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 Post subject: Re: Eagle guitars?
PostPosted: Mon 19 Oct 2009 09:18 AM 
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Frenchy wrote:
That looks mighty nice.....

Looks exactly like a VHS-455.... Very nice grain patterns...

Yeah a VSH-455(there are two on eBay, I should probably have bought one of them instead.. or maybe by one of them as well :D ), or the Aria Pro II FS(750 I think it was)

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Ohjay wrote:
Oh by the way, I paid way too much for it


I would put a $450 price range on that... Hope you did good.... If anything like the VHS, you wont regret it.

Cant wait to get better pics of it...

P.

I paid more than $450 for the guitar alone :-?
I can't wait to see it either :hyper:

Barry wrote:
That looks like a beautiful guitar no matter who made it! And around the Mats era by the look of it.
Nice. Wanna see some bigger pix of it! :up:

Shame that looks aren't enough tho is it :wink:
We'll see what it is when it's in my grubby hands

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PostPosted: Mon 19 Oct 2009 09:42 AM 
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Ohjay wrote:
I should probably have bought one of them instead.. or maybe by one of them as well


:lol: did you miss one of your MAA meeting... :lol:


Your Eagle a beaut.... :love: Cant wait for the close ups...

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Was there an FS750 for sale somewhere? You hardly ever see these for sale. It has a smaller body than this Eagle, I believe and it is a neck thru. It is also not as hollow. It has a more "solid" sound than ES stlye guitars do.


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PostPosted: Wed 21 Oct 2009 12:32 PM 
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According to Harmony Central Eagle is a modern korean brand. They get good reviews and it looks like you have a Flash 11 model.

Look here http://reviews.harmony-central.com/revi ... rand/Eagle


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PostPosted: Wed 21 Oct 2009 01:56 PM 
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RSBBass wrote:
According to Harmony Central Eagle is a modern korean brand. They get good reviews and it looks like you have a Flash 11 model.

Look here http://reviews.harmony-central.com/revi ... rand/Eagle

I'm not so sure RSB. I'm well aware of this brand(a major retailer in Sweden sells these, and the brand is "swedish" although they are manufactured in korea).
The main reason is that the logo is wrong on the one I've bought, the inlays on the fretboard are wrong, and the arched back/top doesn't seem to match the descriptions I've found of the Eagle Flash 11.

Hard to find any decent images of the Flash 11 but here are two shoddy ones:
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FWIW, the description from the seller:
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Guitare EAGLE type 335

demi-caisse avec poutre centrale comme sur les ES 335 de Gibson

deux double bobinages, deux volumes, deux tons, selecteur 3 positions

la particularité de cette guitare fabriquée au Japon dans les années 70 (la grande époque des copies de grande marque) est la qualité de sa lutherie :

manche acajou, touche palissandre, poutre centrale en 5 plis érable et acajou, corps en palissandre match book, les veinnes du bois sont magnifique, parfaitement symétriques.

les frettes sont en parfait état, le sillet est en laiton

cette guitare n'a aucune égratignure ni pains.

le son est typique de ce type de demi caisse, à la fois rond et puissant avec un certain claquant sur les attaques, très précis et plein de sustain

c'est un guitare de collection qui ne demande qu'à être jouée


Still waiting for him to contact me for payment details.. hope the deal doesn't fall through.. or do I hope :roll: :loon:


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The "swedish" Eagles: http://www.eagleinstruments.nu/
I found "norwegian" Eagles(the font looks similar to the one I've bought): http://www.eagleguitars.com/index.php

[EDIT #3]
Not conclusive at all but check post #5(or search for eagle) in this thread: http://forums.myspace.com/t/4192351.aspx?fuseaction=forums.viewthread
Slight evidence of an Eagle brand prior to the 1990-ish "new" brand.

I should just go to bed I think.. 00.38 atm :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu 22 Oct 2009 10:25 AM 
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Ohjay wrote:
Still waiting for him to contact me for payment details.. hope the deal doesn't fall through.. or do I hope


Are you getting some eagle or not?!?.. :-?

In Canada, we call it Beaver..... :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu 22 Oct 2009 10:37 AM 
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Frenchy wrote:
Ohjay wrote:
Still waiting for him to contact me for payment details.. hope the deal doesn't fall through.. or do I hope


Are you getting some eagle or not?!?.. :-?

In Canada, we call it Beaver..... :wink:

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Beaver.. Eagle.. same thing different name? Oh I don't know.. let's just not call it Ostrich :loon:

I got an e-mail from the seller this morning. He should have the money early next week and if EU shipping as it normally is, I should have the guitar by friday next week.
I asked him for more images while I wait for the guitar to arrive, hopefully he has some more he can share :)

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just wanted to let you know, was watching a VSH455 that just got sold for 620 something.... My original idea for $450 was off compared to the market value it seems.... 8-)

I hate waiting for new toys.... :hyper:

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PostPosted: Thu 22 Oct 2009 12:17 PM 
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Frenchy wrote:
just wanted to let you know, was watching a VSH455 that just got sold for 620 something.... My original idea for $450 was off compared to the market value it seems.... 8-)

I hate waiting for new toys.... :hyper:

P.

Yeah I was watching that one as well. It sure was in pristine condition but the final sum it sold for was just... nuts!
There's another one on the US eBay, that ends in a few days. I'm keeping an eye on that as well :)

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Well the seller was kind enough to send me some better photos to drool over while waiting for it to arrive. I'll share 3 with you guys, click for higher res:
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