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Originally, Kanda Shokai used the 'Greco' brand name for the solid body models and used the 'Canda' brand name for its Acoustic models, basing this on the company name Kanda (Canda).In the mid/late 1960s, Kanda Shokai also exported some Greco-branded guitars based on Hagström and EKO designs for Avnet/Goya in the USA.) guitar factories and were very similar to the late 1960s Ibanez guitars based on Hagström and EKO designs.Kanda Shokai also marketed a few original designs in the late 60s including the Greco Semi-hollow "Shrike" guitars which were imported and marketed first by Goya and later by Kustom.The "Shrike" model was unusual in that it had a pair of unusual "L" shaped pickups, with the corner of the "L" pointing towards the headstock on the neck pickup and towards the bridge on the bridge pickup These "boomerang" pickups predate the Gibson Flying V2 "Boomerang" shaped pickups by over 10 years.
The Greco BM line is particularly notable as they’re almost endorsed signature models. Why don't we get together and make it sound good, too? In 1961, with the great technical help of Anthony George, a buyer of St.
Brian May played (or at least mimed) his BM-900 on some television appearances A Japanese firm called Greco made a Brian May guitar, an exact copy. George Music Stores in Hollywood and New York, Fuji Gen's production quality was dramatically improved, and they started to export their guitars.