Topshelf Instruments

Greco EG500 LP Style Honeyburst 1977

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  • Greco EG500 LP Style Honeyburst 1977
  • Greco EG500 LP Style Honeyburst 1977
  • Greco EG500 LP Style Honeyburst 1977
  • Greco EG500 LP Style Honeyburst 1977
  • Greco EG500 LP Style Honeyburst 1977
  • Greco EG500 LP Style Honeyburst 1977
  • Greco EG500 LP Style Honeyburst 1977
  • Greco EG500 LP Style Honeyburst 1977
  • Greco EG500 LP Style Honeyburst 1977
  • Greco EG500 LP Style Honeyburst 1977
  • Greco EG500 LP Style Honeyburst 1977
  • Greco EG500 LP Style Honeyburst 1977
  • Greco EG500 LP Style Honeyburst 1977
  • Greco EG500 LP Style Honeyburst 1977
  • Greco EG500 LP Style Honeyburst 1977
  • Greco EG500 LP Style Honeyburst 1977
  • Greco EG500 LP Style Honeyburst 1977
  • Greco EG500 LP Style Honeyburst 1977
  • Greco EG500 LP Style Honeyburst 1977
  • Greco EG500 LP Style Honeyburst 1977
  • Greco EG500 LP Style Honeyburst 1977
  • Greco EG500 LP Style Honeyburst 1977

Topshelf Instruments

Greco EG500 LP Style Honeyburst 1977

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Greco EG500 LP copy, honeyburst, made in Japan 1977. This is a great example of vintage Japanese LP goodness; it's very tasty indeed. The first thing you notice is the beautiful two piece maple top; it's nicely matched and the flame intensifies the close to the centre line you look... lovely. The burst finish is in great shape for 40+ years old; it could easily pass for much younger. The weight relieved body and slim neck make for a comfortable pair; it's an easy player that's nicely balanced and loves a good run up and down the neck. The tone is all there: bite, definition, sustain, harmonics, low-end and sizzle... it all tumbles forth effortlessly with the lightest touch. There's a reason these guitars created such acute headaches for Gibson in their day: this is a superb instrument, built to an exceptional standard. Join the MIJ LP club, it's a great club to be in.

Model: Greco EG500
Made: Japan,1977 (serial I776478)
Finish: honeyburst over flame maple top, chocolate brown back and sides
Body: mahogany, maple top (not 100% verified)
Neck: maple with rosewood board, trapezoid inlays, slim 60s profile
Weight: 3.6kg approx
Mods: truss rod cover replaced, nut replaced with brass
Pickup: Maxon U-1000 PAF-style humbuckers
Case: Stagg branded lightweight hardcase, good condition

Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. There's a couple of little marks on the end of the headstock. Neck is pretty clean with only minor marks,. The back has some very light but widespread scratches, they're barely visible. The front is pretty clean with just some norma play scratches above the strings and on the guard, as well as a couple of miniature dimples behind the bridge. There's a couple of marks on the sides, most notably near the knobs etc. Overall: very good condition (8.5/10)

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, 6.5/10 for life left. Wearing fresh 10/46s.