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megl
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:41 am    Post subject: Help me ID a Greco SG Reply with quote

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










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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nobody with any further info about my SG?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No model number in the bridge pickup cavity either.

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

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

Thanks again man!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found some pages - there's apparently also an SS-80P2 ... the bridge being the only difference it seems

http://thkomae731.s19.xrea.com/ppm.html
http://thkomae731.s19.xrea.com/a9102b.html
http://thkomae731.s19.xrea.com/a9104.html
http://thkomae731.s19.xrea.com/a9106b.html
http://thkomae731.s19.xrea.com/a9109.html
http://thkomae731.s19.xrea.com/a9112b.html

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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 .
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:49 am    Post subject: Re: Help me ID a Greco SG Reply with quote

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










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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
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