I just pickeds up this gem of a guitar at the pawn shop. It is an El Degas Studio guitar made in Japan. These guitars were made from 1979 to the early 80's. The first models were made in Japan and later ones made in Korea. This guitar was exclusive to the Canadian market so it would be a rarity down in the U.S. or elsewhere. I got a great deal and paid only $250 CDN (no tax) which I think is a steal. There's not a whole lot of info on this guitar but I did find some. The scale length of the guitar is 25 1/4"...longer than a Gibson or PRS but just short of a Fender scale length. The pick ups in this guitar are unbelievable! They sound great and they cut through the mix. I also love the bridge and the brass saddles and the string-thru body design like a Tele. Overall I'm real happy with this guitar. I haven't had time to change string on this since every time I pick it up I just want to play it.