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".By the mid/late 1970s most Greco Gibson-like models were being made with set necks and open book Gibson headstock designs.
Kanda Shokai also marketed a few original designs in the late 60s including the Greco Semi-hollow "Shrike" guitars which were imported and marketed first by Goya and later by Kustom.
The "Shrike" model was unusual in that it had a pair of unusual "L" shaped pickups, with the corner of the "L" pointing towards the headstock on the neck pickup and towards the bridge on the bridge pickup These "boomerang" pickups predate the Gibson Flying V2 "Boomerang" shaped pickups by over 10 years.
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.
Hi, I've found a Greco EG 800 in another country and have not been able to get much info on the guitar except for the serial number.
I've looked in the forums and I can see it's from 1979 but was wondering if someone could tell me a bit more.
It starts with a C and I thought they start with the production year number?
Serial number: C796598 thanks for looking and any info is appreciated!
Just a standard greco serial number, the letter represents the month A=Jan B= Feb etc Next two numbers are year so C796598 made March 79 Serial Numbers Greco guitars have been made by Matsumoku, Fuji-Gen Gakki , Dyna Gakki  and others as well.
Greco Gibson replicas started using serial numbers around 1975 and pre 1975 models had a Greco logo that looked like "Gneco". i've been reading more and figured out the thing about the letters, so I guess it doesn't say the date made, just the production number.