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by GuitarardedMan54 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:02 am

Hello All. I found this site in hopes of finding some if any info on my latest family member that is in transit as I type. It is Greco JSH60. It's sort of a Jackson clone with the droop headstock. What caught my eye about it is the pickup configuration. There's a humbucker at the bridge and a single coil at the neck. The single coil has larger than usual pole pieces. The serial # is C874439. I also like how old it is too. For the life of me, I have searched everywhere on the web to a least see picture of the dam thing and I came up with zero. It has a fret board that is so sweet looking I could just eat it. LOL. I also noticed it doesn't have a tone knob. The guy I bought it from told me that some metal axes from the 80's did not get a one. Hmmm. It does have a coil split toggle switch. Anywho, if anyone has info on or where I can find some info it sure would be greatly appreciated. Oh, to give as much info about this guitar, on the face of the headstock it states "Greco-Guitar Device with spirit Energy" Thanks again. :?
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by VintAxe » Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:45 pm

Hi GuitarardedMan54. Congratulations on the Greco purchase, they are generally quality builds that are still underappreciated in the US.

From what I understand, the first letter in your serial number is the month of production followed by the year. So, it appears your guitar was made in March 1987. Unfortunately I don't have any late 1980's Greco literature in the catalog collection but the JSH60 does appear in the 1990 foldout brochure I have posted. So, it looks like the model was produced for a few years. According to the brochure the body is made of Sen and it has a one piece maple neck. Looks like they only came in black or white. Original retail asking price was 54,000 yen.

Enjoy the guitar
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