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marcello2005
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hello everyone!

could someone help me identify this guitar?



After a few research, my guess is that is a japanese model produced in 1980, not a mint serie , not a super real either, the fret binding is there, wich model could it be?












(the black plastic thingie must be a support for a Roland midi pickup)

I should get more pictures soon
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dong2che
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi everyone. I'm a noob. I recently bought a Greco LP and I couldn't find any info about it online.

I was wondering if anyone of you knowledgeable folks could help me out here?

http://cgi.ebay.com.sg/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=300171585790&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT&ih=020

It's an EG650N. Has anyone played one or owns one of these?
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20 century boy
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

there used to be some infos on that model on http://grecomania.hp.infoseek.co.jp/ but the site looks dead now. I think there were very few made.

I had the 550 with the bolt on neck and ebony fretboard, nice guitar with loud pick up.
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dong2che
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks 20th century boy but I wanna know more about the EG650N.

Can anyone else shed some light on this?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a Ibanez Deluxe 59'er (Les Paul copy) and it was from the same years (mid 70s) and same factory (FujiGen) and it had a chambered body and a bolt on neck and a maple fingerboard and it sounded pretty good to me.
I really liked the maple neck it had and I used to play it through a 100 watt Marshall and the chambered body/maple neck/Ibanez Super 70 pickups/100 watt Marshall combination was pretty good.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://homepage3.nifty.com/greco/greco/doragonguitar.html

http://homepage3.nifty.com/greco/img/guitar/d_eg650n.jpg

1974 make it seems coming EG650N. ' It is the unique model which represents the 70s first half. ' With the item which May of 73 upgrades EG550N of first appearance in the catalog, the ' April of 74 it was published from the Vol.1 catalog. 650N became set neck specification, but as for having back contour common feature. ' Production end and it was short-lived with 75 year first half, but adopting the toggle SW of the switch craft corporation make to first stage. As for those of picture body, also neck with mahogany, as for top veneer 2 piece, as for back plywood, as for neck 1 piece. Sale at the beginning there is record that the neck not to be 1 piece, the body was the veneer. In addition, because also those of 1975 logograph (LJ reference)"of wheel attachment R" are verified, this is production of mid term. The body with the cavity is improbable, but there is the sounding which leaves the hollow cavity very.
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dong2che
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for those links, japanstrat.

I'm gonna go check 'em out.

EDIT: Oh man...it's in Japanese. The translation comes out a bit hard to understand though.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is what he seems to be saying.
The model started around May 1973 and finished in the first half of 1975. Around April 1974 the neck was changed from bolt on to set neck.
Most of them seem to have one piece mahogany necks and the body tops are mostly a 2 piece veneer and the chambered body sounds pretty good.
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dong2che
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again japanstrat. I'm guessing the model itself isn't really sought after, huh?

The guitar is on it's way from Japan...can't wait to play it.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

not very thought after, like most maple board LP this days.
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dong2che
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't know that...then again, I'm not a "collector"...

I'm a sucker for weird guitars.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny how Grecomaniac started this massive thread and then disappears in '06 after all of 7 posts.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2007 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was wondering the same thing....

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:20 pm    Post subject: Greco strat '78 se 500 Reply with quote

I've got a '78 greco se 500 strat style guitar but i'm not an expert on wood or reading japanese i know the neck is maple on maple but i can't tell if the body is japanese ash (Sen) or Alder wood. Can you set me straight on this ??

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:30 pm    Post subject: Here's the back Reply with quote

On second look I think it would be easier for you maybe to identify the wood by the back of the guitar, hope this helps

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