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My First Greco

 
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atolleter
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:49 am    Post subject: My First Greco Reply with quote

First time poster on this fourm, looks like good info on here. Although I had a few Gibsons I decided to buy this Greco. Dont know much about it. Hopefully you guys can tell me more, especially about the pickups so here it is:








Any help is appreciated, thanks guys,

Arnold
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Juni41
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look's like a Tokai made.
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atolleter
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that bad?

It plays and feels great, I'm actually surprised compared to the Gibson LPs I had, I like it better than my 1960 Classic Gibson. It's pretty heavy, not chambered.

Is it made in Korea for Greco? Any info on the PUs?
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Freebird
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like Korean made by Cort (Cortec) to me. No serial number, black pickup cavity shielding paint, unique headstock logo, visible headstock/neck joint attach seam.
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muccax
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi
it looks like a mik to me too ....
i had one once ,,,,, a good guitar ,,,, but a bit heavy .....
all the best
otto
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Pegcityrocker
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not Tokai made. It is either made in Korea or China; I have seen a few Greco's like this but not many. The 2 piece neck is a sure giveaway that it is not Japanese. Also, the lack of a serial number shows it is not Japanese. It also looks like it is hollow.
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LarryC
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if it plays and feels great,then thats what it's all about...
but only to a point..
depends what it cost you?
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atolleter
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's definitely not hollow, judging by the weight and the pickup cavities that are full. It's over 10lbs. It came from Japan, cost me $550 US shipping included.
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Udonitron
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The pickup cavity routes are what give it away as Korean...that and the grey, green, and red wiring. Still a gorgeous top 110%!

I recently bought a high end Heerby and it too has a line on the back of the headstock like this one but it is a 1 piece, as you can clearly see the grain continue right through the light to dark perpendicular seam, so I would never take that as conclusive proof.


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atolleter
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you guys for your insight. I noticed when I bought it that the pickups werent Drz or Screamin and I thought they may suck but I like them so far. If I change my mind I may put some 57 Classics in there, I really liked those in my ES135.
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atolleter
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's another view of the back of the neck:

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