Tokai Forum - a subsidiary of TokaiRegistry.com Forum Index
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Old Greco Guitar ?
Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Tokai Forum - a subsidiary of TokaiRegistry.com Forum Index -> Greco
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
crust
Plucker


Joined: 29 May 2011
Posts: 6
Location: Brockton, Massachusetts

PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 10:48 am    Post subject: Old Greco Guitar ? Reply with quote

Greetings, and my 1st post
I was told by the guy at "myrareguitars,com" that this old one might be a Greco (the head plate has been removed).

What do you guys think ?

thanks









thanks for looking
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
marcusnieman
Guitar God


Joined: 22 May 2003
Posts: 8775
Location: Dallas, Texas

PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matsumoku made it looks like. Dig those pickups.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
crust
Plucker


Joined: 29 May 2011
Posts: 6
Location: Brockton, Massachusetts

PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

marcusnieman wrote:
Matsumoku made it looks like. Dig those pickups.

OK, thanks for the reply. Just out of curiosity, what leads you to believe it is a "Matsumoku made" instrument. Are there any "telltale" features or something in the way it is built that makes you suggest it might be manufactured at "Matsumoku" ?

Yes, those pickups are certainly different. I've never seen another guitar with ones like that.

Also note that much of the hardware is not original.
Again, thanks.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
marcusnieman
Guitar God


Joined: 22 May 2003
Posts: 8775
Location: Dallas, Texas

PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

crust wrote:
marcusnieman wrote:
Matsumoku made it looks like. Dig those pickups.

OK, thanks for the reply. Just out of curiosity, what leads you to believe it is a "Matsumoku made" instrument. Are there any "telltale" features or something in the way it is built that makes you suggest it might be manufactured at "Matsumoku" ?

Again, thanks.


The five ply binding around the headstock, the bound F holes and the bolt on neck plate.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jacco
Guitar God


Joined: 25 Feb 2010
Posts: 2871
Location: Netherlands

PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1
And the rounded fretboard.
Although the headstock shape isn't typical Matsumoku.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
sneakyjapan
Guitar God


Joined: 12 May 2003
Posts: 1871

PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

headstock and body shape are similar...

http://goyaguitars.tripod.com/catalog68_16.htm
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jacco
Guitar God


Joined: 25 Feb 2010
Posts: 2871
Location: Netherlands

PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

which one are you referring to?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
DaveWW
Guitar God


Joined: 11 Apr 2007
Posts: 1451
Location: North East UK

PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 6:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was thinking goya as well as they had some guitars with similar looking pickups. It could be almost anything though from teisco to early ibanez. It's almost sure to be 60s......

Dave
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jacco
Guitar God


Joined: 25 Feb 2010
Posts: 2871
Location: Netherlands

PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not familiar with these type of guitars but that you can find that diamond on the tailpiece on several early 70s Aria's.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
marcusnieman
Guitar God


Joined: 22 May 2003
Posts: 8775
Location: Dallas, Texas

PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Univox (Matsumoku) had a few guitars that had the advanced electronics on it as well (note the bound F holes):

http://www.univox.org/pics/guitars/b300-4.jpg

http://www.univox.org/pics/guitars/m340-5.jpg

http://www.univox.org/pics/guitars/m340-2.jpg
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
crust
Plucker


Joined: 29 May 2011
Posts: 6
Location: Brockton, Massachusetts

PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you all for the replies, much appreciated.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
crust
Plucker


Joined: 29 May 2011
Posts: 6
Location: Brockton, Massachusetts

PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jacco wrote:
I'm not familiar with these type of guitars but that you can find that diamond on the tailpiece on several early 70s Aria's.


Thanks, but that is not "original" to the guitar.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jacco
Guitar God


Joined: 25 Feb 2010
Posts: 2871
Location: Netherlands

PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah did you change that?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
crust
Plucker


Joined: 29 May 2011
Posts: 6
Location: Brockton, Massachusetts

PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This guitar was basically rebuilt and restored (as best I could) by myself. All the hardware (tuners ,knobs ,tail piece, bridge, pick guard) were replaced. I had the pickups rewound and had the controls rewired. I believe this was a "stereo" guitar and the controls (channels) were the left and right amps. Maybe I'm wrong about that but I think it was originally something like that. It also was cracked at the head stock volute. I glued and clamped that and it has held up OK and hasn't cracked again. This was going to be discarded but I grabbed it up about 15 years ago, because the frets and neck were still straight and not worn. So, I fixed up this old guitar to make it work and was wondering if anyone actually knew the "brand" that it might be. It has 3 small holes where a name plate had been attached but when I got it , it had already been removed. It is fun to play and has pretty good low action. Well, thanks again for all your replies. Maybe some day I'll find someone that has a guitar with those interesting pickups, but I haven't yet.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
DaveWW
Guitar God


Joined: 11 Apr 2007
Posts: 1451
Location: North East UK

PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It might well be an early ibanez.



Have a look here http://www.sixties-ibanez.com/

Click on the all 60er Models and scroll down


Dave
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Tokai Forum - a subsidiary of TokaiRegistry.com Forum Index -> Greco All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group