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1979 Greco GO-700 Speed Way Neck Through Vintage Electric Guitar, Japan Fujigen


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Up for sale, a 1979 Greco GO-700 Speed Way in exceptional condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original gigbag. Made concurrently with the Ibanez Musician guitars at Japan's famed Fujigen factory, this Greco is an impressive and expertly crafted instrument. The GO-700 features neck through maple/walnut filve-ply body design, with Walnut-stained ash body wings for a rich and complex sound representative of the various tonewoods. The guitar delivers the articulation and glassy snap of maple, with the midrange heft and authoritative note attack of ash, translating well through the original PU-3D soapbar humbuckers. Weighing 9lbs, this Speed Way has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and solid intonation.

The five-piece maple/walnut neck has a modestly chunky medium C-shaped profile carve, measuring .880” deep at the 1st fret and .915” at the 12th. The thick slab rosewood fretboard features small pearloid oval inlays and original jumbo fretwire. The frets have their full factory height and plenty of meat, showing just a hint of wear under the plain strings on the crowns of frets 1-6, and virtually no wear further up the fretboard. The guitar plays well up the 24 3/4“ scale, and the nut measures 1 11/16" in width, comprised of both a thin sliver of brass paired with a thicker piece of bone to ensure ideal note attack, string separation, and sustain. The headstock has a walnut-stained ash veneer with original Greco logo and brass "Speedway" truss rod cover, as well as the original Greco Rotomatic-style chrome tuning machines.

On the body, the stock electronics work as they should, with a three-way toggle pickup selector switch and individual Volume and Tone controls for each pickup. The nickel plated bridge and tailpiece show only light surface patina, and plastics include a quartet of replacement black speed knobs. The original gloss "Dark Stain" finish is remarkably fresh, exhibiting only a bot of faint scuffing at the treble side of the pick path, and a few minor marks mostly relegated to the body perimeter. The neck sports a pristine smooth gloss finish.

The original faux leather gigbag is included.