a lil help.is this an authentic greco lp custom?

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  1. torsing44

    torsing44 Junior Member

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    Good day fellas. I'm raising funds for what's going to be my new Les Paul guitar.I found this beauty from one of the websites here in the Philippines. though I'm gassing for a Brand new Tokai lc98s, I think this offer's quite a steal and I can also buy an amp instead of just one guitar.

    I need your expertise to identify if this one's for real.

    the seller says that this guitar has no serial number but a fellow forum member gave an info about this kind of model.

    thanks guys. :)

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    torsing44 Junior Member

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    here's what another forum member's research:

    "* according to catalogues, it is safe to say that this guitar was released between 1974 - 1978 where;
    - prior to 74, the company emblem used the cursive R thus the 'Gneco'.
    - after 78, they changed the headstock from the Open Book Gibson type thus the end of the 'lawsuit' copies.
    - although they went to use the Open Book Headstock on their MINT collection series, the headstock inlay was different than the diamond inlay found on this guitar.

    *if your guitar has been kept stock eg. gold hardware with keystone tuners and exact 'radio' knobs, then the exact model would be EG550B (where 55 stood for ¥55,000 and B for Black) that came out only on brochures from 1974 to 76 at the most."

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    jacco Senior Member

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    From the blurred part of the picture I can make out a block nut, together with the absence of a serial number, open O logo and split diamond, makes it a Korean Greco 1989
     
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    torsing44 Junior Member

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    @ ChalkieDog,Mr Teeny and jacco, thanks guys for the quick heads up.thank you for helping out a newbie.much appreciated.
     
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    tonebone Senior Member

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    Squarish white nut? Korean.

    Some of those could be "ok." Why take a chance.

    If you find one of those split center bar diamonds with a shaped, off-white nut, it might be made by Tokai. And the only way to be sure is to pull the neck pickup and look at the neck/tenon construction.

    this creep says this one was Greco Tokai Fujigen Gakki built, but offers no proof.
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    torsing44 Junior Member

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    How about this one?sorry for being a noob.thanks![​IMG]

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    he's trying soooooooooooooooo hard :laugh2::laugh2::laugh2::laugh2::laugh2:






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    wulfman ABB Fan Premium Member

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    Look for a back picture and you will 99% see a bolt on neck.
     
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    :wtf:
     
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    I'll second that motion! That dude needs to switch to decaf. :shock:
     
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    resurrection of the topic.
    I 'm about to buy a Greco les paul in white in good condition. Unfortunately there's no serial number . Can anybody please inform me about the country of origin , model , year of manufacture , etc? Thanx!

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  16. wulfman

    wulfman ABB Fan Premium Member

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    Tokai-made, early 1990s. Probably an EGC-75. If you can get the seller to take out the neck pickup. You might see something like the Tokai tenon below.

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    rUs7y700L Junior Member

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    thanx wulfman.
    unfortunately someone else was quicker and snatched it. damn
     
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    double ressurection post.
    it seems, there is never ebony board on those tokai made greco. am i right ?
     

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