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1987 Greco EGC-700 Custom Mint Collection Electric Guitar Cherry Flame Top, Japan Fujigen


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Up for sale, a 1987 Greco EGC-700 LP Custom electric guitar in 100% original condition and in perfect working order. Crafted at Japan's famed Fujigen factory as part of Greco's Mint Collection, 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.

Particularly rare with a Cherry finish over a carved two-piece bookmatched flame maple top, this premium take on the Les Paul Custom platform features a long neck tenon, PAF-style 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. Lightweight for an LP-style instrument at 8bs 10oz, this Greco balances well on a strap and has a solid, non-weight relieved mahogany body. We've had this guitar professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with low action, solid intonation, and 10-46 strings.

The mahogany neck has a medium C shaped profile with round shoulders and a bit more heft in the higher registers of the fretboard, measuring .860” deep at the 1st fret and .975” at the 12th. The bound rosewood fretboard features pearloid block inlay and medium jumbo fretwire. The frets are in remarkable shape with ample height and well-rounded crowns, showing just a hint of wear under the G and B strings on the crowns of frets 2-4, and virtually no wear further up the fretboard. The guitar plays cleanly in all positions with a straight neck and optimally adjusted truss rod. The scale length is 24 3/4“, and the hand-carved bone nut measures 1 11/16" in width. On the headstock, the guitar features a small volute, multi-ply binding, gold tulip button tuners, and clean pearl inlay that loosely mimics Gibson's split diamond look.

All of the electronics work as they should, with a three-way pickup selector toggle and individual Volume and Tone controls for the stock pair of humbuckers. The harness features the original full-size pots that date to ‘87, as well as the same high quality braided pickup leads seen on any Gibson. Original hardware includes the ABR-1-style bridge and corresponding stopbar tailpiece, and the gold plating shows uniform surface patina. The ABR-1 style bridge even has text, patent numbers, and retainer wire similar to its Gibson equivalent, showing the great care and detail with which Greco endeavored to match every aspect of their USA-built counterparts. The Cherry gloss finish highlights the deep ripples of dimensional flame figuring which extends across the top, framed by lightly ambered multi-ply binding. Cosmetic wear includes scuffing across the pick path, buckle rash at the bass-side waist and a few notable marks on the back, and some finish chips and scuffs along the lower bout body edge.

A brand new Gator-branded gigbag is included.