I’ve been waiting a long time for this, and yesterday it arrived in the porch. What finally arrived was a brand new EGC (Electrical Guitar Company) guitar. I had a EGC Standard (completely aluminum) built for me a few years ago, but this one would be a little different. This EGC is the Series One. I really liked the body shape, and I wanted a wood body. Kevin Burkett (owner / builder of EGC) hooked me up with a Honduras Mahogany body and a fatter neck profile than what normally comes with the Series One. Also the Series One normally comes with EGC single coils, but I asked for the EGC humbuckers with coil splitters on there.
For those that aren’t familiar with EGC, they are awesome guitars/basses that use a aluminum neck, very much inspired by Travis Bean and Velenos from back in the day. EGC went with the bridge to headstock design (no joint, etc) for maximum sustain. They’ve been making some sweet instruments for some great musicians – Kylessa, Mogwai, Melvins, Metallica, Shellac, The Jesus Lizard, Sun O))), Mastodon, Uzeda, just to name a few.
Here are a couple of shots of my new axe.
This thing sounds awesome! If you’re looking for something a little different than the norm.. take a look at EGC. They’re built one at a time.. but they’re worth the wait. Check out the Facebook page as well to see what others are saying about EGC.