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1977 Greco EG-1200 (Project Series)

 
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CliffsComicWorld
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:48 am    Post subject: 1977 Greco EG-1200 (Project Series) Reply with quote

I found this on Ebay and I am not sure about what the "Project Series" is.
It is a 1977 Greco EG-1200.. Here is the link.

http://cgi.ebay.com/1977-Greco-EG-1200-project-series_W0QQitemZ150234833050QQihZ005QQcategoryZ2384QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Best, Cliff
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Project Series' was just a name Greco used for a few years in the late '70's like 'Super Real' and then 'Mint Collection' or 'clearsound project' doesn't really mean anything.

I think it's well over-priced for a guitar with a pancake body. I don't know much about the project series, but did once own a project seried 335 and that had a 3-piece neck too.

heres a Project series catalogue:

http://brochures.yokochou.com/guitar-and-amp/greco/1979/en_index.html
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, 2580.00 is a little extreme for a norlin copy.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

....and with a maple neck.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about the U-4000 pups... are they any comparaison to the 80-81 Dry-Z or were they the best Greco had to offer at the time?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CliffsComicWorld wrote:
What about the U-4000 pups... are they any comparaison to the 80-81 Dry-Z or were they the best Greco had to offer at the time?


I'd bet there is no comparison to the Dry Z pickups judging from the shoddy workmanship of the guitar itself.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cliff, don't even think about buying it, there are some great Greco's about for a lot less money than that one, as Marcus says, a 3-piece maple neck on a Les Paul??? throw in a pancake body and it's a really poor excuse for a guitar!

I would say that would be worth $900 max, I personally wouldn't pay $500.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess Greco EG-800 had a pancake body and maple neck if I recall well.
I owned one but about 4 years ago.Heavy 4,8 Kg. guitar,very good pickups I didn?t knew which ones were at that time,I guess they were U-2000 by Maxon? I paid about 325 euro for it.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why would they use a 3 piece maple neck? Even the cheapest Strat & Tele copies usually have a one piece maple neck.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote]Why would they use a 3 piece maple neck? Even the cheapest Strat & Tele copies usually have a one piece maple neck.

MIKE... good point!!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stratman323 wrote:
Why would they use a 3 piece maple neck? Even the cheapest Strat & Tele copies usually have a one piece maple neck.

Mike


My old 70's Univox guitars have one piece necks.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the majority of 1970's Greco Gibson style copies that I have seen have 3 piece maple necks

also, many Greco Lesters from the era have the 'pancake' style bodies

looks like they were replicating the Gibson Norlin era garbage
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and the guitar was dropped in price and then removed from Ebay...
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