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Nice...these threads make more sense vs creating 30 of them.
Makes stuff so much easier to locate vs. the convoluted search feature.
Off to get cereal and coffee boyeeee!
 

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Aww, im going to have to buy one now, so I can join in:thumb:
 

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If you have yet to own a Greco, man you are in for a treat!
 

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well at the time I bought my RLC- 60 the same guy had an eg 800 1978 wich was in nice cond too, I chose the Burny. But thats good in a way coz I now own an awsome Burny black custom and I now know more about Greco to make an informed decision:) win win.:D
 

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I've got a white custom Burny & a 78 greco.
The Burny was definitely the right choice
 

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I new that the first time I played it:) Playability wise I don't know how it could get much better.
 

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Good thread to show my 1980 EGF-1800 :thumb:




Very subtle sporadic flame with some birds eye


So you know it's an 1800..


Dry Z with still some wax on it, top right screw..


'0' pots = 1980


1 piece back!




Beautiful grain, in some light almost a plain top
 

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Thats nice Jacco, lovely golden velvety look in the middle....

Just one question, eg 800 was 80.000 yen in its day and so on.
Is it the same with 1800?...
 

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Thats nice Jacco, lovely golden velvety look in the middle....

Just one question, eg 800 was 80.000 yen in its day and so on.
Is it the same with 1800?...

Yessum..it would have been 180K yen...which wasn't much in our dollars back in 1980.
However it is all relative so 180K back in 1980 = ouch lol
 

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Ok, to keep this thread going with plenty of Greco shots I will post a couple of NGD reports. First the EG59-100. I have the EGC58-100 to do later, but need some pics first.

The Greco arrived yesterday pretty well packed in bubble wrap. The case is not a Greco I am pretty sure, but had some strings and the original truss rod key taped to the outside.


Inside were some desiccants and the original handbook and tags, and of course a Greco. No doubt here about the model: a very dusty and dry Greco EG59-100.



Quick inspection revealed only one bit of damage: a lacquer chip from the headstock.



Wow, look at those frets and board. Dry as a bone!


Put some oil on there right away (pay no attention to the poor inlay work. Nothing remarkable for Super Real/Mint Collection LPs as far as I have seen):



Next, the tenon/pickup inspection. Typical 1982 black paint with long tenon. Dry 1982 pickups. Both with stickers. I was hoping a stray Dry-Z would be in there, but not this Christma.



The guitar came with a lot of period pieces: 2 old picks, a polish cloth, vintage 1980's fender strap, Korg tuner, Pearl Distortion pedal w/adapter and pitch pipes. Pitch pipes! I remember using those way back when I was starting out on guitar.



Here is one piece of the broken knob, also included. Points to the seller for completeness!



Ok, after a good cleanup and knob transplant (insert UDO/Slapshot joke here), here she is beside the Roland Spirit 30 amp and pedal it came with. The korg tuner went straight into the garby.



Board looking like it is alive again:



Nice center-matched 2-piece back! Score! You don't see that much.:hmm: Wait a minute... I can't lie here, there is a 3rd piece hiding in there somewhere, but I'm not telling where.


I can't figure out why the frets and bridge were so oxidized and these are like new. Stainless steel perhaps?



And a close up of the body. Could this be Faded Brown Sunburst? Looks like leaves turning in autumn to me, and is not as red as typical Cherry Sunbursts.
Not totally flaming, but tasteful enough.



One more :


The 1982s sound great. I am sure now I have these in my '83 and '84 Grecos as well now that I have a reference set. The only other pickups I have that are similar to my ears are Seth Lovers.

Why is this an EG59-100 and not an EG58-120 like the one Udo sold? I think the flame grain on Udo's is more dramatic with the clear growth rings. Other than that , same pickups .

It is Christmas eve here now so here is a toast to the MLP.
 

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I think this may be a 2500 TB



theres no markings inside, but I have only seen 2500's ( heh a couple of pictures), with this extent of quilting/flame, all the 1800's I have had have been far less intense..

it could be an 1800 or a 2500, but i think a 2500 more so than an 1800

but of course i could be wrong
 

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Would a 2500 have an ebony board? At least the ones I've seen did have that
 

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And a close up of the body. Could this be Faded Brown Sunburst? Looks like leaves turning in autumn to me, and is not as red as typical Cherry Sunbursts.
Not totally flaming, but tasteful enough.
Nice one Wulf!
The color on yours does remind me a lot of the Tokai Old Sunburst (OS) color, so FBS could be 'faded brown sunburst' indeed
 

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Yessum..it would have been 180K yen...which wasn't much in our dollars back in 1980.
However it is all relative so 180K back in 1980 = ouch lol
Just making sure, I know Eg 800's was one of the better models so something twice the price back then must have been, well twice as good.

Are they? and whats an 1800 sell for today?
 


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