Help me ID a Greco SG

Discussion area for Greco guitars

Moderators: ned, Grecomaniac

megl
Plucker
Posts: 14
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:07 pm
Location: Denmark
Contact:

Help me ID a Greco SG

Post by megl » Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:41 am

The SG Greco's are not so common - do they even have model numbers? The serial tells me it must be from 89, and the logo suggests Mint Collection. It has a long tennon neck. The pups have no markings or anything, but I'm very curious what they are? And everything else can you tell me for that matter ;-)

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

Thanks

/megl

Ozeshin
Guitar God
Posts: 2076
Joined: Sat May 13, 2006 11:06 pm

Post by Ozeshin » Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:59 pm

The paint stippling on the rear of the headstock is quite bad...it's not evident on the body.
Has the headstock had repair work done at some stage?

megl
Plucker
Posts: 14
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:07 pm
Location: Denmark
Contact:

Post by megl » Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:09 pm

Ozeshin wrote:The paint stippling on the rear of the headstock is quite bad...it's not evident on the body.
Has the headstock had repair work done at some stage?
Not that I know of ... but it's certainly a possibility - I'll take a closer look at it.

/megl

megl
Plucker
Posts: 14
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:07 pm
Location: Denmark
Contact:

Post by megl » Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:27 pm

Ozeshin wrote:The paint stippling on the rear of the headstock is quite bad...it's not evident on the body.
Has the headstock had repair work done at some stage?
Took a closer look ... I think the photo is cheating - it doesn't really look that way.

/megl

megl
Plucker
Posts: 14
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:07 pm
Location: Denmark
Contact:

Post by megl » Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:28 pm

Nobody with any further info about my SG?

/megl

fiftywatt
Guitar God
Posts: 152
Joined: Mon Sep 18, 2006 10:38 am

Post by fiftywatt » Thu Sep 13, 2007 4:06 pm

I'd bet it is an '89 for sure. Mint Collection.. yes.
Dot inlays are a nice touch too. Late 80's Mint Collection seem mostly to have unlabeled pickups and no model number sticker on the back of headstock like 82-86 or so. All the Mint Collection's I've owned have been of very high build quality. I only remember the SS-60 as far as an SG model number goes but no way to be sure. Model # might be written in the bridge pickup cavity. Worth a check.

megl
Plucker
Posts: 14
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:07 pm
Location: Denmark
Contact:

Post by megl » Thu Sep 13, 2007 4:14 pm

fiftywatt wrote:I'd bet it is an '89 for sure. Mint Collection.. yes.
Dot inlays are a nice touch too. Late 80's Mint Collection seem mostly to have unlabeled pickups and no model number sticker on the back of headstock like 82-86 or so. All the Mint Collection's I've owned have been of very high build quality. I only remember the SS-60 as far as an SG model number goes but no way to be sure. Model # might be written in the bridge pickup cavity. Worth a check.
Thanks for the feedback fiftywatt! Yeah - it seems to be of very high build quality - fret endbindings and everything ;-) And playability is VERY good!

I'll check out bridge pickup cavity for a model number - thanks!

/megl

megl
Plucker
Posts: 14
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:07 pm
Location: Denmark
Contact:

Post by megl » Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:16 pm

No model number in the bridge pickup cavity either.

Anybody know anything about the pups? Would I benefit from changing them?

/megl

Johan68
I only know 3 chords
Posts: 22
Joined: Fri Jun 06, 2003 2:03 pm
Location: Sweden

Post by Johan68 » Fri Oct 05, 2007 1:52 am

Hi

I had a Greco SG some years ago that looked like yours (I belive it was from -89 too), black with dot inalys, Screaming PU. I was told from a japanese friend that it was a Kanako Nakayama signature model (as I understand a famous female guitarist in Japan, played with a band called Princess Princess). Model number SS65P2 (could be different model number depending on year).

Here is some catalog pictures:
http://thkomae731.s19.xrea.com/a8907.html
http://thkomae731.s19.xrea.com/a9012b.html

I think you could find more pics on that model if you check some more links:
http://thkomae731.s19.xrea.com/mokuji.html

Johan

megl
Plucker
Posts: 14
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:07 pm
Location: Denmark
Contact:

Post by megl » Fri Oct 05, 2007 3:24 pm

Johan - thanks a lot for your reply! It certainly looks like that model! Cool to have a chick signature axe ;-)

Thanks again man!

/megl

megl
Plucker
Posts: 14
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:07 pm
Location: Denmark
Contact:

Post by megl » Fri Oct 05, 2007 3:47 pm


leadguitar_323
Guitar God
Posts: 3534
Joined: Tue Nov 14, 2006 7:49 pm
Location: Brisbane Australia

Post by leadguitar_323 » Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:16 pm

gday Megl, from looking at those pics of your guitar i wouldn't be too surprised if it has been resprayed. The stippling that Ozeshin refers too looks like an average respray, {i paint for a living} also there seems to be no fret edge binding. Fret edge binding covers the ends of the frets and this is not visable in these shots. Mick
so many guitars....so little money...

leadguitar_323
Guitar God
Posts: 3534
Joined: Tue Nov 14, 2006 7:49 pm
Location: Brisbane Australia

Post by leadguitar_323 » Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:38 pm

Then again the serial no is over the paint ..?? so maybe no respray , maybe touched up ?? . In the pics you can see where there is paint over the chips .
so many guitars....so little money...

megl
Plucker
Posts: 14
Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:07 pm
Location: Denmark
Contact:

Post by megl » Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:44 pm

I think you're right about the touch up. Some chips has been painted

As I said earlier the 'stippling' looks MUCH worse on that photo than in reality, and funny thing is, it's only on the back of the head. Front and rest of the guitar looks nice.

/megl

muppet
Power chords are my friend
Posts: 30
Joined: Tue Nov 06, 2007 12:50 pm
Location: england

Re: Help me ID a Greco SG

Post by muppet » Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:49 am

megl wrote:The SG Greco's are not so common - do they even have model numbers? The serial tells me it must be from 89, and the logo suggests Mint Collection. It has a long tennon neck. The pups have no markings or anything, but I'm very curious what they are? And everything else can you tell me for that matter ;-)

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image

Thanks

/megl
yes made in 89 not mint collection made to gibson spec pickups greco made in japan open o was around till about 1990 91 sell for around ?280 to ?350 in good condition dont sell keep for future investment all greco quality repilca
________
VTX Series

Post Reply