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1983 Greco EG59 Mint Collection Vintage Electric Guitar Cherry Sunburst Left Handed w/ Screamin PAFs, Japan


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Up for sale, a left-handed 1983 Greco EG59 vintage electric guitar in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. Crafted in Japan's famed Fujigen factory as part of Greco's Mint Collection offered in the '80s, this lawsuit-era LP truly delivers the goods, with incredible attention to vintage Gibson spec. And while no legal action was taken against Greco for these guitars, Gibson did commission the same factory to make their "Orville" line of instruments which were exclusively sold within Japan.

When it comes to playability, feel, and tone, the Greco instruments excel, and this guitar comes complete with its original Fujigen-made "Screamin" PAF-style humbuckers. The tone is detailed and rich, with plenty of definition and power from the bridge pickup, and more warmth and fullness in the neck position. Weighing 9lbs, this Greco is notable for having a solid maple top, mahogany body, and long neck tenon, delivering the punch and articulate singing tone one expects from a Les Paul. Here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, we've had this left handed Greco professionally setup with fresh 10-46 strings and dialed in for spot-on intonation.

The one-piece mahogany neck has a medium C-shaped profile carve with nicely rounded shoulders, filling out more heft as you travel up the fretboard, measuring .855" deep at the 1st fret and .980" at the 12th. The bound rosewood fretboard features trapezoid inlay and pristine stock medium jumbo fretwire. The guitar plays cleanly up the straight neck, with a responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The scale length is 24 3/4”, and the original bone nut measures 1 11/16" in width. The headstock retains the original Greco Deluxe double line tuning machines with aged sharp-edged keystone buttons molded from a swirly plastic that closely mimics the Klusons of the '50s. The inked serial on the back of the headstock dates to '83.

On the body, the stock electronics work as they should with premium tone caps and original full size Japanese pots that date to 1982. The pickups have the correct Gibson-style braided wire and output characteristics quite faithful to a PAF, and the neck pickup retains the factory “Scream’in 1982” sticker. The nickel hardware shows light surface patina, with classic touches including the ABR-1-style bridge and stopbar tailpiece, amber bonnet knobs, and amber switch tip. The neck joint is the long tenon variety for optimal sustain and resonance.

The gloss Cherry Sunburst finish is particularly clean and rich, framed by ambered cream binding. Cosmetic wear is limited to a few light scattered scuffs and marks on the body as a whole, while the neck profile sports a pristine smooth gloss finish.

A faux leather gigbag is included.