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Post by jacco » Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:35 pm

No, more likely a Cort (Korea) made Greco

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Post by LessPoul » Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:43 pm

Thank you. Think I will skip the one I have been offered then. It is claimed to be a Tokai made - but no serial what so ever to spot on the guitar.

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Post by jacco » Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:01 pm

Tokai made Greco's don't have a serial only a model type in the pickup cavity. Sometimes it also lacks the model type so it's good to know how to identify a Tokai opposed to Cort:
Tokai: square tab routing, Cort: oval tab routing
Tokai: medium tenon, Cort: long square tenon (often with bolt)
Tokai: diagonal wire routing, Cort: straight wire routing

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Post by Koubayashi » Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:58 pm

jacco wrote:Tokai made Greco's don't have a serial only a model type in the pickup cavity. Sometimes it also lacks the model type so it's good to know how to identify a Tokai opposed to Cort:
Tokai: square tab routing, Cort: oval tab routing
Tokai: medium tenon, Cort: long square tenon (often with bolt)
Tokai: diagonal wire routing, Cort: straight wire routing


Cort made Grecos also have a different kind of plastic in the inlays, the logo and the diamond in case its a Custom. Further, you can see it on the screws which holds the bridge. Also, the Japanese often have nickel and the Korean regular chrome. All of which can be identified easily if the seller provide decent pictures.

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Post by jacco » Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:09 am

Yeah I was talking about easy to identify diffs in the cavities.

We're forgetting the block nut and coloured pup wire on Corts.

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Post by LessPoul » Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:29 am

He he, this is really tricky territory for a newbie...

Could anyone post a picture or two, of the differences between the Cort and Tokai made Greco LP Custom?

Here is a picture of how it looks. It has the same wire and tenon - but not the "egc 75" stamp.

http://i456.photobucket.com/albums/qq28 ... 212d-3.jpg

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Post by japanstrat » Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:58 am

That's a Tokai made Greco.

Note the 2 square shaped shallow holes on each side of the bottom of the pickup cavity, that's done by a Tokai factory router.

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Post by jacco » Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:37 am

Differences between Tokai & Cort made Greco's from this picture:

1. Tokai: square tab routing, Cort: oval tab routing
2. Tokai: diagonal wire routing, Cort: straight wire routing
3. Tokai: medium tenon, Cort: long tenon
4. Tokai: braided pup wire, Cort: coloured plastic pup wire
5. Tokai: fret edge binding, Cort: no fret edge binding

Tokai:
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Cort:
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Post by Koubayashi » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:14 am

Many Tokai made Greco do not have FEB.
But if one has then there is no doubt.

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Post by dombat » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:19 am

6. Tokai: no paint onto the pickup routings, Cort: mat black isolation paint
7. Tokai: regular diameter pots, Cort: small diameter pots
8. Tokai: not centered tenon, Cort: centered tenon

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Post by LessPoul » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:12 am

Thank you very much for this info.

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Post by muccax » Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:04 pm

hi
some time ago i had a cort made greco .... and it had the normal size pots :-)
all the best
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Post by japanstrat » Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:43 am

Yes, that's a Tokai made Greco EGC-75.
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Post by dryuch » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:37 am

Hi! One qwestion: what model of pickups used in Tokai made Greco eg-75?

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