Let's hear it for Greco Les Pauls!!

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Let's hear it for Greco Les Pauls!!

Post by LarryC » Thu Dec 08, 2005 6:44 pm

I am lovin' my Greco LP!! I have been playing just this guitar for 6 months now.I now only own one other electric,a Reverend Spy.I have previously owned 4 Gibson LP's in the past and I like this one better than any of them.It weighs 8.75 lbs,Antiquities and a bell shaped truss rod cover were in it when I bought it,(I did get the original "Screamin' PAF's too,which I heard are hotter),"orangy sunburst",I'm still not sure,I think it's a very thin poly finish.Other than that,seems like a perfect copy 59 LP.These guitars get no respect but I'm not complaining...it is nice to find this forum where you aren't made to feel like a freak because the guitar doesn't say Gibson on the headstock
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Post by hans-j?rgen » Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:50 pm

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Post by villager » Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:03 pm

my axe of choice at the moment is a greco EGF-1000 its superb..

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Post by Duckmeister » Sat Dec 10, 2005 2:50 pm

I just got my '89 EG59-70 in the other day. First LP i have ever had. I am loving it. It is much nicer tone than the squier strat i learned on. My scale has it coming in at around ~8lbs maybe a little more. So Monday i am going to the post office for the weight and to the chemistry lab to check the finish.

Here are some pics

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hey villager post some pics of that EGF-1000. it is too hard to see on your site. Does it have a moving flame?

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Post by villager » Sat Dec 10, 2005 7:25 pm

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yes the flame moves...its not tooo flamey ..but subtly spectacular ..lol..
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Post by LarryC » Mon Dec 12, 2005 3:52 pm

villager,that is one sweet looking guitar,what year is that one?

here's a pic of mine:
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Post by villager » Mon Dec 12, 2005 5:39 pm

its a 1980 ..I also have a mint collection EG59-100 and a EG59-120 which are both bitchin' guitars...the super reals have fatter necks though ...difficult to say which I prefer..lol depends on the day of the week...

I also have a super real EGF-1200 coming ..that should be special ....they are so rare now...

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Post by Jim Jones » Mon Dec 12, 2005 6:34 pm

Duckmeister wrote:So Monday i am going to the post office for the weight and to the chemistry lab to check the finish.
Hey Duckmeister,

I'd guess that your guitar has a poly finish as poly is liable to chip rather than "wear away" like nitro.

No matter - it's a great looking guitar!

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Post by Duckmeister » Tue Dec 13, 2005 1:12 am

Jim Jones wrote:
Duckmeister wrote:So Monday i am going to the post office for the weight and to the chemistry lab to check the finish.
Hey Duckmeister,

I'd guess that your guitar has a poly finish as poly is liable to chip rather than "wear away" like nitro.

No matter - it's a great looking guitar!

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Man it may not be Nitro, i checked it today it might be french shellac :D , but this thing is beautiful in person. It has this color change about it that is striking. It is literally a moving plaintop. Here is a pic of it. The full size pic of this look better you can see it clearer, this is hard to get on camera.

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This finish is really thin. It looks like Nitro it even has nitro-esque dents.

BTW i weighed it and came out to be 8lbs 11.5oz.

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Post by Jim Jones » Tue Dec 13, 2005 7:23 am

Duckmeister,

That's a great looking LP! I'm not a fan of "super flame" or quilts - that just looks damn classy.

Jim

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Post by theskywolf » Wed Dec 14, 2005 8:54 am

I have a 1980 EGF 1000 (just the same that villager has) and it's definitely the best LP I ever played. I would buy a second one if I could afford. Not at the moment, but I will get one :wink: Waiting for news on villager's coming EGF 1200 :D

I can't t really explain the difference, but it just feels best of all. When you play it, it's like your hands are one with the neck. And it's a very beautiful guitar!

Even the high spec Grecos have 3-piece body, but I don't find that bad.

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Post by villager » Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:38 am

wolf ..my 1000 has a 2 piece centre seam back..

heres a mint collection EG59-120!!..

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and my EG-1200

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Post by theskywolf » Thu Dec 15, 2005 5:00 am

So there a both 2 and 3 piece bodies? Or would that mean that my EGF-1000 is not really a 1000 (no sticker there)?

I really love those Grecos. I think about selling my Gibson Standard for the EG1200 :wink:

Has the Mint Collection a thinner neck?

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Post by villager » Thu Dec 15, 2005 7:20 pm

the lower end mint eg59-70 and 85 seem to have thinner necks ..the eg59-100 and 120 are as fat as the EGF-1000..

send me a pic of your 1000 wolf...also look in the light shining on the HS back where the sticker would have been ...they sometimes leave an imprint there...

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Post by Duckmeister » Thu Dec 15, 2005 11:44 pm

Ok that explains why my neck on my 70 feels thin. I was expecting a fat neck guitar.

BTW post some pics of that 100 villager i just looked at your site and that thing is GORGEOUS!

What is the exact weight of both of those (120 and 100)?

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