does any one know if it is of any worth?



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El Degas guitars...

El Degas classical, acoustic and electric guitars were produced from the late 1960s to the early 1980s for Buegeleisen & Jacobson, a distributor of musical instruments based in New York City. Early models, which are the most desirable, were made in Japan. They are characterized by quality materials and excellent workmanship. Interestingly, the exact manufacturers are not known. At the time, several Japanese manufacturers produced badged guitars for sale in foreign markets. It was not unusual for multiple badges to be produced by the same manufacturer. Based on similarities in design and construction, people have speculated that El Degas guitars were made by the likes of Fujigen, Hoshino, Matsumoku, and Terada. While this is entirely possible, we just don't know for certain.

Some time in the 1970s, Buegeleisen & Jacobson was sold to Kaman Music. Around the same time, production of El Degas guitars moved from Japan to other countries, including Korea and Romania. Though this period produced some quality instruments, it's fair to say that some of the brand's consistency was lost with the change in manufacturing. As a result, later period El Degas guitars are less widely sought after than their earlier counterparts. El Degas guitars that were produced in the later period bear the name of the country of manufacture on their labels. For example, a Korean produced guitar will say "Made in Korea" on its label. When there is no country of manufacture printed on the label, it's an indication that the guitar is from the earlier period and was made in Japan.

El Degas Guitars

El Degas classical, acoustic and electric guitars were produced from the late 1960s to the early 1980s for Buegeleisen & Jacobson, a distributor of musical instruments based in New York City. Early models, which are the most desirable, were made in Japan. They are characterized by quality materials and excellent workmanship. Interestingly, the exact manufacturers are not known. At the time, several Japanese manufacturers produced badged guitars for sale in foreign markets. It was not unusual for multiple badges to be produced by the same manufacturer. Based on similarities in design and construction, people have speculated that El Degas guitars were made by the likes of Fujigen, Hoshino, Matsumoku, and Terada. While this is entirely possible, we just don't know for certain.

Some time in the 1970s, Buegeleisen & Jacobson was sold to Kaman Music. Around the same time, production of El Degas guitars moved from Japan to other countries, including Korea and Romania. Though this period produced some quality instruments, it's fair to say that some of the brand's consistency was lost with the change in manufacturing. As a result, later period El Degas guitars are less widely sought after than their earlier counterparts. El Degas guitars that were produced in the later period bear the name of the country of manufacture on their labels. For example, a Korean produced guitar will say "Made in Korea" on its label. When there is no country of manufacture printed on the label, it's an indication that the guitar is from the earlier period and was made in Japan

el degas mt 16

I just baught an el degas acoustic modelo no. MT 16... Its hard top and in exelent condition... It cost me 250$ i wanna know if i got ripped off or if was a good deal and what`s the worth of this particular guitar???

Re: El Degas C 100

A few years back I picked up a El Degas model MT 103 N accoustic guitar. It has no cerial number and says it was made in Romania. It's a smaller style 6 string. I've been trying to aslo find out some info on this lovely instrument - if anyone has anything it would be a great help!!!

Re: El Degas C 100

i have a El Degas modelo No MT 102 SB made in romania its small and looks old i know nothing about it but its kool.

Re: El Degas C 100

screw you bastards

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