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1970s Greco 101S Vintage Square Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Sunburst w/ Case


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Up for sale, a 1970's Greco model 101S vintage square shoulder dreadnought acoustic guitar in excellent, crack-free condition, complete with a hardshell case. Produced at the Fujigen factory in Japan, the 101S mirrors the specifications of a '70s Gibson J-45, with an X-braced spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and a mahogany neck capped with a dark rosewood fretboard. One notable deviation from Gibson spec is a full 25 1/2" scale length which puts extra string tension on the top, increasing the overall volume and dynamic response. The instrument offers plenty of dreadnought muscle and power, with the smooth growl of mahogany when you dig in hard and a sparkling, airy treble register. The guitar weighs 4lbs 13oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 12-53 strings and comfortable action.

The mahogany neck has a modestly slender '60s-style C-shaped profile carve with moderate shoulder, fretting easily and measuring .825" deep at the 1st fret and .985" at the 9th. The rosewood fretboard has dot inlay and slender frets that have their full factory height, showing just a hint of wear beneath the B string on frets 1-4. The scale length is a full 25 1/2", and the nut measures 1 11/16" in width. The headstock has a script Greco logo, with unique chrome tuning machines similar to those used on vintage Hagstroms.

The top features a dark rosewood bridge and drop-in saddle that has good height. The soundhole is framed by a thin single-ply tortoise pickguard that allows the top to resonate optimally, and the orange oval Greco label is intact, noting the model name and a bevy of (non-applicable) acoustic buzz words, reading "Grand Concert Jumbo Flat Top Country-Western." The gloss Sunburst finish shows just a few light finish scratches in the clear coat of the gloss on the back, and some small dings on the treble side of the top. The neck also retains its smooth gloss with some scuffing and minor marks on the carve only behind frets 8-10 and not impeding playability in the slightest.

A vintage hardshell case with dark burgundy tolex and the Alvarez name on the lid is included.