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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:43 am    Post subject: MEGA Greco Post (NGD content) Reply with quote

The Greco safely arrived all the way from Kyoto, Japan. This thing is so badass looking.



Pickups sound great, no mud at all. they're bright and responsive. It is just a really high quality sounding and feeling instrument. effortless sustain.




serial: A870014

A87 means it was made in January 1987.

I'm still trying to figure out what pickups these are. that would help me identify what specific model this is. I'm guessing they are either SCREAM'IN or DOUBLE TRICK pickups.


It looks like a Greco Mint Collection (based on the flower pot inlay on headstock) and I would say the model number is either an EGC68-60, 70 or 80. just because I've seen an 87 of what look like a EGC58-50 and it had features that weren't as good as this (it only had a short-tenon neck, not long-tenon like mine). On the model number, EG = Les Paul Model, 68 = 1968 Model, 60 = it would cost 60,000 Yen.

Some interesting stuff I found out, recently while researching Greco's: Greco, Ibanez and Fender Japan are all basically the same company, Kanda Shokai. The original idea was the Greco would be domestic market and Ibanez would be foreign market. However, over the years they developed in they're own ways, and have their own unique models. Through the 70s and early 80s Greco made fender copies until Fender signed a deal with them to become Fender Japan. If you think about this, the fact that Fender Japan is actually a completely separate company from Fender USA, it explains a lot. Fender Japan probably doesn't have much more relation to Fender USA than Gretsch does. This is why they have all these unique models. and if you look at the MIJ fenders that fender USA chooses to import they all are significantly different than any USA or MIM models so as not to directly compete.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i liked it when they had the gibson custom headstock logo on them before gibson started suing.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, nice dude.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheDude2112 wrote:
i liked it when they had the gibson custom headstock logo on them before gibson started suing.

yea, that's a misconception actually. Gibson only tried to sue them in the late 70s and the japanese judge threw the case out. This is back when they would actually put "Les Paul" on the headstock. still they decided they should avoid anymore confrontation and changed the name on the headstock. Japanese companies slowly stopped making copies into the late 80s and early 90s just because they weren't making money on them anymore.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think some japanese "copies" were better than the gibson originals. and cheaper too
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, the Japanese companies are contractors, vs. new locations. They must have Fender processes, but it's likely that Fender allows the subs to do what they need to in order to cut costs.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love me some MIJ Les Paul. Greco, Edwards, Tokai, Burny <3
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Embarassed nice !
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All kinds of win dude! That is sweet looking!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's awesome!Greco made some of the best copies.



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That LP is really nice. Jealousy.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cant beat a rickenbacker copy for how expensive some of the originals are
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The old Grecos I've unearthed at shops over here and played have been fantastic, the pickups as noted being no shabby side-job for them. Muchos congratos on the purchase, Mage.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, well done mage. Looks great, sounds silly but you only have to glance at it to know it sounds awesome. I feel pleased you got this and posted it up, its nice to see that forum members have a broad taste in guitars. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think fran is the only one who knows really how broad my taste in guitars are. Will always be a fender man though till I die.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course. Me too, it goes without saying. But you cannot close yourself off from lifes pleasures, tell me euan.... are you a sponge or a stone? Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shit. Now I want a Greco...
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