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by fiftywatt
Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 1987 Greco EG68-70 Mint Collection LP Custom replica
Replies: 0
Views: 885

1987 Greco EG68-70 Mint Collection LP Custom replica

1987 Fujigen Gakki Japan made Greco EG68-70 in a lovely cherry red finish. Rare color as this model typically came in black or tobacco burst. I've trolled the web for many years and have only seen a couple in red, as well as blue and amber. Likely a limited run or order made piece. Features : Mahoga...
by fiftywatt
Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 1982 Greco "Mint Collection" 57 goldtop LP
Replies: 1
Views: 1099

1982 Greco "Mint Collection" 57 goldtop LP

Exceptionally fine example from the golden age of Japan Vintage guitar craft.. made of old growth mahogany with full thickness carved maple top. Fujigen-Gakki made Greco EG57-50 model. Upgraded with Dimarzio Norton humbucker set and recent professional refret with Dunlop 6100 "tall jumbo" frets. Exc...
by fiftywatt
Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: 1986 EG-500 Goldtop any good? I consider buying online help!
Replies: 26
Views: 11166

Where you can't see what it says besides the named GT, I can, it says EG59-50, NOT 57-50, so it's a 59 model according to Greco. That was my point. I can't show it here for I'm a Vintaxe member and catalogs may not be copied and used elsewhere. But you can check it for yourself if you would like to...
by fiftywatt
Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: Greco
Topic: 1986 EG-500 Goldtop any good? I consider buying online help!
Replies: 26
Views: 11166

According to the catalogs there's no 57 model in 1985 fiftywatt http://www.sf.airnet.ne.jp/~shake/greco/catalogue/1985/sam06.jpg Tiny sized jpeg but clearly a 57 gold top shown on this page of the 1985 catalog. Others here with way more knowledge than me will tell you that Greco made plenty of thin...
by fiftywatt
Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: 1986 EG-500 Goldtop any good? I consider buying online help!
Replies: 26
Views: 11166

Gordon.. looked at your pics.. that's an EG57-50. Should have Screamin pickups or maybe just unlabeled Gotoh humbuckers. Either way.. looks to be a nice LP. Very similar to my '82 model. Mine has a big beefy neck profile and is one of the nicest Greco's I've owned. Congrats.
by fiftywatt
Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: 1986 EG-500 Goldtop any good? I consider buying online help!
Replies: 26
Views: 11166

Gordon.. pics would help if you can post a link to them. I have a 1982 Greco '57 gold top reissue that is one of my most prized LP's. So you may have something there.. hard to say without photos.
by fiftywatt
Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: 1984 Mint Collection re-fretting
Replies: 5
Views: 3109

I acquired a near mint 1982 Greco EG57-50 a few years ago. Great guitar but had very small *vintage* style frets. It didn't need refretting per se but was difficult to play compared to my other Grecos. I had it refretted with Dunlop 6100's and never looked back. This Greco practically plays itself n...
by fiftywatt
Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: SS63-70
Replies: 19
Views: 8991

PM'd also. Very interested.
by fiftywatt
Wed Sep 15, 2010 1:19 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: Greco Les Paul Custom Hardware
Replies: 2
Views: 1967

In the past I have bought these for 80's Greco restorations and they were drop in replacements. I believe they are made by Gotoh?

http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Bridges,_ta ... ridge.html
by fiftywatt
Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: Anyone Have a 1982 Greco Catalog?
Replies: 11
Views: 4474

:lol: I never get tired of those pics Rich.
by fiftywatt
Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: NGD - 81 Greco EGF59-70? Transitional Mint Collection
Replies: 66
Views: 15601

Freebird wrote:That particular Greco closed "o" logo looks like post Mint Collection 1990s production to me.
Agree 100%.. might even be 1991 judging from the serial number. I've had a couple of 89's very similar to this one. Very nice score.
by fiftywatt
Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: Anyone Have a 1982 Greco Catalog?
Replies: 11
Views: 4474

I think Brian mentioned that his '82 gold top had a 500 sticker aka EG/50 grade EG57-50 is probably it; seems like the best bet going right now Rich.. I think you have the same '82 model as me. Mine looks just like this one (which I believe is yours?) and has the "500" rectangular sticker on the he...
by fiftywatt
Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: Opinions Wanted: Value for Double Trick pickups?
Replies: 25
Views: 7391

Although the Dry-Z is undoubtably a great sounding pickup, the prices are definitely elevated by reputation an rarity, a set of double-tricks would IMO be lucky to fetch $150 on ebay. I agree with John. That being said, I do think they represent a great dollar for dollar for value over the Dry Z's....
by fiftywatt
Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: Greco EG700 on eBay - do you believe?
Replies: 12
Views: 6192

[quote= The 1982 MC models with all of the 'correct' features are actually my favorites of all the Greco Les Pauls. I see this as the era that they were finally 'getting it right' AFA the crafting of the lumber, and the guitars finally having the true & correct cutaway curve, and bout demensions . ...
by fiftywatt
Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: Greco EG700 on eBay - do you believe?
Replies: 12
Views: 6192

Being black, I took it to be an early '82 EG59-45. Transitional SR logo but with the "cut O" Mint Collection logo as well. Replaced knobs IMO. I don't care for the pointy cutaway radius either Rich. Looks like the 70's Gibsons. They got it right a little later on didn't they. $926 is silly money for...