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Greco Help Please

 
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hank
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2003 7:22 pm    Post subject: Greco Help Please Reply with quote

I have located a Greco LP copy. It's not at hand, so I'll have to describe it.

Cherry SB, LP Standard configuration, mahogany back/neck. Has zebra-style exposed pickups (likely not stock). Headstock is pure Gibson LP with "Greco" and "Super Power" emblems. The truss rod cover is vintage Gibson with two screws. Back of headstock has 0 68xx where Gibson placed their serial numbers

I have two pics. I'll try to post the pics in a few minutes.

Any help on year of manufacture and details,etc. is greatly appreciated. hank


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sneakyjapan
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2003 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.sf.airnet.ne.jp/~shake/greco/catalogue/catalogue.html
http://www.therathole.org/guitars/guitarlist.html
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hank
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2003 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you!
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sneakyjapan
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2003 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my pleasure...
I have 2 Greco strats from the late 70`s that I really like a lot. Don`t have a LP type but there are quite a few around... I`m more interested in the 70`s or 80`s guitars from Japan at this time. Grecos from that period were very well made and sought after in Japan.
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hank
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2003 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would you care to estimate a time-frame for this guitar based on what little you see? thanks, hank
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2003 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

based on my strats, the first 2 digits of the serial number are the year of manufacture. Don`t know if they did the same with LP`s or changed the system at some point.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2003 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the Greco's, one quick way i can tell the approx date is to look for clues on headstock 'emblems'. Judging by yours, I would say early to mid 80's. Other emblems on Greco's I do believe are Leopald, Super Grade, (actual gibson diamond on customs) and i think another Super something.

Dana
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hank
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2003 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you both! Seems to be very little data available in my Google searches.
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