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Mint Collection Les Paul '82 or '92?

 
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fouleye
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:09 am    Post subject: Mint Collection Les Paul '82 or '92? Reply with quote

Hello. I'm new to this forum but I have searched the threads looking for an answer and didn't spot it. My question is: How can you tell the difference between a 1982 Mint Collection Paul and a 1992 model? Your answer would be much appreciated. Thank you.

http://www.j-guitar.com/sp/sea/view_detail/s14210062.html

The seller 'thinks' it is '92 but how can you be sure?
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japanstrat
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a 1982 Greco.
The Greco logo with a open O letter (the top of the O letter is not there) stops in 1990.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for your reply - much appreciated.

EDIT: well, I bought the guitar today and the guy will send it to me in a day or two. I tried to tell him it was a 1982 model and he ended up knocking ¥2000 off so I was happy with that. This will mark my entry into the Greco kingdom! I have a Fernandes 'The Revival' str*t which I am happy with in many ways (it only cost me¥2000) but I've always been hankering for a Greco LP.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The guitar arrived and I am very happy with it. It's much darker than I thought from the photos but I really like the finish. I put together a quick recording with a few slides which you can see here:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=tBCweXrOecw


If you are thinking of getting a Greco I recommend you do!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks real nice to me. Howz the used gear scene in Kobe? Got any Hard Offs? If so, you should check them out regularly...you may be surprised at what you find.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great! Very much like my '82 EG59-45 - except yours has a two piece top to my three piece.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=SBpt5jiODyI
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fouleye
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sneakyjapan wrote:
looks real nice to me. Howz the used gear scene in Kobe? Got any Hard Offs? If so, you should check them out regularly...you may be surprised at what you find.


Yeah there is a Hard Off (used store!) in Akashi and I take a look there whenever I can. My old workmate picked up a bargain '78 Greco LP there a while back and that's what switched me onto looking for one for myself.




Rustyslide - I'm new to this so where exactly do the three parts of your guitar join - I have marked mine on the photo. Also, do you have any idea what the faded rectangle on the pick guard might be?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks like there once was sticker on the pickguard to me. Yes...center joined 2 piece top...looks great...I keep hope alive that i will someday find a nice old Greco around here some day...I mean I already found a Greco Super Real FA 67-75 in the junk corner of Hard Off just about 6 weeks ago, cost me 5000 yen to get it rewired and it works great now...they called it junk because of the wiring I guess...but I`d like a Les Paul type too.
It seems none of the staff there are players it appears they`ve not yet discovered the internet because I bought several real nice old MIJ from them for almost nothing...their MIAs are ridiculously over priced though.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here, this might make it easier:


Mine is a -45, so this is the only specification difference between our guitars.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

man rusty...do those cracks worry you at all?.....literally coming apart at the seams?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...

not real cracks. it's lines made with photoshop.
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fouleye
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 2:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rustyslide wrote:
Here, this might make it easier:


Yeah, I can see it clearly now, nice guitar. I commented on your playing a few days ago too.''


Sneakyjapan wrote:
looks like there once was sticker on the pickguard to me.
.........
I mean I already found a Greco Super Real FA 67-75 in the junk corner of Hard Off just about 6 weeks ago....


Yeah looks like a sticker was there but kinda small....
I agree. I called in at HO today and there was one guy who seemed to know more about computers and stuff. There was only one Greco (bolt on) LP in the Junk section. I picked up a wah pedal while I was there. Good luck in finding the guitar you want. Would you pick one off Yahoo auction?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

was in there today and one guy was putting a Les Paul type on the shelf so I came up behind hm ... it was a Burny with the torch type thingy inlay on the headstock...still had the Made in China sticker on the back of the headstock. Looked great though, looked new...but I didn`t pick it up.
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