Take the LP Standard copy for example, there are the RLG-45, RLG-55, RLG-70, RLG-90 etc, the best being the "Super Grade" model made in Japan.
However, do note that there are models that are made in Korea.
VANTAGE serial numbers (electric guitars/basses) 1978? /79: V-100 model: “V-100”-sticker, no serial 1979 models: VLP Spirit: six digit
): 7 digit serial numbers First digit = year of production (1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984) Digits 2 3 = month of production VS-650 0040415 = 1980 – April – 0415 1980/81: VA-900 series: 6 digits: First digit (0 or 1) = year Digts 2 3 month VA-900 006108 = 1980 – June – 108 7 digit # for late ’81 models 1981/82: “Special” series of VP and VA models: five digit ser.nos: 71xxx or 72xxx(VP), 81xxx or 82xxx(VA) (following the number system of their ’79/ ’80 predecessors) 1984 – 1988: Letter prefix serial numbers: (A-L)xxxxxx: letter=month – A=January – B=February – C=March – D=April – E-May – F=June – G=July – H=August – I=September – J=October – K=November – L=December First digit=year of production (unconfirmed!
From the mid 1970s to the mid 1990s Greco models have mostly used 2 serial number formats for non Acoustic models. Sometimes a month letter is used in an MYPPPP format.
Since the mid 1990s Greco models have used other serial number formats as well.
8xxxx VA-800 Ghost (VP-750): no or hard to read serial number. 1979/1980 (until 4/80): 6 digit serial numbers: 0xxxxx 1980 (April) – 1984 (June?
Some Greco open book headstock Gibson replicas starting from around 1988 had no serial numbers.
After that, the pressure to “cease and desist” production of copyright-infringing designs took its toll on Grecoand they decided to change their headstocks and logos to avoid a confrontation with the American manufacturers.
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In the early 1970s Kanda Shokai marketed Greco Gibson-like models, but with bolt-on necks rather than the set necks of genuine Gibson guitars.
These were very similar to the Ibanez Gibson-like models available at that time and most of these models had a Greco logo that looked more like "Gneco".