Greco serial dating
Kanda Shokai at first used the Greco brand name for the solid body models and used the Canda brand name for their Acoustic models which was based on the company name Kanda Canda.Silvertone guitars represent the honest character of the guitars that created the classic music that still rules today.Also, Westheimer changed the name of the Teisco guitars he was importing to Teisco del Rey, the brand most commonly seen. The Cor-Tek made Greco guitars have square shaped, brick like nuts with no slope and also often have shielding paint in the pickup and control cavities. Reading the serial number or model number on the back of the Teisco guitar will give a decent approximation of the age of the guitar within.Teisco six- string bass followed an unusual body shape that was used on one of their guitars. It has two harmonica looking pickups, two switches, volume and tone.After that, the pressure to “cease and desist” production of copyright-infringing designs took its toll on Greco and they decided to change their headstocks and logos to avoid a confrontation with the American manufacturers.No longer will “lawsuit” models of exact Gibson and Fender clones be made by Greco.
Rickenbacker serial numbers have been issued in a number of formats.
If there is no serial number stamped into the wood (not on a sticker), then it was made in Korea.
Some Greco Les Paul guitars up until had laminated pancake bodies and were based on the similar Gibson Les Paul laminated guitars from the s.
Greco copies are becoming extremely rare and demand gets higher as time passes for these vintage collectibles.
The best series of Greco by far are the “Super Real” (made in 1980 only) and “Mint Collection” (made from 1981-1990) models, which were made to amazing likeness to original Fenders and Gibson’s.