Greco from 2010 ???

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Greco from 2010 ???

Post by yvesfd » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:38 pm

Hi Guys, ive been looking at getting an SG for a while and theres a greco from 2010 that looks promising. However theres little to no information about the 2010 models available online. The one im looking at is a Greco SST-88, it was sold initially for 88.000 yen so back in 2010 this was a high end model (around 1000 USD at the time). Of course im aware this isnt a pre lawsuit guitar however if someone has some information about this productionyear please let me know. Theres a page on the greco site still available about them http://www.greco.jp/discontinued/

All information is welcome before i make a decision...

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Post by yvesfd » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:42 pm

ah and the asking price is 490 usd........

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Post by brokentoes » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:07 pm

I've seen that one i think on the Japanese sites, i bought a Ejr-82 awhile ago and am quite happy with it. Mines white as well. 2004. The finish is barely there which i don't mind because it's not nitro. Its a real bare bones rocker. If you like a solid glossy finish stay clear.

Ornetts made these i believe for Greco

Edit

Is this the one ??

https://www.rinkya.com/en/auction-d3800 ... ollar=part

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Post by yvesfd » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:32 pm

Thanks, indeed dont care much for the finish; as long as it feels and sounds good...... i have a jap strat st62 1989 which i love so i reckon id rather own a jap SG over a chinese or Koran one.....

its a red one, actually heres the link to it https://www.ebay.com/itm/Greco-SST-88-C ... 4178347061

Its now in Indonesia where i live, dont know how but its the same guitar. Just little ding on the headstock

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Post by yvesfd » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:40 pm

Are you happy with the original pickups? Anything particular way they sound like? thanks for the input

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Post by brokentoes » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:55 pm

I just got mine a few weeks ago along with a bunch of other guitars so i can't really give you the scoop on the pup(s). My Jr's a p90 though unlike yours. I can't see how you can go wrong for a MIJ SG for $500 though. I'm not from Indonesia however. That seller on Ebay is probably a reseller. They don't know the guitar has already sold and left Japan. That looks like a 2006 by the serial number.

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Post by yvesfd » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:08 am

great, thanks a lot for your response!

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Post by wulfman » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:28 pm

From what I can find in Japanese these Greco's and the Ornetts were actually made by Asahi Wood (https://www.asahiwood.co.jp/).
I had a high end Special of this series and they are really solid guitars.

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Post by brokentoes » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:00 am

Thanks for the info wulfman !!!

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Post by yvesfd » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:31 am

Thanks for that info, real helpful, guitar arrived today and the finishing is impeccable, the wood looks stunning and the cavities are all very clean with insulation. The pickups are a bit hot but i can live with it, its an overall beauty!
Plays real easy and sounds great! Couldnt be happier for an sg like this for under 500usd! ill see if i can get some pics up in the next few days

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Post by brokentoes » Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:09 am

Hey congrats on your New Guitar day !!

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Post by yvesfd » Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:54 am

Thanks brokentoes, ive got some pics in the GD drive folder is youre intersted
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1A4MS8 ... k3FyglDuSH

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Post by mdvineng » Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:15 am

that is lovely

if the serial number system is as before A= January and 00 = 2000 ?

some more info https://www.vintagejapanguitars.com.br/ ... -of-greco/

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Post by brokentoes » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:56 am

Hard to know for sure about the serial. Mines C004.....These were from the Supreme Sound Buster Series... thats all I know for sure.

Great looking SG

http://www.greco.jp/discontinued/

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