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1988 Greco EG59-60 Standard Cherry Sunburst Mint Collection, Japan Fujigen w/ Screamin PAFs

$1,249.99

+ shipping

Up for sale, a 1988 Greco Mint Collection LP Standard model EG59-60 in 100% original condition and in perfect working order. Crafted in Japan's famed Fujigen factory as part of Greco's Mint Collection, this lawsuit era LP truly delivers the goods, with great adherence to vintage Gibson spec.

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. Featuring a long neck tenon, carved two-piece maple top, and solid mahogany body, this Greco delivers the punch and articulate singing tone one expects from a Les Paul. It's also worth noting that while this guitar doesn't strictly fall under the "lawsuit" umbrella (there was never any legal action taken against Greco), the legacy of these Japanese instruments is forever attached to the term. The guitar weighs 9lbs 2oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Ba with fresh 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.

The one-piece mahogany neck has a slender '60s-style C-shaped profile carve, measuring .820" deep at the 1st fret and .985" at the 12th. The rosewood fretboard features pearl trapezoid inlay and original medium jumbo fretwire. The frets have good height and meat, with very light wear beneath the plain strings, primarily on frets 1-12. The guitar plays cleanly in every register 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 “open book” headstock retains the original nickel Greco Deluxe Kluson-style tuning machines with keystone buttons that turn smoothly and hold pitch well.

On the body, all of the electronics work as they should, with a three-way pickup selector and individual Volume and Tone controls for each pickup. The harness includes the original full-size Japanese pots that date to ‘88, with premium tone caps and Gibson-style braided leads. The pickups offer characteristics quite faithful to a PAF, reading in the lower 7k ohms range. A factory oddity, the original pickup rings leave a sliver of the un-altered pickup routes exposed on the treble-side edge. The nickel hardware shows a hint of surface patina on the ABR-1-style bridge and corresponding stopbar, and plastics include amber bonnet knobs, an amber switch tip, and cream pickup rings.

The gloss Cherry Sunburst finish is quite vibrant, framed by cream binding, and cosmetic wear includes faint minuscule marks on top, with light finish chips along the binding and perimeter of the guitar, and some marks and scuffs on the back consistent with honest use. The gloss finish on the neck profile is quite clean with some scattered marks that are not distracting while fretting.

A gigbag is included.