Hey Guys. Picked up a nice '84 Greco Custom a couple of weeks back which I'm pretty much in love with. It has no sticker on the back but was sold to me as a 68-60. Seems right but this one has no gold hardware - all looks like normal faded chrome to me. The other mystery is the pickups. Catalogue says they should be Double Trick but these look like maybe Maxon? Anyone know what pickups these might be? I researched that if they are Maxon pups, the code of 180817 would mean 1=Factory code?, 8 = 1978, 08=August, 17=17th day. If they are Maxons then I assume someone must have swapped the originals out for these at some point?
I replaced the non original knobs it came with and added the toggle switch plate.
That Greco is either a JS-55 or JS-65. The JS model was based on John Sykes LP which had chrome hardware and a brass nut.The difference for the JS-55 and 65 models were pickups (Screamin vs DRY1982). Yours has neither so the originals are gone.
Those are 1978 Maxons, but which Maxon model is unclear. You would likely be looking at U-1000 (ceramic) or U-2000 (Alnico).
Greco EG52-G 'Super Real'. As far as I can tell this is the only one Greco made, which makes it nearly impossible to put a value on. Like all Greco LP's it is very high quality and is a fantastic player. I believe it was made to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the 1952 Gibson Les Paul.
The 'ANNIVERSARY' label is not a sticker, it is actually embedded into the headstock.
"Super Real' logo
This guitar is actually solid gold. Any info on this guitar is always welcome and appreciated! Would be cool to see the Greco EG54-G, I wonder where it is.
Hello all, first post and I'd like to thank you all for all the useful information/interesting discussions. It's made my Greco shopping experience much more enjoyable. I currently have 2 mint collection 1984 models - one is a PC-98K with Dry82 and the other is a EGC68-50 with one Screamin' 82 and one Gotoh ???. Both wonderful playing guitars, and the necks really fit my stubby-finger hands well. I also picked up a 1981 Super Power 500 with a brass nut and " I'm not sure " high output pickups ( Maxon "5" stamped ) that has a much fatter neck ( medium tenon/dowels ) and a yellow stamped 5 digit serial. Photos to follow soon...but for now I thought I would throw out some photos to see if I have retained what I have read regarding my most recent acquisition. These are the detail photos of a 1980 EG800CB with PU-2 pickups and medium tenon/dowels. She's a little beat up but will be a nice player when I get her set up properly. Several things to note about this one. I think the former owner(s) changed the tuners to Grovers ( chrome color unfortunately ) and what looks like a tusk type nut, and also the TRC says "standard" and doesn't fit that well ( one of the photos shows the way its bowed out ). I'm pretty sure it didn't come from the factory that way. I'm guessing it had a Super Sound TRC originally like the one in the 1980 catalogue. Serial is 0 40XX. And the back of the headstock has screwholes like you would see for the wafflebacks that I'm guessing originally came with it. The fretboard seems to be the Brazilian Rosewood - or maybe Ebony ? The fretboard is what made me pull the trigger on this one. One thing I don't know how to recognize is how many pieces make up the body - is it 2 piece with the maple cap ? Help me out if you can.
Should be 2pce body, though they may have cheated if they knew it was gunna be a solid colour...Board may be Macassar Ebony, don't think a midrange Super Real (and a Custom at that) would have Braz Rosewood (grain has the small-pore Ebony look too). Should be an awesome player
Thanks JimmyJames, I agree that because it's black the factory may have cheated, but if that is indeed an ebony board it will the first and only guitar I've had with one. Looking forward to getting her back together. Currently waiting for the trussrod to settle after giving it a few 1/16 turns - a bit too much relief when I received it.....I'll post it again when she's up and running