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Offline rick farnsley

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« on: January 21, 2010, 12:24:07 AM »
I'm bangin my head trying to nail down the model number on my festival series.  I bought it in 90 or 91.  Ser #909744, model EA303E(the last two are garbled but looks like TR).  She's got a beautiful red birdseye type finish, the body trim is brown w/ white pinstripe.  The fingerboard inlays are round and the p/u is EQ300 w/bass mid, treb and volume slide controls.
     If anybody know's exactly what I have I'd really appreciate it a lot.  Iv'e researched hi n lo! THANX1
 

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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2010, 01:57:21 PM »
Rick, its usually best if you had some pictures. Somebody here would be able to ID your guitar. They're pretty sharp in that regard.Most people here use photobucket, its free.
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2010, 01:58:30 PM »
Hi Rick, welcome to the forum. Your Festival is probably a dealer specific variation of the EA30, thr TR being the translucent red. Here's the book info on that. Got any pics?

EA30 MONTEREY
- single sharp cutaway dreadnought style, spruce top, oval soundhole, bound body, three-stripe
purfling, five-stripe rosette, flame maple back/sides, mahogany neck, 21-fret rosewood fingerboard,
rosewood bridge with white pearl dot pins, three-per-side chrome diecast tuners, acoustic bridge
pickup, volume/tone control, 3-band EQ, available in Natural, Trans. Red, Trans. Blue, or Trans. Black
finishes, late 1980s-1991.
Grading
 100% ----Excellent -----Average
-N/A -----$325 - 375 --$175 - 225
Last MSR was $730.
 

Offline rick farnsley

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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2010, 04:37:44 PM »
Murph and Pike, thanks much for the response.  I just got on the net a couple of weeks ago and don't have a camera or scanner. I forgot to mention that the aforementioned is a thin body. Duh-ert.

Thanks again, glad I foun the forum!
 

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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2010, 06:22:26 PM »
Welcome Rick!  Pike already provided all the information.  All I can add is that the EA303E is acutally EA30BE.  The BE stands for bird's eye maple (whole body).  Which they made a run of maybe at least 300 or so in 1990.  Some of them actually have 2 serial #'s.  The other one would also start with 90, but will be 7 digits.
ANOTHER PROUD MEMBER OF THE FESTIVAL GUILD

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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2010, 01:03:35 AM »
Ah, thanks for clearing that up gtracer.