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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-05-2013, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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Greco WP-380 (Wild Pecker)

I have been lucky as far as finding good auctions this year. I won an auction for. 1992 Greco WP-380 Wild Pecker, ( yes I'm not making that up). Made at Fugijen at same time frame as they made the RV -470 for Ibanez, and the similarities are obvious.

Weird thing, I tried to buy this exact guitar 8 or 9 years ago in pieces in a box from a collector who purchased a lot of gear and guitars from a bankrupt guitar custom shop, (I think it was Kramer but there were no more details). Then a week or so ago, I saw the neck and body for sale separately and made an offer and won them. Afterward, they offered the rest of contents of that box, the cavity plate, trem, tuners, wiring harness, etc, but I had plans for this guitar and I let them go.


So It is becoming my Andy Timmons model backup, I have the Dimarzio AT 1 in bridge, and Dimarzio Cruisers in mid and neck, Wilkinson VSVG tremolo, Gotoh Magnumm Locks, and it plays like dream.

Here's a pic with one of its cousins, the Ibanez RG-470. It also has had the Dimarzio AT-1 installed, and a Dimarzio Eric Johnson in the neck.



A have played a lot of the great quality Greco's, Spacey Sound, and Mirage, and some that were garbage, MIK. In my opinion, the majority of the Mij models are as good as the Ibanez counterparts.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-05-2013, 09:17 AM
 
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Re: Greco WP-380 (Wild Pecker)

Looks pretty cool.very ibanezish
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Re: Greco WP-380 (Wild Pecker)

Those older Greco guitars are awesome. They made some of the best lawsuit guitars. Very nice!
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Re: Greco WP-380 (Wild Pecker)

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Those older Greco guitars are awesome. They made some of the best lawsuit guitars. Very nice!
Agreed! And what's strange is that although Greco were never marketed in the U.S., if you compare current prices, and availability of say, Ibanez Challenger vs Greco Spacey Sounds, (very good Strat clones from late 70's), you see way more Greco's and much better prices. Their seem to be more set neck Greco Les Paul Clones than Ibanez too. Most of the 70's Ibanez LP's currently selling are bolt ons.

I'm sure most members here are aware of the relationship between Ibanez, Greco, and Fugijen, so ill spare printing more,( and if not just google it, I don't know nearly as much as most Ibanez fan boys), but just look at a Greco Mirage vs Ibanez Iceman. I have seen pics of Paul Stanley playing the Greco version at the Tokyo dome, and the anniversary model released a few years back by Greco blows away any Iceman not MIJ.


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Re: Greco WP-380 (Wild Pecker)

my friend has a Greco Randy Rhoads LP. He says its the nicest playing LP he has ever owned. I have seen pics of the Mirage.
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