Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge with me. I'm still learning .I've had both a Cort and a Fujigen one from that same era (late 80s/1990) and they are very similar in build quality IMO. My Cort made one came with Japanese pots so wiring wise they were nearly identical too. The Cort pickups sucked, but that easily fixed lol.
I actually preferred the neck tenon joint and inlays on the Cort. The routing on the Fujigen was better otherwise though.
But, his price is too high for a Cort made one since they get a worse rap than maybe they deserve.
If you have a deep-notched vee in the centre of the open book, fat font on the "Greco", and blingier-than-Fujigen inlay on the headstock, plus no serial and the black-painted cavities, then that all adds up to MIK.Is anyone here able to confirm what model and/or origin my Greco is please? It was sold to me as MIJ a couple of years ago, though I’m now having doubts. I didn’t pay a fortune though, and I love the guitar so it doesn’t make much difference either way, but it’d be nice to know one way or another…!
- Open-book headstock
- Open-O inlay
- Split diamond headstock inlay
- Ebanol (I think) fingerboard
- Pickups and hardware have all been changed/modified over the years
- Full-size pots, w/MIJ paper-in-oil type capacitors
- Cavities screened w/black paint
- Original nut’s long gone
- Deep-tenon neck joint
The fatter font for the Greco logo and the wider block inlay, along with the "ebony" board say it's MIK.