Unofficial official anything GRECO theory photo id related thread

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Lets dig it up again.

Time to test your knowledge!

What years did Greco use the big oval sticker on the back of the headstock with the model number?
 

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How much does a good 1982 mint collection eg59-85 go for these days? Is €1250 still a good price for these?
 

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Thanks, that neck gash looks bad, not sure how to go about fixing that. Seems like the market in the UK is a bit pricey at the moment.
There's this Greco for £1200 and tokai ls80 for £1500, but '82 is my birthyear and would join my 82' Navigator, but I would feel more comfortable with it at a lower price.
Speaking of Yahoo auctions,I'm thinking of using buyee, but am not sure if japan is shipping internationally. Seems like the UK was unaffected but a few japanese sellers told me they cannot ship at the moment, and some say they can. Has anyone received guitar parcels recently?
 

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Buyee ships worldwide, method depends on your location. I don't see UK on the list where EMS is available at the moment, but they'll keep your parcel stored for free until EMS is back and running. You can use FedEx/UPS but it's more expensive. I've used buyee a few times and so far everything is smooth. 1500GBP for a ls80 sounds nuts to me.
Their packing is mostly bubble wrap (plenty of it), but I would not have them ship any Les Paul that's not in a proper hardcase though.
 

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Was just outbid on an ls60, looked great but eventually got up to £800. I have not found an ls80 going for less than £1500, but i have seen them for more, even within Europe
 

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Was just outbid on an ls60, looked great but eventually got up to £800. I have not found an ls80 going for less than £1500, but i have seen them for more, even within Europe

LS60 for 88k JPY

I thought you were after a Greco Custom before? I would love to try an early 80s Tokai. I would be curious to see if they are any better than Grecos from the same era.
 

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Thanks, but after the LS60 that got away this just won't do. This was from 1985 and had the most amazing tiger top, looked a lot like a gibson because of the top. I'll try to get a pic but it went from £500 up to £800 or so and there were many bidders.
How much on top am I looking at buying stuff from buyee? Seems like they can add an extra 30,000 for shipping (could be domestic), which is fine but are there any other sorting costs? I just want to ballpark a figure if I buy a guitar on buyee for 100,000 yen, plus shipping up to 130,000 or so, and then I need to factor in the 25% UK tax,. If I had known that I might have been tempted to go higher on the ls60. The only reason was the top, I was hoping it didn't have a 14 degree headstock and it did have some neck scratches.
I'm after anything MIJ vintage. I do like navigators, and have a few, but I also want a nice top. I have a '82 Navigator that has the old time mojo and really like it, so that is why I'm after vintage. Would not mind adding a '82 tokai and greco to the collection
 

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Yeah I liked the look of that... Thought it might be solid
 

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Speaking of Grecos, the below is a rosewood board, right? I see the streaks and know ebony can be streaky too. It's just that everything on this guitar points to being a 68-80 but the fretboard

 

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I'd say ebony but a streaky slab - the grain looks to be really tight to my eye
 


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