A graceful vintage of Greco solid body is looking for the new owner. Without the serial number or model name imprinted, I myself did a fair bit of research, from which I concluded this guitar must be 1973 EG-800. The year of production is hinted from the serial number 13521 of Maxon pickup, translated into 1973 May 21st.
||1973 Greco EG-800|
Very first generation of Greco Les Paul
Some of the Japan guitar forums argue this is EG-650, reason being EG-800 has carved top. From the Greco catalog which I attached far down below however, 1973 catalog shows EG-800 as the proper model name.
Now the history part aside, to describe the condition of guitar, please note the guitar is 45 years old and couldn't avoid natural aging, such as fret wear (half left), oxidation on metal parts (bridge is lacquer-sprayed for touch up), lacquer wears on a few different areas including neck, headstock left top, rear body of lower bout, and the righthand side of cutaway. You may have also noticed that the letters of headstock logo, except the first capital G, have been re-laid.
Sound-wise, buzz is heard on the 1st fret of lower 6th string. The original neck pickup sounded too silent, thus was replaced by a brand new Duncan Distortion Humbucker. Bridge pickup is the authentic U-1000, whose signature chunky sound is impressive. Having said, please review the photos and raise questions if you have any doubt!