I had a nice older Standard, but like a bonehead, I sold it. I now play a 2000 Studio that sounds and feels as good as my old Standard. It's a clear finish emarald green, and the mahogany back looks more like black. Its got Grovers, which I prefer. And, it sounds awesome - nice and sweet or heavy and raunchy. I also play an older Strat.
I mainly play fingerstyle on a Tacoma acoustic. I started as 70s' era rock player, which is my favorite music. But, I had a longtime teacher who played and taught mostly classical guitar. So, my foundation is as a classical player.
That's interesting about your Greco. I've read that they were very well built, and that some notable players prefer them over Gibsons.
I can only imagine how great that show was. Regretfully, I never did see Thin Lizzy, eventhough I did catch many rock concerts in the late 70s early 80s. My interest in them started more as an exploration of guitar players. While listening to them, I began to see how truely brilliant they were - in the songwritting, in the guitar work and as a rock band. The heavy dual Les Paul lead just stands out above so many other bands of that time.
So, I enevy you and your truely great experience of getting to see TL during the Black Rose tour, and getting to see GM the way you did. Thanks much for getting back to me with the story.