What type of Greco is this?

JayRich

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Hello All,

I inherited this guitar recently and was hoping to get some information from the experts on model, rarity, value, etc. I do not play so even the most basic of information is appreciated. I did do a basic search on Greco so have a little understanding of the company but that's about where it ends as I get lost in some of the terms.

Appreciate anyone's help!
 

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brokentoeswalker

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That's a real oldie. I believe these were called " shrike "

I never had a Greco that old so I'm not familiar with what year yours is or model number. I'd guess 1960's though.
 

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Brokentoes is on the money as usual. Page 17 in the catalog says a new feature called "shrike" so I'm guessing it's a 68 or newer. Looks like a model 975 in burgundy red. Cool guitar!
 

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Stumbled upon this pickup info from the user gregsguitars on the defunct japanaxe forum while looking for some pickup info, happened to be a shrike post coincidentally.........

They are 2 separate single coil pickups (3 slugs per bobbin) 2 bobbins per pickup, that are wound as hum canceling in nature think ( Humbucker) without having 2 complete 6 slug single coil pickups .The switching is the best I can determine somewhat like the Gibson Varitone system with the following..The switches say "LO - ALL - HL - HI.

(B = Bass strings, T = Treble strings).

LO -- NeckB+NeckT
ALL -- Neck BT, Bridge BT
HL -- ("Hi-Lo") NeckB plus BridgeT
HI -- BridgeB+BridgeT

at least that is what I have determined thus far, far superior guitar than it's contemporaries were, It actually was only produced for 1 year as the cost to produce them far exceeded what they could sell for back then...
 

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