Advice on this Greco EG700 please?

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I presently own an EG500 and it is stellar!

It is a three piece top and more importantly a solid top (and not the semi-hollow body) that my
previous EG500 was.


My concern is that this EG700 might also be a "semi-hollow" body as well?

Any thoughts?
 

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I don't think anything 500 and above had weight relief. I usually go for 1980-82 though but depends on what your neck profile preference is.
 

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If you can see the seams in the top it's not a plywood top with a hollow area. Two piece or Three piece top is going to be solid.
 

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That looks nice for the money.
 

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Looks like a butcher block body, nice top, sorta pricey....
 

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So certainly NOT a chambered body then?

I do not want to end up with one of those,
 

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My 1977 EG700 is solid.

May I ask, if you are still there, which year your non-chambered EG500 is?

My 1977 EG500 (being sold) is chambered.

And I've never seen an EG500 which is not chambered.

Thanks.
 

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The Super Power 500s are not chambered (late 1979 to sometime in 1982). I have a March 1982 one.
 

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If the EG700 sticker is missing, then look for the fret edge binding - the presence of that appears to indicate "EG700 and up" hence you also get solid maple top, plus U2000s (if still on std. pups). Prices for reasonably playable though well-gigged ones on Yahoo Japan will be between USD 400 and 525. I like them - I have 3 now.

I also have a 1977 Custom (EG480B?), and a 1976 EG600 Std. with nice tiger-stripe flame like Duane Allman's Dark Burst '58, which are both chambered with laminated tops. Hey, that's how Gibson made ES175s and 335s! Both these chambered Grecos are very sweet and good sounding guitars, and I'm impressed by the U1000s. The main thing is to not pay too much for them. Don't go past JPY 35,000 (USD 318) if you can help it. But they are well worth having. As playable instruments, they are not disasters and are good value for money.

Even the bolt-on neck ones look and sound good. I watched one in good order with nice flame-top cherry burst sit there for weeks on Yahoo Japan with opening bids of first JPY 28K, then 25K, then 20K, and finally it made someone's "Buy!" bell ring at 18K (USD 163). That's a lot of good tone for very little coin.
 
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My 1977 EG700 is solid.

May I ask, if you are still there, which year your non-chambered EG500 is?

My 1977 EG500 (being sold) is chambered.

And I've never seen an EG500 which is not chambered.

Thanks.
Why do you want a U3000 for your EG700? Are you unhappy with its U2000s?
 

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Why do you want a U3000 for your EG700? Are you unhappy with its U2000s?
I'm neutral toward U2000 :D

I might be wrong, but I think a mid level guitar pairing with top tier pickups gets the the best result within my affordability.
 
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There is a double cream U3000 on YJ this morning. Starting bid is 15k yen though. I liked his description. Something like I've had this a long time thinking I'd use it sometime but now I'm old.
 

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I'm neutral toward U2000 :D

I might be wrong, but I think a mid level guitar pairing with top tier pickups gets the the best result within my affordability.
Why not slap in a SD SH4 JB and SH2 JN set, and be done with it? These are USD 75 each at Sweetwater right now.
 


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