1982 Greco V question

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ajomelveny
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1982 Greco V question

Post by ajomelveny » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:21 pm

I just got a Greco V and I love it, but I'm curious about something. On the sides of the guitar there is a line running though it, like the body was glued together. Is that normal for Grecos? I always thought the Gibson Vs are a single cut of wood. The guitar is very light, weighing barely 6 pounds.

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Post by J.E.M. » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:27 pm

What year is that one, pancake construction was typical for the 70's....

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Post by ajomelveny » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:54 pm

J.E.M. wrote:What year is that one, pancake construction was typical for the 70's....
The serial number reads D825803 and the seller says 1982 so I'm assuming it's a 1982

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Post by ajomelveny » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:37 pm

Interestingly, the wings of the V sound and feel hollow. No wonder it is so light.

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Post by guitar hiro » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:03 am

I have owned several Greco Vs from the era :)

I recall two in particular: December, 1981 (L81****) & June, 1982 (F82****).

Both had this same 'pancake' thickness construction & both very nice. 8)

I did prefer the late '81 V more as the neck was set at a greater angle.

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