This is an exceptional Greco Les Paul Custom style guitar manufactured in Japan in 1982 featuring a beautiful Antique Violin Burst finish.
The Fuji-Gen Gakki guitar factory was the main maker of Greco guitars in the 1970s and 1980s. The Fuji-Gen facility was also the source of the acclaimed original Fender JV series guitars, which featured manufacturing quality of the highest standard, sometimes outshining their American counterparts.
The Greco “Super Power” models were mid-priced models from the “Super Real” years (1979-1982). The Greco “Super Real” series guitars now achieve sale prices similar to Gibson USA made instruments.
Up until 1982, Nisshin Onpa (Maxon) made the pickups for Greco guitars, and they are sought after, high quality units. We believe the pickups in this one are the coveted Maxon U1000 series humbuckers.
1982 Greco Super Power EG 500 LP Custom
Maple top on one piece mahogany body
One piece mahogany set neck
Rosewood fingerboard with pearl inlays
Celluloid triple binding to front & back
Original Maxon humbucker pickups
Mother of Pearl inlay on headstock
All original gold hardware
Quality Greco tulip tuners
Thin poly finish
High quality L8000 pickups
Correct headstock and neck angle
Weight is 8.7 lbs
Grecos from this era are usually well regarded due to their build quality, outstanding playability, killer sound and bang for your buck. These have a strong reputation as ‘Gibson killers”. You could put this guitar up against any Gibson LP from a similar period, and be happily surprised with the comparison.
This lovely Greco LP Custom is In nice shape overall with only a few minor dings and some buckle rash on the rear. Structurally and cosmetically there are no concerns – this guitar is in very clean condition for a 37 year old instrument.
This one has been well looked after, is set up beautifully, and deserves to be played by an appreciative new owner for years to come. It is a great player and an excellent guitar in every way.
Includes non original hardshell case in good condition.