Greco guitar dating
In 1982 Kanda Shokai and Yamano Gakki become part of Fender Japan and Kanda Shokai stopped producing its own Greco Fender replica models.Since the end of the Greco open book headstock Gibson replicas in the early 1990s, Kanda Shokai have produced various models using the Greco brand name such as the "Mirage Series" (similar to the Ibanez Iceman), various Gibson copies (not using the open book Gibson headstock design), Violin basses (VB), Zemaitis Guitars and addition to various other models.By the mid/late 1970s most Greco Gibson-like models were being made with set necks and open book Gibson headstock designs.
Those models with the Boomerang “L” shaped split coil pickups were called “Shrike” models.
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".
These were initially available only in the Shrike version, and later a more conventional 2 standard pickup version appeared.
The models with standard pickups were not called “Shrike” models.