1982 Greco Super Real EJR54-40 Electric Guitar

Oh, yes, this is a good guitar. Thanks for sending it in for repair, customer-comrade!

At the time it was made, it was more "traditionally Gibson" in feel and sound than the Gibsons being made in the States as far as I'm concerned. It's a copycat of a Les Paul Junior from '54 and it gets so much right that, at a glance, it'd be easy to mistake it except for the fact that it's got a thicker poly finish instead.

The neck profile is right, the small frets are right, the proportions and weight are right, the headstock is right... FujiGen (in Japan) nailed it. No wonder these sport "Super Real" on the headstock. When I first plugged it in I was curious that the bridge pickup sounded a little hollow, though. It turns-out that it was loose under its cover and wedged-up with folded paper. I replaced that with some foam which brought it closer to the strings and mounted to the body more securely and... there it was! ...the sound I'm familiar with.

This model was brand new for the Greco lineup in '82 and these "vintage white" versions are pretty rare. The sunburst ones are a lot more common, but both variants share the Greco "Hot Lick" P90 pickups.

Specs are as you'd expect -- solid mahogany in the body and neck, a set-neck construction, rosewood fretboard, 1 11/16" nut width, medium-C neck shape, ~10" radius board, and medium-low frets.