Egmond EG-3 Thunder 60´s
Here we have an all original Vintage 1960s Egmond Thunder EG-3 electric guitar, Made in Holland. An amazing guitar in very good condition which is really worth your attention! Comes along with that great ‘60s mojo included in the price ;) with 3 pickups and all the original electronics and wiring to allow you to enjoy the period vibe. It has only one defect, the third pickup has some coil issues and needs to be re-coiled. It is now set to be with 2 pickups, just like its other model the EG-2 :)
The neck is in perfect shape. It is very similar to the Vox guitars from the same era. The action is nice and low and the fingerboard is in an overall great condition. The frets have a lot of life left in them. The headstock is extremely clean and retains the correct “Egmond” logo, together with the truss rod cover and the 6-inline tuners with the original buttons. The finish shows that lacquer checking that you'd expect from a guitar from this era.
More info about the company:
Uilke Egmond (1878-1959) founded a music school and a music shop in Valkenswaard, that was named Musica. In the shop he sold instruments imported from the Eastern Europe. In 1935 the business moved to Eindhoven. The import of instruments ended and they decided to make the instruments on their own.
In the early 50’s there were 20 employees making 50 guitars a week and by the early 60’s there were 80 employees cranking out 2000 guitars a week.
Egmond was the largest luthier in Europe and they were more known for quantity than quality. Cheap instruments were made in large numbers that everyone could. The cheapest models had a price tag that was one tenth the cost for a comparable model of a Gibson or a Fender.
But Egmond also made high quality instruments, the Egmond 2 and 3, 2V and 3V. They had 2 or 3 pickups, as the number states. 2V and 3V (V=vinyl covered body) had the body shape of a Fender Jaguar or Fender Jazzmaster. Later the Egmond 2 and 3 got the name Egmond Thunder, and the Egmond 2V and 3V got the name Egmond Typhoon. A more advanced and luxury guitar, with the same body shape as the 2V and 3V, was the Egmond Tempest.
Condition: Good (Used)
Model: EG-3 Thunder
Made In The Netherlands
Colour: 3-Tone Sunburst