Greco 1982 Explorer advice

Santa666

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I´m thinking of buying this -82 greco Explorer, the problem is i´m not very familiar with greco pricing, they originally wanted $ 1400 for it and i´m now down to $ 1000 including shipping. I really want a natural mahogany explorer and i am prepared to pay a bit too much but not WAY too much, any thoughts/advice? For some reason i can´t add pics at the moment, working on it.

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70 Mach 1

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I think it's way over priced. I see 70 Greco LPs going for $700 all day. Granted an explorer maybe a bit rare but not for an 82 at that price tag. From what I read the Greco's were made at the Ibanez plant. So they are good stuff.
 

Santa666

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This is in sweden and it's generally more expensive here, there are a few gibson explorers out for less but no natural mahogany.
 

70 Mach 1

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Oh in Europe. OK then it's not too bad with shipping included. If it's really what you want I would not chance loosing it for a hundred or two. Not worth the hassles to find another. Looks to be in decent shape too
 

DrumBob

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I had a Greco Explorer and it was a very nice guitar that I probably should have held onto. I can't comment on the price, but if you want it, buy it before someone else does.
 

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I just pulled on my TGP enabling hat.

Buy it. There aren't a lot of them floating around.
 

JLee

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I think it's way over priced. I see 70 Greco LPs going for $700 all day.

Early/mid 70s Greco, or any MIJ compared to very late 70s/80s Greco/MIJ are completely different animals. Night and day as far as Quality, construction and details.
 

deejaid

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Late 70's/early 80's Greco's are great guitars. I had a 70's Ibanez Destroyer (Explorer) that was the twin of the Greco line of Explorers, made in the same plant, and it was sweet.

I think $1000 is a very fair price. I'd love to find a natural Ash one like my Ibanez.
 

27sauce

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I´m thinking of buying this -82 greco Explorer, the problem is i´m not very familiar with greco pricing, they originally wanted $ 1400 for it and i´m now down to $ 1000 including shipping. I really want a natural mahogany explorer and i am prepared to pay a bit too much but not WAY too much, any thoughts/advice? For some reason i can´t add pics at the moment, working on it.

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These and V's are way cooler and more valuable than Les Pauls. Apples to Explorers.
 

Bossanova

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Can you all explain to me the difference between this and a new epiphone Korina explorer?

Why is this 2x desirable..? I see a cool guitar but also one built in an off-brand Asian factory, poly finish and probably pickups/electronics that need replacing..?
 

vintagelove

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I have a Greco I prefer to the Gibson I had.


In fact a gentleman just came over and played it, he's playing it, while I'm telling him it's a Greco. It didn't click until after he put it down, he was like that was a Greco?
 

mc5nrg

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Can you all explain to me the difference between this and a new epiphone Korina explorer?

Why is this 2x desirable..? I see a cool guitar but also one built in an off-brand Asian factory, poly finish and probably pickups/electronics that need replacing..?

Early 80s Fuji Gen Gakki product no longer considered off brand, but rather that period of MIJ production a real peak of quality.
 

Arewenotmen?

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Totally fair price in my book, especially shipped. In general, early 80s Grecos are more highly regarded than examples from the 70's. I'd buy it.
 




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