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Can anyone I.D. this vintage MIJ 'Les Paul' Case?

 
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wishbonz
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:12 am    Post subject: Can anyone I.D. this vintage MIJ 'Les Paul' Case? Reply with quote


Your help appreciated in identifying this case, came with a Tokai reborn but clearly not original - I'm guessing this would have been for a 'higher' end model, possibly Greco? Any ideas? There is no branding as far as I can see on the hardwear. More pix at http://s936.photobucket.com/albums/ad204/badknees2/Vintage%20MIJ%20Les%20Paul%20case/
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hard to say what it is.... I certainly don't think its a Tokai case.

But it does have the double neck rest on either side of the storage compartment.... that's a nice high end case feature.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks period correct and has exactly the same stitching & handle as my Greco. The interior lay out is different but I recently learned that in 1980 there's 3 different Greco cases, mine is from late 1980. I say Greco is a good guess.



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My guess is Greco Super Real case.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mid 1980 then:

http://www.apionet.or.jp/~koiz/S-R-Page/S-R-PAGE.htm
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jacco wrote:
Mid 1980 then:

http://www.apionet.or.jp/~koiz/S-R-Page/S-R-PAGE.htm


But there is one more model.
I'll take some photos when I have time.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes please.
I'm also interested to know if this black case is original (as advertised here):

http://cgi.ebay.com/1981-Greco-Super-Real-EG850-EG-850-case-569-/200631245219?pt=Guitar&hash=item2eb68dd9a3
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jacco wrote:
Yes please.
I'm also interested to know if this black case is original (as advertised here):

http://cgi.ebay.com/1981-Greco-Super-Real-EG850-EG-850-case-569-/200631245219?pt=Guitar&hash=item2eb68dd9a3


I don't think so.
Well, the shop might have delivered the LP with that case when it was sold in the early 80's but it doesn't make it an original Greco case. The Greco cases where rather expensive and perhaps the shop could sell another case at a lower price.

My "educated" guess
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does not look original.
The plastic square handle is a dead givaway.
It does look like it is from the 80s, but not a Super Real model case.
Also, I don't think 850s came with cases, I thought they came with leather bags, is that correct?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I checked the 80 & 81 catalog; no black cases for the LPs, only a black case for the Go in 1981 but has a different handle.

According to the 1981 catalog the only one that always came with a case is the 1200; 105k for the guitar 15k for the case
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jacco wrote:
I checked the 80 & 81 catalog; no black cases for the LPs, only a black case for the Go in 1981 but has a different handle.

According to the 1981 catalog the only one that always came with a case is the 1200; 105k for the guitar 15k for the case


What did the black Tokai LP cases with green felt lining go for?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

12k in 1981
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jacco wrote:
12k in 1981


Sweet, I payed $140 US for mine earlier this year, closest I can get to a Greco SR case at the moment...


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a good price!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jacco wrote:
That's a good price!


Thanks, it keeps my '81 EGF 850 nice and warm at night...haha
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