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Malaga S1 ,   Malaga S2   and   Malaga S5



Malaga 1968
 The Egmond Malaga series in the 1968 catalog.

The Malaga series has full sized bodies (4/4), apart from the Toledo series that is Parlour guitars (3/4). They have the same necks, though.
The Malaga body is  480 x 375 x 85 mm  ( 19" x 14¾" x 3¼" ).

I have three guitars in the Malaga series, i.e. a Malaga S1, a Malaga S2 and a Malaga S5. It is not that easy to determine the precise year of manufacturing but a well reasoned guess is that all three of my Malaga guitars were manufactured during the time period from 1967 to 1970.

My Malaga S1
had no bridge nor strings when I bought it. It was scratched in the black painted parts but it was easy to fill in with black paint. The finish shifted from glossy to mat, which I fixed with a little of Autosol. I made a new bridge from a piece of aluminum.

The Malaga S1 was the cheapest model in the Malaga series.
The most lavish and expensive model was the Malaga L, having both the back and the sides made of Mahogany, the bridge and the fretboard made of Rosewood. It costed almost twice as much as the Malaga S1.

According to the 1973 price list, a Malaga S1 costed 70:- (NLG), a Malaga S2 costed 72:- (NLG), a Malaga S5 costed 78:- (NLG) and a Malaga L costed 134:- (NLG).
At the time, 16:- (NLG) was approximately $4:- and approximately £1:-.


Malaga S1


Malaga S1


Malaga S1


Malaga S1


Malaga S1
The back is arched.

Me and my Malaga
Here I use my Malaga S1 at a small ballad performance. (Photo by Marianne Sundblad).




Sound sample #1.


Sound sample #2.
 





Malaga 1969
 The Egmond Malaga series in the 1969 catalog.



When I bought my Malaga S2 the bridge had come loose. The guitar body was scratched. I restored the bridge and clear varnished the guitar body.


Malaga S5

Malaga S5

Malaga S5

Malaga S5

Malaga S5



The Malaga S5 is a better model, than the S1 and the S2, having the back and sides made of Mahogany. My Malaga S5 was in quite a nice condition, when I bought it. I have only put on a couple of layers of clear varnish.

Malaga S5


Malaga S5


Malaga S5


Malaga S5 performance
Here I use my Malaga S5 at a small performance, at the 2014 Spring Camp, with the "Campingveteranerna". (Photo by Janne Öberg).




               
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