I have 2 El Degas guitars. 1 I don't use because it needs to be wired up, it's a Rickenbacker copy. My other one is a copy of an Ibanez Studio? Not 100% sure. I love it though, Oak body, with a stripe of rosewood down the center. Here's a few pics.
I personally would start with the music, then let the name follow, instead of being driven by the name.That would do me some good. Been a long time since I've done cover tunes. I'm thinking of what type of music the name El Dégas would hint towards. Country jam/Rock, Mexicali, lonely boys meets lynard skynard?
That is a sweet guitar. Not original paint job though. Previous owner tried to refinish it, got the paint job done and then must have given up on putting back together. It needs to be wired back up and the pickups need to be properly mounted. They are just kind of wedged in there due to the thick paint job. I haven't touched the guitar in years. I will go and see if I can dig it out of the basement.