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by brownie74
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: 82 Super Real PUP Identification
Replies: 14
Views: 4825

Actually i just looked back at the ad and i'm pretty sure that's a solid top. My advice is to plug in to your amp and start dialing in your sounds and listening for the sweet spots. If you can't find them then perhaps new pickups would better suit you. Getting there should be half the fun. I have t...
by brownie74
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: 82 Super Real PUP Identification
Replies: 14
Views: 4825

Everything is subjective. I'd think most people think having fret edge binding on a guitar is a upgraded feature, likewise on a long tenon, Does it have a solid top ?? I think you got the best of both worlds. '82 is thought to be part of the "Golden age" of Japanese guitar making. Have you the guit...
by brownie74
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: 82 Super Real PUP Identification
Replies: 14
Views: 4825

The picture in the ebay ad shows numbers on the backside of the pickup. Those are the Maxon made pickups used during the earlier era. No number stamp on the mint collection in house made pickups. Like wulfman states they had little stickers, on the in house made ones. You can't really use the catal...
by brownie74
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: 82 Super Real PUP Identification
Replies: 14
Views: 4825

What you have there is a beautiful EC68-50, or "50,000 yen" model. It was the lowest custom and has rosewood board and acrylic inlays, but has all the ingredients to be a Gibson killer IMO. Congrats, and enjoy! Have checked these out in old 1982 catalogue 'mint collection. It says they have the scr...
by brownie74
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: 82 Super Real PUP Identification
Replies: 14
Views: 4825

wulfman wrote:What you have there is a beautiful EC68-50, or "50,000 yen" model. It was the lowest custom and has rosewood board and acrylic inlays, but has all the ingredients to be a Gibson killer IMO. Congrats, and enjoy!
Thanks for the info - appreciated!
by brownie74
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: 82 Super Real PUP Identification
Replies: 14
Views: 4825

That's in great shape, '82 is a transitional year so I think you've gotten older Super Real pups (Maxon), and the non doweled long tenon of the mint collection. Nice mix i dare say. Frets look great, I think you choose wisely. I bet that one delivers. Thanks for the info there, How you can tell the...
by brownie74
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Greco
Topic: 82 Super Real PUP Identification
Replies: 14
Views: 4825

Hard question to answer as all sorts of 1982 Grecos models can have "Super Real" on the headstock and the serial number gives no clue as to the model. Original pickups from 1982 almost always have stickers and would be Screamin, Double Trick or DRY. Does the guitar have fret-edge binding and how ma...
by brownie74
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: 82 Super Real PUP Identification
Replies: 14
Views: 4825

82 Super Real PUP Identification

Hi All New to the forum and a beginner player (just under 6 months) so be gentle! I've been fortunate enough to buy a nice Greco 1982 Super Real and wondered if anyone could confirm a few things about the spec - predominantly the pick ups - the guitar is all original. The gentleman I purchased it fr...