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1978 Greco SS500 Vintage SG Cherry w/ Maxon U-1000, Japan Fujigen


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Up for sale, a 1978 Greco SS500 in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. Crafted at the Fujigen factory during the “lawsuit era” of Japanese guitar production, this Greco captures the zeitgeist of a Gibson SG, loaded with the original pair of Maxon U-1000 humbuckers.

The agathis body has mahogany veneers on the front and back, paired with a one-piece mahogany neck, and a rosewood fretboard. The Maxon U-1000 humbuckers feature Alnico 8 magnet construction, delivering midrange bark and cut, clear treble growl, and round low end. This Greco SS500 weighs 7lbs, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany (one-piece)
-Shape: Medium C, measuring .835” 1st fret, .925” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood, dot inlay
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 11/16”, bone
-Tuners: Greco Deluxe, Kluson-style double-line
-Serialization: H78-prefix

Body Specs:

-Wood: Agathis, Mahogany veneers (front/back)
-Pickups: Maxon U-1000 humbucker x2
-Harness: Japanese 500k pots, untouched solder
-Hardware: Tune-o-Matic bridge, stopbar
-Plastics: Black speed knobs, four-ply “batwing” pickguard, white switch tip

Cosmetic wear on the gloss Cherry finish is limited to scuffing along the pick path and some faint finish scratches and minor marks on the body as a whole. The neck profile retains its smooth gloss, with a few shallow nicks along the profile.

The original faux leather gigbag is included.