Up for sale, a 1978 Greco EG600C Custom vintage guitar in exceptional, 100% original condition and perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. Produced at the Fujigen factory just prior to Greco's Super Real line of instruments, the guitar does an excellent job of capturing the finer points of classic Les Paul design with features reminiscent of the '70s Norlin era of Gibson production. The guitar features a "sandwich" mahogany body, maple top, and three-piece maple neck.
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 13oz, the guitar has healthy sustain, while the maple neck adds to the top end snap and note attack. 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 Custom. While technically not a “lawsuit” guitar (Greco was never actually on the receiving end of any legal action from Gibson), 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. We've professionally setup this EG600C here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action and accurate intonation.
The three-piece maple neck is effortlessly playable, with a slender C-shaped profile carve and moderate shoulder, measuring .795” at the 1st fret and .930” at the 12th. The dark rosewood fretboard features pearloid block inlays, cream fret edge binding, and practically perfect medium jumbo fretwire which retains its full factory height and well-rounded crowns. The guitar plays cleanly up the 24 3/4” scale, with a straight neck and responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The original bone nut measures 1 11/16” in width, and the headstock sports the “open book” shape, framed by multi-ply cream binding and featuring split diamond pearloid inlay. The original Greco-branded tuners turn smoothly and hold pitch consistently, with a light dusting of patina on their gear housings and metal tulip buttons.
On the body, all the original electronics work as intended, with individual Volume and Tone knobs for each pickup as well as a three-way pickup selector switch. The wiring harness features untouched solder joints and full-size pots with matching date codes from 1978. The Maxon-made humbuckers also have untouched solder on the covers and bold ink stamps on the baseplates, dating to '78. The EG600C features a Nashville-style bridge and corresponding stopbar tailpiece, and the gold plating is stunningly well kept. Plastics include the multi-ply pickguard and quartet of witch hat knobs, all of which are in remarkably good shape.
The Cherry Sunburst gloss finish is also quite pristine, framed by ambered multi-ply binding on the top and back of the instrument. There are a couple of microscopic dings on the back of the body, and a small area of finish touchup on the bass-side lower bout edge on top. The gloss on the neck is pristine.
The original black tolex hardshell case is included, The original handle and latches function as intended, save for one.