NGD: Greco EG Super Custom!

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  1. JDZ

    JDZ Junior Member

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    Pictures first!
    Then the long and short of what I've been able to dig up, and hopefully the experts here can shed more light.

    But it is an '84 Greco copy of an '84 Gibson Les Paul Limited Edition Super Custom :shock: yeah, I got a headache trying to figure that out.

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    This is a Greco copy of an '84 Gibson Limited Edition 'Super Custom'. Here's what I found out.

    So need to talk about two Gibson models and then two Greco's. In 1979 Gibson made either 3 or 31 Les Paul Limited Editions. These guitars have flamed maple top, sides and back, as well as a 5 piece neck that is also flamed maple. Neil Schon had one of these guitars and used it in the early 80's.

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    So Greco made some copies of these that have the 5-piece neck and brass truss rod cover that says "Les Paul Limited Edition", just like the Gibson's. These were Super Real era guitars which have been flagged as either EGF 1600 or EGF 2500 whether veneer or solid top. These Super Real era have 5-piece flamed maple neck just like the Gibson. Wulfie found the link below and there are a few posts here talking about it.
    http://www.geocities.jp/greco_oyazi1111/hp-4/hp-4_008.htm

    In 1984 there was an additional numbered run of these guitars made by Gibson's Custom Shop, exclusively for the Japanese market apparently based on demand for Neil Schon's guitar. These seem to be referred to as the Les Paul Super Custom model. Neck is still flamed maple, but three piece.

    Well this guitar is from 1984 and has a 3 piece flamed maple neck like the '84 Gibson model. So it looks like there was a Super Real version copying the '79 model and a Mint Collection version copying the '84 model.


    Here's the details on this guitar
    Neck: 3 piece flamed maple
    Fingerboard: Ebony with fret edge binding
    Inlay: Split blocks as from Gibson Super 400
    Nut: Brass
    Top, sides and back are all flamed maple veneer.
    Pickups: DRY 82. (Super Real era had DRY Z).

    So that's what I've been able to dig up
    Have any of the Mint Collection era of these come up before?
    Any idea what grade this is? 160?


    Came across this video that explains these models and below that are two links that shows the Gibson lineage of these models.

    84 Les Paul Limited Edition Super Custom

    http://www.hat.hi-ho.ne.jp/luke99/lp_sbi_brothers.htm

    http://www.hat.hi-ho.ne.jp/luke99/neal.htm
     
  2. bluesriffdev

    bluesriffdev Senior Member

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    Looks great. Did the original Gibson have the white strip on the horn?
     
  3. JDZ

    JDZ Junior Member

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    Mockbel Senior Member

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    It looks beautiful !!
    Congratulations !
     
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    Whoopysnorp Senior Member

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    DAMN. That is all.
     
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    wulfman ABB Fan Premium Member

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    Thanks for sharing, that has got to be one of the rarest Greco's around.
     
  7. JDZ

    JDZ Junior Member

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    Thanks!

    I forgot to upload this pic, of the full guitar

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    So no other copies of this have come up before?
     
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    brokentoeswalker Senior Member

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    LAWD !! That is givin' me the vapours !!
     
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    villager Senior Member

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    seen one or 2 i think guitar shelter has one for sale..
     
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    bertrand4070 Senior Member

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    thanks for all thoses incredible info. does it plays well ?
     
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    JDZ Junior Member

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    Guitar Shelter is where I got it from.
    Told me they had seen Super Real versions before, but not Mint Collection. :hmm:
     
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    It plays and sounds great!
    But I really like the neck.

    I have a Yamaha SA-1200S (ES-335 copy) with ebony fretboard, but the ebony on the Greco is denser and smoother. You have to really look at the Greco fretboard to even see the grain.
    I really like the feel of the neck on this guitar.
     
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