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Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:35 pm
by jacco
No, more likely a Cort (Korea) made Greco

Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:43 pm
by LessPoul
Thank you. Think I will skip the one I have been offered then. It is claimed to be a Tokai made - but no serial what so ever to spot on the guitar.

Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:01 pm
by jacco
Tokai made Greco's don't have a serial only a model type in the pickup cavity. Sometimes it also lacks the model type so it's good to know how to identify a Tokai opposed to Cort:
Tokai: square tab routing, Cort: oval tab routing
Tokai: medium tenon, Cort: long square tenon (often with bolt)
Tokai: diagonal wire routing, Cort: straight wire routing

Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:58 pm
by Koubayashi
jacco wrote:Tokai made Greco's don't have a serial only a model type in the pickup cavity. Sometimes it also lacks the model type so it's good to know how to identify a Tokai opposed to Cort:
Tokai: square tab routing, Cort: oval tab routing
Tokai: medium tenon, Cort: long square tenon (often with bolt)
Tokai: diagonal wire routing, Cort: straight wire routing


Cort made Grecos also have a different kind of plastic in the inlays, the logo and the diamond in case its a Custom. Further, you can see it on the screws which holds the bridge. Also, the Japanese often have nickel and the Korean regular chrome. All of which can be identified easily if the seller provide decent pictures.

Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:09 am
by jacco
Yeah I was talking about easy to identify diffs in the cavities.

We're forgetting the block nut and coloured pup wire on Corts.

Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:29 am
by LessPoul
He he, this is really tricky territory for a newbie...

Could anyone post a picture or two, of the differences between the Cort and Tokai made Greco LP Custom?

Here is a picture of how it looks. It has the same wire and tenon - but not the "egc 75" stamp.

http://i456.photobucket.com/albums/qq28 ... 212d-3.jpg

Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:58 am
by japanstrat
That's a Tokai made Greco.

Note the 2 square shaped shallow holes on each side of the bottom of the pickup cavity, that's done by a Tokai factory router.

Image

Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 5:37 am
by jacco
Differences between Tokai & Cort made Greco's from this picture:

1. Tokai: square tab routing, Cort: oval tab routing
2. Tokai: diagonal wire routing, Cort: straight wire routing
3. Tokai: medium tenon, Cort: long tenon
4. Tokai: braided pup wire, Cort: coloured plastic pup wire
5. Tokai: fret edge binding, Cort: no fret edge binding

Tokai:
Image

Cort:
Image

Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:14 am
by Koubayashi
Many Tokai made Greco do not have FEB.
But if one has then there is no doubt.

Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:19 am
by dombat
6. Tokai: no paint onto the pickup routings, Cort: mat black isolation paint
7. Tokai: regular diameter pots, Cort: small diameter pots
8. Tokai: not centered tenon, Cort: centered tenon

Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:12 am
by LessPoul
Thank you very much for this info.

Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:04 pm
by muccax
hi
some time ago i had a cort made greco .... and it had the normal size pots :-)
all the best
otto

Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:29 pm
by Ratae Corieltauvorum

Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:43 am
by japanstrat
Yes, that's a Tokai made Greco EGC-75.

Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:37 am
by dryuch
Hi! One qwestion: what model of pickups used in Tokai made Greco eg-75?