just orderd a 1977 Greco strat

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sneakyjapan
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just orderd a 1977 Greco strat

Post by sneakyjapan » Mon Jun 02, 2003 5:22 am

in natural finish, all lacquer, sen wood for the body. Big headstock rosewood fingerboard.

Lee

Post by Lee » Mon Jun 02, 2003 8:44 am

Lets us know what she's like.... :)

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Post by sneakyjapan » Mon Jun 02, 2003 8:54 am

should arrive Thursday morning.

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Post by luis » Mon Jun 02, 2003 3:06 pm

Sneaky,Greco became Fender Japan on `82,that is the reason why you can`t see any Greco strat or tele replica after that date.A 77 Greco could be made by Matsumoto factory or....by Tokai(who knows....)

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Post by sneakyjapan » Mon Jun 02, 2003 8:29 pm

could be but Greco are still making guitars here. I have the 2003 catalog. I`ll have a look in the neck pocket when it gets here to check for markings and / or dates.

Lee

Post by Lee » Tue Jun 03, 2003 5:33 am

So, if Greco became Fender Japan in 82', did that factory start putting out the original "Fender" logo Squier guitars and if so, what happened to Greco's Ibanez connection?

Greco seemed to have continued with the spot on Gibson replicas after this date though.

Answers on a post card please.

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Post by luis » Tue Jun 03, 2003 5:37 am

Lee,Greco`s owner at that time were Kanda Shokai,a Fender partner to found Fender Japan.It seems Fender asked Tokai before but Tokai did not agree to joint the project.

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Post by sneakyjapan » Tue Jun 03, 2003 6:11 am

I have a Fernder Japan 2 tone strat from August 1982. The neck needs work and I`m afraid to mess with the truss rod so I bought a 1987 FJ strat with a maple board and put the neck on the `82. I don`t know of any good techs in this city so I guess it will have to wait till I get back home for good... kinda cool having a piece of Fender Japan history. I read that FJ started making guitars in March of `82.

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Post by cosmitron » Tue Jun 03, 2003 5:49 pm

just a link... my contribution....
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http://freespace.virgin.net/john.blackman4/story.htm

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