Here’s another very appealing Les Paul style guitar from the respected Japanese brand Greco, built at the revered Fuji-Gen factory in the golden era of Japanese “lawsuit” guitars.. This one features a quite stunning gold sparkle finish, a bolt on neck and some punchy mini humbucker pickups.
If you were looking from audience distance, you’d be forgiven for thinking this is a Gibson Les Paul Deluxe from the early 70s, right down to the Greco logo in Gibson style italic font impressed right into the metal of the pickup covers.
While this one has no serial number, we know it’s from 1973 to 1976 because of the “dropped r” in the Greco logo, which looks more like an “n”.
And the best part – it plays, sounds and feels surprisingly like its more expensive counterpart. The laminated 3 piece neck is a slim C profile, it sits tight in its socket, and does NOT move around. Action is medium low with clean fretting in all areas. Frets are medium profile with very little wear showing. Tuners are its original high quality closed back units working perfectly.
All controls are clean and quiet, and these mini humbuckers have a mid level output which is more sparkly than standard humbuckers, with and extra midrange punch that cuts through in battle conditions.
Overall a very nice Gibson inspired 1970s LP Deluxe style guitar at rather a lot less than the US brand’s price tag.
Comes with a quality Epiphone hard case in excellent condition.