Just bought a Greco EG68-50!

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  1. Thomas/Sweden

    Thomas/Sweden Senior Member

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    I just bought this off Chingo. Should be here in a couple of days, hopefully not Korean and hopefully not in pieces!:thumb: Here are some pics:

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    I saw that too! Nice! Congrats!!
     
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    Udonitron Psychedelic Stoner Rock Premium Member

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    Ah the RLG-50 of the Greco realm
    I think nothing beats these plain tops...you can never go wrong with them
     
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    What neck profiles are they Chris? As always Chingo stated it is a 'Slim '60s'. Got to admit that guy is consistent no matter what guitar he sells!!!
     
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    Udonitron Psychedelic Stoner Rock Premium Member

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    I watch a good majority of the guitars on Yahoo he buys too...I see what he pays for them and what he sells them for
    He is doing "well"
    The Greco 60 I had was a 58 neck from what I remember...very beefy D shape.
    I do not have the pics up on my Flickr, will have to later today
     
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    nwobhm Senior Member

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    Thomas, definately MIJ. I can't see that well! is it 89? 90? Dave, I've had a few flametops, from 90' a couple were slim and one was really fat. The Greco SG, I had from 90' was also really fat.
     
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    Udonitron Psychedelic Stoner Rock Premium Member

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    Yeah mine was an 82 or 84 if I recall
     
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    Your's is a FujiGen ........

    I owned two very similar from 1989, which I believe that one is a 1989

    I had # 9 0945, which is <100 serial # digits from yours, and I had another that was within 20 serial # digits to #9 0945.

    they were both in the upper 8 lb. range & both had neck profiles that were a bit smaller than I prefer.

    9 0945 was a great playing & great sounding Les Paul.

    Yours should be comparable; Congrats :)
     
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    Thanks guys! This will be my first Greco LP so it's good to hear but what year is it and what does the 68-50 numbers mean, did it cost 50 000 yen new? Newbie questions again!:laugh2:
     
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    Thanks JIM! Here's another pic:

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    Udonitron Psychedelic Stoner Rock Premium Member

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    Yeah Tom, it would have been 50K new
    Nice PIO black Greco Fujicon caps & tell tale red marked sleeve on the pups too.
     
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    I bought this on ebay too, couldn't help it! All you guys should be wearing one!:D

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    Well done Thomas! Congrats :thumb:
     
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    Thanks Gammy! No more guitars for a month or three!
     
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    Thanks, I had a hunch it was that profile. Must've been a while since you got yours and I asked you back then perhaps...:thumb:

    Thanks Rob! Its always worth knowing what 'Fatties' are out there. :applause:

    Thomas: Nice t-shirt too!:shock::applause:
     
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    Thomas, here's a comparison for you, and a blast from my Greco past ............
    both neck profiles were just too small for me to keep tho'; eventually sold them both ...........

    9 0945 - this one was a bit beat, oxidized hardware, a lite relic .......
    played like a dream for chords but for leads the neck was too small ........
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    9 0965 - MINT as MINT can be aka 'crazy clean' - didn't like it worth a crap :shock: ..........
    EDIT: I forgot to add, this one came with documentation showing it as an EG-600 :hmm:
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    Hi Thomas, that is a nice Greco, I think you will be very happy.
    I think it should be an EG59-50 rather than EG68-50 as the 68 was used to refer to custom models based on the 68 Gibson. Regardless of what you call it, they are nice guitars.
     
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    :thumb: 2 thumbs up :thumb:
     
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    Udonitron Psychedelic Stoner Rock Premium Member

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    Here are a couple of shots of my long ago sold Greco EG59-60
    She had a pretty top & a dry fretboard...these were taken the day it arrived prior to clean up

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    do all the greco eg59 models have the same neck shape?
     

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