Greco EG700 LP Standard Style Cherry Sunburst 1978
Greco EG700, made in Japan 1978, cherry sunburst. This Greco's take of the classic Les Paul Standard, and it's a very good one. The '700' means that in it's day, this sold for ¥70,000, almost double the cost of the basic model, and in 2017 AUDs, that equates to a lot of cash. The upmarket model means you get the good stuff: Greco's own U-2000 humbuckers, unchambered mahogany body, premium grade maple top, bound fretboard with the nice 'nibs' on the frets, strong long-tenon neck joint, deluxe kidney-bean tuners. All that adds up beautifully in the hands; it's a seriously classy player that's as smooth as you could possibly want. The pickups dole out a perfect creamy, warm, full tone; they offer a great balance between definition and crunch. The top is a stunning piece of maple, there's some really unusual grain on full show under the beautifully preserved cherry sunburst top. This is a really excellent LP, it certainly ticks all the boxes: looks amazing, plays brilliantly, sounds lush. Can't go wrong here!
Model: Greco EG700
Made: Japan, 1978 (serial A787607)
Finish: cherry sunburst, cream binding
Neck: mahogany, rosewood board, slim 60s style profile
Body: mahogany 3pce, plain maple 2pce cap
Mods: pickguard removed
Pickups: original Greco PAF-style U-2000 humbuckers (unverified)
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. There's a couple of minor nicks on the end of the headstock, a scratch near the pickup switch, some minor scratches in the buckle rash area and a little dent near the bridge volume knob. The most significant thing is three little chips along the edge on the back, they're nothing major. Overall: very good condition (8/10).
Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, action is low, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets are nice and even, there's a bit of play on them but they're in great shape, 7/10 for life left. Wearing fresh 11/49s, playing smooth and easy.