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1978 Greco Country Artist Vintage Hollowbody Walnut w/ Maxon FilterTrons & Case, Fujigen


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Up for sale, a 1978 Greco Country Artist in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with a hardshell case. This extremely rare Greco is a faithful recreation of a Gretsch Country Gentleman circa 1962, accurate down to the smallest details including painted-on F holes, “G” pointer knobs, and a snap-on back pad.

Tonewoods include a 17” wide fully hollow thinline maple body, maple neck, and bound rosewood fretboard. The painted-on F holes are a simple, elegant solution to mitigate unwanted feedback in higher volume scenarios, and the Filter’Tron-style humbuckers (wound for Greco by Maxon) deliver a range of quintessential Gretsch-esque tonalities, with plenty of brilliant chewy twang and sparkle. Offering a versatile range of sounds, the Country Artist is well-suited to capturing Chet Atkins' detailed chordal arrangements and singing leads, or the sweetness and cut of George Harrison’s British invasion tone. This Country Artist weighs 9lbs 5oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Shape: Slender C, round shoulders, measuring .810” 1st fret, .950” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood, thumbnail inlay
-Frets: Medium jumbo, virtually no wear
-Scale Length: 25”
-Nut: 1 11/16”, bone (original)
-Headstock: “The Country Artist” plaque
-Tuners: Greco-branded, Grover-style
-Serialization: K78-prefix serial translates to November, 1978

Body Specs:

-Wood: Maple (fully hollow)
-Pickups: Filter’Tron-style, Maxon-made with '78 date stamps on baseplates
-Controls: Three-way pickup selector, Three-way Tone toggle, Three position kill switch (On/Off/On), Master Volume, Volume x2
-Hardware: Bigsby-style vibrato, roller bridge, knurled “G” pointer knobs
-Plastics, Etc: Plexi gold pickguard, snap-on faux leather back pad

The multi-ply body binding shows notable ambering and checking, and the binding has been recently stabilized. The gloss Walnut finish exhibits only one small ding on top adjacent to the neck pickup, faint scuffing along the pick path, and a few additional minor marks on the body as a whole. The smooth gloss on the neck profile is immaculate.

A vintage Epiphone-branded hardshell case is included.