I have an Epi T Bird and I've always had the intention to buy a used Gibson some time. Well, the time is now. Problem is, I am in Japan (living here for at least the next year because of my job). This isn't a terrible thing, the used market over here is pretty huge, and the "trends" are a bit different, so although they are rare as hell to find, T Birds aren't as expensive as the states. Well I found a Gibson with a broken but repaired headstock. Black (like my Epi) and nicely worn (just what I was looking for). The broken headstock kinda puts me off a bit, since I don't exactly know HOW good of a job was done, so its a BIT of a craps shoot in that regard. Then I also found an equally nicely worn but taken care of Greco made in Japan T-Bird. It is a set-neck, not through-neck, and it has different pickups, bridge and tuners than the Gibson. It has no damage beyond slight cosmetic, and a retarded jack input (which is apparently problematic on Grecos). The Gibson is a 1997, the Greco a 1990. Greco is about $200 less. I much prefer the Gibson, but I figure I would post in here to get some opinions on this from people who have actually owned these. Please feel free to give me feedback. I love love love T Birds, especially playing Gibsons, and the sound that they make. I played the Greco and it definitely wasn't bad. Something was really cool about it, but then again something felt like it was faking it. Hard to explain. Mostly the "feel" of the guitar. Pics of the break, etc: Pics of the Greco: Thanks! First real T Bird. Its exciting.