Up for sale, a 1978 Greco EG700 Standard vintage electric guitar in excellent condition and in perfect working order. An unusual example from this model year, this LP-style instrument has a couple original, vintage-spec features including a slender ABR-1-style bridge and genuine Grover Deluxe Kluson-style tuning machines with greened keystone buttons. The guitar features a solid carved two-piece maple cap, mahogany body construction, and a three-piece maple neck, finished in a gloss Tobacco Sunburst. A textbook example of the quality craftsmanship and attention to detail synonymous with Fujigen factory production, the reputation of these guitars has persisted for decades, arguably surpassing the quality control and final product of many Gibsons of the era.
A higher tiered and fairly early example, this EG700 does an excellent job of capturing the finer points of a good Les Paul, sporting the original Maxon-wound humbuckers. This guitar delivers articulate top end sweetness and growl, rich midrange, and authoritative, tight bass, and both humbuckers meter in the mid 7k ohms range. Offering a lively, dynamic, and distinct tone in every position on the three-way toggle, this Greco has singing sustain and a smooth, clear acoustic tone, weighing a robust 9lbs 15oz. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, this Greco is strung with 10-46 strings and plays well with low action and spot-on intonation.
The three-piece maple neck features a slender C-shaped profile carve with modest shoulder, measuring .825" deep at the 1st fret and .915" at the 12th. The bound rosewood fretboard is a dark and tight-grained cut, boasting sharp-edged pearloid trapezoid inlays, and a recent refret. The pristine frets match the width of vintage Gibson wire with a bit more crown, playing cleanly in every register up the straight neck with an optimally adjusted truss rod. The scale length is the traditional 24 3/4”, and the original bone nut measures 1 11/16" in width, another factor in the guitar's clear tonal response and great sustain. On the “open book” headstock, the Standard truss rod cover is present, and the Grover Deluxe tuners with greened keystone buttons turn smoothly and hold their pitch well.
On the body, the stock electronics work as they should, with the standard three-way toggle pickup selector and individual Volume and Tone controls for the Maxon pickups. The full-size pots are capped with clean amber bonnet knobs. There is uniform surface patina on the nickel hardware, and the plastic parts have an aged cream appearance. Cosmetic wear on the Tobacco Sunburst gloss is limited to finish chips on the back body edge, and light marks and scuffs mostly relegated to the back and sides. In contrast, the neck profile sports a clean gloss finish with just a couple faint marks that are not distracting to the palm while fretting.
A gigbag is included.