Up for sale, a 1990 Greco EGW-700, honestly played and in perfect working order. Crafted in Japan's famed Fujigen factory as part of Greco's Mint Collection, this LP borrows elements from Gibson's Custom Lite and Studio models. The EGW-700 model features an unbound slender body with rounded edges, retaining the traditional LP tonewood pairing of a maple top and mahogany body. A mahogany neck and bound rosewood fretboard round out the essential tonewoods. The craftsmanship is evident in the great playability, comfort, and classic range of Les Paul tones that are channeled through the stock "Screamin" PAF pickups. The bridge pickup has a complex and detailed sound, with a touch of growl, sweet midrange, 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. Fairly lightweight for an LP at 8lbs 11oz and balancing well on a strap, we've had this Greco 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 modest shoulder, filling out with more roundness and heft as you travel up the fretboard, measuring .845” deep at the 1st fret and 1.010” at the 12th. The bound rosewood fretboard is a dark, tight-grained cut with a 12" radius, pearloid block inlay and stock fretwire. These frets are very similar to what Gibson used in the '60s, with identical width and a bit more height and crown. The guitar plays well up the 24 3/4" scale with a straight neck and responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. 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.
All of the electronics work as they should, with a three-way pickup selector switch and individual Volume and Tone controls for the stock "Screamin" PAF humbuckers. The original full-size Japanese pots date to 1990, and the pickups feature high quality braided leads seen on any Gibson. The gold hardware shows light wear through the plating, and the black plastic parts are clean, including the stock quartet of black speed knobs. Cosmetically, there is a notable finish chip on the lower bout body edge and smaller finish chip on the back of the headstock. There is requisite scuffing in the pick path, light buckle rash at the bass-side waist, and a couple filled and touched up strap button holes. The neck profile sports a clean, smooth gloss finish.