Question about this Greco EGC 700

NaughtySpinach

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Hello Greco experts,

I'm new to the whole Greco, Tokai, Burny etc. thing. I'm not new to Les Pauls though.

I've found this Custom on Reverb:

https://reverb.com/item/5782347-greco-egc700

She looks just stunning and I'm in contact with the seller already to negotiate shipping costs.

He is selling it as a EG700. The fretboard seems to be "ebonized" rosewood. Looks cool and I don't really care about the wood. (I have a real LPC already).

After reading tons of stuff about Greco LPs I'm still not really confident about the model specific specs to look at. Especially if its a Korean or Japan made one. As far as I know if it has a serial number and not the square type nut (which could be easily replaced) it should be made in Japan. But with all the other specs, I'm not really sure what to look at and how to check its really an EG700 and not a lower end model.

Maybe you guys can enlighten me and help me with this one.

Everyone welcome!
 

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It is a MIJ EGC '68-60 (EGC-600)! The EGC-700 was the three pickup LPC at the time! Looks good to me!
 

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Ok, thanks for your fast reply!

Is this model also more on the higher quality site? I always read about the 700 to 1000 as desirable. Unfortunately I cannot test it because its located in another country.

And just out of interest which characteristics makes it a 68-60?
 

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Just wondering, has anyone boughten a guitar from russia or ukraine? If so, howd it go?
 

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However, I saw some Sykes Signatures Greco JS65 Early 80s on the net. Its part of the mint collection right? Is this considered one of the higher quality LPs. It has some nice appointments like the matte hardware and the mirror plastics. Seems a bit like a "special" model.

Any thoughts on this model? How would it compare to a Late 70s EG700 for example or the "now gone" 68-60 from above?
 

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From the little I know about Grecos, your odds of getting a winner are probably greater with something from '82 to '88 or so compared to their late '70s stuff. They stepped up their game to keep up with competition from the likes of Tokai around then. I've picked up a few late '70s Grecos in stores and I wasn't too impressed, but my bandmate has an EGC 68-50 which I think is a 1986 (much like this one) and it kills despite being a more entry level model.
 

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Nice! I still occasionally think about an iced tea burst plaintop K Orville that I picked up in a shop a couple of times.
 


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