Up for sale, a 1985 Greco RR95K model LP Custom in 100% original condition and in perfect working order. Taking its cues from Randy Rhoads' famous '74 Les Paul Custom (thus the "RR" model designation), this is a particularly rare Greco and the more upscale of the three "RR" models offered briefly by the Greco in the mid '80s, with special care taken to the small cosmetic mods which Rhoads made to his instrument. Details include original gold speed knobs, Greco branded "Schaller" style tuning machines, braided wire “Dry” PAF-style pickups, and even a brass switch tip with cream switch plate.
This guitar features a one-piece mahogany neck with long tenon, mahogany body, and two-piece carved maple top for a resonant and articulate natural response that translates well through the pickups. Tonally, the guitar has great attack and harmonic content, with singing sustain and the kind of touch-sensitive responsiveness you expect from Greco's best humbuckers. The "Dry" pickups have more in common with a PAF than the patent numbered humbuckers Gibson used in the mid-1970s, extremely lively and ripping in their response. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, this Greco RR95K features slinky action, accurate intonation, and fresh 10-46 strings.
The mahogany neck has a medium C-shaped profile carve at the nut, filling out with a bit more roundness and heft as you travel up the fretboard, measuring .845” deep at the 1st fret and .975” at the 12th. The bound rosewood fretboard features pearloid block inlay and stock medium jumbo fretwire. The frets have their full factory height and plenty of meat, with faint wear under the plain strings on the crowns of frets 1-10, and virtually no wear further up the fretboard. The guitar plays cleanly up the 24 3/4" scale with a straight neck and responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The nut is a hand-carved piece of bone measuring 1 11/16" in width, and just beyond the nut, the upgraded black locking nut works in concert with the Kahler tremolo system. The headstock features multi-ply binding, an open book shape, and Greco logo and "tulip" inlay. The Schaller-style gold tuning machines turn very smoothly and hold pitch well in concert with the locking nut.
All of the electronics are original with untouched solder joints, working exactly as they should with the traditional LP control array comprising a three-way selector and individual Volume and Tone controls for each "Dry" humbucker. The long neck tenon is visible in the neck pickup cavity, a structural bonus that increases sustain and resonance. The gold genuine Kahler tremolo shows uniform surface patina, and the gloss finish is akin to Gibson's Alpine White with some yellowing of the clear coat, framed by multi-ply binding. There is a large sticker tan line on the back, and cosmetic wear includes light marks and scuffs mostly relegated to the back and lower bout body perimeter. The neck sports the original gloss finish, with finish checking behind the nut and light scattered marks.
A gigbag is included.