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    can someone tellme something about el maya guitars cuality?

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    • #77742
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      Does any one know where i can buy a bridge for my el maya em1200?

    • #57041
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      I use a black El Maya Les Paul . Best guitar I ‘ve ever played.

    • #87912
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      I have an em-1100, any info on these from anyone/ Cheers

    • #113920
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      I found some info on the subj. at: http://www.harmony-central.com/Guitar/Data4/El-Maya/ My own experience is verry positive. Not sure on durability. (Own my El Maya ca. 6 months now) But verry happy with the sound and playability. I have one that has a body and neck made out of one piece of wood, which provides great sustain.

    • #97240
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      : can someone tellme something about el maya guitars cuality?

      • #116076
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        i’ve got one he he he!

    • #97059
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      Ola Carlos, I have searched the internet but found almost nothing. What I have found is that the company existed in the city Kobe in Japan and that it was destroyed during the great earthquake in the eighties. What I also know is that Maya is the mountain near to Kobe. I have a nice El Maya guitar, a EM-1300. : can someone tellme something about el maya guitars cuality?

      • #116050
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        The earthquake was in 1995. It destroyed the entire Maya factory. "At 5.46am on January 17th 1995, whilst many of its citizens were still asleep, the Japanese city of Kobe was hit by largest earthquake in Japan since 1923. The Hyogo-ken Nanbu earthquake was not only powerful ( magnitude 6.9 ), but with the epicentre only 20km southwest of the city, it resulted in massive damage to property and loss of life. The worst effected area was in the central part of Kobe, a region about 5km by 20km alongside the main docks and port area. This area is built on soft and easily moved rocks, especially the port itself which is built on reclaimed ground. Here the ground actually liquefied and acted like thick soup, allowing buildings to topple sideways, resulting in the huge cranes in the harbour toppling over into the sea. On Tuesday, January 17, at 5:46 a.m. local time, an earthquake of magnitude 7.2 (Mj)1 struck the region of Kobe and Osaka in south-central Japan. This region is Japan’s second-most populated and industrialized area, after Tokyo, with a total population of about 10 million. The shock occurred at a shallow depth on a fault running from Awaji Island through the city of Kobe, which in itself has a population of about 1.5 million. Strong ground shaking lasted for about 20 seconds and caused severe damage over a large area. Nearly 5,500 deaths have been confirmed, with the number of injured people reaching about 35,000. Nearly 180,000 buildings were badly damaged or destroyed, and officials estimate that more than 300,000 people were homeless on the night of the earthquake. The life loss caused by the earthquake was the worst in Japan since the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake, when about 140,000 people were killed, mostly by the post-earthquake conflagration. The economic loss from the 1995 earthquake may be the largest ever caused by a natural disaster in modern times. The direct damage caused by the shaking is estimated at over ¥13 trillion (about U.S.$147 billion). This does not include indirect economic effects from loss of life, business interruption, and loss of production."

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          YIKES! I thought it was a Tsunami or something. Thanks for the info. I’ve been playing a Maya Strat for nearly 18 years.

      • #114753
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        Ypu’ve found more info than I have. I have an El Maya ES 175 copy. I know nothing about the company, but the build quality and sound of my guitar is excellent.

      • #104447
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        I have an EM-1300 which was sold to me as "a one-off, hand-made for the 197X Frankfurt Guitar Show"; however, the guy went bust and still owes me £300, so this could be complete bullsh1t! It has a three-piece (maple/walnut/maple) through neck with rosewood fingerboard, sandwiched b/w a light (walnut or mahogany?) body. Cream purfling with herringbone pattern. MoP dot markers, brass hardware. It’s a well-built, solid guitar, but lacking in character. I replaced the horribly microphonic pickups with a Bill Lawrence rail humbucker at the the neck and Mighty Mite h/b at the bridge; both are cream, so match v. well. Also fitted a GK-2A midi pickup. Suits me fine, I’m quite fond of it. Rhino

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