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Is this Greco LPC a super real?

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:24 am
by Venndi
Hi,

I bought yesterday a Greco Les Paul Custom, it is from the year 1980. Can you tell me that it’s a super real, super sound or super power version?
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/a ... s726970107

Re: Is this Greco LPC a super real?

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:12 am
by mdvineng
https://www.vintagejapanguitars.com.br/ ... ue-vol-12/

You should be able to find it in this catalogue and more info on other pages of the website

Re: Is this Greco LPC a super real?

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:59 pm
by brokentoes
Its from the Super Real series.

The 1000 had Ebony board and MOP inlays, the 800 had rosewood and MOP, after that i'm not much help. What pups does it have ?

Cheers

Re: Is this Greco LPC a super real?

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:46 pm
by Venndi
Yeah, I've read on some forums/topics and realized, that only the Super Real (1000) has an ebony fretboard, and the body is from one piece of wood. The difference between the 800 and 500 is currently a mystery. I don't know what pups has it, I'm waitng for the arrival, but takes a week or so from Japan. If I have it, I will make some pictures for sure about the pups, pickup cavity if it helps.
Greetings

Re: Is this Greco LPC a super real?

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:26 pm
by brokentoes
if i had to take a stab in the dark id guess the 800 would be Nitro and maybe the 500 poly ? Probably different pups as well. I've seen 500's with 3 piece tops, not sure if thats always the case though. I have an 81 500 on the way from Japan now but its on the slow boat route and will take 2 months (or more) to get to me. I know mine is a Super Power, rw board and poly. I know more about the Mint Collection years but i'm eagarly awaiting this one as its Greco's Violin finish which i have always fancied.

Cheers

Re: Is this Greco LPC a super real?

Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:08 am
by Venndi
So, the guitar is arrived :)
I'm really satisied with that one, in reality looks so much better then on the Yahoo pictures. The paint is almost perfect, I think it's a poly finish while it shines like a new one. I just need a little bit sanding the frets, and to buy or trade the current gotoh bridge to a "gold" bridge.
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Re: Is this Greco LPC a super real?

Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:06 pm
by brokentoes
Looks very sweet.

Finish is like a mirror. That's in great shape for 40 years.

Re: Is this Greco LPC a super real?

Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:20 am
by guitar hiro
Nice Greco custom! Rock that puppy like a hurricane! 8)

Re: Is this Greco LPC a super real?

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:25 pm
by CliffsComicWorld
Are the tuners waffle backs by chance?

Re: Is this Greco LPC a super real?

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:16 am
by wulfman
Cliff, from the auction pics they aren't. Some EG-500Cs did have waffelbacks. One is for sale on YA but is listed as an "EG-1000C?"
They did use wafflebacks on some lower models early on in 1980.