Up for sale, a 1976 Greco Super Sounds model SE-600 in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with a chipboard case. Precursor to the Fender Japan JV Strats, the Super Sounds models were made in Japan at the famed Fujigen factory prior to Fujigen Gakki signing their deal with Fender. As such, this guitar captures the look and feel of a late '60s Strat with a four-bolt neck plate and oversized headstock with block text.
Greco leaves a bit of ambiguity in their '76 catalog when it comes to body wood (alder, maple, or Sen ash), yet with the substantial 9lbs 11oz weight and clear, articulate note attack, maple is the most likely tonewood. The guitar features its original trio of Maxon Excel alnico magnet black bobbin single coils, and via the three-way pickup selector switch, the bridge pickup is sparkling and clear, while the neck pickup has ideal fullness and bell-like top end, with every shade of single coil Strat sound covered in-between. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar, we've dialed in this Greco with 10-46 strings, spot-on intonation, and comfortable action.
The maple neck has a slender C-shaped profile carve with modest shoulders and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .835” deep at the 1st fret and .940” at the 12th. The maple fretboard features a 7 1/4“ radius and pristine stock slender fretwire. The guitar plays well in all registers up the straight neck with an ideally adjusted, responsive truss rod. Further adhering to traditional Fender spec, the scale length is 25 1/2", and the nut measures 1 5/8" in width. The oversized headstock features the original nickel Greco-branded tuning machines that turn smoothly and work as they should. The four-bolt neck plate is embossed with the H76-prefix serial number, translating to August of 1976.
On the body, the stock electronics feature a traditional Strat control array with a three-way blade pickup selector toggle, Maxon-made Excel black bobbin single coils, and full-size pots. All of the original hardware is present with notably clean chrome, save for light patina on the neck plate. The plastic parts have lightly aged, and there's faint yellowing in the clear coat on the original gloss Olympic White finish. Cosmetic wear is limited to faint scuffs in the pick path, a small line of finish checking extending from the treble side of the bridge, and light scuffs and finish chips on the body perimeter. The neck profile sports a pristine original gloss finish.
A chipboard case is included.