Unofficial official anything GRECO theory photo id related thread

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  1. JDB

    JDB Senior Member

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    Anyway if you played it and like it all good but with all the mods I'd pass.
     
  2. nigelthebald

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    You people (and Mr Wulf in particular) have a lot to answer for (not least my rapidly diminishing bank balance :D ) - first the Bacchus classic:

    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/showthread.php?t=142408&page=81

    and now this, bought on Sunday night, whose arrival from Japan I am patiently awaiting. (Thank you CITES delay for so expertly demonstrating the concept of deferred gratification...):

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Greco-198...618081?hash=item489a9ce221:g:IIEAAOSw4CFY1LNo

    Any opinions on what the neck pickup with its sticker trace might be?
     
  3. SirMino

    SirMino Junior Member

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    1980 or 1990?

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  4. Kris Ford

    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    '90.
     
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  5. SirMino

    SirMino Junior Member

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    thanks
    can you ID the model?
     
  6. wulfman

    wulfman ABB Fan Premium Member

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    Could be an EGC-700.
     
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    SirMino Junior Member

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    Thanks!
    So it was a mid-lower model?
    Pancake or traditional solid body?
    Maple cap?
    Skinny neck?

    Sorry for the thousand questions, Always liked BB style guitars so I'd like to know a little more about this one
     
  8. wulfman

    wulfman ABB Fan Premium Member

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    Maple cap, solid body (could be 2-3 pieces). Necks vary on those from my experience. I had a 1990 one like yours but in white that had a big fat neck.
     
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    NGD and need some help IDing the pickups.
    Serial no and 1989 Greco catalog says this is a EG 59-70 made in 1990

    According to the catalog, the pickups are "DRY". The plaintop EG 59-60 have "Screamin". Can anyone help to confirm this?

    The screws on the pickup rings are so badly rusted i cant get them off without breaking the rings
     
  10. SirMino

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    thanks man!
    the seller says the pickups are the original U1000s but the covers are missing.
    spec-wise it looks interesting, I think I can live without the ebony neck (and with a maple cap).

    looking at this from a 1989 catalogue it seems that the 700 was the 3 pickup version, so this could be the 600?
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    headstock inlay is different though..


    anyway the seller (who thinks is 1980) wants a little too much money if you ask me, let's see if I can get a decent deal
     
  11. El Greco

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  12. your idol

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    Well I have been eyeballing MIJ guitars for a long time and found one that felt right for me. I liked the price. Its already been refretted and had a pots and caps change. Its clean but dirty, just the perfect amount of wear. Its a 79 Greco but in all my scouring for my first MIJ LP I didnt retain much info so Im just looking for people who know more than I do what the model is and what makes this cool. Tell me about it!
     

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  13. Thomas/Sweden

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    The Tokai made 1990 EG-75 (flame top) has Double Trick pu's, right?. EG-70 was the plaintop.
     
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    Looks like it could be an EG-800-CB since the fretboard looks rosewood to me. If it's Ebony, that would indicate it's an EG-1000 B. Either way, I'm sure it's a fabulous guitar.
     
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    It is a rosewood board. Its pretty dark.
     
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    I looked up this catalog:

    http://brochures.yokochou.com/guitar-and-amp/greco/1989/en_index.html

    Anyway i managed to remove the screws on thr neck pickup and took the pickup cover off as well. Its an alnico mag and theres no marking or labels on the baseplate

    I still dont know what it is lol. But i doesnt sound good to me. Too scooped and bassy.
     
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    wulfman ABB Fan Premium Member

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    As far as I have seen the Double Tricks disappeared from Greco LPs in the mid-80's. If they are Alnicos I'd say they are 99% Dry. They have a good reputation but maybe are an acquired taste.
     
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    Nice looking burst.
     
  20. Kris Ford

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    I had an '82..was pretty cool.
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    Mine had the Screamin' 82s..which to me was like a cross between a T Top and a Super Distortion.
    Gotoh is your replacement hardware source if needed. (keep it MIJ!)
     

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