- Jul 2, 2007
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The pickups look like early 70's Maxon.
Take a look here: https://jk-guitars.jimdo.com/grecoのハムバッカーたち/
Code looks like '78 on it though, but I thought they stopped making pickups that look like those in '75 or '76.
Route in cavity doesn't look like Fujigen.
Fujigen routes had the lobes in 70's and 80's.
You should try to get a pot code to date the guitar.
that is a great link!
im not familiar with the difference in neck construction and routing between the factories. anyone know a link with a good overview?
who produced the early grecos? and where does the tokai factory fit in with mats, fuji and terada? did the tokai factory do off branded guitars at all?
i have seen some examples of the earlier pickups listed on the site you linked, some even use the cover to hide a single coil underneath!
the difference i see with my pickups is although they have the flat pole pieces and grey sheathed lead like the early examples, but the cover is soldered on rather than sealed by the potting lengthwise along the back of the pickup.
i was thinking this could be some sort of small production run to use up leftovers around the factory?