Tokai made non serial Grecos have Japanese made pots fitted. These Cort Grecos also all have shielding paint in all the cavities, which is another giveaway of where it was made. The shape of the pickup cavity routs is also apparently another way of telling but I don't have a Tokai made one her to compare, so I'll just show a picture of this one so you know the Cort style rout.
This has Gotoh sealed gear tuners and good quality hardware with an all brass Tune-O-Matic bridge with small posts, like a Gibson. The correct knobs are a nice touch too. All in all this guitar feels and plays really well and sounds great. I've played Samick made Epiphone Les Pauls that are very similar to this guitar but this one has a really nice thin neck, which I personally love.
While probably not as nice as some Japanese Greco LP Customs I've played, it is still a very nice LP and these Korean ones go for less than their Japanese counterparts, which makes them great value, and with a cool name on the headstock. Your cart. It's unclear exactly what "timber" this all is and without taking paint off, I'm only guessing it's some sort of Asian "mahogany" but it is reasonable heavy and feels "solid" The neck is set with a deep tenon and is thin for a LP with a volute and fully bound headstock with split diamond logo and two screw trussrod cover.
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Hey guys, I'm kinda new here and was wondering if anyone could help me identify the Greco guitar in the picture. It doesn't have a serial or sticker to indicate the model. The seller claims it's an EG japan made, he doesnt know the year of make.
I don't wanna be duped in2 buying the wrong guitar. Appreciate the effort in helping me on this. Joined Feb 18, Messages 3, Reaction score Can't really tell what model it is from the pic though. Is there a serial number? It's seams to be pre Pickups should be U I believe. Udonitron Psychedelic Stoner Rock. Joined Aug 26, Messages 15, Reaction score 10, Yeah, really hard to tell as Greco normally added serials to their guitars from and on and I have not seen an all black prior to He didn't paint over or cover the serial, did he?
Joined Oct 11, Messages 15 Reaction score 1. The turners don't look to me, like the ones on Grecos from to might be wrong. I reckon it could be a pre a Korean Greco guitar though tuners do not look like the korean ones or a post "Mint Collection". Hope it helps Cheers. Joined Jan 8, Messages 14, Reaction score
У коллектив работает над улучшением. У обладателем Карты продуктов Покупателя Аквапит животных содержание ещё. Крепостной.
Collectors around Japan lend their guitars for pictures and experts lend their stories to gather a very good history of the companies and interesting tidbits of knowledge. I am trying to translate this into English little by little and will share more as I learn more. Greco guitars are fairly easy to date.
The letter that may begin the serial number corresponds with the month of production, and the next 2 digits tell the year. You can learn more about Greco guitars here, by visiting the following websites… Enjoy! Site Greco Mania!
Greco-Zemaitis Guitars. About Japanese Guitars. Medium tenon neck joints with dowel reinforcements were used up until and standard Gibson style long and medium tenon neck joints were used after The medium tenon neck joints with dowel reinforcements were very similar to the Gibson long tenon neck joints that were used in the early s before Gibson switched to using a short tenon neck joint.
Some Greco models featured chambered not solid body designs up to the early s, which weighed less than a regular solid body model and also had a slight semi acoustic quality. Some Greco Les Paul guitars up until had laminated pancake bodies and were based on the similar Gibson Les Paul laminated guitars from the s. The lowest priced Greco Les Pauls sometimes had different wood combinations from the regular Maple and Mahogany. The type of pickups varied depending on the guitars original selling price and the Nisshin Onpa Maxon made "Dry Z" or Fuji-Gen Gakki made "Dry 82" pickups were reserved for the top end models.
The lower end models such as the EG mostly used 3-piece maple tops while the higher end models mostly used 2-piece maple tops. PCK came with factory-installed Kahler tremolo vibrato bridges. The "Mint Collection Series" features varied according to price, with some of the higher-end models, such as the EG, model having most of the features of the "Super Real" higher-end models.
Most of the "Mint Collection Series" had long-tenon neck joints, but some had medium long tenon neck joints. The "Super Sound" models were mid-priced models from the "Super Real" years and the "Super Power" models were lower-priced models from the "Super Real" years The "Rock Spirits" models were lower-priced models from between and the early s.
Greco Gibson replicas around and pre models had a Greco logo that looked like "Gneco". Some Greco open book headstock Gibson replicas starting from around had no serial numbers. The Cor-Tek made Greco guitars have square shaped, brick like nuts with no slope and also often have shielding paint in the pickup and control cavities.
The no serial Greco guitars made by Tokai have square shaped routing holes at the bottom of the pickup cavities whereas the no serial Greco guitars made by Cor-Tek Cort have thinner rectangle shaped routing holes at the bottom of the pickup cavities. Kanda Shokai stopped using the open book headstock design on Greco Gibson replica models around the early s and then concentrated on their other model lines and Fender Japan.
Atlansia have supplied body and neck parts for Greco models as well. Tokai currently make the Kanda Shokai Zemaitis and Talbo models. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Country Japan Introduced c. MSV Michael Schenker signature. However, this claim has not been verified due to lack of evidences i. Possibly the origin of this claim might be found on their early supplier FujiGen established in ; began to export electric guitars in , or Teisco String Instrument, Company in Toyoshina established in , known as Matsumoto Teisco.
Incidentally, another earlier supplier, Matsumoku had begun its string instrument manufacturing in the earlys or possibly mids , and they supplied wood parts or finished guitars to other guitar brands including: Guyatone , Ibanez , Aria , Vox , Univox , Yamaha , and also FujiGen probably before for FujiGen. See also: "Excerpt of histories from the Japanese guitar brands official sites". Easy Guitars in Japanese.
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