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1978 Greco EG1000 Black Beauty Vintage Guitar w/ Maxon U-3000, Hangtags, Case


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Up for sale, a 1978 Greco EG1000 “Black Beauty” in 100% original, collector-gade condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case and all hangtags and case candy. This high end Greco EG model was produced at the Fujigen factory in Japan and does an excellent job of capturing the finer points of a Gibson Les Paul Custom, with a fast-feeling, slender neck profile carve, genuine ebony fingerboard, and Maxon-made U-3000 humbuckers. The EG1000 was also one of the highest grade Greco LP models produced in 1978, with an original sticker price of 100,000 yen.

A direct response to the 1968 Les Paul Custom, this model features a carved two-piece maple cap, mahogany body, and a mahogany neck. Weighing 9lbs 15oz, this Greco has plenty of natural sustain and punch, providing an ideal sonic platform for the Maxon U-3000 humbuckers. The U-3000s pickups are one of the highest grade humbuckers offered on any Greco, featuring Alnico 8 magnets with a response akin to a PAF. The bridge pickup has strong chirp and honk, with a touch-sensitive feel and midrange growl, while the neck pickup is particularly fat and velvety. This EG1000 benefits from a professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany
-Shape: '60s-style slender C, measuring .825” 1st fret, .925” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Ebony, fret edge binding, pearloid block inlay
-Frets: Medium jumbo, no wear
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 11/16”, bone
-Headstock: Open book, split diamond inlay
-Tuners: Grover Rotomatic
-Serialization: C78-prefix, dating to March, 1978

Body Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany (three-piece), Maple (two-piece)
-Pickups: Maxon U-3000 humbuckers. Neck: 7.6k ohms, Bridge: 7.7k ohms
-Harness: Untouched solder, Japanese pots date to February, 1978
-Controls: Volume x2, Tone x2, Three-way pickup selector
-Hardware: Nashville-style bridge, stopbar
-Plastics: Witch hat knobs, four-ply pickguard, white switch tip, factory brown adhesive paper intact on rear control cavity cover

The maple top has a deep dish carve, presenting extremely cleanly. Cosmetic wear is limited to a faint spot of buckle wear central to the waist, and some additional small dings and light finish scratches on the back. The gloss on the neck profile is nigh flawless.

The original rectangular hardshell case is included, along with all of the original hangtags and materials for Greco's Rock Guitar Method instructional course, complete with cassette tape.