(SOLD) Greco EGC-900D Black 1989
Greco EGC-900D, black, made in Japan 1989. Mmmmm... pretty. The Greco catalog changed a few times from the mid 80s to the early 90s, so it can be tricky to know exactly what you're looking at. The serial number and routing cavities point to this being made in japan in 1989, and matching it up in the catalog it seems to be a 1990 spec EGC900 model. The 900 model is the only one with the proper split diamond inlay on the headstock, but those came with uncovered Duncan branded pickups... so the gold covered unstamped pickups we see here are likely to be a mod. It’s unclear exactly what pickups are, as they’re unmarked. The tone on deck is mammoth: thick, dark and full, with a weighty low end and singing sustain. The neck pickup is rich and juicy, while the bridge pickup offers a very healthy dose of snappy top end and crunchy attack. The neck is a chunky, rounded '57 style profile, so it's not a 'baseball bat', but there's plenty of meat in the back to add heft to your tone and consideration to your playing. The gold hardware has aged and the cream binding has yellowed, so paired with some light play wear on the black finish, it has a cool played-but-not-thrashed vintage aesthetic. These are getting trickier to find these days, and golly, it's a really lovely example of a vintage LP Custom, so do yourself a favour and beef up your life.
Model: Greco EGC-900D
Made: Japan, 1989 (serial 92799)
Finish: gloss black, gloss poly
Neck: mahogany, rosewood board, chunky '57 style profile, 12" radius, 24.75" scale
Mods: strap pins replaced, pickups replaced
Pickups: PAF-style humbucker x2 (unverified)
Case: basic non original gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has some little marks on the corners on the top. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back only. The back has a decent pair of dents near the back edge in the middle, as well as widespread light scuffs and minor dimples. The sides have light scuffs around the whole body, as well as some minor dimples on both horns, a chip and some dimples in the elbow area, a dent near the rear strap pin and some dimples near the jack. The front has a few dimples near the knobs and in the elbow area, as well as widespread light scuffs and some play wear on the guard and horns. 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 have some normal wear but they're pretty even and freshly polished, 7/10 for life left. Wearing fresh 10/52 Moonshiners strings.