1983 Greco Mint Collection

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the passenger
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1983 Greco Mint Collection

Post by the passenger » Mon May 24, 2010 9:24 am

Hi,

I recently purchased this Greco eg59-50 from Chingo:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... K:MEWAX:IT

This will be my first Greco, what do you think of that? I'm really courious about it soundwise, because it's an incredibly light guitar: 3,75kg, without any chamber! And I've never played such a lightweight Les Paul, but some say the lighter wood means more resonance. Any experiences with this model or such a lightweight LP?

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Post by marcusnieman » Mon May 24, 2010 10:24 am

That's a beauty - love the color. Chingo's a good seller. I've bought a few pieces from him and have never been disappointed. Congrats!

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Post by mojoburst » Mon May 24, 2010 1:02 pm

Congrats!
A great guitar! If you?re a live-player the lightweight 3,7 kg will be helpful. I have got 3 MIJ LP?s weighting ca. 3,6 kg with very resonant acoustic tone, but my early?70s Gibson LP Deluxe weighs 4,6 kg(!) and is exactly on the same resonance-level. So I think the weight can, but does not have to be a tonal advantage. Check your new GRECO out! You won?t be disappointed. The Mint Collection-series are KILLER guitars!
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Post by muccax » Wed May 26, 2010 11:41 am

hi
some time ago i had a super real with a chambered body ,, 4.2 kg ....
:D :D :D so even a chambered body can be heavy :D :D
all the best
otto
by the way a mighty fine guitar ...... really like the early mint serie :D :D :D :D

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Post by Udonitron » Wed May 26, 2010 7:50 pm

Yeah those early 80's Mint Collections are such sweet guitars. The colors and bursts they used just rocked...nice gradient deep reds to orange...gorgeous! I scooped up a rare transitional EG59-70 this morning with a solid flame top (no it is not a veneer! It was meant to be a plain top but they ended up putting a nice plain cap with lots of flame all over), Fujigen made complete with Gibson pups, fret binding, and what looks to be a Braz board :D Looking forward to it

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Post by wulfman » Wed May 26, 2010 9:56 pm

Thanks guys, your are all adding to my Greco fever - I have my eye on a mint collection LP from a Japanese seller. No model number given other than mint collection.
Listed at 3.8 kgs.

Would 38000 yen be a good deal for this? It has a ding on the body and one on the headstock. No details on pickups available.

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Post by Udonitron » Wed May 26, 2010 10:14 pm

Oh nice! Gorgeous flame on that...I would jump on it for 38K! You could always resell it for over double that if you didn't like it

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Post by marcusnieman » Thu May 27, 2010 5:00 am

Yeah that is nice..... as is the price

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Post by Freebird » Thu May 27, 2010 6:42 am

In case you don't already know, your EG59-50 is a solid top and this other one you might buy is a veneer top.

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Re: 1983 Greco Mint Collection

Post by Rustyslide » Sun May 30, 2010 9:43 am

the passenger wrote:Any experiences with this model or such a lightweight LP?
I have (and love) an '82 EG59-45 - exactly like yours except with a three piece top. I would never call it lightweight, though I've never put it on a scale.

The Screamin' 82 pickups are crunchy ? if you want to play rawk, then you're probably good to go. I swapped out the ceramic mags for some AlNiCo ones to take the edge off, as they're not overwound.

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