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1977 Greco EG600J Jeff Beck Vintage Electric Guitar w/ Wraparound & Maxon U-1000, Japan Fujigen


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Up for sale, a 1977 Greco EG600J vintage electric guitar in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. Produced at the Fujigen factory, the rare instrument faithfully replicates a LP Standard feature set, referencing Jeff Beck's modified 1954 Les Paul with a gloss Ebony finish (in lieu of a deep Oxblood), a pair of humbuckers, a wraparound tailpiece, and cosmetic accents including gold knobs and metal button tuners. Tonewoods include a maple top, sandwich mahogany body, and three-piece maple neck capped with a bound rosewood fretboard.

When it comes to playability, feel, and tone, the Greco instruments excel, and this guitar retains its original Maxon-made U-1000 humbucker pair. Made in the PAF mold and measuring in the upper-7k ohms range, these pickups are dynamic, articulate, and very well-balanced. Weighing 8lbs 14oz, the guitar has healthy sustain, with an articulate, resonant character aided by the wraparound tailpiece. From a clear and growly bridge pickup to a warm, rich neck humbucker with sweet, bell-like top end, this Greco easily covers the tonal ground of an LP. It's also worth noting that while this guitar doesn't strictly fall under the "lawsuit" umbrella (there was never any legal action taken against Greco), the legacy of these Japanese instruments is forever attached to the term, given the adherence to the vintage specs and cosmetic touches of their USA-made counterparts. Here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, we've had this Greco professionally setup, strung with fresh 11-49 strings and dialed in for low action.

The maple neck has a slender, fast-feeling ‘60s-style C-shaped profile carve with a hair more heft as you travel up the fretboard, measuring .799” at the 1st fret and .915” at the 12th. The bound rosewood fretboard features pearloid trapezoid inlay, fred edge binding, and original medium jumbo frets. THe frets have their full factory height and well-rounded crowns, showing just a touch of wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-3. The scale length is 24 3/4“, and the original nut measures 1 11/16" in width. The headstock has the classic "open book" shape, with metal button chrome plated tuners that turn smoothly and hold pitch well. The E77-prefix serial number dates to May of 1977.

On the body, all of the electronics work as they should, with original full-size Japanese pots. The pickups have the correct Gibson-style braided wire, with five digit Maxon stamps on the baseplates, dating to '77. The chrome plating on the pickup covers and wraparound is notably clean, and plastics include the quartet of amber bell knobs, the original single-ply pickguard, and lightly aged cream pickup rings and switch surround. Cosmetic wear is limited to one touched-up ding between the bridge pickup and wraparound, and a few light finish scratches and minor marks on the body as a whole. The gloss finish on the neck profile is flawless.

A gigbag is included.