Up for sale, a 1990 Greco EGC-600 LP Custom in excellent, 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 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 maple top, long neck tenon, "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 8lbs 12oz, 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 modestly chunky, '50s-style C-shaped profile carve which gains significant heft and chunk in the higher registers of the fretboard, measuring .865” deep at the 1st fret and 1.030” at the 12th. The bound rosewood fretboard features pearl block inlays and original medium jumbo fretwire. These frets are very similar to what Gibson used in the late '60s, with identical width and a bit more height and crown. The frets have their full height and meat with virtually no wear, and the guitar plays well 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 very closely mimics Gibson's split diamond look.
On the body, all of the electronics work as they should, with a three-way pickup selector toggle and individual Volume and Tone controls for each pickup. The harness includes the original full-size Japanese pots that date to ‘90, and the pickups have the correct Gibson-style braided wire and output characteristics quite faithful to a PAF, reading in the mid 7k ohms range. The gold hardware shows light patina, and the underside of the bridge even has similar text and patent numbers to its Gibson equivalent, showing the great care and detail with which Greco endeavored to match every aspect of their USA-built counterparts. Cosmetic wear on the gloss Ebony finish is limited to scuffing across the pick path, with scattered light marks and scuffs on the body, and a couple small finish chips adjacent to the back binding. In contrast, the neck sports a pristine original smooth gloss finish.
A new Gator-branded gigbag is included.