(SOLD) Used Greco LP EG-450 Gold Top Modded 1978
Greco EG-450, modded and refinished, made in Japan 1978. A previous owner has really done some serious customisation on this guy. Firstly, it's been refinished to a high quality gold top, and stained darker on the back. The finish is checking beautifully, it looks amazing! The headstock has been de-badged and most of the parts have been replaced... this isn't a collector's piece; it's a player's guitar. Fortunately, It plays like a beast! The neck is slim and sturdy, the frets are in good shape and it's light enough to not strain your back. The pickups are fairly hot, this one packs a big roaring tone with heaps of body and bite. This is a great LP that could probably tell a few tales!
Model: Greco EG-450
Made: Japan, 1978 (serial G787265, hard to see but there)
Finish: refinished gold top, back refinished to darker stain
Body: mahogany, maple top (unverified)
Neck: mahogany (unverified), rosewood board
Mods: refinished in gold top and darker stained back, headstock front panel removed/replaced, pickups replaced (unsure of model sorry), bridge and tailpiece replaced, machine heads replaced, knobs replaced
Pickups: non original humbuckers, output 9.5k ohms approx
Cosmetic condition notes: moderate finish wear. The gold top refinish is nicely done, it's got some significant checking as pictured as well a handful of dings, but it's looking awesome. The back is in similar condition, some checking and a few dings. The gold hardware has some discolouration but is looking good. Overall: good condition (7/10)
Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, action is low, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets have some wear, but there's heaps of life left, 7/10.