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GRECO SE 500 STRAT-HOW'D I DO?

Post by GARAGERAT » Sun May 14, 2006 11:15 am

HEY EVERYONE, FIRST POST NEWBIE HERE! I WON THIS AUCTION THE OTHER DAY, HOW'D I DO:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... %3AIT&rd=1

ACTUALLY THE SELLER LET ME HAVE IT FOR THE OPENING BID PRICE+SHIPPING WHICH CAME TO $460.00 usd. IT HAS A FLAW IN THE FINISH BUT WHEN I'M PLUGGED IN WHO CARES. WHEN I PLAY IT THE FIRST TIME AM I GONNA SAY TO MYSELF, "I COULDN'T HAVE BOUGHT A FENDER THIS NICE FOR $460"? FROM WHAT I'VE READ I FIGURED THIS WOULD BE THE CLOSEST THING TO PLAYING A VINTAGE FENDER I'LL EVER GET. THE AMERICAN GUITARS IN MY SMALL COLLECTION SEEM TO BE SLOWLY GETTING PUSHED OUT BY THESE GUITARS. I RECENTLY SOLD 2 GUITARS AND BOUGHT A LOVE ROCK. IT'S A SHAME BUT YOU CAN'T ARGUE WITH THE QUALITY AND PRICE. THANKS FOR ANY INPUT.
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Post by hans-j?rgen » Sun May 14, 2006 11:34 am

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Your input needed here, Greco EG '73

Post by joukov » Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:32 pm

Hi!
I've got my eyes on this Greco EG. It's sold as '73 but it has set neck instead of bolt-on neck. Obviously a pancake(mahogany-mahogany) and mahogany neck with maple fretboard, seller says that electronics are original and functioning but the fretboard is a mess. Probably it can be fixed.
Could I get your opinions, please?
Maybe a price tag too? ; )

Thank you!

ps. Pics: http://kotisivu.mtv3.fi/JM/greco.zip

pss. I asked a few questions from the seller and add them here with answers as soon as I get them.

EDIT: I think it might be EG-650N as seen here http://psyco.jp/greco/c02_03.html

Asked the serial and got an answer that serial numbers were introduced to Grecos 1974. Q:What happened to the fretboard? A:Lacquer has worn off due to the playing. Q:Neck profile? A:50's chunky.

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Post by villager » Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:00 pm

egf =egFlamed

only 80/81 superreals were egf..

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greco les paul with bolt on neck

Post by exar » Sun Aug 13, 2006 12:59 am

Hey guys sorry to resurrect an old thread but I'm looking at purchasing a black 89 MIJ greco les paul w/ gold hardware and a bolt-on neck at about 400usd. Do you think it's worth it? Can anyone identify the model based on this? Thanks lots yeah..

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Post by villager » Wed Aug 16, 2006 2:08 pm

not worth it ..for that you should get a set neck one..

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Post by rayy6 » Tue Aug 22, 2006 6:22 pm

hi i just bought a 1971 greco sg on ebay it has a bolt on neck pick up covers needed and needs a rewire and apart from trying too get a new scratch plate for it am gonna slap it,s arse and string it to my door it should cost me 130.00 stg does anybody think this is value for money ps i,m new too this ohh and hi declan old jammin mate
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Post by rayy6 » Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:12 am

Didsomeonesaylespaul? wrote:On the far right you'll see my Greco Goldtop with Mini Humbuckers..

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whao what a feckin collection just started my own wee small one burny love grade lp, sunn mustang strat class wee guitar , 71 greco sg , and my gretsch acoustic and there,ll be more but you have a class collection is there one that stands out when it is played and what is it ?
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Post by SuperSwede » Sun Aug 27, 2006 8:06 am

What kind of model is this one and how much can it be worth?

http://www.nysse.com/lagerbilder/Greco% ... stand.html

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Post by villager » Sun Aug 27, 2006 3:45 pm

thats a greco EG series and should sell for about ?3-400, thank you for the correction cato...
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Post by Cato » Sun Aug 27, 2006 5:31 pm

serial says it was made in 1980 but there's no super real text on headstock. and body top is plain maple. so I guess it's an EG-450 or 500 which was made just before Greco started the Super Real Project.

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Post by villager » Sun Aug 27, 2006 5:36 pm

so changed truss cover from the one with standard on to a plain superreal one must be v late EG

makes sense tho...

I was thinking of that mint collection I saw with superreal headstock...same thing just next transition..lol

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Post by SuperSwede » Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:26 am

Thanks for the input! The store charged about ?600, a bit more than the amount you stated so I will keep searching for that japaneese les paul =)

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Super Real and Mint Collection Hybrid?

Post by diland » Sat Sep 02, 2006 8:36 pm

Hi Everyone-Newebie here. I have been very fortunate in recent months to have stumbled upon a couple of upper end Greco Les Pauls. The one in question is a 1982(seriall# I82....) Has the Open "O" in Greco. It has the flower pot logo and double trick pickups. The tuners are the gold ribbed tuners consistant with the ones that are on a real Gibson 1954 Les Paul Black
Beauty custom. It has the fret edge binding. the confusing part is that the neck seems thinner on the Black Beauty than on my Mint Collection '59 reissue. The truss rod cover on the Black Beauty states "Super Real Custom"
Both guitars have the long neck tenon. The '59 has the dryz pickups.I don't seem to hear too much about the double trick pickups. Are they rare? Anybody out there with similar features?

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Post by villager » Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:28 am

lower model PU than the dry ..by 1 or 2 models..EG-800 probably..

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