NGD • 1974 Greco EG800

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Re: Incoming NGD • 1975 Greco EG800

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bender wrote: Thu Jan 05, 2023 7:54 am Rad looking guitar! I had mad GAS for a similar LP but with mini humbuckers for a loooong time.
Comfortable too, this particular 'Narumo' model has a cutaway on the back. Lovely back too btw with the colour fading out a bit in some areas
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Re: Incoming NGD • 1975 Greco EG800

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I approve of your colour choice there MF :thumbup:

Blew the dust off of this today..
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Re: Incoming NGD • 1975 Greco EG800

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Awesome. Another top wrapper too I see
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Re: Incoming NGD • 1975 Greco EG800

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We need a greco thread
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Re: Incoming NGD • 1975 Greco EG800

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Olderama wrote: Thu Jan 05, 2023 11:36 am We need a greco thread
Or a Greco/Burny/Edwards/Tokai/MIJ sub-forum :wink:
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Re: Incoming NGD • 1975 Greco EG800

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MiniForklift wrote: Thu Jan 05, 2023 12:59 pm
Olderama wrote: Thu Jan 05, 2023 11:36 am We need a greco thread
Or a Greco/Burny/Edwards/Tokai/MIJ sub-forum :wink:
Can be done for a small donation ;)
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Re: Incoming NGD • 1975 Greco EG800

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"Japanese Clones" sub forum :rofl:
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Re: Incoming NGD • 1975 Greco EG800

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jeremyb wrote: Thu Jan 05, 2023 3:12 pm "Japanese & Korean Clones" sub forum :rofl:
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Re: Incoming NGD • 1975 Greco EG800

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Plugged Paa in, glorious. The original open pickups are clear, articulate and handle cleans and gain with equal aplomb; the neck is quite a bit higher output than the bridge but raising the bridge pickup a bit more than usual sorts that out

Looking forward to playing the heck out of it before it goes up to GrantB for a refret later in the year :thumbup:
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Re: NGD • 1974 Greco EG800

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Found the page from Greco’s 1974 catalogue that shows this model, the EG-800 is the sunburst one at the bottom fourth in from the left. Looks like you could pick up a new one in 1974 for around ¥80,000

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Re: NGD • 1974 Greco EG800

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Couple of shots from the back, such a clean neck

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Re: NGD • 1974 Greco EG800

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MiniForklift wrote: Sun Jul 16, 2023 10:52 am Found the page from Greco’s 1974 catalogue that shows this model, the EG-800 is the sunburst one at the bottom fourth in from the left. Looks like you could pick up a new one in 1974 for around ¥80,000
That's how most MIJ naming conventions work. The EG is the series and the number is the price. Same for Edwards, Tokai, Epiphone MIJ, Orville, all those guys.

EG my MIJ Epiphone is a LPS 95 - Les Paul Standard, and it retailed at ¥95,000. My Edwards was the LP-92 - Les Paul, retailed at ¥92,000.

It's an easy way to let you know where you are in the food chain.

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Re: NGD • 1974 Greco EG800

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NippleWrestler wrote: Sun Jul 16, 2023 11:03 am
MiniForklift wrote: Sun Jul 16, 2023 10:52 am Found the page from Greco’s 1974 catalogue that shows this model, the EG-800 is the sunburst one at the bottom fourth in from the left. Looks like you could pick up a new one in 1974 for around ¥80,000
That's how most MIJ naming conventions work. The EG is the series and the number is the price. Same for Edwards, Tokai, Epiphone MIJ, Orville, all those guys.

EG my MIJ Epiphone is a LPS 95 - Les Paul Standard, and it retailed at ¥95,000. My Edwards was the LP-92 - Les Paul, retailed at ¥92,000.

It's an easy way to let you know where you are in the food chain.
Same for some of the Yamaha Superaxes. The SA-90 was yen90,000. Same for SA75 (bass) and SA60. Not sure about the lower numbers. Need to check the brochures for their sale pricing
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Re: NGD • 1974 Greco EG800

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Ahh interesting, I did not know that!
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