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by guitar hiro
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Bacchus/Momose/Deviser
Topic: Bacchus BLS-DX ? (Quilt top BLS model)
Replies: 11
Views: 4335

Re: Bacchus BLS-DX ? (Quilt top BLS model)

as usual I was doing more digging on the INTERWEBZ today & I came up with a surprise. https://www.digimart.net/cat01/shop5134/DS04845208/ This example (101711) is certainly outside of the serial number range that I have listed in the OP but (1) the top is quilt maple (2) the fingerboard looks like M...
by guitar hiro
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Greco
Topic: I 'laughed out loud' when I saw this Greco listed on Reverb
Replies: 8
Views: 1428

Re: I 'laughed out loud' when I saw this Greco listed on Reverb

Interesting theory you have there wulfman. It seems that the Z Dry prototype was 'completed' during the summer of 1979. The A stamp on the PU-2 pickups did start showing up within a very short time frame after this development. I assume production examples of Z Dry would have to be manufactured betw...
by guitar hiro
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: I 'laughed out loud' when I saw this Greco listed on Reverb
Replies: 8
Views: 1428

Re: I 'laughed out loud' when I saw this Greco listed on Reverb

Did some more digging around on the interwebz and located a couple of interesting things. Here is a link that shows what look to be a set of PU-2 pickups with the three screw mounts. https://japtone.com/en/tienda/maxon-en/maxon-pu-2-pickups-1980-alnico-5/?lang=en These are coded 190910 = September 1...
by guitar hiro
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Greco
Topic: Dry Z pickup Set sales for 129,000 yen = $1,172 USD
Replies: 31
Views: 9047

Here's the neck pickup from my set Like I said I bought this set 10 years ago from a Japanese guitar dealer. I've never had reason before to think they were anything but genuine. I have an all original SA-1200 also fitted with dry z and these ones are certainly comparable Big Tone, Thanks for posti...
by guitar hiro
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Greco
Topic: I 'laughed out loud' when I saw this Greco listed on Reverb
Replies: 8
Views: 1428

Trolling? LOL. Thanks for the laugh; I feel younger again. As some of us know, all things MIJ are not as easy to decipher as we would all like them to be. Case in point: There was at one time the commonly held belief that the vintage Tokai LS-120 examples were solid flame tops. There are threads her...
by guitar hiro
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Greco
Topic: I 'laughed out loud' when I saw this Greco listed on Reverb
Replies: 8
Views: 1428

Yes, I LOL. I find humor in just about everything. In all the years I have been reading about MIJ pickups I have yet to see anyone mention what the A stamp on the PU-2 bases actually relates to, if anything. Maybe they are Dry A pickups; worth five times more than the fabled & hyped Dry Z. :lol: I s...
by guitar hiro
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What was your 1st Guitar?
Replies: 6
Views: 1299

What was your 1st Guitar?

My first guitar was a 'no brand' nylon string classical guitar purchased NEW, for me, when I was eight, maybe nine years old. The guitar had the typical double slotted peg head that classical guitars have, the neck was so thick I could barely wrap my hand around the neck to fret a single note, and t...
by guitar hiro
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Crews Maniac Sound KTR NEXT 5D
Replies: 41
Views: 20464

Played the 2016 Crews KTR LS-02 ’54 HB/GT for a good hour yesterday. :)

I am still baffled at how good these stock 'KTR Original' pickups sound in this guitar.
This Crews '54 sounds like a million buck$, really. 8)
by guitar hiro
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB 79-80 LS 200
Replies: 14
Views: 1697

well, since he has that many I'm sure he can afford to give one away :D
by guitar hiro
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Greco
Topic: I 'laughed out loud' when I saw this Greco listed on Reverb
Replies: 8
Views: 1428

I 'laughed out loud' when I saw this Greco listed on Reverb

I was looking at Reverb listings & I saw a listing for a 1979 Greco EG 850 that has the below statement in the verbiage. "Pickups on this model are PU-2, with an ‘A’ stamp to indicate Alnico magnets." :lol: I have never heard that before. Actually I have read discussions on forums & I have never hea...
by guitar hiro
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB 79-80 LS 200
Replies: 14
Views: 1697

not in your year range but an '85 with a recent price drop of 100K yen :) @ $5,750 USD :D

https://www.digimart.net/cat01/shop4935/DS05471051/

decent weight too
by guitar hiro
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB 79-80 LS 200
Replies: 14
Views: 1697

here's one on YJ that has Grinning Dog Page pickups :D

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/x633205984

You would be hard pressed to find a vintage 200 being offered in original condition; just sayin'
by guitar hiro
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB 79-80 LS 200
Replies: 14
Views: 1697

by guitar hiro
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: is this site dead or dieing?
Replies: 10
Views: 1540

I know it gets old Marcus but I try & let it roll off; it's better for the blood pressure :lol:
by guitar hiro
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Greco
Topic: My dream finally came true...almost
Replies: 9
Views: 1361

I reviewed the seller photos of the (claimed) 1800 from the OP. I have to say that for a solid top it looks terribly plain; actually boring. I have seen better looking solid plain tops & also I have seen better looking veneer tops. You must really want an 1800 really bad to want that ugly duck with ...