Greco EG500 Cherry Burst 1978
Greco EG500, cherry burst, made in Japan 1978. This is quite stunning, frankly. The top is a gorgeous piece of bookmatched flame maple, it's got no business being attached to a guitar under $3k but hey, I'll take it! The burst finish has aged gracefully, and paired with a super dark rosewood board, aged abalone logo and smoky chrome parts, this really looks gorgeous. The neck is a slim 60s style profile, rounded and friendly and a lot of fun to move around on. These three piece necks are super sturdy, so this is straight as an arrow with no breaks and a heap of natural resonance. The pickups are very creamy, so there's a nice warm chime to the bridge pickup and a thick, gooey punch to the neck. This is a perfect example of a 'lawsuit Les Paul'; there's a reason these caused such a stir in their day and beyond. Grheck-yeah!
Model: Greco EG500
Made: Japan, 1978 (serial I786165)
Finish: cherry burst over flame maple top, red back and sides
Body: agathis, 2-piece, maple top
Neck: 3-piece maple with rosewood board, 24.75" scale, 12" radius
Mods: guard removed
Pickup: Maxon U-1000 PAF-style humbuckers
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has a couple of marks on the end and some light scuffs on the front and back. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, few little dimples on the back only. The back has some minor dimples, scuffs and a few checking lines around the body; no major marks. The sides have a series of little chips/dents in the elbow area as well as minor dimples around the rest of the body. The front has a little chip on the top edge in the elbow area, as well as a fade mark on the bottom horn, some checking lines around the body and a few light scuffs here and there. Overall: good condition (7/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets have some normal wear but no major buzz issues, 7/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 10/52 Moonshiners strings.