Gretsch used several different serial number schemes through the years.Each of them can be used to accurately pinpoint the age of a guitar, if you have the correct information. And Stephanie Waring and Michael Greco looked in the throes of their honeymoon phase as they stepped out to celebrate her birthday on Saturday.The Hollyoaks actress, who turns 39 on Sunday, looked sartorially in sync with the former Eastender star, 46, as they stepped out hand-in-hand.Japanese-built guitars that are copies of American designs before the Gibson lawsuit are commonly referred to as “lawsuit era” guitars today.Ibanez was certainly guilty of copying Gibson, Fender, and Martin models, among others, but they were also one of the most proactive companies when it came to introducing original designs.
Taking to Instagram Stephanie posted a snap with her new flame during the night out, captioning it: 'Celebrating my birthday in style with my one @thegrecs', and adding a heart emoji.
I could not wait to go out and buy a UNIVOX Les Paul for 1/5th the price of the real thing!
Damn, it was so inexpensive that I could almost afford to smash it on stage! But as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end.
Can you tell me more about Ibanez’s lawsuit guitars and how much this is worth today?
Thanks, Chris Natale NYC Many Japanese-copied “lawsuit era” guitars under names like Greco, Aria, Tokai, and Ibanez have taken on an almost cult-like status today among many guitar collectors.