After the success of first generation EG series in '70s, Greco released 2nd generation series that is called as "Super Real". The market (players) was starting to look for better (=real) clone copy of Les Paul, which was also released and succussed by Tokai, Fernandes and others. They were trying to refine the products to be as real as possible to Gibson vintage, which get to be called as "law-suit" later.
On this 2nd generation, Greco made design changes such as;
- Solid mahogany body even for entry class
- Mahogany neck instead of former 3pcs maple neck
- Hardware upgrade such as ABR-1 type bridge etc.
- Electric parts upgrade such as oil capacitor etc.
- Ink stamp serial
- Kluson type plastic head tuner
- Maple Veneer surface head
- New truss rod design (cover position is unique)
Some high-end models had special features such as nitro lacquer finish, Brazilian rosewood (Jacaranda) fingerboard and legendary Greco ordinal "Dry" pickups, which make JV enthusiast to say "better than original '70s Gibson".
The list below is the specs table based on Greco catalog in 1980, which may help you guys for better understanding.
|EGF-1800||'60 LP Std. "Super Real"||Jacaranda||Flame Maple||DRY||Lacquer|
|EGF-1000||'60 LP Std. "Super Real"||Jacaranda||Flame Maple||DiMarzio PAF||Lacquer|
|EG-1000C||LP Custom "Super Real"||Ebony||Maple||DRY||Lacquer|
|EG-900||LP Std. "Super Real"||Indian Rosewood||Maple||DiMarzio PAF||Lacquer|
|EGF-850||'60 LP Std. "Super Real"||Indian Rosewood||Flame Maple||PU-2||Lacquer|
|EG-800GS||'56 LP Gold Top "Super Real"||Ebony||Maple||Hot Lick (P-90)||Lacquer|
|EG-800C||LP Custom "Super Sound"||Ebony||Maple||PU-2||Lacquer|
|EG-800PB||LP Custom/Peter Frampton||Ebony||Maple||U-2000||Lacquer|
|EG-800PR||LP Custom/Ace Frehley||Ebony||Maple||U-2000||Lacquer|
|EG800||LP Std. "Super Sound"||Indian Rosewood||Maple||PU-2||Lacquer|
|EG500||LP Std. "Super Power"||Rosewood||Maple 3pcs||U-1000||Poly|
|EG500C||LP Custom "Super Power"||Rosewood||Maple 3pcs||UD||Poly|
|EG500J||LP Std./Jeff Beck||Rosewood||Maple 3pcs||U-1000||Poly|
|EG500GS||LP Std. Gold Top||Rosewood||Maple 3pcs||UD-DX (Mini Hum)||Poly|
|EG-480||LP Std. "Super Power"||Rosewood||Flame Sycamore||UD||Poly|
|EG-450||LP Std. "Super Power"||Rosewood||Sycamore||UD||Poly|
Please note, as the logo of "Super Real" was applied on all models (even for EG450) until early 1980. Be careful!