The Japanese vintage guitar market has been steadily growing for a number of years, with so called 'lawsuit' instruments of the 70's and 80's garnering a reputation for being not only incredibly accurate recreations of their US made equivalents, but very high quality instruments in their own right. The Greco company has produced some of the best Gibson style instruments to come out of Japan, with their Les Paul models being especially highly regarded. This 1977 Greco Les Paul Custom is one of the rarer models made by Greco in the late 70's.
Manufactured in Japan's Fugijen factory, this Greco Les Paul Custom features a Maple laminated body and traditional Gibson style medium tenon set neck construction. This instrument features the Maxon made UD1000 humbucker pickups, and upgrade on those offered in some other Les Paul models, offering a range of sounds with its three pickup design covering all the high output rock tones you could need. The pickup selector is wired to neck & middle pickups in the rhythm position, bridge only in the treble position, and all three pickups on in the middle position. The open book headstock design, cream binding, pearloid fretboard inlays and Custom headstock detail all look authentically Gibson, making this a great vintage style Les Paul that perfectly represents the unique nature of Japanese vintage instruments.
Condition / Originality:
This guitar is in very good condition and is both internally and externally original. All hardware, electronics and pickups are original to the guitar. The neck is straight and the truss rod working perfectly. This guitar also includes a period gigbag.