Up for sale, a 1982 Greco Super Real EGC68-50 Custom left-handed electric guitar in near mint, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with a brown Lifton-style hardshell case. Crafted at the famed Fujigen factory in Japan during the pinnacle of Greco's "Super Real" production in the early '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.
Clearly a direct response to the '68 Les Paul Custom, this model features a carved one-piece maple top, solid mahogany body, mahogany neck with long neck tenon, and a bound rosewood fretboard. Vintage-spec touches include "Screamin" PAF pickups, braided pickup leads, full-size pots, and a hand-carved bone nut. It's an extremely lively and powerful sounding instrument, and the craftsmanship is evident in the great playability and classic range of Les Paul tones. The bridge pickup has a complex and detailed sound, with a touch of growl, sweet mids, and rich, round bass response. The neck position humbucker delivers more girth and fullness while still offering plenty of clarity, and it's an ideal sound for saturated lead lines. Weighing 10lbs 8oz, this Greco has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with low action, solid intonation, and 10-46 strings.
The neck profile has a medium C shape at the nut, filling out with more roundness and shoulder as you travel up the fretboard, measuring .835” deep at the 1st fret and .955” at the 12th. The bound rosewood fretboard features pearloid block inlay and pristine original medium jumbo fretwire with vintage-spec fret edge binding. The scale length is 24 3/4”, and the hand-carved bone nut measures 1 11/16" in width. On the “open book” headstock, the guitar features a volute, multi-ply binding, gold tulip button tuners, and clean pearl "tulip" inlay that vaguely mimics Gibson's split diamond look. The serial number is present on the back of the headstock with an H82 prefix which translates to August of '82.
All of the electronics work as they should, with original pots and tone caps, as well as the same high quality braided pickup leads seen on any Gibson. The full-size Japanese pots date to 1982, and the pickups retain the original “Scream’in 1982” stickers on the baseplates. The neck pickup cavity also reveals the long neck tenon. The gold hardware shows light, uniform surface patina, with clean matching gold lettering on the black witch hat knobs and switch surround. The gloss Violin Burst finish is particularly clean, with faint scuffing mostly at the treble side of the pick path and sparingly little wear on the instrument as a whole. The neck sports a pristine smooth gloss finish.
A brown Lifton-style hardshell case is included.