Greco guitar dating
Most of the best Japanese replicas, excluding Tokai, were built between 19 in the Fugi-gen Gakki factory by Japanese luthiers, these include the "lawsuit" guitars and forced Fender and Gibson to license this factory to produce their branded products in Japan.
In many cases, these Japanese Fenders and Gibsons are of higher build quality, finish and tone than the US made versions.
We too are learning as we progress and would ask for you to use these information at your own discretion.
However, because there are no official history on these companies, they are written to the best of our knowledge and experience.
However, note that some Fender copies were made in the Matsumoku plant prior to 1967.
During this period, Greco made their own series of guitars, but in the early 1970's, they got into making replicas of original Fenders and Gibsons.
These Japanese lawsuit guitars are of legendary quality and are highly sought after because: So it sounds like a good idea to search for these lawsuit guitars on Ebay in order to get a great sounding vintage guitar at a good price. Some sellers claim falsely to be selling a Japanese lawsuit guitar, while they are not. In the late 1970s, there was a general dip in the quality of the production ethic of most mainstream American guitar companies.Orville by Gibson, Orville, and Greco were all mainly produced by Fugi-gen Gakki, although Terada was involved in the later Ob G's also Orville by Gibson were the Japanese manufactured Gibson Les Paul, fully approved and authorised by Gibson USA.The Japanese made guitar was actually a closer copy of the 1959 LP than the Gibson USA guitar being produced at that time.The word is abused a lot though because it drives the price of a guitar up.What exactly is a lawsuit guitar and why are they so popular?
The Cor-Tek made Greco guitars have square shaped, brick like nuts with no slope and also often have shielding paint in the pickup and control cavities.