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1976 Greco EG900 Vintage Electric Guitar, Cherry Sunburst w/ Maxon U-4000 & Case, Japan Fujigen


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Up for sale, a 1976 Greco EG900 in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. An upper-tiered "lawsuit era" LP Standard produced by Greco at Japan's Fujigen factory, this EG900 preceded the "Super Real" series of instruments, boasting premium features including Maxon U-4000 humbuckers. And while no legal action was taken against Greco for their instruments, it's worth noting that Gibson would later use the same Fujigen factory to produce their Orville line of guitars exclusively for their Japanese customers.

Taking a page from Gibson's late 1970s playbook, tonewoods include a two-piece carved maple top over a sandwich mahogany body, and a three-piece maple neck capped with a dark rosewood fingerboard. At 9lbs 13oz, this Greco dishes out plenty of natural sustain and sonic authority, qualities that are translated faithfully through the Maxon U-4000 humbuckers. These pickups are dynamic and clear, with an authoritative growl and cut in the bridge position, while the neck pickup is smooth and round. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, we've dialed in this Greco with 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.

The maple neck has a slender C-shaped profile carve with a hair more overall heft as you travel up the fretboard, measuring .825" deep at the 1st fret and .930" at the 12th. The extremely dark, tight-grained rosewood fretboard features fret edge binding and pearloid trapezoid inlay, and the vintage-spec medium jumbo fretwire has its full factory height and well-rounded crowns, showing only light wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-7. This Greco plays cleanly in every register up the 24 3/4" scale with a straight neck and responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The original hand-carved bone nut is intact, measuring 1 11/16" in width. On the headstock, the original "Standard" truss rod cover is present, along with the pearloid inlaid Greco logo and set of genuine USA-made Pat. Pending Grover Rotomatic tuning machines with clean chrome plating. The inked G76-prefix serial number dates to July of 1976.

All of the electronics work as they should, and the original Maxon U-4000 pickups have zebra bobbins and five digit stamps on the baseplates dating to 1976. Hardware includes the Nashville-style bridge and corresponding stopbar tailpiece with bright chrome plating and light surface pitting, and plastics comprise cream pickup rings and switch surround, and a quartet of near mint gold bonnet knobs.

The Cherry Sunburst gloss finish is rich and bold, and cosmetic wear is limited to some small nicks and light finish scratches on the body as a whole, largely relegated to the back, and one ding at the bass-side waist on the body perimeter. The gloss finish on the neck profile is flawless.

The original black tolex hardshell case with gold plush interior is included.